Scrubs

Season 9 Episode 1

Our First Day of School

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Dec 01, 2009 on NBC
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Episode Summary

While old acquaintances become teachers, new students are introduced at what used to be Sacred Heart. The hospital was torn down and rebuilt at a med school campus, where J.D., Turk and Dr. Cox are teachers now.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This is a whole new show

    2.0
    There's a reason there is a new opening credits and it's called Scrubs [med school]. This is an entirely new show. It's like Saved by the Bell: The College Years. A hopeful wish that it would work, but will ultimately fail. I'm a die hard Scrubs fan. I own all the dvd's, I can tell you what season an episode is from depending on Sarah Chalke's hair style, and I have gone as far as having J.D.-esque fantasies some days. But this is not the show I have fallen in love with. The lack of half the major players is depressing. With Zack Braff and Sarah Chalke only in a few episodes I'm afraid after those I'll probably give up on watching.

    Only thing I like about this season is Dave Franco. But even with his random words and cocky attidue, I just don't see this show lasting much longer. This episode was ok, but had a totally different feel than the past eight seasons. I want to like this show, but I'm sorry, it should have been left at My Finale.moreless
  • Just awful

    2.5
    I watched this with very low expectations, there was just no way I could see how this would be anything but terrible. What a surprise, I was right on the money. Take the annoying bits of JD, ie his whiny, insecure personality and amplify them , then change the sex, and you have this new main character. Where JD had redeeming qualities that made him sympathetic, they just went ahead and removed those, then partnered her with some equally annoying new friends. This is Scrubs done McDonalds style, as a franchise, something which really saddens me especially as the 'Finale' was possibly the best thing they'd ever done.

    Instead of trying to do something new the writers just took the template and gave it a female perspective (I know what you are thinking, JD was enough of a girl anyway). The person who comes out of this best is Neil Flynn, he got the funniest 20 odd seconds of this 'pilot' and gets to be in The Middle which is much funnier than this new attempt to continue a show that should have been left as it was. The biggest shame is that Series 8 had restored the good times to Sacred Heart, why they felt the need to then undo all their good work baffles me.

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised it is really hard to think of an American show that is not stretched out beyond the point at which it should be finished. Compare our original Office, 12 episodes + 2 Christmas specials, all genius, to the Office US, which while touching on genius has been unable to keep the standard up. Then there's the classic Fawlty Towers, again 12 episodes, no filler all killer. Well this 'new' show is all filler no killer.



    Cancel, now.moreless
  • This episode is ok but I miss the old scrubs cast:(

    3.0
    I am not trying to be mean but what happened to Carla, Elliot, Kelso, the Todd you cannot have Scrubs without them it's just not the same :( at least I have all 8 seasons to watch :)I wonder why they would totally change Scrubs every season just kept getting funnier and funnier I luv Scrubs I hope they bring the old cast back :) why would they miss with that Scrubs was always funny I looked forward to watching it now it's like a totally different show that I no longer recognize why would they miss with that it stinks!!!!moreless
  • A shadow of its former self.

    4.5
    I was excited when I heard that Scrubs had been picked up for another season, and I tuned in only to find that while many of the actors are the same, the spirit of the show has been broken. It's barely tolerable and after watching the first five episodes, I have to say, I'm not going to be watching any more.



    Even J.D.'s and Turk's relationship seems ... off. I never did see whether the same writers came over to the other network -- but I am guessing not. It's too bad; I would have loved to have gotten just one more good season of this show.



    The real Scrubs, unfortunately, seems to have passed on. Someone get a crash cart -- or else a pine box.moreless
  • The newbies are oh so annoying...

    4.5
    The new season of Scrubs is not for me. Yes, I've read the whole "this is a spin off but ABC didn't want to change the name" story. I will support it just as I supported the spin off Joey after the end of Friends. Everytime that Cole character talks I want to just hit the mute button. The chick, Lucy, is oh so annoying as well. Horrible acting... I'll support it but I sure wont buy the DVD. My Scrubs set is complete with seasons 1-8 and that's all... Also, what is with those ANNOYING security guards. OMG!! WHY?!?!moreless
Zach Braff

Zach Braff

Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian

Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Ulysses Cox

Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe

Denise Mahoney

Michael Mosley

Michael Mosley

Drew Suffin

Kerry Bishe

Kerry Bishe

Lucy Bennett

Walter Addison

Walter Addison

Ben

Guest Star

Holly Kaplan

Holly Kaplan

Patient

Guest Star

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Recurring Role

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

Recurring Role

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Guy Love" by Zach Braff and Donald Faison (J.D. and Turk run towards each other)
      "Out Of Place" by WAZ (J.D. takes care of Lucy)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Turk: Hey!
      J.D.: Why are we whispering?
      Turk: I got a little mad at that Cole kid and I threw a blanket over his head and then sat on him. He doesn't know it's me.
      J.D.: What's your exit strategy?
      Turk: I haven't really thought that far ahead.
      J.D.: I got a plan... Todd, can you come here and sit on this?
      Todd: Ok! So dude or chick? Actually, don't ruin it, I'm good either way.

    • J.D.: I'm having a little trouble getting my teacher groove going.
      Dr. Cox: Maybe you suck at it.
      J.D.: Why do you have to lash out, Perry? Stay open for business in here, in your heart cage.

    • Cole: You know that bust you pass on your way to pick up your tiny paycheck? Notice any resemblance? Symmetric features, strong jaw? Yeah, that's my pop pop. He paid for this whole building. So here's the skinny, I'm Teflon. You can fire bullets at me if you want, but be careful 'cause when they ricochet off me they sometimes hit other people...pa-ching, pa-ching.

    • J.D.: Everyone take a mix CD on their way out! For those of you who are a fan of a young miss Miley Cyrus, I recommend the green ones, she's heavily featured!

    • Ben: You look like you could use a grape!
      Lucy: Thanks Ben, I really could.
      Dr. Cox: No stealing food from patients.

    • Turk: In my class you will each be graded by the color of your skin. If you're white raise your hand, F's.

    • Denise: Little administrative thing, if you're going to kill yourself, I'm looking at you, "sad eyes", do it off campus 'cause it is a butt load of paper work.

    • Denise: Joining us, gramps? You know 'cause you're old for a med student. They told me to give out fun nicknames for team building.
      Drew: It's working!

    • Dr. Cox: The only exception to this very true rule is the following, if you are lucky enough to go to a great medical school then my children you got a real shot. Unfortunately you're all screwed because to call this particular school a crap house would be an honest to god compliment.

    • Lucy: Hi, I'm Lucy
      Cole: Cole... hey after class wanna go somewhere and get weird with each other?
      Lucy: I feel like you skipped a few steps.

    • J.D.: And thank you for making mommy's boobs so much bigger... they're almost jugs.
      Elliot: Seriously, I can probably rest them on your head, check it out.

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