Season 6 Episode 17

Their Story

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Apr 19, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

The perspective shifts between Jordan, Ted, and Todd, as they go about their day. Jordan messes with Elliot and Keith's relationship and is disturbed when it doesn't give her any satisfaction. Ted tries to settle a pay dispute between the nurses and Dr. Kelso. Todd has found his calling in plastic surgery, but must convince Turk not to interfere with a sixteen-year-old girl getting breast implants.moreless

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  • Jordan, Ted, and Todd.

    This episode really proved something, supporting characters are really important, and without them, this show would get pretty boring and lifeless fast. We've got two alternate narrations this season. The first one that Kelso narrated was a train wreck, I'm glad the Scrubs writers decided to redeem themselves by giving the alternate narration another shot on the same season. I have always wanted to go into the minds of these characters. Ted, who usually isn't my favorite character personally, actually was the one that made laugh the most here tonight, so it got me to like him more as a character. Jordan, I've always liked. The definite highlight was The "Jordan!" Show, as a parody of Oprah. I could not stop laughing in that scene. Todd was also funny but we also got to see a serious side of him, and hey, we learned his last name.

    All the characters switched narrations throughout the episode, which they haven't done before, so it was definitely something new and refreshing, and it was a success!moreless
  • Finally, jumping into the mind of a pervert, the moment I've been waiting for.

    This episode wasn't like any I've ever saw, not only because JD wasn't narrating, but because it was more then one person on focus. ["Their Story"]

    I've been waiting for the writers to go through The Todd's mind, but since he isn't a 'main' character, I thought it would never happen, but I was wrong. The whole kill three birds with one stone thing was great. Ted makes me laugh, almost every time they show him, and Jordan is just an evil mother shut-your-mouth. Also, doesn't Ted look younger?

    The dive into their minds were wonderful, from how Jordan picks her prey from how Ted does things and never gets rewarded for doing them. I never knew that Ted even did anything for the group. The Todd seemed to be less pervy, which bothered me, but I quickly got over that.

    Supporting characters are important, and the writers proved that on this episode.

    Hobey Ho, Let's Go.

    [I can't use commas.]moreless
  • Great!

    The main focus is split into three minor characters where J.D. only has like 2 scenes and the opening narration which kind of let the episode down but the end where we all hear everyone's thoughts saved it. I liked seeing Jordan, Ted and Todd's point of view but Todd and Jordan should of had their own episode but Oh well!! The fact that they all helped save the major characters just shows how big of a part they actually do play in the making of the show. Very good idea to make Todd's storyline something to do with sexual parts though.moreless
  • This episode is based on Jordin,Ted, and The Todd's point oof view. They all stuggle with how to tell a person that they care for that they are doing something that is going to bite them in the butt. The fact that they are minor characters imoreless

    I think that this episode was an episode worth watching.

    It takes you into the heads of three minor characters.

    You still have the classic Scrubs humor but portrayed in different people.

    The fact that they all helped save the major characters just shows how big of a part they actually do play in the making of the show. I think the writers did a great job with sticking to the ideas people have of the characters even when we're in there heads. This just gives every one an insight into what's it's like to be a back-up but still make a difference.moreless
  • JD is'nt the main focus in this one

    we all at one time wondered what it would be like if the show was focused more on JD's co-stars, and we got our would be pretty good, but not JD funny. the Todd seems more human in this episode when he tries to convince Turk to agree to a 16 yr old's breast implant surgery. His fantasy sequence was quite funny, ah his banana hamock lol. Tedd is his usual dopey self, but with more backbone as he tries to help the nurses get their raise, although his fantasy could have been funnier (not what i expected from him). Elliot could do no wrong, she was great in this episode! Jordan's part should have been better, it did'nt do much for her, even though she stirs trouble in Elliot's relationship. she was dull and unfunny......while, i like the idea of getting to know the other characters more, this episode proved 2 things: 1. you ALWAYS need more JD 2. Give Todd more lines....but OVERALL: good episode but COULD have been BETTER!moreless
Donald Faison

Donald Faison

Dr. Christopher "Chris" Duncan Turk

John C. McGinley

John C. McGinley

Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Nurse Carla Espinosa

Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins

Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso

Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn

The Janitor

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Dr. Elliot Reid

Gina DeVivo

Gina DeVivo


Guest Star

Chad Broskey

Chad Broskey


Guest Star

Carole Davis

Carole Davis

Rosie Myler

Guest Star

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio

Dr. Todd Quinlan

Recurring Role

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Jordan Sullivan

Recurring Role

Frank Cameron

Frank Cameron

Dr. Mickhead

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (14)

    • After Ted sticks his hand in the nurse's drink to cool down his hand, the nurse then takes a sip from the drink.

    • Ted's line "suck it bitch" is muted in the Comedy Central airings of this episode.

    • In the end credits, "Snoop Dogg Resident" is incorrectly listed as "Snoop Dogg Intern".

    • Featured Music:
      "The Stripper" by David Rose (Lloyd uses Elliot's stripper pole)
      "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D & The Boyz (Jordan's fantasy about being like Oprah)
      "Forever Lost" by The Magic Numbers (Final scene)

    • Turk has grown his hair in this episode, although a couple of times in previous episodes it was pointed out that when Turk tries to grow his hair, it just ends up in patches.

    • The writer of this episode, Andrew Schwartz, is engaged to Lindsay Ravage, who plays intern Debbie aka "Slagathor".

    • Actor Robert Maschio, who plays Dr. Todd Quinlan, put on eight pounds to do the "Old Todd" scene.

    • Creator and producer Bill Lawrence can be seen in the first Coffee Bucks scene drinking coffee. When Jordan (his real life wife) says that she hopes Dr. Mickhead gets cancer, he can be seen behind her wearing a gray/green shirt with the background line "They were mean apparently".

    • The Janitor has now changed his religon to Islam which has since changed from being the Norse religon in "My Long Goodbye (2)".

    • During the scene when Turk is telling Todd that it is wrong for a 16 year old girl to have breast implants you can clearly see that he is talking to J.D. by the back of his head and the color of his scrubs, but when the camera changes he is talking to Todd.

    • Unlike all the other "His/Her Stories" at the end of the episode the narration isn't transferred back to J.D.

    • The little girl in Jordan's fantasy who looks exactly like her is Christa Miller Lawrence's real-life daughter, Charlotte.

    • It is finally revealed that Snoop Dog Resident's real name is Ronald.

    • When Ted knocks over the shelves in the grocery store, which knocks over his mom, you can see the water bottles that fall on her are empty.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Dr. Kelso: You know what, if the nurses keep going on like this, I'm going to give them their raise, but I'm going to pay for it by firing three of them, the ugly ones. How's that sound?
      Ted's narration: Whatever you think is right, sir.
      Ted: You're an ass!
      Ted's narration: Ted, you idiot! You just said the out loud thing in your head and the in your head thing out loud! Don't make eye contact, just keep moving!

    • Dr. Kelso: And why are you standing here doing nothing?
      Janitor: I know this is a slowdown, but I can't really work any slower than I normally do, so I pretty much have to come to a complete stop. Now, if you're asking why I'm standing here specifically, it's because I replaced that light bulb with a tanning bulb. I'm tired of being the only white guy at my mosque.

    • Jordan's Narration: Even though I caused it, it still felt mildly good to fix someone else's problem.

    • Carla: If it's okay with you, we'll take that raise now.
      Dr. Kelso: Okay, but in this little fantasy of yours, can I not have prostate problems anymore? I can't sleep more than fourty minutes without needing to take a wiz.
      Carla: Unfortunately for you, somebody left the invoice for the hospital needles on my desk. They are really undercharging you. So, either you shell out the extra twenty grand a month for our raises or we'll call the needle company and it'll cost you twice that.
      Dr. Kelso: Ted, are you responsible for this?
      Ted: Please sir, I don't have the guts.
      Ted's narration: Oh yeah! Suck it, bitch! I will murder you!

    • Rosie Myler: Excuse me, Dr. Quinlan?
      Todd: Who?
      Turk: That's you, Todd.
      Todd: Oh, yeah.

    • Turk: Rounds sucked today.
      Todd: I know. Dr. Wen didn't set me up once. He never said "bone", "organ", "suction"...I mean, I did what I could with "carpal tunnel", but I don't think people got that I was using that as a metaphor for "vagina".
      Turk: No, Todd, I'm talking about when that intern asked me about cardiovascular instabilities. Pfff. Dude!
      Todd's narration: Turk's bummed. He definitely needs a high five. But which one? Chin-up five? Tough-to-be-black five? Need-a-hug five? Need-a-tug five? Wait. What's he talking about? Okay, just take the last word he says and add a "five" to it.
      Turk: ...I dunno, it just all seems a little unfair.
      Todd: Unfair five.
      Turk: Thanks, man. You always know the right things to say.
      Todd: I work hard on those.

    • (Ted is staring at a letter opener)
      Dr. Kelso: What're you thinking, Ted?
      Ted's narration: I could jam this through the soft spot on his temple, then slit my wrists with it before anyone got in here to stop me.
      Ted: The usual, sir.
      Dr. Kelso: Well you'd never do it, you don't have the guts.

    • Jordan: What took you so long? I need a drink!
      Dr. Cox: I'm so sorry, sweetheart, I was just with this super-rude patient who's heart kept stopping. He's dead now, but darn it all, he should have known my ex-wife was down here jonesing for a Cosmo.

    • Keith: I love you.
      Elliot: I love you, too.
      Jordan: Woah, what the hell was that?
      Elliot: I finally told Keith I loved him.
      Jordan: Now that you've said what he wants to hear, he doesn't have to work for it! It's like when guys are really trying to sleep with you. When you finally give it up, there are no more flowers. Next thing you know, it's twenty years later, and you're standing over him while he sleeps, your third Martini in one hand and a steak knife in the other. And sure, he's taken a sleeping pill so you can slice his arm open a little bit without waking him up. But it's not satisfying. And you know why? Because you've lost the power. (Dr. Cox comes up) Hey PerPer. Did you ever figure out what happened to your arm?
      Dr. Cox: Nope.
      Jordan: Phew.

    • (Dr. Mickhead takes sugar from Jordan's table)
      Jordan: Uhm, have you ever heard the phrase "excuse me"? Here, take the fake sugars, because I hope you get cancer. I really do.
      (Everyone gasps)
      Jordan: Well, my parents were mean to me.

    • (Ted enters Dr. Kelso's office with everyone staring at him)
      Ted's narration: What's going on? Hey, maybe it's the surprise party you've been waiting for your whole life! it cool, Teddy-boy.
      Ted: The party man is here!
      Dr. Kelso: It's not a surprise party Ted. It'll never be.

    • Lloyd: Dr. Reid! I have a package for you! It's addressed to your home, but since you're here I-
      Elliot: Lloyd, I wanted that delivered to my house, because it's private and it will be embarrassing for me to open it here at the hospital. (She turns and leaves)
      Lloyd: We can't.
      Ted: We have to.
      Dr. Kelso: Wait. You're talking about opening someone else's mail. I think we should stop for a moment and consider the ethical implications here. (He takes out a knife) All done.

    • J.D.: If Turk's mind is set on something, it can't be changed. I can't even imagine how I'd try.
      Todd's narration: Oh, great. There he goes off into his fantasy world. Now I'm stuck waiting until he snaps out of it with some weird comment.
      J.D.: We'd have to find a whole lot of gnomes.
      Todd: That's helpful.

    • Cabbage: I have a small non-fat latte for Dr. Dorian.
      Jordan: What the hell, long-face? We were here first.
      Cabbage: Yeah, but Dr. D.'s the king.
      J.D.: I didn't ask to be special, just kinda happened.

    • Carla: We're not asking for much, just the basic cost of living raise.
      Dr. Kelso: No chance, pink pants.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Dr. Cox: It's called guilt, you Vulcan!

      This is a reference to Star Trek - the Vulcans are a race who live solely by reason and logic, with as little emotion as possible.