History Fridge / Scrubs

21st Dec '16 6:53:05 AM forgottenlord
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* In "My Old Lady", Dr Cox impresses upon JD that "everything we do is a stall" on death followed by JD imagining himself playing against Death at Connect 4. Connect 4 is the perfect metaphor as while you can block individual moves, a perfect player can force victory so long as they make the first move
7th Dec '16 11:00:50 AM JeaniWeiner
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* In "My Coffee," Turk claims he won't tell his daughter that she has a vagina until she turns 18, and berates everyone else for assuming he's joking. Even though it's played for laughs, as a doctor Turk must be aware that (statistically) abstinence-only sex education is not very effective, not to mention the fact that children with poor understanding of their own anatomy are more likely to be victims of molestation. Denying Izzy knowledge of her own body is not protecting her, it's potentially setting her up for serious trouble.

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* In "My Coffee," Turk claims he won't tell his daughter newborn daughter, Izzy, that she has a vagina until she turns 18, and berates everyone else for assuming he's joking. Even though it's played for laughs, as a doctor Turk must be aware that (statistically) abstinence-only sex education is not very effective, not to mention the fact that children with poor understanding of their own anatomy are more likely to be victims of molestation. Denying Izzy knowledge of her own body is not protecting her, it's potentially setting her up for serious trouble.
7th Dec '16 8:14:35 AM JeaniWeiner
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* In the episode My Own Personal Hell, Elliot, Carla, and Jordan discuss the less manly qualities of their significant others. Keith knits throw pillows, Dr. Cox waxes his chest, and Turk might be sterile, which makes Carla the "winner." Later in the episode, however, we realize that Turk is not in fact sterile, thereby making him just about the manliest man in the hospital.

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* In the episode My "My Own Personal Hell, Hell," Elliot, Carla, and Jordan discuss the less manly qualities of their significant others. Keith knits throw pillows, Dr. Cox waxes his chest, and Turk might be sterile, which makes Carla the "winner." Later in the episode, however, we realize that Turk is not in fact sterile, thereby making him just about the manliest man in the hospital.



* In My Coffee, Turk claims he won't tell his daughter that she has a vagina until she turns 18, and berates everyone else for assuming he's joking. Even though it's played for laughs, as a doctor Turk must be aware that (statistically) abstinence-only sex education is not very effective, not to mention the fact that children with poor understanding of their own anatomy are more likely to be victims of molestation. Denying Izzy knowledge of her own body is not protecting her, it's potentially setting her up for serious trouble.

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* In My Coffee, "My Coffee," Turk claims he won't tell his daughter that she has a vagina until she turns 18, and berates everyone else for assuming he's joking. Even though it's played for laughs, as a doctor Turk must be aware that (statistically) abstinence-only sex education is not very effective, not to mention the fact that children with poor understanding of their own anatomy are more likely to be victims of molestation. Denying Izzy knowledge of her own body is not protecting her, it's potentially setting her up for serious trouble.
7th Dec '16 8:12:58 AM JeaniWeiner
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* In Season 6, J.D. develops a condition where he'll pass out when he poops. It's PlayedForLaughs, but the horror comes when you think about what might have happened if he hit his head on the toilet or sink. And Dr. Cox ''laughs'' at it.

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* In Season 6, J.D. develops a condition where he'll pass out when he poops. It's PlayedForLaughs, but the horror comes when you think about what might have happened if he hit his head on the toilet or sink. And Dr. Cox ''laughs'' at it.it.
* In My Coffee, Turk claims he won't tell his daughter that she has a vagina until she turns 18, and berates everyone else for assuming he's joking. Even though it's played for laughs, as a doctor Turk must be aware that (statistically) abstinence-only sex education is not very effective, not to mention the fact that children with poor understanding of their own anatomy are more likely to be victims of molestation. Denying Izzy knowledge of her own body is not protecting her, it's potentially setting her up for serious trouble.
16th Sep '16 7:56:16 AM Gades22
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** No it doesn't. There are references to Cox being JD's parental substitute log before JD's father dies. Even going as far back as Season 1 Episode 5, "My Two Dads", which features an imagination spot showing JD and Cox playing baseball together in the yard. This is a good 14 episodes before JD's father makes his first appearance (and some three seasons before JD's father dies).
27th Apr '16 7:49:08 PM zigzag722
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*In "My Screw Up" Ben says that he will continue taking pictures until [[spoiler: the day he dies]]. He is not seen with his camera for the rest of the episode. In the last scene, it is revealed [[spoiler: that he died halfway through the episode and Dr. Cox has only been imagining him]].
24th Apr '16 9:23:43 PM leafeon
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** Doctor Cox not caring about the interns complaining about how "awful" their parents were makes a lot of sense when you consider how physically and emotionally abusive his own parents were.
** In the episode My Own Personal Hell, Elliot, Carla, and Jordan discuss the less manly qualities of their significant others. Keith knits throw pillows, Dr. Cox waxes his chest, and Turk might be sterile, which makes Carla the "winner." Later in the episode, however, we realize that Turk is not in fact sterile, thereby making him just about the manliest man in the hospital.
*** This also works as a callback to an episode which involved Dr. Cox, J.D., and Turk discussing their problems with their respective significant others at the time. In this one, J.D. "wins" (meaning that his problem was the worst of the group), Because his "peep's on the fritz." It seems that virility is rather important to the Sacred Heart staff.

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** * Doctor Cox not caring about the interns complaining about how "awful" their parents were makes a lot of sense when you consider how physically and emotionally abusive his own parents were.
** * In the episode My Own Personal Hell, Elliot, Carla, and Jordan discuss the less manly qualities of their significant others. Keith knits throw pillows, Dr. Cox waxes his chest, and Turk might be sterile, which makes Carla the "winner." Later in the episode, however, we realize that Turk is not in fact sterile, thereby making him just about the manliest man in the hospital.
*** ** This also works as a callback to an episode which involved Dr. Cox, J.D., and Turk discussing their problems with their respective significant others at the time. In this one, J.D. "wins" (meaning that his problem was the worst of the group), Because his "peep's on the fritz." It seems that virility is rather important to the Sacred Heart staff.
9th Mar '16 12:00:34 AM scytheholder
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*** Except for all of his {{Ho Yay}} with J.D., of course.



* I used to really hate Elliot from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', because I thought she had no flaws and was boring and whiny and less fun than everyone else. Then I realized how insecure and strange she really is and I like her a lot better now. --{{Tropers/ilikejawbreaker}}
** In the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' finale, I had finished watching it, showered, ate breakfast, dressed for work, and had just stepped out the door when he realized [[spoiler: the ''only'' way Cox could express his feelings for J.D. was if he was using them to ''chew someone else out''. And J.D. ''realized'' that, and used it for his own benefit!]] -- {{Tropers/Jonn}}
*** Speaking of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', I just now realized that the same actress in different seasons played Laverne and Shirley. TV show reference much?
*** Kind of a bad point on your part there, since the two being played by the same actress was actually a big point in a few of the episodes, it gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d to hell and back.
*** It wasn't the fact that the same actress played these characters, it was their names being a TV show from the 70s.
*** Quoth Harvey Korman: "Hello Laverne! Shirl!"
*** All four of the above comments showcase the Fridge Brilliance inherent in the actress' inclusion.
*** Or they [[LateToThePunchline completely missed the joke until well after the fact.]]

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* I used to really hate Elliot from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', because I thought she had no flaws and was boring and whiny and less fun than everyone else. Then I realized how insecure and strange she really is and I like her a lot better now. --{{Tropers/ilikejawbreaker}}
**
In the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' finale, I had finished watching it, showered, ate breakfast, dressed for work, and had just stepped out the door when he realized [[spoiler: finale,[[spoiler: the ''only'' way Cox could express his feelings for J.D. was if he was using them to ''chew someone else out''. And J.D. ''realized'' that, and used it for his own benefit!]] -- {{Tropers/Jonn}}
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benefit!]]
*
Speaking of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', I just now realized that the same actress in different seasons played Laverne and Shirley. TV show reference much?
*** Kind of a bad point on your part there, since the two being played by the same actress was actually a big point in a few of the episodes, it gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d to hell and back.
*** It wasn't the fact that the same actress played these characters, it was their names being a TV show from the 70s.
***
** Quoth Harvey Korman: "Hello Laverne! Shirl!"
*** All four of the above comments showcase the Fridge Brilliance inherent in the actress' inclusion.
*** Or they [[LateToThePunchline completely missed the joke until well after the fact.]]
Shirl!"
28th Nov '15 11:42:26 AM nombretomado
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* I used to really hate Elliot from ''{{Scrubs}}'', because I thought she had no flaws and was boring and whiny and less fun than everyone else. Then I realized how insecure and strange she really is and I like her a lot better now. --{{Tropers/ilikejawbreaker}}
** In the ''{{Scrubs}}'' finale, I had finished watching it, showered, ate breakfast, dressed for work, and had just stepped out the door when he realized [[spoiler: the ''only'' way Cox could express his feelings for J.D. was if he was using them to ''chew someone else out''. And J.D. ''realized'' that, and used it for his own benefit!]] -- {{Tropers/Jonn}}
*** Speaking of ''{{Scrubs}}'', I just now realized that the same actress in different seasons played Laverne and Shirley. TV show reference much?

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* I used to really hate Elliot from ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', because I thought she had no flaws and was boring and whiny and less fun than everyone else. Then I realized how insecure and strange she really is and I like her a lot better now. --{{Tropers/ilikejawbreaker}}
** In the ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' finale, I had finished watching it, showered, ate breakfast, dressed for work, and had just stepped out the door when he realized [[spoiler: the ''only'' way Cox could express his feelings for J.D. was if he was using them to ''chew someone else out''. And J.D. ''realized'' that, and used it for his own benefit!]] -- {{Tropers/Jonn}}
*** Speaking of ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', I just now realized that the same actress in different seasons played Laverne and Shirley. TV show reference much?



* In ''{{Scrubs}}'', the supporting character Doug disappears partway through the eighth season. He is notable as the only frequently recurring character who is absent from the GrandFinale as well as the PostScriptSeason. What happened to him? Well the last scene of the last episode he was in, "My Soul on Fire", he was depressed that Janitor didn't invite him to the Bahamas [[spoiler: for the wedding]] and had gotten into one of those autopsy drawers for dead bodies, having someone push him in. The implication seems to be that he's going there to be alone to sad, but his never appearing again raises the possibility that he was never let out...

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* In ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', the supporting character Doug disappears partway through the eighth season. He is notable as the only frequently recurring character who is absent from the GrandFinale as well as the PostScriptSeason. What happened to him? Well the last scene of the last episode he was in, "My Soul on Fire", he was depressed that Janitor didn't invite him to the Bahamas [[spoiler: for the wedding]] and had gotten into one of those autopsy drawers for dead bodies, having someone push him in. The implication seems to be that he's going there to be alone to sad, but his never appearing again raises the possibility that he was never let out...
23rd May '15 11:51:11 PM OmegaNemesis13
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* In Season 5, Episode 3, J.D. tries to run a triathlon and collapses during the running part. If Elliot hadn't been showing up to talk to him for relationship advice and then inviting him to move in, J.D. could have died there.

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* In Season 5, Episode 3, J.D. tries to run a triathlon and collapses during the running part. If Elliot hadn't been showing up to talk to him for relationship advice and then inviting him to move in, J.D. could have died there.there.
* In Season 6, J.D. develops a condition where he'll pass out when he poops. It's PlayedForLaughs, but the horror comes when you think about what might have happened if he hit his head on the toilet or sink. And Dr. Cox ''laughs'' at it.
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