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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}}
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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!]]
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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.
6th Mar '15 4:59:46 AM DannWoolf
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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.

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** Doctor Cox not caring about the interns complaining about how 'awful' "awful" their parents were makes a lot of sense when you consider how physically and emotionally abusive his own parents were.
26th Jan '15 7:58:42 PM ChrisDen
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*** This also works as a callback to an episode which involved Dr. Cox, JD, and Turk discussing their problems with their respective significant others at the time. In this one, JD "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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*** This also works as a callback to an episode which involved Dr. Cox, JD, J.D., and Turk discussing their problems with their respective significant others at the time. In this one, JD 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.



* In later seasons, J.D. was really obsessed with Dr Cox being his ParentalSubstitute. This happens after Sam (J.D.'s dad, not his son) dies.
* Ted's girlfriend Stephanie Gooch. While people may wonder why they'd give an obscene term as a last name, people didn't notice the ActorAllusion to the actress's own dirty last name: Kate Micucci

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* In later seasons, J.D. was really obsessed with Dr Dr. Cox being his ParentalSubstitute. This happens after Sam (J.D.'s dad, not his son) dies.
* Ted's girlfriend Stephanie Gooch. While people may wonder why they'd give an obscene term as a last name, people didn't notice the ActorAllusion to the actress's own dirty last name: Kate Micucci
Micucci.



* [[FridgeLogic Fridge Logic]]/[[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]]: In the seventh season finale, Cox translates his day at the hospital into a kid-friendly fairytale he tells his son. Most of the episode is thus depicted in the style of ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', with occasional scenes at the hospital establishing the metaphors within Cox’s story (eg. the mystery disease J.D. and Elliott investigate becomes a shadowy monster). Eventually, Cox’s KnightInShiningArmor informs J.D. and Elliott’s fairytale versions that they must find the answer to defeating the monster (ie. be able to identify the disease) by thinking back to “when you weren’t even listening.” Within the context of fairytale fiction, this advice is all fine and good and makes for a fun story; within the context of the hospital, where Cox’s advice causes J.D. to remember two interns quizzing each other on Wilson’s Disease in the background of an earlier scene, the heavy implication is that ''Cox knew and withheld the diagnosis from J.D. and Elliott'' just to teach them a lesson in paying more attention.
** I saw that more as Dr Cox rewriting the story to make himself the hero. More likely J.D. figured it out but took a while to do so.
*** However, JD asks what Dr. Cox meant by the line back in the real hospital setting.
*** His advice amounted to, "Come on, you guys know this, you just don't realize it." It doesn't mean that Cox knew what the ''answer'' was--he wasn't the one looking at all the data, after all. "When you weren't even listening" can refer to ''anything''. Sure, in the episode it applies to JD overhearing something in the background, but it could just as easily mean "when you were half-asleep in med school" or "when you were cramming for rounds years ago."

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* [[FridgeLogic Fridge Logic]]/[[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]]: In the seventh season finale, Cox translates his day at the hospital into a kid-friendly fairytale he tells his son. Most of the episode is thus depicted in the style of ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', with occasional scenes at the hospital establishing the metaphors within Cox’s story (eg.(e.g. the mystery disease J.D. and Elliott Elliot investigate becomes a shadowy monster). Eventually, Cox’s Cox's KnightInShiningArmor informs J.D. and Elliott’s Elliot’s fairytale versions that they must find the answer to defeating the monster (ie.(i.e. be able to identify the disease) by thinking back to “when you weren’t even listening.” Within the context of fairytale fiction, this advice is all fine and good and makes for a fun story; within the context of the hospital, where Cox’s advice causes J.D. to remember two interns quizzing each other on Wilson’s Disease in the background of an earlier scene, the heavy implication is that ''Cox knew and withheld the diagnosis from J.D. and Elliott'' Elliot'' just to teach them a lesson in paying more attention.
** I saw that more as Dr Dr. Cox rewriting the story to make himself the hero. More likely J.D. figured it out but took a while to do so.
*** However, JD J.D. asks what Dr. Cox meant by the line back in the real hospital setting.
*** His advice amounted to, "Come on, you guys know this, you just don't realize it." It doesn't mean that Cox knew what the ''answer'' was--he wasn't the one looking at all the data, after all. "When you weren't even listening" can refer to ''anything''. Sure, in the episode it applies to JD J.D. overhearing something in the background, but it could just as easily mean "when you were half-asleep in med school" or "when you were cramming for rounds years ago."



** Another slight bit of FridgeHorror courtesy of Dr. Cox: at the end of "My New God", he tells his sister Paige that he doesn't see why she can't be there for the major events in his son Jack's life—with one said major event being his funeral. He's obviously being facetious and tends to be pretty blunt most of the time anyway, but a parent saying with any degree of either humour or seriousness that their healthy toddler will be outlived by their middle-aged sister is uncomfortable at best.

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** Another slight bit of FridgeHorror courtesy of Dr. Cox: at the end of "My New God", he tells his sister Paige that he doesn't see why she can't be there for the major events in his son Jack's life—with one said major event being his funeral. He's obviously being facetious and tends to be pretty blunt most of the time anyway, but a parent saying with any degree of either humour humor or seriousness that their healthy toddler will be outlived by their middle-aged sister is uncomfortable at best.



** JD later claims that Turk is one eighth Japanese. This becomes a little discomforting when you realise that this places Turk's great-grandfather in the same generation as World War II... where Japanese individuals were placed in ''internment camps''.

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** JD J.D. later claims that Turk is one eighth Japanese. This becomes a little discomforting when you realise realize that this places Turk's great-grandfather in the same generation as World War II... where Japanese individuals were placed in ''internment camps''.
11th Nov '14 1:27:05 PM OroCrimson
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*** Or he might have just been listing what he considers are the "major events" of Jack's life, and not necessarily implying or expecting his sister to be alive to be there for it.
28th Oct '14 7:36:37 AM MatthewSaint
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** Also on ''{{Scrubs}}'', on the Episode "My Musical", If the patient hadn't begged (in song) Dr. Cox to do another test, he would have passed her [[spoiler: aneurysm]] off as the common crazies, and [[spoiler: she probably would have died...]]

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** Also on ''{{Scrubs}}'', on * In the Episode "My Musical", If the patient hadn't begged (in song) Dr. Cox to do another test, he would have passed her [[spoiler: aneurysm]] off as the common crazies, and [[spoiler: she probably would have died...]]
5th Aug '14 9:11:09 AM MrDeath
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* Hooch's girlfriend Stephanie Gooch. While people may wonder why they'd give an obscene term as a last name, people didn't notice the ActorAllusion to the actress's own dirty last name: Kate Micucci
** Ted's girlfriend, surely?

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* Hooch's Ted's girlfriend Stephanie Gooch. While people may wonder why they'd give an obscene term as a last name, people didn't notice the ActorAllusion to the actress's own dirty last name: Kate Micucci
** Ted's girlfriend, surely?
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