History Headscratchers / Scrubs

5th Oct '16 4:35:15 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** 1. If J.D. and Turk left the building without having anyone officially covering for them they should be sued ''and'' fired. '''And''' have their medical licenses revoked. Since this was not brought up, I have to assume either the writers are really against doing the research (and they have a medical consultant on staff!) or they really '''really''' [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't care.]]

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** 1. If J.D. and Turk left the building without having anyone officially covering for them they should be sued ''and'' fired. '''And''' have their medical licenses revoked. Since this was not brought up, I have to assume either the writers are really against doing the research (and they have a medical consultant on staff!) or they really '''really''' [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't care.]]
26th Sep '16 1:05:36 PM masterzora
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** Three possibilities come to mind. First, as long as the tenant reverses the change before moving out, there's usually no issue. In the case of installing hardwood floors and then reverting, this can involve a lot of expense for a temporary change, but it's not out of the question. Second, by a similar notion, the tenant can make the change without permission and decide to just deal with whatever financial ramifications the landlord decides to impose. Third, and most reasonably, landlords are sometimes willing to give permission for improvements if the improvement increases the apartment's value and tenant is footing the bill.
11th Sep '16 3:21:33 AM dannybeans
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* A few early episodes deal with the younger characters' financial problems. J.D.'s are legitimate, with him saying he's over $100,000 in debt from med school. But what about Turk and Elliot? Turk has the same standard of living as J.D. (even stealing food and supplies from the hospital to make ends meet), and Elliot says she can't pay her bills after her dad cuts her off. But both are debt-free (having had their educations paid for by wealthy relatives) and steadily employed. Does the hospital really pay that badly (and if so, how is J.D. making it at all?), or are they both just that bad with money?
9th Jul '16 1:15:22 PM Nani
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*** There is actually an episode which addresses this almost directly - Elliot is upset after finding out that her mentor Molly has a dysfunctional relationship with her boyfriend, and asks Dr. Cox how she can be a good therapist if her own life isn't together. Dr. Cox responds that even though he himself has an extremely dysfunctional home life and background, it doesn't affect his job in the slightest because he is a professional. So by the same vein, even though J.D. is absent-minded and childish, Elliot is high-strung and awkward, and Turk is immature and arrogant, these are not things that negatively impact their ability to do their jobs. Many times, these are things that actually ''help'' with their strengths at their jobs - Elliot's high-strung nature enables her to perform best when a lot of things are going on at once, Turk's arrogance keeps his desire to be the best strong, so he works harder to get better, and J.D.'s childishness gives him an innocent, charming personality which endears him to his patients.


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*** The last name the baby takes is entirely dependent on what the family chooses. I am the child of two separated parents and I was given my mother's last name because that's what she chose. Even though the father's/husband's name is commonly taken in both marriage and childbirth, technically speaking, the baby's last name could be Kelso if they really wanted it to be. They don't actually state if Jordan took Dr. Cox's last name or not when she married him, but it seems that she most likely kept her maiden name. So the baby probably didn't get Dr. Cox's last name legally, but rather, by choice.


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** This is definitely YMMV territory. I think, objectively speaking J.D. and Elliot are the two whose insecurities are the most explored, but as stated above, one of the main points of the show is that ''everyone'' is insecure. So Carla and Elliot aren't being specifically targeted.


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** Two possible answers for this one: 1) Carla has been a nurse at Sacred Heart for more than ten years, as she states. This is more than long enough to prove her medical know-how, and with how understaffed the nurses are, they likely needed someone smart with a lot of experience to take the position of RN. Carla is a great fit for this role. She might also be getting tips on this from Laverne, who is likely also an RN. 2) It's ArtisticLicense. No regular viewer is going to know the difference.


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** Could have been making up a story to break the ice with a patient.
9th Jul '16 12:46:03 PM Nani
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** As stated in the first episode of Season 3, everyone who was present when Dr. Cox punched Dr. Kelso told the police that they didn't see the altercation. Assuming there are no cameras in the lobby (which makes sense, seeing as Dr. Kelso is very stingy), the only thing they would've had to go on was the word of the witnesses - if the witnesses all say nothing happened, and there's no evidence of anything happening, the only logical conclusion is that nothing happened.
5th May '16 10:31:28 PM Iaerin
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** Maybe she faked the orgasm with the guy.
5th May '16 10:22:35 PM Iaerin
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** I don't know about church weddings, but UK town hall weddings, you get the entire hall for the entire day (even if you booked the smallest room). Even if the church was in really high demand, I doubt they'd double book a wedding with such a small time frame to prevent this kind of thing.
5th May '16 10:14:00 PM Iaerin
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** Red hair is nowhere near as common as brown or blonde hair anywhere.

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** *** Red hair is nowhere near as common as brown or blonde hair anywhere.


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** What exactly was her plan in the first place? I understand she thought J.D. was only with her because she was pregnant, but it seems highly irresponsible for her to lie about having a miscarriage unless she planned to abort, which she didn't. Did she really think he'd never find out that he had a son?
5th May '16 10:07:07 PM Iaerin
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** Red hair is nowhere near as common as brown or blonde hair anywhere.
19th Apr '16 12:21:10 PM Kithie
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* In season 3 Elliot tells a story about how a guy she slept with had told all of his friends what her "orgasm face" looked like. Earlier in the series, she told Carla that she had never had an orgasm and Carla taught her to masturbate so she could experience it for the first time. Discontinuity?
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