History Series / Scrubs

22nd Apr '17 9:46:23 PM KJMackley
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* ShownTheirWork: Despite some of the more cartoony personalities the show has, it is lauded as being one of the most realistic portrayals of the life of medical interns. The medicine itself too. According to the show's creator Bill Lawrence, the writers had to go out between seasons and do research, and they alter it slightly for drama. Also, JD is based on a real friend of Bill's, who was a consultant on the show, and [[https://www.quora.com/How-accurate-is-TV-Show-Scrubs-depiction-of-the-medical-community the department stereotypes are accurate]].

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* ShownTheirWork: Despite some of the more cartoony personalities the show has, it is lauded as being one of the most realistic portrayals of the life of medical interns. The medicine itself too. According to the show's creator Bill Lawrence, the writers had to go out between seasons and do research, and they alter it slightly for drama. Also, JD is based on a real friend of Bill's, who was a consultant on the show, and [[https://www.quora.com/How-accurate-is-TV-Show-Scrubs-depiction-of-the-medical-community the department stereotypes are accurate]]. Dr. Cox was apparently based on Bill Lawrence's father-in-law.
4th Apr '17 7:07:05 PM PaulA
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* PulledFromYourDayOff: In the episode "My Way Home" JD is paged by an intern on his day off of work. What follows is a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' where JD gets constantly assigned tasks that prevent him from returning home.

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* PulledFromYourDayOff: In the episode "My Way Home" JD is paged by an intern on his day off of work. What follows is a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' where JD gets constantly assigned tasks that prevent him from returning home.
4th Apr '17 11:50:09 AM crazysamaritan
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** A subdued variant: after it showcased the spead of an infection with the color green, "My Cabbage" ends with Cabbage [[spoiler:shaking Mrs. Wilk's hand as he tells her goodbye. With the same ''now green'' hand that he used to dispose of some medical gloves. [[FromBadToWorse And then she proceeds to clasp her hands, and then]] ''[[FromBadToWorse touch her face]]'']].

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** A subdued variant: after it showcased the spead spread of an infection with the color green, "My Cabbage" ends with Cabbage [[spoiler:shaking Mrs. Wilk's hand as he tells her goodbye. With the same ''now green'' hand that he used to dispose of some medical gloves. [[FromBadToWorse And then she proceeds to clasp her hands, and then]] ''[[FromBadToWorse touch her face]]'']].



** The Janitor actually brings this up in ''My Fault.''

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** The Janitor actually brings this up in ''My "My Fault.''"


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* WithholdingTheirName: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Janitor]] makes a point of never revealing his name to anyone. When J.D. is leaving for another hospital, he finally reveals that his name is Glen Matthews. But when J.D. leaves, another character addresses him [[SubvertedTrope by a completely different name]].
28th Mar '17 11:42:22 PM KZN02
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* FunnyXRay
** In episode ''My [=ABC=]'s," J.D. fantasizes about the muppet cast of Series/SesameStreet joining the staff at the hospital. During his fantasy, he must inform a patient named Ex Ray (also a muppet) that Ex Ray's x-rays show there is [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/scrubs/images/f/f0/8x5_Ex-Ray_x-ray.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110530010244 a human hand inside of his head]]. According to Ex Ray, "this explains so many things."
** Another episode has the X-ray of a man who had a light bulb up his ass, with Dr. Cox quipping that "Either this guy's got a lightbulb shoved up his ass or his colon has a really [[IdeaBulb good idea]]."
11th Mar '17 2:53:54 PM nombretomado
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* MetaCasting: MichaelJFox played [[TheAce an ace]] doctor visiting the hospital, which already works along the lines of a SpecialGuest and Fox being so famous and beloved. But his character Dr. Kevin Casey was well-known for his SuperOCD and how such a disorder really takes a toll on him emotionally even though you may never see him lose his cool, a reflection of Fox's Parkinsons and his uncontrollable bodily ticks.

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* MetaCasting: MichaelJFox Creator/MichaelJFox played [[TheAce an ace]] doctor visiting the hospital, which already works along the lines of a SpecialGuest and Fox being so famous and beloved. But his character Dr. Kevin Casey was well-known for his SuperOCD and how such a disorder really takes a toll on him emotionally even though you may never see him lose his cool, a reflection of Fox's Parkinsons and his uncontrollable bodily ticks.



* SpecialGuest and TheCameo: Dozens, ranging from recurring characters (John Ritter, Heather Graham, MichaelJFox) to brief appearances-- Fred 'Rerun' Berry, [[StarWars Billy Dee]], Jimmie Walker, Matthew '[[Series/{{Friends}} Chandler]]' Perry, and more. Almost the entire cast of ''Series/SpinCity'' has dropped by at some point. Also has had musicians appear solely for musical numbers (Music/ThePolyphonicSpree, Colin Hay). As the show got more popular, they got much more frequent...

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* SpecialGuest and TheCameo: Dozens, ranging from recurring characters (John Ritter, Heather Graham, MichaelJFox) Creator/MichaelJFox) to brief appearances-- Fred 'Rerun' Berry, [[StarWars Billy Dee]], Jimmie Walker, Matthew '[[Series/{{Friends}} Chandler]]' Perry, and more. Almost the entire cast of ''Series/SpinCity'' has dropped by at some point. Also has had musicians appear solely for musical numbers (Music/ThePolyphonicSpree, Colin Hay). As the show got more popular, they got much more frequent...
26th Feb '17 3:17:58 AM eroock
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-->--'''Dr. Bob Kelso''', "My First Day"

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-->--'''Dr.-->-- '''Dr. Bob Kelso''', "My First Day"


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* MistakenFromBehind: Parodied in an episode when Cox grabs Turk's shoulder from behind, only instead of Turk (bald black man), it's a petite, bald black woman. Later, JD goes to get Carla, only it's a mustachiod hispanic man with long hair and a mustache.
22nd Feb '17 4:38:17 PM PedroB
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*** Unless it's 'on a stick.'
22nd Feb '17 4:34:42 PM PedroB
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** 'Eeeeeeaaaaagggglllleeeeee!!!'
1st Feb '17 10:14:31 AM fruitstripegum
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** ''My Pespective'' is supposed to be about J.D. learning how to not force his own problems on other people and he needs to work on them him and seeing things from their perspective. Fair enough, the problem is is that when you look back on the show, you realize that J.D.'s friends are the ones who actually force their problems on him, like Turk forcing him to get in the middle of his fight with Carla to try and get her to come home, despite J.D.'s protests. Not only that, but it comes across as hollow because J.D. is now homeless because he couldn't keep Elliot's apartment and he just broke up with his girlfriend who he believes has miscarried their child. And he's now gotten a condition where he passes out when he poops, which could have led to serious injury if he had hit his head on something. He shouldn't be alone during this.

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** ''My Pespective'' Perspective'' is supposed to be about J.D. learning how to not force his own problems on other people and he needs to work on them him and seeing things from their perspective. Fair enough, the problem is is that when you look back on the show, you realize that J.D.'s friends are the ones who actually force their problems on him, like Turk forcing him to get in the middle of his fight with Carla to try and get her to come home, despite J.D.'s protests. Not only that, but it comes across as hollow because J.D. is now homeless because he couldn't keep Elliot's apartment and he just broke up with his girlfriend who he believes has miscarried their child. And he's now gotten a condition where he passes out when he poops, which could have led to serious injury if he had hit his head on something. He shouldn't be alone during this.
29th Jan '17 2:06:32 PM TomServo
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*** Elliot switches from Scrubs to a lab coat around season five to indicate her change from a timid person to a stronger character.

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*** Elliot switches from Scrubs scrubs to a lab coat around season five to indicate her change from after she begins working for a timid person to a stronger character.private practice.
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