History Series / Scrubs

17th Jun '17 6:40:23 PM nombretomado
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* PacManFever: One episode sees Turk playing an unnamed game on the {{Xbox360}}, the footage is from VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII, but the characters dialogue suggests that they're playing something more like Franchise/{{Halo}}. They're also apparently playing multiplayer on the same console ''without'' a split screen, and we're told that Carla is the best player, despite the fact she can't even hold the controller correctly.

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* PacManFever: One episode sees Turk playing an unnamed game on the {{Xbox360}}, UsefulNotes/Xbox360, the footage is from VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII, but the characters dialogue suggests that they're playing something more like Franchise/{{Halo}}. They're also apparently playing multiplayer on the same console ''without'' a split screen, and we're told that Carla is the best player, despite the fact she can't even hold the controller correctly.
14th Jun '17 8:38:09 PM Basara-kun
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* EnergeticOutstandingOrange: Subverted, when Ted wears an orange-colored necktie, everyone just wants to hurt him because orange makes other people aggressive.
6th Jun '17 6:15:48 AM MadSpy
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** Dr. Molly Clock is discovered to have this and admits she has a problem, but it tends towards her fascination with disturbed minds. She only finds J.D. attractive when he unloads all his neurosis on her.

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** Dr. Molly Clock is discovered to have this and admits she has a problem, but it tends towards her fascination with disturbed minds. She only finds J.D. attractive when he unloads all his neurosis neuroses on her.



* FreudianExcuse: Openly mocked. J.D.'s dad would drop in and out of his life, which gives him some father figure issues. Dr. Cox's parents were violent to each other and to him. Elliot's parents are unhappily married and have given her plenty of neurosis. When an intern in the 8th Season, Katie, tried to use her alcoholic mother and DisappearedDad as a FreudianExcuse to justify her "privileged" behavior Carla tells her that damn near everyone has some sort of parental issues and no one is going to feel sympathy for her.

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* FreudianExcuse: Openly mocked. J.D.'s dad would drop in and out of his life, which gives him some father figure issues. Dr. Cox's parents were violent to each other and to him. Elliot's parents are unhappily married and have given her plenty of neurosis.neuroses. When an intern in the 8th Season, Katie, tried to use her alcoholic mother and DisappearedDad as a FreudianExcuse to justify her "privileged" behavior Carla tells her that damn near everyone has some sort of parental issues and no one is going to feel sympathy for her.
28th May '17 4:33:50 AM Nikumubeki
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** Revealed in the GrandFinale as being [[spoiler:Glen Matthews]]... or is it?
*** It ''is'' Neil Flynn's [[BreakTheCutie happy-go-lucky]] [[{{Prequel}} janitor's]] name in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''... (a show made by Bill Lawrence concurrently with ''Scrubs'', in which the janitor is ''mortified'' when a clone of Ponce de Leon is graphically killed in an elaborate litter-related accident)

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** Revealed in the GrandFinale as being [[spoiler:Glen Matthews]]... or is it?
it? WordOfGod says yes.
*** It ''is'' also Neil Flynn's [[BreakTheCutie happy-go-lucky]] [[{{Prequel}} janitor's]] name in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''... (a show made by Bill Lawrence concurrently with ''Scrubs'', in which the janitor is ''mortified'' when a clone of Ponce de Leon is graphically killed in an elaborate litter-related accident)accident). At one point many years ago, Bill Lawrence even said that the Janitor shares the name of Neil Flynn's character in Clone High.



* 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]].

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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.[[spoiler:Glen Matthews]]. But when J.D. leaves, another character addresses him [[SubvertedTrope by a completely different name]].name. WordOfGod later had to state that this time, the Janitor actually told J.D. the truth.
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.
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