History Series / Scrubs

21st Sep '16 6:48:23 AM okami31
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* OpposedMentors: [[DrJerk Dr. Kelso]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dr. Cox]] have this dynamic for the first few episodes, with both being presented as possible mentors to JD. With Dr. Kelso being concerned with money (arguing that if the hospital doesn't make a profit, it'll close) and Dr. Cox arguing that the patient should come first. JD chooses Cox, earning him Kelso's contempt (although later episodes show Kelso in a better light). They recycled this plot a few times;
** One episode had JD ''think'' that Cox and a Private Practice Doctor were warring mentors to him, but really it was about the PPD having slept with Jordan years ago, shattering Cox and Jordan's already fragile marriage.
** When JD moved up to attending in the middle of the series they replayed the Cox vs Kelso only this time with Cox taking Kelso's part and JD taking Cox's part with some of the new interns being the ones caught in the middle.
** In the last season, after the {{Retool}} Drew was subject to the warring between Denise and Cox (although given he was in a relationship with Denise it was as much about the sexual relationship as much as the mentorship).


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* OnlyKnownByInitials: "J.D".


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* OpposedMentors: [[DrJerk Dr. Kelso]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dr. Cox]] have this dynamic for the first few episodes, with both being presented as possible mentors to JD. With Dr. Kelso being concerned with money (arguing that if the hospital doesn't make a profit, it'll close) and Dr. Cox arguing that the patient should come first. JD chooses Cox, earning him Kelso's contempt (although later episodes show Kelso in a better light). They recycled this plot a few times;
** One episode had JD ''think'' that Cox and a Private Practice Doctor were warring mentors to him, but really it was about the PPD having slept with Jordan years ago, shattering Cox and Jordan's already fragile marriage.
** When JD moved up to attending in the middle of the series they replayed the Cox vs Kelso only this time with Cox taking Kelso's part and JD taking Cox's part with some of the new interns being the ones caught in the middle.
** In the last season, after the {{Retool}} Drew was subject to the warring between Denise and Cox (although given he was in a relationship with Denise it was as much about the sexual relationship as much as the mentorship).
25th Aug '16 12:04:43 AM annette12
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* ObfuscatingStupidity In a meta-sense. In [[ADayInTheLimelight Their Story]], Todd is shown to be at least smarter than JD, but the only time he's usually on camera is when fulfilling a jock stereotype.
** Not to mention he's an extremely competent surgeon. He was once ranked the second-best in the surgical team.
23rd Aug '16 7:11:53 PM BobSaget9
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---->'''Carla''': [[spoiler:Either your instincts are right, or your brain is trying to protect you from the truth.

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---->'''Carla''': [[spoiler:Either your instincts are right, or your brain is trying to protect you from the truth. ]]
22nd Aug '16 4:32:58 PM BobSaget9
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Occurence" and "My Screwup" are chock-full of it. Especially since [[spoiler:"My Occurrence"'s title is actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Occurrence_at_Owl_Creek_Bridge a reference]]...]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Occurence" and "My Screwup" Screw Up" are chock-full of it. Especially it[[note]]Especially since [[spoiler:"My Occurrence"'s title is actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Occurrence_at_Owl_Creek_Bridge a reference]]...]]]][[/note]]:
** "My Occurrence":
*** A subtle one: despite Turk and Elliot having their own plotlines in the episode, we stick to J.D.'s after he thinks Ben was misdiagnosed with leukemia.
*** ''Immediately'' after J.D. decides to check and see if Ben actually ''does'' have leukemia, Dr. Kelso (and Ted) meet him in the elevator and [[spoiler:call him out on trying to find mistakes where there aren't any]].[[note]]Keep in mind, [[spoiler:Ben's name wasn't used ''once'']].[[/note]]
---->'''Dr. Kelso''': Stop looking for trouble [[spoiler:just because you like this patient]], and face the facts!
*** Carla pretends to hit on J.D. to test his instincts, before switching topics about Ben[[note]][[spoiler:which J.D. never talked to her about]][[/note]].
---->'''Carla''': [[spoiler:Either your instincts are right, or your brain is trying to protect you from the truth.
*** When J.D. ''finally'' the Hematopathologist, Dr. Fred Bob, he asks him to retest Ben's blood smear:
---->'''Dr. Bob''': Well, that depends, young man. [[spoiler:Do you actually think I made a mistake, or do you just wish I did?]]
---->'''J.D.''': [[spoiler:I kinda wish you did.]]
---->'''Dr. Bob''': (smiles) Then I'll do it.
*** And, of course, [[spoiler:Ben asking for a group photo before he leaves]].
** "My Screw Up":
*** A particularly big one: after J.D. tells Dr. Cox that "[[AmbiguousSituation he]] went into cardiac arrest" and died, Ben comes into view [[spoiler:missing the camera that he swore he'd keep on him "[t]il the day [he dies]"]].
**** Similarly, when Dr. Cox starts furiously going through the chart J.D. have him, saying that "This shouldn't have happened.", J.D. starts narrating about guilt. In particular, that it can lead to [[spoiler:denial]].
**** Also, [[spoiler:Ben keeps wearing the same clothes throughout the episode]].
*** Dr. Cox winds up being the only one to interact with Ben after J.D.'s patient died.
*** Two days later, J.D. informs Dr. Cox that Jordan wants him to show up for ''something'' that afternoon. In fact, Ben keeps asking him to go.
*** One particular line of Ben's?
---->'''Ben''': Listen, why don't you just let me take this little mental breakdown of yours. (pretends to take said breakdown) I'm going to put it right here in my pocket. (does do) And that way, you can piss off for the afternoon, and you can let one of the 9,000 other doctors around here take care of things for you.
*** When Ben pretends to puppeteer a frantic Elliot (much to Dr. Cox's amusement), she turns around to see him, turns back to Dr. Cox and then (slightly concernedly) leaves.
*** Somehow, Dr. Cox knows right away that Ben wants him to apologize to J.D.
*** After bumping into Dr. Kelso in a suppply closet, Carla remarks that "It's been an emotional couple of days."
*** Right as the episode begins to wrap up, J.D. narrates... about [[spoiler:acceptance]].
*** The last thing Ben asks of Dr. Cox?
---->'''Ben''': You have to forgive yourself for everything that went down the other day.
22nd Aug '16 3:58:58 PM BobSaget9
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** A subdued variant: after it showcased the spead of an infection with the color green, "My Cabbage" ends with Cabbage 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 of an infection with the color green, "My Cabbage" ends with Cabbage shaking [[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]]''.face]]'']].
22nd Aug '16 3:50:46 PM BobSaget9
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* WhamShot: Ben asking for [[spoiler:a group photo]] in "My Occurrence" is two-fold: the fact that [[spoiler:[[WhamLine he, a guy who admitted to hating posed photos, asked for one]]]] and that [[spoiler:the screen has gotten... [[DaydreamSurprise wavy]]]].

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* WhamShot: WhamShot:
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Ben asking for [[spoiler:a group photo]] in "My Occurrence" is two-fold: the fact that [[spoiler:[[WhamLine he, a guy who admitted to hating posed photos, asked for one]]]] and that [[spoiler:the screen has gotten... [[DaydreamSurprise wavy]]]].wavy]]]].
** A subdued variant: after it showcased the spead of an infection with the color green, "My Cabbage" ends with Cabbage 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]]''.
8th Aug '16 1:44:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Dr. Cox is constantly wrestling [[Series/{{House}} a certain other doctor]] for most badass doctor on television. And he knows it.
8th Aug '16 1:44:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeggarWithASignboard: J.D. has one of these in an ImagineSpot early in the series. When he's about to kiss Elliot, he imagines two likely consequences: either she reciprocates, leading to a steamy romance, marriage, and a threesome with another girl, or she takes it the wrong way and slaps him, he's thrown out the hospital on his ass for sexual harassment, and he ends up wearing a filthy scrub holding a sign saying he'll diagnose for food.
4th Aug '16 5:00:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* SleepsWithBothEyesOpen: Sean sleeps with open eyes as Elliot speaks to him on the phone.
24th Jul '16 3:44:42 PM nombretomado
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* SuperstitionEpisode: The series references a TheBradyBunch story when J.D. buys his own tiki necklaces for a group vacation. They joke around about certain things happening to them being bad luck, even mimicking the sound used for the Brady story, but overall it was just some arguments between couples and not actual bad luck.

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* SuperstitionEpisode: The series references a TheBradyBunch ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' story when J.D. buys his own tiki necklaces for a group vacation. They joke around about certain things happening to them being bad luck, even mimicking the sound used for the Brady story, but overall it was just some arguments between couples and not actual bad luck.
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