History Series / Scrubs

18th Jul '16 10:26:40 AM Visp
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** The Janitor claims this at times, but has revealed [[MultipleChoicePast many self-contradictory stories about his childhood and is an admitted liar]]. Some flashbacks bear out at least a few of his statements, predominantly explaining why he acts how he currently does. These include the Janitor becoming what he is because his mother intentionally threw out his teddy bear to teach him a lesson about keeping his room clean and the revelation that he takes pride in the fact that he keeps the floors of the hospital clean enough to eat off of; when asked why, there is a flashback that shows him as a child with a meal set out in front of him on the floor. His mom (off-camera) tells him that if he is going to throw his food on the floor, that is where he is going to eat from now on. At one point the Janitor is on the phone to his mother and says "No, Mom, playpen/baby cage is not like tomato/tomato."

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** The Janitor claims this at times, but has revealed [[MultipleChoicePast many self-contradictory stories about his childhood and is an admitted liar]]. Some flashbacks bear out at least a few of his statements, predominantly explaining why he acts how he currently does. These include the Janitor becoming what he is because his mother intentionally threw out his teddy bear to teach him a lesson about keeping his room clean and the revelation that he takes pride in the fact that he keeps the floors of the hospital clean enough to eat off of; when asked why, there is a flashback that shows him as a child with a meal set out in front of him on the floor. His mom (off-camera) tells him that if he is going to throw his food on the floor, that is where he is going to eat from now on. At one point the Janitor is on the phone to his mother and says "No, Mom, playpen/baby cage is not like tomato/tomato."



*** In the episode My Transition, Janitor gives Carla a baby cage and explains how his mother used it on him. When everyone reacts with shock and disgust, Janitor quickly claims it was a joke, then walks away with an angry face, later resulting in the above phone conversation.

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*** In the episode My Transition, Janitor gives Carla a baby cage dog kennel he calls a "baby cage" and explains how his mother used it on him. When everyone reacts with shock and disgust, Janitor quickly claims it was a joke, then walks away with an angry face, later resulting in face. Later he's on the above phone conversation.to his mother and says "No, Mom, playpen/baby cage is not like tomato/tomato."
13th Jul '16 6:53:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* PhoneWord: Turk gets a vanity number that spells CALLTURK. When it's pointed out that this is one too many digits, he says he hopes people will dial the 'K' even though they don't have to. J.D. promises, "I'll always dial the 'K' for you."
8th Jul '16 6:22:37 PM Nani
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* TemptingFate: The show has a LOT of this via J.D.'s narration - often, the opposite of whatever he says will or won't happen occurs at some point in the episode, whether it's immediately after, or delayed a few scenes. A notable example is in "My Screw Up" - Dr. Cox tells J.D. that a patient he was concerned about wouldn't die in the short time he was gone, but soon after, J.D. tells him that he went into cardiac arrest and died. [[spoiler:This becomes a PlayedWith trope after it's revealed that the "he" J.D. mentioned was not the original patient, but rather, Dr. Cox's best friend Ben, whom had been neglecting treatment for his leukemia.]]
8th Jul '16 6:35:37 AM Kitchen90
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''Scrubs'' is a {{Dramedy}} series that aired from 2001-2010 (2001-2008 on Creator/{{NBC}} and 2009-2010 on Creator/{{ABC}}). The show is a blend of a very goofy WorkCom and a very serious MedicalDrama, shot in a single-camera format.

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''Scrubs'' is a {{Dramedy}} series that aired from 2001-2010 (2001-2008 on Creator/{{NBC}} and 2009-2010 on Creator/{{ABC}}). The show is a blend of a very goofy WorkCom and a very serious MedicalDrama, PuttingTheMedicInComedic at its finest -- shot in a single-camera format.
28th Jun '16 1:55:36 PM Nani
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* RedHerring: In "My Screw Up", while visiting with Ben and Dr. Cox, J.D. mentions being concerned about a patient's irregular heartbeat. Dr. Cox assures him that the man won't die in the 30 minutes that he will be gone, but after Dr. Cox returns to the hospital, J.D. tells him that he went into cardiac arrest and that they failed to resuscitate him. [[spoiler: It's revealed that "he" wasn't the patient - it was Ben, who had previously stated that he'd gone two years without seeing a single doctor despite having leukemia.]]


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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: In "My Screw Up", the reveal that Ben was DeadAllAlong is this. The characters all know it, though Dr. Cox is in strong denial about it and hallucinates that Ben is with him throughout the episode, and it's revealed at the end, where instead of going to Jack's birthday party as planned, they are actually attending Ben's funeral.]]
28th Jun '16 2:48:47 AM Geoduck
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* BadVibrations: Done in "My Friend With Money" with a very pregnant Jordan, as a ''Film/JurassicPark'' homage.
4th Jun '16 6:53:55 PM gewunomox
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** Elliot says "I love {{U2}}!" when going through her album collection, her boyfriend, nurse Paul Flowers hears this and tells her he loves her too. Because Elliot is such a neurotic mess, this eventually leads to them breaking up.

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** Elliot says "I love {{U2}}!" Music/{{U2}}!" when going through her album collection, her boyfriend, nurse Paul Flowers hears this and tells her he loves her too. Because Elliot is such a neurotic mess, this eventually leads to them breaking up.
27th May '16 3:18:28 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* 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 '[[{{Friends}} Chandler]]' Perry, and more. Almost the entire cast of ''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) to brief appearances-- Fred 'Rerun' Berry, [[StarWars Billy Dee]], Jimmie Walker, Matthew '[[{{Friends}} Chandler]]' Perry, and more. Almost the entire cast of ''SpinCity'' ''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...
7th May '16 5:26:42 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: "I love ''GreysAnatomy''. It's like they took our lives and put it on TV."

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* TakeThat: "I love ''GreysAnatomy''.''Series/GreysAnatomy''. It's like they took our lives and put it on TV."



** In a similar vein to the one about ''GreysAnatomy'', there's the time Kelso says Dr. Cox is "Like Series/{{House}}, without the limp." Though that may have been entirely well meaning, seeing as they later did an episode long House homage.

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** In a similar vein to the one about ''GreysAnatomy'', ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', there's the time Kelso says Dr. Cox is "Like Series/{{House}}, without the limp." Though that may have been entirely well meaning, seeing as they later did an episode long House homage.
16th Apr '16 6:06:44 PM annette12
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* InformedWrongness:
** While the first few seasons were about J.D. learning how to improve himself as a doctor and a person, later seasons progressively were examples of this instead. A controversial example was after he found out that Kim lied to him about having miscarried. While he did do some things wrong in dealing with it (like running out when she wanted to talk), after he upsets her (ironically she was one of the only people to say he had legitimate reasons for it) everyone turns on him when they find out.
** Apparently JD has no right to be upset about the fact that Turk and Carla are kicking him out of their apartment, because they need room to grow as a couple, and potentially, a family. The issue here is that the apartment is JD's, he found it first, and then invited Turk to come live with him, who later moved Carla in. ''They have no right'' demanding that JD moves out, yet JD is shown as being in the wrong for not wanting to honour his friends wishes.
** Poor JD gets this yet again when Elliot kisses him ''seconds'' before Sean returns, having implied that she wanted to get back together with him. Elliot then rekindles her relationship with Sean, and when JD rightly points out that it isn't fair, Elliot responds with a rather cutting 'you're supposed to be my friend'. Once again JD is considered to be in the wrong for being upset.
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