Scrubs

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Question: In one episode (I think it's My Balancing Act) Dr Kelso is trying to scare the interns, so he pulls his face off and 'becomes' a guy with crazy ginger hair and a very annoying loud voice. I'm a Brit so that's maybe why I don't recognise this guy. Is he supposed to be someone famous?

Chosen answer: This is an American comedian called Scott Thompson, more widely known by his stage name of "Carrot Top".

Tailkinker

My Cake - S4-E6

Question: What exactly was the point of Cox taping Dan's head to the wall? It just seemed odd and random to me.

Chosen answer: Dan was drinking beer and Cox feared that Dan might get so intoxicated he would fall asleep and drown in the tub.

Mortug

My Old Friend's New Friend - S4-E1

Question: Why would Carla and Turk come straight back from holiday with their luggage and in their normal clothes? Wouldn't they drop that off first? Carla still has her suitcase while Turn and JD are trying to get together?

Chosen answer: I don't think there is really anything mysterious to them not going straight home and dropping off their clothes. Turk was pretty keen to see JD again and perhaps decided it was easier to catch up with him right then, then go home and come back to the hospital. Maybe going to the hospital was on their way to going back home, no real definite answer.

Lummie

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Question: Does anyone know if Robert Maschio's (The Todd) 'DOC' tattoo is real? If so, is there any known meaning behind it?

Chosen answer: No, it was a fake, they used a stamp.

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Question: Did anyone in the hospital ever find out it was one of J.D's interns that gave Ms. Wilk her fatal infection? I know it's unlikely but I had to ask anyway.

Chosen answer: No, no one ever finds out that Cabbage was the one responsible for Mrs. Wilke's infection. This information is known only to the audience.

My Day Off - S1-E9

Question: What is the song playing at the nightclub "The Free Clinic" when JD walks in to see Turk dancing with Jennifer?

Heather Northcombe

Chosen answer: "Absolutely Wasted" by Sporting Riff Raff. Sample lyric: "I wanna get rinsed / get off my face / wanna have a party now in this place / get plastered, pasted, absolutely wasted."

Michael Albert

My Old Lady - S1-E4

Question: In this episode JD, Elliot and Turk all have a patient that dies at the end. JD's dies from old age/refuses treatment. Elliot's dies due to the risky nature of the treatment given, if I remember correctly, however I never understood why Turk's patient dies. He's there for surgery, during surgery the surgeons find something, but they never say what it is. The young man is prepped for surgery again in a late scene and Turk tells him what is happening but we don't hear it. He then dies on the operating table. What was it they found inside the patient? And why did he die so quickly when undergoing surgery for it?

strikeand

Chosen answer: When they were in the operating room the first time, they saw a black mass that wasn't the hernia. At that point they don't say anything, but when Turk is on the phone he's talking to David's dad and says it was a lymphoma. Which is basically a cancerous tumor. They don't mention in the show, but lymphomas can go undetected and spread and the longer they remain, the less chance of survival. Given the way the rest of the Turk/David scenes play out, David's cancer just went unchecked too long and spread too much where there was nothing the doctors could do.

Bishop73

My American Girl - S3-E1

Question: I'm not sure I've got the right episode, but I believe it's the episode after Dr. Cox clogs Dr. Kelso. When JD comes to work Dr. Cox is mad at him for referring to him as Dr. Cox in front of patients. Why is he angry over that?

Chosen answer: In this episode Doctor Cox tells J. D. That "When they find out my actual name, they tend to page me with questions when they realize just exactly how inept you really are." He doesn't want the patients to know his name because it allows them to page him, which he finds annoying.

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Question: Why does Dr Cox wear a white coat, yet J.D. and Elliott and the other residence just wear scrubs?

Chosen answer: Dr Cox is an "attending" doctor, and as noted early in the first season he is required to. JD was able to wear one when he became an attending doctor, but chose not to.

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Question: In trivia and other places on the web people mention that JD accidentally called the Janitor by his real name, Neil Flynn. If this is true, which episode and when does he do this? It's not in the episode where he watches The Fugitive cos he doesn't mention his name then and he doesn't definitely say he was in the film. Thanks.

Chosen answer: There is no such episode. JD never called the Janitor by his real name.

Guy

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Question: In general, the colour of scrubs indicates job. So what do the people in yellow scrubs do?

Chosen answer: Blue seems to be reserved for internal medicine doctors and green for surgeons. I've noticed the orderlies seem to wear maroon as well. Nurses seem to have more variety in scrub color, and usually it seems they are colors considered to be more feminine like purple and pink. The only character named I can think of to wear yellow scrubs was Nurse Birdie, the petite nurse used for the joke "a little birdy told me..."

My Occurrence (1) - S1-E22

Question: What's the name of the song that's played just before JD gives Ben the bad news at the end of the episode? It's when he's having a flashback about retesting Ben's sample.

Chosen answer: I believe it is Hold on Hope. The only artist I have seen for it is Guided by Voices. but you may find Various Artists as the artist title. It is on the Scrubs soundtrack.

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Question: What is the name of the song playing in the background when Carla says goodbye to Laverne?

Chosen answer: The song playing in this scene is A Bad Dream by Keane.

pinkwafer

My Long Goodbye (2) - S6-E15

Question: What is the speed metal song that the guy is listening to when taking Cox's kid home?

Chosen answer: "Driving Down the Darkness" by DevilDriver.

Mortug

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Question: Does anyone remember an episode where JD is wearing a T-shirt that simply says "meh" on it? I saw someone on the TV somewhere (Film or TV show) wear it and I can't remember who. Most likely Scrubs. Please help, thanks.

Chosen answer: Not aware of this shirt being in a Scrubs episode, but it is worn by Roy in a second season episode of The IT Crowd.

pinkwafer

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Question: There's one episode where the janitor and J.D. start talking and arguing and then after a while, the janitor looks down at his watch and says "No, I don't have time" because they had started doing what they were doing in the beginning. Does anyone know what episode this is?

Chosen answer: Season 5 Episode 16 "My Bright Idea."

Guy

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Question: Where exactly does Scrubs take place? I mean, where is Sacred Heart? Is it ever mentioned in the show?

Chosen answer: Scrubs is filmed on location at North Hollywood Medical Center, a real decommissioned hospital located at 12629 Riverside Drive in the the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; since 2007, the building is also the shooting location of semi-fictional medical series Diagnosis X. However, the location of Sacred Heart Hospital within the fictional world of Scrubs is left ambiguous. Cast and crew on the show refer to the location as "San DiFrangeles" — a portmanteau of San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles that is meant to encompass a large part of California

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My Unicorn - S4-E11

Question: In the scene when Murray is chasing JD with his remote control plane, and JD is running through the field, what is the name/artist of the song playing?

Chosen answer: The episode is called 'My Unicorn', the song is 'Learn to Fly' by the Foo Fighters.

Ictoabu

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Question: Did Sarah Chalke really know German, or did she just learn enough to do the few episodes where she had to speak German?

Chosen answer: According to IMDB.com, Sarah is fluent in both French and German.

Jeff Swanson

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Question: In "His Story III" (I think it's a Season 5 episode but I'm not sure), JD barely appears at all. The Janitor kidnaps him at the beginning, then right at the end releases him from some kind of water tower. Since JD normally has a fairly major part and there's no real explanation for why he isn't in this episode, I figured there was some reason like Zach Braff was unavailable for filming or something? I know he's been in a couple of films recently, is this why? A definite answer on this would be appreciated. Thanks.

Chosen answer: From what I can find out there does not appear to be anything definitive to say that Zach Braff was unavailable. But a number of things would suggest that he wasn't unavailable. First of all most actors on TV shows will film their episodes over a period of time and commit to that project until the show has wrapped up for the season. Secondly it was only one episode. Most actors that have been absent from a series (e.g. Jesse L. Martin from Law & Order, Kelsey Grammer from Frasier) generally will miss more than one episode if they have other commitments. Finally the show might generally revolve a lot around JD but many of the other characters are featured quite prominently. The fact they have done more than a few episodes where other characters have narrated the show and focused on them is partly proof there is interest in more than just JD's character.

Lummie

My Sacrificial Clam - S1-E21

Question: Can anyone explain the title of this episode? I understand the wordplay on "sacrificial lamb", but why "clam"?

Chosen answer: The title could be interepreted in relation to the patient who JD is afraid to treat and how the room is closed off like a clam. In the episode the patient has to be quarantined to a seperate room from everyone else and medical staff that enter the room have to take precautions from entering.

Lummie

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Question: There's an episode in which Elliott is staying at JD's and they're not going out, but he comes into the bathroom and carries her to the bed and they take each other's clothes off (she's wearing red underwear). At the end, Elliott says, "Merry Christmas," and the camera pans over a Christms tree with presents underneath it. I want to know the name of this episode, and more importantly the name/artist of the song playing over this whole end bit. Thanks.

Chosen answer: The episode in question is My Monster from season two. The song played over the final scene is Dreaming Of You by The Coral from their 2002 self-titled album.

pinkwafer

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Question: In episode 5, season 4 there is a song played as the Janitor gives JD the 'Evil Eye'. Does anyone know what song it is?

Mortug

Chosen answer: "Koyaanisqatsi" by Philip Glass.

Mortug

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Question: Why is it that Carla always wears different coloured scrubs, she's always in red, pink, purple, orange etc. Also, how is it that her scrubs are the same but in different colours yet other nurses throughout the show sometimes wear a floral top, which Carla has never worn?

Chosen answer: In many hospitals these days, your scrubs are entirely a matter of choice. The hospital will provide you with a limited number of pieces in a specific (uniform) color, if you desire, or you can provide your own. If Carla chooses to keep a collection of matched tops and bottoms in various colors, or if the other nurses choose to wear floral patterns (and she doesn't), that's entirely up to them.

Rooster of Doom

My Heavy Meddle - S1-E16

Question: When Turk reveals he rented "Red Dawn," Elliot (as well as JD) says "Wolverines". Since I've never seen Red Dawn, why do JD and Elliot say "wolverines?"

Chosen answer: In Red Dawn, a group of high school students forms a guerilla group against the Soviet invasion. Their school mascot was the Wolverine, so they took that as their name and battlecry.

Grumpy Scot

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Question: Season 5 episode "My Bright Idea": JD and Turk have something in this episode where one can detect the other if they have a little coin-like thing within 100 feet (Which Turk makes the Janitor eat). What is that thing called, and where can I get it?

Chosen answer: It's called a tracking device. You can probably find one at an electronics outlet.

bytemyshineymetalass

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Question: What is the official relationship of JD and Dr. Cox? If it's a personal mentor and apprentice, why does Elliot never have one, or ever see hers? Same with Turk, he doesn't appear to have an individual mentor.

Chosen answer: He's just a doctor that J.D feels attached to, presumably because it was Dr. Cox who made JD perform his first successful procedure in the hospital (in the first episode). It's made clear through the show that Dr. Cox feels some sort of admiration / liking for J.D too, whether he shows it or not. J.D simply looks up to Dr. Cox and admires him above all the other doctors around there. It seems that Turk and Elliot just haven't met anyone they feel the same about.

Gary O'Reilly

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Question: Through season 3, there are many special guests, being from the UK, I don't know who they really are. Can anyone tell me and what they did or were in?

Chosen answer: Try searching through IMDB.com for this one. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285403/episodes#season-3

Scrappy

My Drama Queen - S2-E21

Question: I didn't understand the rerun dance in JD's fantasy. Could someone please explain?

Chosen answer: "Rerun" was a character on What's Happening!! Fred Berry, who portrayed Rerun, did this dance all of the time on the show. Its a type of dance called popping and locking.

weetie21

My Occurrence (1) - S1-E22

Question: In this episode, Brendan Fraser has his arm on fire for a good ten seconds. I've seen this effect before, and his arm has gotta be covered in some kind of fluid that protects his skin, or something. But it looks so good. Does anyone know exactly how it's achieved without him feeling the pain? I'm pretty sure it's not a prosthetic, could it be a false skin wrapped around his forearm?

Chosen answer: It's coated in a fireproof gel under the flammable liquid. It can burn for 10-20 seconds without harming the actor. The bonus features in the Spawn DVD have a whole section on fire special effects if you want to see more.

Grumpy Scot

My Ocardial Infarction - S4-E13

Question: What does the title of this episode mean?

Chosen answer: It is a play on the "Myocardial Infarction," the medical term for a heart attack.

Guy

My Lucky Charm - S4-E14

Question: Jordan's pregnancy test is negative because the stick turned blue. Isn't it supposed to turn blue if you are pregnant?

Chosen answer: Some tests turn blue, some tests turn pink, some get blue lines, some get red lines, some get a + or a -, there's even one that says "Pregnant" or "Not Pregnant".

Myridon

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Question: Does anyone know when DVDs of this are coming out in the UK and/or USA?

Jon Sandys

Chosen answer: There has been no mention from Disney (Studio who makes Scrubs) when the first season is to hit DVD shelves. Zach Braff's website had put the release as early 2005 but many believe it will be released in the US around Spring 2005 (I believe that would make it around May or June).

Lummie

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Question: The title music. Is this a proper song, or was it someting written for the show? If it is a proper song, what is it called, and who is it by?

Scrappy

Chosen answer: It's called Superman, and it's by Lazlo Bane, from their album All The Time In The World (see http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lazlobane).

J I Cohen

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Carla: You can deny you like her all you want. But, I know for a fact, that every time you guys are done "playing racquetball" or "having a conversation" or whatever it is you crazy kids are calling it, you like nothing more than to just lie next to Jordan and watch her sleep.
Dr. Cox: It would be impossible for me to lie next to Jordan, she sleeps hanging from a ramp in the ceiling, wrapped in a cocoon of her own wings.

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Season 6 - Episode 1 - My Mirror Image: Dr. Cox's hair colour and length change back and forth significantly during the episode.

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Ben Sullivan, Dr. Cox's best friend and brother-in-law, loves his camera and takes pictures everywhere he goes. Brendan Fraser, who plays Ben, has a great interest for photography in real life.

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