Trivia: 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.


Trivia: The picture of the lady in Ted's office is his real-life mother.


Trivia: The janitor's nametag actually says "Janitor" emphasising the mystery surrounding his name.


My Screw Up - S3-E14

Trivia: This episode pays homage to The Sixth Sense in the way that Dr. Cox sees Ben, but no-one else does. The audience doesn't know this but they do drop a clue. Dr. Cox asks Ben, "Are you still doing that camera thing?" to which Ben replies, "Till the day I die." And after J.D. tells Dr. Cox that the patient died, Ben no longer has his camera.


Pilot - S1-E1

Trivia: JD's sitcom fantasy takes place on the set of My Wife and Kids.


My Cake - S4-E6

Trivia: In this episode JD learns his father's passed away. JD's dad was played by John Ritter, who died in September 2003. The episode is dedicated "To our friend, John Ritter".


My Friend the Doctor - S3-E8

Trivia: The shot of the car driving off the bridge was actually taken from the Tom Cruise film Vanilla Sky, as mentioned in the director's commentary.


My Tuscaloosa Heart - S1-E18

Trivia: When JD has the flashback of him walking in on his parents in bed, the voice of his father telling him to get out was provided by the actor who plays Dr Cox.


Season 1 generally

Trivia: The initial concept for the janitor was that he was only in J.D.'s imagination. If you watch the early episodes, the janitor doesn't interact with any of the other characters. The idea was eventually abandoned because the character became too popular.


My First Step - S2-E7

Trivia: In "My First Step", when J.D. is talking to his dad - played by John Ritter - when he was younger, the set they used was the one for 8 Simple Rules... For Dating My Teenage Daughter, in which Ritter plays the dad.


My Unicorn - S4-E11

Trivia: The father needing a kidney and the son trying to sell him his in this episode are played by real life father and son John Bennet Perry and Matthew Perry.


My Faith in Humanity - S4-E23

Trivia: JD and Turk arrange the schedules so Dr. Turner and Dr. Hooch are working together. Dr. Turner is played by Jim Hanks, brother of Tom Hanks, who starred in Turner & Hooch.

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My Big Brother - S2-E6

Trivia: Dr. Cox refers to a patient as "G.O.M.E.R." That term derives from Samuel Shem's book "House of good" and stands for "Get outta my emergency room." It means "a patient who is frequently admitted with complicated but uninspiring and incurable conditions" and has been wildly popularized by the book.


My Brother, Where Art Thou? - S3-E5

Trivia: When we see the inside of Ted's office there is a keyboard but no monitor or computer. Probably to show Ted has no importance in the hospital.


My Unicorn - S4-E11

Trivia: The scene in which Matthew Perry chases JD with a remote control plane is a play on the famous Alfred Hitchcock movie North by Northwest, in which Cary Grant is chased through a field by a biplane.


My Sacrificial Clam - S1-E21

Trivia: This episode features a group of doctors played by Ed Begley Jr., Eric Laneuville, William Daniels, and Stephen Furst, all of whom had recurring roles on St. Elsewhere, another medical show.

Trivia: Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence also co-created the show Spin City. Of the ten main actors on Spin City, seven subsequently made guest appearances on Scrubs, some multiple times. The only three who never appeared on Scrubs are Charlie Sheen (Charlie), Connie Britton (Nikki), and Victoria Dillard (Janelle).


My Fruit Cups - S2-E8

Trivia: When JD has his little fantasy about the OBGYN girls are like being in a sorority, they're wearing little tops with Greek letters on them (like sorority shirts) that are and omega beta and gamma. (OBG).


My Big Bird - S5-E8

Trivia: JD asks Elliot to do him a favour and cover Mr. Foster for him, so he can go to Mr. Sutton's house. Sutton Foster is an actress and singer who has done many Broadway shows, and is the star of the TV series Younger. Likely a nod by a musical-loving writer.


Season 9 generally

Trivia: In the German dubbed version of the show, the character Maya has a Swiss accent instead of Australian.

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My Mentor - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the apartment there is a cardboard box on a table, with a strip of blue tape on it and a tube of paper sticking out of it. A few shots later another strip of blue tape suddenly appears on the box and the tube of paper has vanished. (00:02:35 - 00:03:15)

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Elliot: Dr. Cox, does this lipstick make me look like a clown?
Dr. Cox: No, Barbie... It makes you look like a prostitute who caters exclusively TO clowns.

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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?

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

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