Coleman "Colonel Doctor" Slawski Lloyd Slawski, the delivery guy Originally, the Janitor was meant to be a one-season-only character who would be revealed in the season finale to be JD's imaginary creation.
He was so popular that they scrubbed that idea and kept him as a real character and Almighty Janitor. Sacred Heart doesn't have a lost and found box. They have an "Ass Box". From the episode My Own Personal Jesus: I don't want to go to Mass in the stupid morn- ooh, hey, candy! Scrubs has way more spanking than other shows. Played for laughs in some of the Imagine Spots when all the other characters imagine being married to Elliot.
Kelso and Elliot are sitting across from each other at a huge dining table; Kelso knows that his wife hates him but he doesn't care. Cox is so annoyed at Elliot being his wife that he murders her within two days and considers going to the chair as a result Worth It. Dr Cox's son Jack's first words were a first sentence: Back for the Finale: Good Lord, too many people to name: Turk and The Todd, in one of JD's dream sequences. Bad News in a Good Way: Sometimes invoked for breaking bad news to a patient, both in and out of fantasy sequences.
Elliot often tries to cheer people up by remembering one of her relatives being in a similar situation. These stories all end with the relative committing suicide.
Averted in "My Princess". The two-headed witch's breastplate, at least on Carla's side is anatomically accurate. Two episodes in the eighth season send the main characters to the Bahamas. Beggar with a Signboard: When he's about to kiss Elliot, he imagines two likely consequences: JD is trying to get Cox to hire more nurses. Cox claims that there just isn't enough money for it, but that JD could raise the money himself, since he's so annoying, by offering people a service whereby he doesn't talk to them in exchange for a monthly fee.
Cox continues, saying that after while, people will forget how annoying he is and let their subscription run out. And then JD will go to their house and annoy them all over again, but this time, the prince is quadrupled. He's supportive when she becomes engaged to new intern Keith, but it isn't until the ceremony officiates the whole thing that he realizes that he did want to marry her himself.
In early seasons Dr. Cox and Jordan share this trope. Also, don't do anything to Hooch. Turk and Carla, and Dr. According to Bill Lawrence, Drew and Denise were created to be this in season 9. A slight version of this may be Dr. In the first couple of seasons, it's revealed that Dr. Cox is enamored with Carla, but he eventually outgrows it and they continue to be good friends. Surprisingly, given their antagonistic attitude toward each other, Dan shows this toward J.
No offense, I'm a big fan of the tough-guy act, but let me tell you what I really think. I think you love the fact that these kids idolize you. Becoming a doctor, this is all he ever wanted; and yet, somehow, you've found a way to beat that out of him, haven't you? Turned him into some cynical guy who seems to despise what he does.
Cox, Johnny's never gonna look up to me. But he hangs on your every word. Done by JD in "My Last Chance" when, after spending an entire night trying to get to Molly's apartment before she leaves town for another job, he finds out the note from Elliot that presumably gave him permission to have sex with Molly instead read "Now we're even. Both these cases are actually inversions, since the person whose language skills were secret is the one being backfired upon.
When Carla's brother Marco is first introduced, he pretends to only speak Spanish to annoy Turk. Turk eventually goads him into revealing he speaks English. In a later episode, Turk decides to surprise Carla by telling her he's learned Spanish, but then decides to keep it a secret for a bit so he can listen in on her secret conversations and appear to be a more attentive husband. This doesn't go entirely as planned.
Turk decides to learn Spanish to speak to Carla and the vast majority of the episode is subtitled—all of it except for the bit at the very end where they talk about JD and Elliot as they start to repair their friendship and ultimately their relationship.
Lampshaded beforehand by Turk saying they are going to say things nobody can understand except in their language. Maddox is quickly revealed to be one. Elliot has shades of this starting in season 4. Ranging from downplaying and forgetting how everyone else helped her early on, to calling JD jealous after being called by Dr. Cox for dumping patients on others, to calling JD a bad friend for considering telling Sean she cheated on him with JD.
There are plenty of bittersweet or downer endings. The woman is safe from the hemorrhage in her head that was a ticking time bomb, but it ends with her already missing the music.
But at the same time, the interns have finally made some progress as doctors. Invoked by JD in one episode when they have a falling out and JD starts hanging out with Hooch, presumably for the sole purpose of still being able to call someone Chocolate Bear. Mentioned in "My Long Goodbye".
When Turk is saying goodbye to Laverne as she lies in a coma, and to lighten the heavy mood with a little humor, he comments that if this were a horror movie, he'd be the next one to die.
After a very pregnant and very angry Jordan has been summoned to the hospital: You look pretty, dear. And after we learn that Ms. Sullivan is Cox's ex-wife.
In the next five seconds name one place you've been other than the hospital or the apartment. Doug is an amazing pathologist because he's accidentally killed patients in every way known to man. Cox once comments that he suspects that Doug is secretly a government assassin.
The first season's first and last episodes' first lines are exactly the same and their first scenes resemble one another. JD is tackled by an alzheimers patient at the beginning and end of the season 5 episode My Intern's Eyes. In one episode, Dr. Cox realises that Doug is listening to him and says to himself; Dr. If this kid [Doug] doesn't leave I'm gonna kill him! Hey, if you leave, I'm going to know that you were listening to me and kill you anyway! Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: I could hit you over the head with a wrench.
Or, I could stab you in the gut with a knife. The Janitor is fond of these. He also makes a pen-straw. It works, but his cola somehow tastes of ink. Some of his other inventions include: Played around with a few times during the series. In My House, when the interns mention House.
This isn't a TV show, and there aren't any [waves in direction of cameras] cameras over here. One episode's cold open has a gag of JD seemingly speaking directly to the audience about his new suit but actually talking to one of the characters , taken to its extreme when he says "What I really want to know is what America thinks. Cox explaining to Carla that she simply can't tell jokes because that's not how she's funny and then proceeds to hang lampshades on exactly what makes each member of the main and supporting cast all the way down to Snoop Dog Resident funny.