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Scrubs (2001–2010)

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In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Dr. Christopher Turk (182 episodes, 2001-2010)
 Dr. Perry Cox (182 episodes, 2001-2010)
 Dr. Bob Kelso (178 episodes, 2001-2010)
 Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian (175 episodes, 2001-2010)
 Dr. Elliot Reid (173 episodes, 2001-2010)
 The Janitor (170 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Nurse Carla Espinosa (169 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Dr. Todd Quinlan (127 episodes, 2001-2010)
 Ted Buckland (95 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Nurse Laverne Roberts / ... (92 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Jordan Sullivan (89 episodes, 2001-2010)


In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

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Comedy | Drama


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2 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Through the first season, the cast and crew, especially writer/creator Bill Lawrence, were so sure that the series would be canceled by the end of the season, that a plot twist was created for use when they'd have a forced series finale. This plot twist noted the fact that the Janitor, Neil Flynn's character, never directly spoke nor was spoken to by any other character than JD, Zach Braff's character. Therefore, the Janitor would be a complete figment of JD's imagination. This idea was kept up into the second season, still in fear of cancellation, until Flynn asked Lawrence to be able to finally interact with another actor on the series. (Although Elliot actually throws a cup at him in the 6th episode and sarcastically says "SORRY!", in episode 11 he gets punched on the balls by a little girl and in episode 15 the janitor teases the nurse with the vacuum cleaner) See more »


The x-ray with the show's title shown in the beginning is turned the wrong way: the heart should be seen on the right hand side. This was an intentional mistake put in by creator Bill Lawrence to represent the core idea of the show: young doctors in over their heads. Bill Lawrence reminds viewers that this goof was completely intentional in interviews, DVD commentaries, and virtually any other available opportunity. See more »


[after sleeping with a widow]
J.D.: There are a lot of ways to grieve, but last time I checked, wheelbarrow style wasn't one of them.
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Referenced in Community: Physical Education (2010) See more »


Written and Performed by Lazlo Bane
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A real shock...
12 May 2006 | by (South East of England) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised to like this comedy. I am one who does not like American humour but I love this. It reminds me of a TV 'Dramedy' we have over in the UK called teachers. The characters are consistent throughout the three seasons that I have viewed and very enjoyable. To be honest, I didn't get on with it at first but given time, I'm glad I gave it an extra chance to prove itself.

The soundtrack through the series is well chosen, the tunes really do fit in with the story of what is actually happening and there are some episodes that have a serious undertone which many of us could learn from.

I love the use of actually getting inside the characters minds (day dreams etc.) which gives it that extra dimension of comedy and stretches the limits of creativity, there is just so much that can be done with that idea.

Some lovely guest star appearances and topped off by supporting characters that stay loyal to the show rounds this up as a great US Comedy which I (i can't believe it myself) adore.

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