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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The teasers for the 2001 season finale parodied the teasers for the show 24 (2001) which had the same time slot as Scrubs (2001). 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 »


Chris Turk: Ya know Elliot, eventually you're gonna have to take off your sock.
Elliot: If I do then from now on whenever you guys look at me all you're going to think is Giant Gross-Foot. It's like that security guard with the hook for the hand, all anybody thinks when they look at him is Big Giant Afro.
Carla: [gasps] I do think that!
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Written and Performed by Lazlo Bane
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Scrubs: The Best Television Show Ever. Period.
16 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I thank Bill Lawrence with all my heart and soul for creating "Scrubs." Never before have I become so invested in characters that I actually cry when something happens to them. Well, not since Buffy, at least...

Anyway, Scrubs is a unique blend of in-your-face, slapstick, outrageous humour and tear-jerking, brilliantly acted drama. In the space of 5 seconds, the show can go from laughing your a** off to getting goosebumps from how moving it is.

Take for instance episode 12 of the 3rd season, "My Screwup." Don't worry, no spoilers, but in my opinion, this is the best episode of Scrubs (next to "My Lunch") just because of how absolutely hilarious it is for the majority, but at the end, all of a sudden, with one of the best cuts of all time, you, or at least I, suddenly find tears welling up in my eyes as realisation kicks in.

I recommend this show to everyone, and am constantly outraged how this show never wins an Emmy, they should have picked one up for every brilliant season this show brings out. It is without a doubt, the very best television show there has ever been. Here endeth the rant.

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