Scrubs: Season 2, Episode 12

My New Old Friend (9 Jan. 2003)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Drama
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J.D. wants to tell Elliot about his feelings, but just can't seem to find a way. Cox has to deal with a man who comes to the hospital regularly, always thinking he has something new wrong with his health.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Applegate ...
Mrs. Kaye
Dr. Zeltzer (as Robert Clendenin)
Mike Schwartz ...
Larry Udy ...


J.D. wants to tell Elliot about his feelings, but just can't seem to find a way. Cox has to deal with a man who comes to the hospital regularly, always thinking he has something new wrong with his health.

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9 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian: Look, Elliot, I...
Dr. Perry Cox: Ah damn! I missed the annual sleepover, didn't I? That wonderful time of year when you two crazy kids throw caution to the wind and make sweet, elbowy love to each other. Don't you be shy! You can tell Uncle Coxy about the naught-ay!
Dr. Elliot Reid: Dr Cox, I lost my apartment and so I was just needing a place to stay...
Dr. Perry Cox: so you went over to your "friend"'s house and cried on his shoulder, boo-hoo... wham! You
[to JD]
Dr. Perry Cox: , of course, comforted her because she was weak and vulnerable and blah, ...
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References The Recruit (2003) See more »


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Written and Performed by Howie Day
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Has anyone noticed that 8 minutes into the episode
1 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When JD and Elliot are about to talk about JD's feelings for her, and JD distracts The Todd by tossing an imaginary ball out into the hallway, there's a bulletin board in the background that has the word "league" misspelled? I just thought that was funny. It says "Bowling Leauge". Do the producers not know how to spell simple words like "leauge"? And how come nobody caught this prior to the episode being filmed? All the stagehands must have been either stupid, lazy or both. This was a really good episode, by the way. The writers for Scrubs are AMAZING at being able to weave in so much personal drama between JD and Elliot in such a small time slot. They can go from being passionate lovers in one episode to "just friends" in the next, all the while leaving the viewer able to discern the character's true feelings for each other. Simply amazing. This was probably one of the best seasons in the entire shows' history. No doubt.

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