One hundredth episode. As a tribute to "The Wizard of Oz", the four companions go on a similar journey. Turk needs a heart from a patient in order to be the first resident to assist performing an in-house heart transplant. Carla needs courage to have a child with Turk even though she can't stand babies. Elliot needs the brains to handle speaking in a medical seminar. And J.D, well, he just wants to get home... Written by
Did You Know?
In this episode that parodies The Wizard of Oz
(1939), Turk is trying to convince a father to turn off his son's life support so his heart can used in a transplant. The patient's name is Ray Bolger
, also the name of the actor who played "The Scarecrow". See more
Part of the plot surrounds a family agonizing over a decision to "pull the plug" on their brain-dead son. If a patient is brain-dead, there is never a question as to whether to withdraw life support. A brain-dead patient is medically and legally dead. See more
Living with Elliot was certainly different. Every inch of her apartment was filled with girly stuff. There were lavender-scented candles, pink robes, bath salts... It was awesome!
References The View
Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World
'Over The Rainbow' written by E.Y. Harburg
, Harold Arlen
'What A Wonderful World' written by George David Weiss
, Bob Thiele
Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole See more