Scrubs: Season 5, Episode 16

My Bright Idea (28 Mar. 2006)

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Turk finds out that Carla is pregnant.


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Turk finds out before Carla does that she's finally pregnant. After J.D. persuades Turk to take advantage of her not knowing so they can pull off the "greatest surprise", their plan backfires when she mentions to Turk whenever she gets pregnant *she* wants to be the one to tell everyone. Hilarity (as always) ensues. Written by AtlantaBravesBelle

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Turk finds out Carla is pregnant before she does
28 March 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Turk (Donald Faison) accidentally learns that Carla (Judy Reyes) is pregnant before she does, so J.D. (Zach Braff) convinces Turk to tell the entire hospital staff so they can all surprise Carla with the joyous news. But when Carla confides to Turk that she can't wait for the day when she can personally share her baby news with the world, Turk and J.D. have to quickly figure out how to contain hospital gossip until Carla can make the discovery on her own. Meanwhile, J.D. tricks the Janitor (Neil Flynn) into swallowing a tiny GPS tacking device. Later, when Elliott (Sarah Chalke) puts Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley) into an embarrassing situation, he decides to get even with Elliott through Keith (Travis Schuldt) and Carla.

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