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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Bill Lawrence
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 33 wins & 132 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Donald Faison ...  Dr. Christopher Turk 182 episodes, 2001-2010
John C. McGinley ...  Dr. Perry Cox / ... 182 episodes, 2001-2010
Ken Jenkins ...  Dr. Bob Kelso / ... 178 episodes, 2001-2010
Zach Braff ...  Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian / ... 175 episodes, 2001-2010
Sarah Chalke ...  Dr. Elliot Reid / ... 173 episodes, 2001-2010
Neil Flynn ...  Janitor / ... 170 episodes, 2001-2009
Judy Reyes ...  Nurse Carla Espinosa 169 episodes, 2001-2009
Robert Maschio ...  Todd 127 episodes, 2001-2010
Sam Lloyd ...  Ted / ... 95 episodes, 2001-2009
Aloma Wright ...  Nurse Roberts / ... 91 episodes, 2001-2009
Christa Miller ...  Jordan / ... 89 episodes, 2001-2010
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Set in the fictional Sacred Heart hospital in California, John "J.D" Dorian makes his way through the overwhelming world of medicine, with the help of his best friend, his fellow rookie doctors, and the arrogant, but brilliant attending physician he views as his mentor. Written by minecraftman707

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Comedy | Drama

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Michael Muhney was initially up for the role of J.D., but was told he wasn't quirky enough. See more »

Goofs

The chest x-ray in the credits is backwards (the heart is to the right). There is a very slight possibility of "dextrocardia" or "situs inversus" (when the heart is turned in the wrong direction), but this is rare enough that it is simply an error. See more »

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Chris Turk: Babe, you gotta understand. A guy will sleep with any woman he finds attractive, no matter how he feels about her. If Tyra Banks drove her car over my mom and then offered to have sex with me, I'd have to dial 9-1-1 in the nude because my pants would already be off!
Carla: Nice, while your mother lays there dying.
Chris Turk: [to JD] Tell her.
J.D.: His mother doesn't die. Tyra uses her connections in the super model world to get Turk's mom's brain put into Heidi Klum's body. She falls in love with me, and we all move in ...
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Referenced in Surviving Jack: She Drives Me Crazy (2014) See more »

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Superman
Written and Performed by Lazlo Bane
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One of the best shows on TV
20 May 2004 | by anhedoniaSee all my reviews

The show's clever, the dialogue smart, the characters engaging and the the occasional veering into the absurd and outrageous provides a refreshing break from TV fare that is generally tepid at best these days.

Yes, the characters may not all be nice and some may be nasty throughout the show, such as Tara Reid's cameo as J.D.'s slutty girlfriend. But they're always interesting, and the show's constantly funny. The love-hate relationship between Dr. Cox and Jordan is a pleasure to watch and keeping the J.D.-Elliot love/relationship off-kilter is a smart move on the writers' part.

At a time when American TV audiences seem enraptured by garbage, such as "Survivor," "The Bachelor" and "Who Wants to Marry a Gold-Digging Slut/Hunk on a Deserted Island While Answering Questions With 19,000 Chances to Telephone Relatives and Friends for the Answers," NBC's "Scrubs" provides a breath of fresh air.

It is the best sitcom on TV today and I only hope that NBC does right by this show and promotes it as much as it did the over-hyped "Friends." Because "Scrubs" deserves all the promotion so that it can stick around for a long time.

Addendum: The current season of "Scrubs" - where NBC runs two new episodes every Tuesday - is particularly good.

This show gets absolutely no respect from its network and the show's creators, I think, believe this might very well be the last season. So they're pulling out all the stops and the lunacy is inspired, inventive and unquestionably funny.

The remarkable thing about this show is that is so deftly balances wacky, wild humor - the non sequitur fantasy sequences are hilarious - with surprisingly moving and quiet moments.

Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison and Judy Reyes have a wonderful sense of comic timing. And even though the series revolves around Braff's character, J.D., the show, I believe, belongs to John C. McGinley as Dr. Cox.

His riffs are howlers and, yet, McGinley always finds the humanity in his character and the situations. And Dr. Cox's relationship with his wife, Jordan (Christa Miller, who is superb), is one of the series' highlights.

I only wish the DVDs of the series would come out much sooner. "Scrubs" is one of the best sitcoms ever on TV and its 2006 season provides ample proof of that.


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