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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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Bill Lawrence
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Cast

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 128 episodes, 2001-2010
Sam Lloyd ...  Ted / ... 95 episodes, 2001-2009
Aloma Wright ...  Nurse Roberts / ... 92 episodes, 2001-2009
Christa Miller ...  Jordan / ... 90 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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scrubs See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At the beginning of the second season, a longer intro was introduced that included all of the characters in the show, and not just the doctors. It was quickly scuttled when NBC decided to extend the length of the episodes in an attempt to win more viewers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Dr. Cox: Well, gosh - I guess I became a doctor because ever since I was a little boy, I just wanted to help people. I don't tell this story often, but I remember when I was seven years old, one time I found a bird that had fallen out of its nest, and so I picked him up and I brought him home, and I made him a house out of an empty shoebox.
[starts laughing]
Dr. Cox: I became a doctor for the same four reasons that everybody does - chicks, money, power and chicks.
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User Reviews

Not actually a sitcom...
12 December 2004 | by jakebdSee all my reviews

Let me start off by saying that I adore this show. Really, I'm absolutely enthralled by it. Here's the thing, it's not really a sitcom. If you're a fan of straight zannyness and a brand new plot with each episode, this isn't really the show for you.

Sitcom, or situation comedy, is comedy of the moment. It is to say that nothing that has happened previously in the series is the reason for what's happening now. Scrubs, on the other hand, involves a rather strong continuing plot line and character arcs that encompass a season. The characters change and grow over time.

For me, since, as I said, I am devoted to the show, this is fantastic. I watch it every week and I get a bit more of the story to file away in my head thing. However, if you're just tuning in for the first time, you might not like the show quite so much. All I can say is, give it time. Let it grow on you a bit before you cast judgment. Because really, the show is good. But tuning in for one episode won't really tell you that.


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