Scrubs

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Scrubs focuses on the bizarre experiences of fresh faced medical intern John "J.D." Dorian as he embarks on his career in a surreal hospital crammed full of unpredictable staffers and patients, where humor and tragedy can merge paths at any turn.
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Zach BraffDonald FaisonSarah Chalke
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. My First Day
    October 1, 2001
    23min
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    John Dorian, J.D. to friends, is a boyishly handsome, self-deprecatingly funny, likeable guy who would be confident if he only realized his assets. Four years of medical school have prepared J.D. for his first day as an intern at Sacred Heart Hospital--but he has his doubts.
  2. 2. My Mentor
    October 3, 2001
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    Sardonic Dr. Cox gets to J.D., who's in desperate need of acceptance; tactless Elliot irks Carla, who's being wooed by slick Turk.
  3. 3. My Best Friend's Mistake
    October 8, 2001
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    Professional and personal situations test the bounds of friendship between J.D. and Turk; a sexist matter entangles Elliot with Kelso.
  4. 4. My Old Lady
    October 15, 2001
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    "On my first day," recalls intern J.D., "my resident told me if you don't count the emergency room...or the maternity ward...one out of every three patients admitted to this [hospital] will die." That reflection, chilling though it be, introduces an insightful, compassionate episode that invites speculation on the fates of three new patients.
  5. 5. My Two Dads
    October 22, 2001
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    J.D. points out what seems to be a technical mistake to Dr. Kelso, but it was really an attempt of Dr. Cox to save a woman without insurance using a dead guy's insurance.
  6. 6. My Bad
    October 29, 2001
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    Dr. Cox is still facing the threat of suspension, and coincidentally, J.D. is assigned to a special patient: Jordan Sullivan, an important board member. She is very demanding and J.D. ends up sleeping with her after he confronts her.
  7. 7. My Super Ego
    November 5, 2001
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    J.D. has finally earned the spot as brightest student, but he's got competition: Nick Murdoch, who seems to be nicer, friendlier and has a better butt than him.
  8. 8. My Fifteen Minutes
    November 14, 2001
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    J.D. and Turk become heroes after saving a cameraman's life on TV while heading to a strip club. But Turk quickly becomes the target of a new publicity campaign led by Dr. Kelso, exploiting the hospital's diversity.
  9. 9. My Day Off
    November 19, 2001
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    J.D. gets to see the hospital through the eyes of a patient when he's admitted for appendicitis.
  10. 10. My Nickname
    November 26, 2001
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    J.D. begins a new relationship with Carla -- J.D. gains a new nickname, "Scooter," - and his relationship with Nurse Carla evolves as he begins to outdistance her medical knowledge.
  11. 11. My Own Personal Jesus
    December 10, 2001
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    It's Christmas, and even though J.D. and the others don't really feel like celebrating, Turk makes a huge deal about it (especially after one of J.D.'s patients suddenly returns from coma).
  12. 12. My Blind Date
    January 7, 2002
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    A woman slips and falls on the wet floor of the hospital. Afraid she might sue the hospital (and consequently having some big heads roll), Dr. Kelso asks J.D. to stand by her and be friendly so she won't sue them.
  13. 13. My Balancing Act
    January 14, 2002
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    J.D. is frustrated when his budding romance with an ex-patient wilts as their dates are constantly interrupted by emergency calls while the beastly Dr. Kelso becomes less fearsome to the wide-eyed interns when Dr. Cox informs them how to avoid the blowhard's bite.
  14. 14. My Drug Buddy
    January 21, 2002
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    J.D. chooses Alex over Elliot when the two argue over missing medication, based solely on his chances of (quoting Turk) "booty"; totally ignoring Elliot's feelings.
  15. 15. My Bed Banter & Beyond
    February 4, 2002
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    After going to bed and spending an entire day having sex, J.D. and Elliot go to work trying to hide their new secret romance, but everybody already knows it.
  16. 16. My Heavy Meddle
    February 25, 2002
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    When a rampaging Dr. Cox suddenly shows up at his door in a strange funk, J.D. sees a possibility of a breakthrough in their relationship -- until he learns that Cox loses control in almost an annual rite.
  17. 17. My Student
    March 4, 2002
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    J.D., Elliot and Turk are receiving their first medical students, and now they finally get a chance to see what it feels like to be on the other side. Elliot can't wait to unleash all her medical student frustration on her intern.
  18. 18. My Tuscaloosa Heart
    March 11, 2002
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    J.D. has a patient who's rude to him and the nurses, and eventually dies from cancer. J.D. feels awful for not giving him his full attention and worries maybe he could have saved the guy if he was nicer to him.
  19. 19. My Old Man
    April 8, 2002
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    An assortment of moms and dads descend on their offspring at home and in the workplace.
  20. 20. My Way or the Highway
    April 15, 2002
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    Turk's competitiveness is starting to annoy J.D., especially when it crosses the line of personal jokes and becomes patient matters (whether or not a patient should go into surgery is their latest feud).
  21. 21. My Sacrificial Clam
    April 29, 2002
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    J.D. fears being contaminated with Hepatitis B. after a needle accidentally sticks his forearm. From then on, he tries to avoid any contagious patient, trading one of them with Dr. Cox.
  22. 22. My Occurrence
    May 6, 2002
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    Jordan's brother Ben is admitted at Sacred Heart for having an accident with a nail gun.
  23. 23. My Hero
    May 13, 2002
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    Ben takes the news of his diagnosis pretty well - better than his sister Jordan and J.D. at least. Remarkably, it is Dr. Cox who is the voice of reason and compassion, until his own fears get in the way.
  24. 24. My Last Day
    May 20, 2002
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    It's J.D.'s last day as an intern. It's been quite a year for the three new doctors. But nevertheless they have work to do.

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Supporting actors
Ken JenkinsJohn C. McGinleyJudy Reyes
Season year
2002
Network
ABC Studios
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LydiaReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The beginning of a great series.
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I've been a fan of Scrubs for years now. It's nice to have the season that started it all. This is a wonderful comedy that follows the story and exploits of J.D. his friend Turk and other members of Sacred Heart Hospital. Unlike most shows set in hospitals this is a comedy filled with relatable characters and situations. There are plenty of life lessons to be learned, and absolutely no needless shows of drama and overall ridiculousness.
I'm definitely going to enjoy rewatching the show and reconnecting with the characters and cast. I hope you do too.
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will crowReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
love these kids
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One thing to remember about doctors and nurses in general, they all believe, all feel intensely, that EVERYONE is sick in some way. Somehow sad, somehow missing some essential element in life, and that they, the health care professionals, can provide this thing. That even though they are limited human beings themselves, they insist that you need them to round out your own humanity.
As a surgeon suggests, a chance to cut, is a chance to cure. Shrinks all think everybody would benefit from psychiatry. And your general practitioner thinks you should see him regularly for check ups.
This forces the show into a depressing end for each episode. The reality that not everyone can be cured. They have few if any characters who contend with death and dying in any meaningful and positive way.
I loved the show, watched each episode a half dozen times, rented and re rented it. But be forewarned they are all ultimately going to say and behave in a way that relates the ultimate belief that there is no escape to suffering in life, that this suffering can only be avoided in part, and that the health care professional is the only source of knowledge and help on this planet.
you gotta be that egocentric to cut people open, tell them how to live and what to eat, and all the rest.
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geigerp99Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Scrubs was just a great show.
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That is from someone who hates sitcoms. Quirky, funny as heck, and poignant at times. The cast is great and you can watch the same episode many times and catch different jokes that you missed the first time. Keep you eye on the stuffed dog.

Again this is from someone who dislikes sitcoms.
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AppleluverReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
... after my heart attack then it made me feel good about my doctor visits and made me feel good ...
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I started watching scrubs after my heart attack then it made me feel good about my doctor visits and made me feel good about my medical health. Looks like an old friend from the past and keeps me on the healthy path. Lots of laughs lots of fun I enjoy this series.
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CathyReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best!
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Scrubs was the best newest sitcom around. I doubt anything will top it. If you love silly and slapstick combined with heartfelt drama in each episode with reflective life evaluations - this is the show for you. As for the DVDs, I bought them individually (Seasons 1-8. For non-Scrubs viewers, the show finished at season 8. Season 9 is technically a spin-off with medical students and only some of the original cast). I didn't want to buy the full box set once I saw that the DVDs were in the slide-in cardboard sleeves on pages of a book. While it's a very cute idea, who wants to touch the bottom of their dvd's to get it out? So I bought each complete season individually and it was a lot cheaper. Each season has great bonus features - a lot of interviews and behind the scenes and bloopers and alt lines, etc. So happy I finally have the entire series in my collection!
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AndrewReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Arrested Development In A Hospital
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I really wish that I had gotten into this show years ago. I didn't even see an episode until I bought this set, which came out just after the end of the fourth season. Yes, I try not to do "blind buys", but this set came very highly reccomended, and I really enjoy the other material by Zach Braff and Bill Lawrence.

The show centers around Dr. John "J.D." Dorian (Braff), a medical intern at Sacred Heart Hospital, which is probably one of the craziest hospitals on Earth. Along with his best friend Chris Turk (Donald Faison), a surgical intern, and Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke), another medical intern, J.D. tries to make it through the days while having to deal with bizarre patients, nasty superiors, and an insane janitor (Neil Flynn) who can't seem to leave J.D. alone.

Other cast-members include Nurse Carla Espinosa (Judy Reyes), who begins a relationship with Turk, Todd Quinlan (Robert Maschio), another surgical intern who becomes a friend of Turk's, and Ted the Lawyer (Sam Lloyd), a pathetic man who is constantly afraid of malpractice suits. Then there are the doctors. Dr. Perry Cox (John C. McGinley) is a self-hating cynic who, while appearing to be mean to J.D. and the other interns, really only wants them to succeed, and all of his criticism is (fairly) constructive. On the other hand is the evil Dr. Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins). Kelso is a man who cares more about the money than the patients (as opposed to Cox, who hates the fact that medicine is now a "business"), and he looks for things that the interns do to criticize.

This show has a very wacky kind of humor; utilizing sound effects, cutaways, and metaphors for jokes, almost anything is fair game. It may take a few minutes to get used to, but this is definitely one of the funniest shows that I've ever seen. The show makes good use of metaphors; sometimes when a character is speaking metaphorically, we see a cutaway scene showing the metaphor literally (like when J.D. compared the hospital to high school- medical interns are the geeks, surgical interns are the jocks, and nurses are the cheerleaders). Other times, when a character is speaking literally, we see a metaphorical cut scene.

When I first heard about this show, I was unsure as to how the writers could successfully pull off a comedic medical show. I mean, there is a lot to make fun of, but things can easily be carried too far, especially when dealing with death. Fortunately, the writers and actors know when to switch from being comedic to being dramatic, and it gives the show a sense of dignity that many other shows do not have.

In the extras department, we get some pretty good stuff. Deleted scenes that are actually funny (I like the one involving two patients who are mentally insane, and believe themselves to be Jesus and Satan), good outtakes, alternate line readings, and audio commentaries.

In conclusion, this is a great boxed set. It is a definite must-own for Scrubs fans, and is worth checking out for someone who's never seen the show.
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S. LeeReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
amazingly original and mature...
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I bought Scrubs Season 1 DVD about a year ago. Before that, I never saw the show on TV. That Zach Braff is in it, as one of the main characters, was reassuring. And I read a review somewhere, which was mentioning the show's "quirky sense of humor." With this, I could sort of picture a medical drama with a Garden State-type of humor. A drama that has "real" people as its characters, that finds laughs in mundane details and combines it with a unique pathos, or at times, insights. If the show can meet half the expectation I have, I wouldn't be painfully disappointed, I figured and bought the DVD.

Then I was amazed and really pleased. While basically being a show I expected, Scrubs went far beyond my expectation. I remember my gasping, on the first viewing, at moments that I did not really expect to see from a network TV show. These moments abound from the very first episode. For instance, when JD asks Turk if he can use the "extremely volatile racial slur," that is the "n"-word, when he sings a rap song. Or when he tells Eliot that she should "tease" Turk for his being black. Or Carla's retort when JD compliments Turk for his starting to have sex with her on a regular basis ("My man Turk is now getting it daily, nightly, and ever so rightly"): "why do you automatically assume that he and I are having sex? Do latina women put out more?"

These moments are refreshing and can even be taken as culturally significant because they may signal a certain degree of freedom from the kind of political correctness we are assumed to conform to as to the issue of someone's race. These moments are also endearing because they do *not* appeal to the racial stereotypes or prejudices we may have but invite us to rethink about them. In this regard, at least, I think Scrubs is far superior to Grey's Anatomy, another medical drama where racial issues are not really candidly or thoughtfully dealt with.

If you choose to look at it that way, every show (or movie, or novel, for that matter) is about three things: race, gender, and class. Scrubs' way of dealing with these three issues is amazingly original and mature. While having hard laughs, you find yourself rethinking about the notions you previously held as to these, and beginning to think of what the show is really saying. Of course, Scrubs is not an "issue" show. Far from it. If it makes you think, it does so in a really subtle, charming way.

I actually have used the show as class discussion material in my composition classes. Every (I mean, "every") student responded to the show strongly and found it delightful, pertaining, and very, very funny. In these classes, I could attest the "greatness" of the show. I have now watched the first season scores of times, and am sure that, if you are willing to, you can "do philosophy" with Scrubs, the way a group of philosophers did with The Simpsons ("The Simpsons and Philosophy": another very helpful resource for freshman composition class teachers).
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Derrick JenkinsReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Opening with many laughs
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and keeps going throughout the whole season with 24 episodes and various special features-deleted scenes, bloopers, favorite moments and what not. All the actors in this first season of Scrubs are on their A games as if they've been working together for years. You can feel the chemistry already between the different actors/actresses throughout. With many laughs, good times and few bad ones for each. They still come through this first season a bit stronger and better off then when they started.

It goes without saying that the first season of Scrubs is a complete smash hit and with so many laughs throughout it. You will hard pressed to not laugh at less once an episode if not more with added guest stars like John Ritter (playing JD's father) and others. Great start off point to get acquainted with an well put together and well writter series in Scrubs.
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