Dr. Franklyn was a patient at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Dr. Franklyn and three other doctors, Dr. Douglas, Dr. Bailey, and Dr. Lamar were at a conference together and all contracted Legionnaires' Pneumonia. They all shared a room at Sacred Heart, and J.D. was an intern assigned to them. They frightened him with stories of doctors who had gotten sick because of patients, and had a good laugh when J.D. left frightened. However, when J.D. admitted to Elliot that he was afraid of getting sick from a patient, he lost Dr. Franklyn's respect.
- Dr. Franklyn makes a comment and his friends groan that he is going to make a "fart joke". This could be a reference to Stephen Furst's most famous role as frat boy Flounder in Animal House.
- Stephen Furst, Ed Begley Jr., Eric Laneuville, and William Daniels were all doctors on the 1980s NBC show St. Elsewhere.
|SEASON ONE PATIENTS|
Dr. Bailey • Dave Benson • Mr. Bidwell • Mrs. Blitt • Frank Bober • Mr. Burski • Carla's mother • Darryl • Mike Davis • Jerry Donovan • J.D. • Dr. Douglas • Will Forte • Dr. Franklyn • Dr. Greenberg • Mrs. Guerrero • Mr. Hoffner • Jared • Mr. Kavanaugh • Sean Kelly • Dr. Lamar • Meredith • David Morrison • Patient (My Bad) • Patient (My Old Man) • Patient (My Own Personal Jesus) • Patient (My Way or the Highway) • Mrs. Pratt • Mrs. Tanner • Jill Tracy • Aaron Simon • Mr. Sloane • Ben Sullivan • Jackie Wheeler • Mr. Winston • Mr. Yeager