A flashback is a common technique in television and movies that shows an event that happened prior to the current timeline. In Scrubs, they are often used to provide jokes but have been used for more dramatic purposes. See list of flashbacks in Scrubs for a full list, or list of pre-Sacred Heart flashbacks for events occurring before 2001.

A common flashback in Scrubs is to when J.D. and Turk were in college. They have extremely dated styles to accentuate the time difference.


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