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.
|SCRUBS FORMAT & NARRATIVE|
|Comedy||Comedic Techniques • Pratfall • Recurring gags • Slow Motion Girls • Nicknames|
|Drama||Dramatic Techniques • Music|
|Themes||Approval • Education • Family • Friendship • Life and Death • Love • Mentorship • Rivalries • Sex|
|Alternate reality • Breaking the fourth wall • Clip show • Cultural references • Fantasies • Flashbacks • Janitor story • Meta references • Narrators • Story episodes|