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Hello. I'm Dr. Reid. Dr. Elliot Reid. I'm a doctor.Janitor

"My Female Trouble" is the tenth episode of Scrubs' fourth season. Turk deals with getting sued by his patient, whose lawyer is J.D.'s girlfriend. Elliot uses Janitor to pose as Dr. Reid for her sexist patient.



Elliot with Janitor, pretending to be a doctor

There is conflict as J.D. is in a relationship with Neena Broderick, the lawyer whose client, Harvey Corman, is suing Turk for malpractice. After seeing proof that Harvey Corman used to play tennis (horribly, although he had a very powerful serve), which is now affected by the malpractice, Dr. Kelso decides to settle the case. J.D. then goes to Neena with the intent of breaking up with her, but she used her strong personality to keep him from breaking up with her, and they instead have sex on the same table that she was sat behind when she won over Turk. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox gives Turk a speech on how life is pointless, which Turk repeats to a shocked young boy wanting to become a doctor - making Carla mad at Dr. Cox, J.D. and Turk.

Elliot, meanwhile, is having problems with her new and very sexist patient, Mr. Summers, who believes that "Elliot Reid" is a male doctor, rather than a female doctor. Elliot, who can not reveal her new identity because she will get sexist remarks, pretends that "Dr. Reid" is very busy and that she is doing what he is telling her until he can arrive. However, after Mr. Summers demands to see "Dr. Reid", Elliot gets Janitor to dress as a doctor and act the part - which creates problems when Janitor starts making up fake cures for the condition - such as amputation.


Dr. Cox is forced to play tennis with Harvey Corman

After Jordan tells Elliot that Dr. Cox is annoyed that Elliot doesn't need him as much anymore, she realizes the power and confidence she has - and tells Mr. Summers who she really is and to "deal with it". After Turk and Carla catch J.D. having sex with Neena, he decides he needs help breaking up with her - and finds the strongest woman he knows, Jordan, who agrees to break up with Neena for him if he stretches out her new jeans. After losing the battle against Jordan, Neena leaves the hospital, taking a very happy Todd with her. Carla gets revenge on Dr. Cox for giving Turk the "life is pointless" speech, making him play a game of Tennis with Harvey Corman. J.D. realizes how much power strong and confident women can have.

Recurring ThemesEdit

     More: FantasiesFlashbacksJ.D.'s girl namesJanitor's pranks and lies


  • All the doctors sprint to Dr. Kelso's office, taking each other down in the process, so they can get a case from Dr. Kelso. This possibly happened in actuality as Elliot knocks over a guy named Craig, who was elbowed in the face by Elliot during the exchange, and he is seen with a bandage on his nose when Elliot is looking for a male doctor to pretend to be her.
  • J.D. pictured himself as a janitor when the Janitor complains about his job.
  • Jordan is wearing a witch hat and cackling, while everyone runs, screaming; when the fantasy is over, the audience sees Jordan playing with a witch hat and that it was her fantasy instead of J.D.'s.
  • J.D. gets a tattoo of Neena's face on his stomach, and the back of her head on his back.
  • Jordan and Neena dress in sweatsuits, wielding swords, and fight each other.
  • J.D., Turk, & Dr. Cox are rendered into small children around strong, confident women.


  • J.D. and Neena are in a restaurant for dinner, and she demands he is quiet while she eats, and she also refused to buy him any food because he left his wallet at home, and even forbids him from taking free bread.
  • J.D. is chucked out the car after sex, half-naked, and Neena drives away and chucks the rest of his clothes out the door.
  • Dr. Cox gives Turk some advice, accidentally crushing his spirit:
    • He walks Turk down a corridor explaining how the only thing more pointless than life is being a doctor.
    • Dr. Cox shows Turk a sweet old lady, and says how even she would sue him if she could.
    • Dr. Cox explains to Turk and a bunch of children how the rabbit is hidden in a compartment in the hat in a magic show.
  • Dr. Cox is forced to play tennis with Mr. Corman, and is knocked out by his new left handed serve.

Janitor storyEdit

Janitor helps Elliot out by pretending to be 'Doctor Elliot Reid' to deal with a sexist patient.

Guest Stars Edit


Christa Miller as Jordan Sullivan.

Music Edit

     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart



"Guess what, Missy. This is my house. You and Mr. Chestless here are over." - Jordan

You come in here and walk around like you're the queen bee. Guess what, Missy. This is my house. You and Mr. Chestless here are over. So move on! Cause if you don't, I'm going to turn your little lame liaison into a threesome, starring yours truly. And I don't kiss nice.Jordan

Girls! I want an explanation.Carla

Fine. Turk, tell her our code.J.D.
If you haven't had sex in six months, you're not accountable for who you sleep with.Turk

I should have known, Barbie. Hell, you have been impersonating a doctor since the first day you got here.Dr. Cox

Okay, this woman is horrifying, so don't panic.J.D.

I'll be fine.Jordan
I was talking to myself.


"Dr. Reid. At your service." - Elliot

Okay, who wants to be me? Craig, you're probably still mad at me. Anyone else?Elliot

[Todd uses his hands to make fake boobies]
Dr. Reid. At your service.Todd
Okay, that's a no for Todd.

It's going to be worse than the time my brother Barry caught me reading his Playgirl magazines.Elliot

Don't you mean Playboy?Jordan

So you're saying that your brother's -

Has he actually told your family that -

But everyone's positive that he's -

Do you think he and another guy have ever -
No more questions.


"So the stinkin' rabbit is actually in there the whole time." - Dr. Cox

...And you reminded him that people are basically good?Carla

People suck. They suck. And make no mistake about it, even sweet little old ladies are looking to bend you over a chair in court. Come on.Dr. Cox
[End Flashback]
We covered people.
And I know you would never do anything to ruin his innocence.

You see, there's a compartment in the hat. So the stinkin' rabbit is actually in there the whole time. Right?

Wait, hold on Turk! Haven't you ever heard of keeping your enemies closer? I was just keeping her closer!J.D.

You are so much stronger than all the other idiot residents around here.Jordan

Jordan? I need you to break up with somebody for me.J.D.

You're diabetic?Kelso

Yes, I told you that!Turk
I thought you were joking!Kelso

How is that funny?!Turk
Well it's a very serious disease and I don't like youKelso


  • At the start when Carla throws a pancake at J.D, it hits him like a spinning frisbee between the eyes, however in the next shot it is flat on his face.
  • In J.D.'s fantasy about Jordan and Neena fighting, they are wearing suits and using swords similar to those used by 'The Bride' in the Kill Bill films.
  • At the end of the episode, Dr. Cox has been punished by Carla by forcing him to play tennis against Mr. Corman. If you look at the two men playing on the court behind Dr. Cox and Mr. Corman, you'll see that they are playing tennis without a tennis ball.



1. "My Old Friend's New Friend"
2. "My Office"
3. "My New Game"
4. "My First Kill"
5. "Her Story"
6. "My Cake"
7. "My Common Enemy"
8. "My Last Chance"
9. "My Malpractical Decision"

10. "My Female Trouble"
11. "My Unicorn"
12. "My Best Moment"
13. "My Ocardial Infarction"
14. "My Lucky Charm"
15. "My Hypocritical Oath"
16. "My Quarantine"
17. "My Life in Four Cameras"
18. "My Roommates"

19. "My Best Laid Plans"
20. "My Boss's Free Haircut"
21. "My Lips Are Sealed"
22. "My Big Move"
23. "My Faith in Humanity"
24. "My Drive-By"
25. "My Changing Ways"

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