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There's nothing like the rays of the morning sun kissing you awake and gently reminding you that you got drunk and kissed your best friend's wife!J.D.'s Narration

"My Lips Are Sealed" is the twenty-first episode of Scrubs' fourth season. J.D. helps Carla and Turk overcome their marital problems. Jordan doesn't like how Dr. Cox isn't overprotective of Jack. Elliot laughs at a misfortunate patient.

Synopsis Edit


J.D. sits inbetween a kiss

Turk, Carla, & ElliotEdit

Turk and Carla continue to struggle with their marriage with J.D. as the middle man, and Carla is unsure at whether she can trust Turk. After some persuasion from Turk, J.D. takes Carla to a bar so they can talk. They get drunk and return to Elliot's apartment where they briefly kiss. In the morning, they decide that because it was merely a friend's kiss, they should not tell Turk. Carla tells Turk she will move back in with him because she thinks little things can ruin marriages, thus deciding to forgive him. The episode concludes with Carla being honest to Turk about the kiss.

Dr. Cox & JordanEdit


An edited picture of Dr. Cox balancing Jack on his hand

After Jack has to get stitches, Dr. Cox and Jordan argue over Dr. Cox's playtime with Jack that often puts their son at risk of injury, but when Dr. Cox asks Jordan why it is an "accident" when Jack gets hurt under her watch but a "mistake" when it's under his, and she is speechless. Their fight is exacerbated by the Janitor who photographs Cox and Jack as proof and edits the pictures to make the situations more worse and unbelievable, such as Dr. Cox balancing Jack on one hand. Jordan accidentally reveals her tendency to allow strangers to touch Jack, which the Janitor has also photographed and edited; as a doctor, this scares Dr. Cox. Together, Cox and Jordan form a set of parents worried about all potential harms to their son, but they come to an agreement that Jack can play around but he must be wearing full protection.


Elliot treats a patient, Mr. Gerst with an enduring erection after taking pills for erectile dysfunction, his story is made worse by the fact that his girlfriend didn't actually want to have sex. The "something special", that Mr. Gerst misinterpreted, was having breakfast with her family. When her Grandma went into hug him, his erection took off her breathing apparatus. After yelling at her colleagues, including Todd and Dr. Kelso, for laughing at the patient, she, herself laughs upon hearing this story. Feeling horrible about her actions, Elliot teaches the patient the importance of laughing at oneself, and Mr Gerst manages to embrace the joke and tells the story to a friend.

Recurring ThemesEdit

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


Janitor takes photos of a little girl, and then Jack


  • J.D. and Turk sweat profusely.
  • A quick thinking J.D. closes the window so Elliot's messenger monkey cannot tell Turk that he and Carla kissed.

Janitor storyEdit

Dr. Cox messes with Janitor provoking a 'war' in Janitor's eyes. He then photographs Dr. Cox with Jack at the playground where he shows off to another parent by holding Jack on the palm of his hand, he gives the photos to Jordan who freaks out at Cox. Janitor then photographs Jordan letting strangers (including the homeless) hold Jack and shows them to Cox.

Guest Stars Edit

  • Chris Hogan as Mr. Gerst
  • Michael Cotter as Michael
  • Mary-Margaret Lewis as Woman
  • Mary Mouser as Little Girl
  • Ian Vogt as Father

Music Edit

     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Everybody Gets What They Deserve" by The Churchills



"Today, Dr. Cox's son needed two stitches" - J.D.

In my four years at Sacred Heart there have been many emergencies but none like this this one, because today...J.D.'s narration

Where is he?!J.D., in slow-motion
...Dr. Cox's son needed two stitches.

That was a thick bush.Turk

Oh really, Turk! Was it a thick bush, 'cos there's berrys in my ass!J.D.

Hey, do you know who sings this song?Carla

No, but I can tell you who doesn't sing it: Billy Joel, who brought us such hits as 'Uptown Girl' and 'Matter Of Trust', and speaking of trust. Y'know who's really trustworthy, Turk. I call him Turk-y Turk-y Turk-y Trust, a little nickname.J.D.


"That is the most ridiculous hat I have ever seen [and I must have it] - J.D.

Hey Dude, check out what I found when I was taking out the trash.Turk wearing a Top Hat

That is the most ridiculous hat I have ever seen [and I must have it].J.D.

I broke up with my German mistress, she smelt like sauerkraut.Dr. Kelso

I'm so sorry.Elliot

[Ted is stuck, hanging upside down from a structure, with a very purple face]]
Ted, what are you doingJ.D.

I like to do stomach crunches after lunch.Ted
Ted, lunch was four hours ago.

Yep, I wasted most of my Tuesday.
It's Wednesday.

Aw, man! I missed the Gilmore Girls!


"Napkin on your lap, Satan's Valet, Thank you." - J.D.

Napkin on your lap, Satan's Valet, Thank you.J.D.

Just a quick question. Why is it an accident, when he's with you, but when Jack gets hurt on my time, it's because I'm not careful enough?Dr. Cox

Because, I...Jordan
Oh dear God, you're speechless. I won! I won an argument! Jack, it's unprecedented. We'll be at the playground drinking beer. Oh God, we love beer!

Giant man, why are you making that noise.Little girl

Oh, well, because my camera doesn't make a real sound, and it's more fun that way. See, here you go. Chik-a-chika, chik-a-chika, look happy, chk-chk, look sad, chk-chk, look crazy, look like you're going away.Janitor


  • Dr. Cox says he freaks about registered independents amongst other things, despite claiming to be one in a later episode ("My Identity Crisis").
  • This episode marks the only time when Dr. Cox wears a jersey for a team other than the Detroit Red Wings.
  • Elliot says in this episode that she has a mole on her butt, which is later referenced through her nickname of "Molebutt". ("Her Story II")
  • The monkey in this episode is Crystal the Monkey, having appeared in many other TV shows and movies including The Hangover Part II.
  • J.D. and Turk have changed the clock ahead 1 hour, back 3 hours, ahead 5 hours, and back 43 minutes, so that all together the clock is ahead 2 hours and 17 minutes. The clock in the apartment says 8:49, which would make the actual time 6:32. However, J.D. and Turk state that the time is actually 9:52. For this to be true (i.e. for the actual time to be 9:52), the clock would have to say 12:09.

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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