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"My Lucky Charm"
My Lucky Charm
  Season Four, Episode Fourteen   
Writer Mike Schwartz
Director Chris Koch
Air Date January 25, 2005 on NBClogo

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Top of the mizzle to ye, m'nizzles.Turk

"My Lucky Charm" is the fourteenth episode of Scrubs' fourth season. Turk and J.D. learn to embrace life from Billy Callahan (Colin Farrell). Carla and Elliot flake on plans to go out. Dr. Cox gets a vasectomy.

SynopsisEdit

4x14billy

Billy tells Turk and J.D. to embrace life

Recently Turk and J.D.'s plans have not gone further than their living room, but their perspective is turned when a life-loving Irishman, Billy Callahan, comes to visit his brother, who had been in a bar fight. He takes the hospital by storm, charming all the women (and Todd). However, it turns out Billy is not the patient's brother but was the man who knocked him unconscious in the bar fight, and he and Turk now face a moral dilemma. J.D. decides to call the police, who take Billy away, and in the process he and Turk herald the scorn of the Hospital's female staffers (and Todd). Billy is later released and returns to Sacred Heart. He apologizes to the man he knocked out who claims responsibility for throwing the first punch and all is forgiven. J.D. apologizes for calling the cops, Billy accepts but questions why they would call the authorities rather than speaking to him first. J.D. and Turk realize they were jealous of the exciting life Billy leads, and decide to take a page from his book. They take their 'Go fish' game to the bar instead of playing at home.

Jordan takes a pregnancy test which turns out negative, as a precaution Dr. Cox secretly gets a vasectomy. It isn't only the Janitor who's busting chops as Dr. Kelso reveals Perry's little secret right in front of Jordan. To Cox's surprise she isn't angry at him, instead she's sweet and understanding. This bothers him a great deal, he sits with Dr. Kelso in the cafeteria and tells him about Jordan's reaction to the vasectomy but before long he realizes Kelso can't explain why Jordan reacted the way she did. So he asks Jordan herself when he gets home. She states that their relationship is founded on mutual independence and freedom, and she doesn't want to jinx a good thing by interfering in Cox's personal decisions. As he wants to be part of a more open and collaborative relationship, Cox gets the vasectomy reversed. However,almost immediately after they kiss and close the matter she reveals that she doesn't want anymore kids and he should get the procedure done again to which Cox replies flatly, Fantastic.

4x14friends

Elliot and Carla stay in together

Elliot and Carla have a new routine of making elaborate plans only to cancel them later, Turk takes advantage of these plans to score brownie points with Carla by making sugestions while knowing it's not going to happen. Billy's arrival only brings their issues to the surface which eventually results in a cat-fight between the two in the cafeteria, much to the sheer delight of Todd. They make up and realize they haven't been as close since Carla got married. They decide to make more of an effort to not flake out whenever they make plans and they spend the night in together, talking and joking with each other.

Recurring ThemesEdit

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

4x14irishturk

J.D. imagines an Irish Turk.

4x14nightlife

Turk and J.D.'s wild nightlife

FantasiesEdit

  • J.D. imagines meeting a black Irishman/Irish 'brother'. The fantasy shows Turk dressed as a leprechaun dancing with some Irish dancers.

FlashbacksEdit

  • J.D. and Turk's wild nightlife consists of games of 'Go Fish', it is so exciting that Turk falls asleep.
  • The 'joint' decision Cox and Jordan made over the vasectomy consisted of Cox telling his doctor, "Snip it, Doc. Snip it hard".

Janitor storyEdit

  • Janitor starts busting chops - which involves getting people in as much trouble as he can by proving their excuses wrong or telling someone what they have done.

Episode Running GagsEdit

  • Jerry is a patient with Walking Corpse Syndrome (He thinks that he is dead even though he's moving around). He narrates his thoughts out loud, even when Carla vents to him about Elliot. The only person he actually talks to is Billy.
  • J.D. tries to constantly explain to Billy that he and Turk are not a gay couple, but ends up correcting him in a "gay" way.

Guest Stars Edit

Music Edit

     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Today" by Joshua Radin

QuotesEdit

4x14catfight

"Who taught you to fight like that?" - Carla

[Elliot and Carla fight]
Oh, whoa, whoa! Ladies, stop!Todd
[Tod takes a front row seat]
Continue.


Yo, who taught you to fight like that?Carla
When you grow up in an Orchard, you don't have much choice.Elliot
[Carla looks bemused]
Apple thieves.
Ah...


[Being a great doctor isn't just about medical knowledge, it's also about people skills] Wow, that is the worst broken nose I have ever seen.J.D.
I'm here because I stepped on a nail.Woman
Of course. [Were you walking on your nose?]


[Slams board down on his hand]

Ah! [My 'me time' hand!]J.D.


4x14jerry

"Dead people don't talk, Jerry." - J.D.

When I was alive, I wish I had lived one day like he lives every day of his life.Jerry
Dead people don't talk, Jerry.J.D.


Where the hell have you been for the last few days?Carla
Deep see fishing.Dr. Cox
You hate fishing.
I went with my buddies.
You don't have any buddies.
Oh yeah, well we landed a 200 lb White Marlin off the coast of San Diego.
Interesting, as that's 3,000 miles from the natural habitat of the White Marlin, Hmmmmmm, well perhaps it hopped a train from Cape Cod.Janitor
Why?
I'm busting chops today, you can ask anybody.
It's true.
See.


I know that limp.Dr. Kelso
No Bob.Dr. Cox
You just got a Vasectomy. I had mine back in '68. Ironically, that was the same year Enid discovered pasta and I discovered I'm not attracted to enormous women.


4x14kissing

"He said my eyes look like the Irish countryside after a soft rain." - Elliot

[Elliot spontaneously starts passionately kissing with Billy]

Elliot!J.D.
He said my eyes look like the Irish countryside after a soft rain. Ahem. I should go.Elliot
That happened very quickly.


How ya doin'?Billy
Not great actually. I'm dead.Jerry
Bummer.


My son is taking, is taking ballet. C'mon Jordan, he's already got an overbearing mother and a fairly prominent lisp. If we stick him in the tights, we might as well get him a timeshare on Fire Island.Dr. Cox
Oh, I haven't even decided if I'm gonna make him gay yet.Jordan


What? The Todd appreciates hot, regardless of gender.The Todd


I'm supposed to be in Florence by midnight.Billy
How the hell are you gonna do that?Turk
Her apartment is two blocks away, shouldn't be no problem at all.

TriviaEdit

  • This episode was dedicated to Teddy Ebersol.
  • The vasectomy Dr. Cox gets doesn't carry, as we find out in "My Transition".
  • This is the first indication that Todd may be bisexual, as he is the only male in the group of female employees, who are all angry at J.D. and Turk for having Billy arrested and demand that they come up with "another gorgeous Irishman".
  • J.D.'s left hand is his "me time hand".
SEASON FOUR EPISODES

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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