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"My Lucky Day"
My Lucky Day
  Season Two, Episode Nine   
Writer Debra Fordham
Director Lawrence Trilling
Air Date December 5, 2002 on NBClogo

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I certainly hope [he died], otherwise that autopsy's gonna be a bitch.Dr. Kelso

"My Lucky Day" is the ninth episode of Scrubs' second season. J.D. is riding high after correcting a misdiagnosis by Dr. Cox, but is jerked back to reality when he is unable to explain the death of his next patient. Elliot is struggling personally and professionally as she is forced to relinquish all of the luxuries that her father had been financing. Carla learns that sometimes it is better to keep her opinions to herself.

SynopsisEdit

2x9 sign breasts

A nurse asks J.D. to sign her breasts

J.D. & Dr. CoxEdit

J.D. is trying to amuse the neighbor with Rowdy but is called over to Elliot's place by Carla because Elliot is being cut off financially by her dad and is packing to leave her home. While Elliot's life seems to be going downhill, J.D. is feeling that his is going a lot better when he proves Dr. Cox wrong about a diagnosis after watching a medical TV special on the illness and is praised by Dr. Kelso for making "a one-in-a-million diagnosis" and this event becomes his third best moment in his life (after meeting and performing a magic trick with David Copperfield).

Carla & TurkEdit

Meanwhile, Carla is told by Turk that she has a bad habit of telling others how to live their life when they don't want to know but she doesn't believe him. Laverne finds two patients with identical illnesses and symptoms so she gives one to J.D. and the other to Dr. Cox who wants to prove that J.D.'s success was a fluke and that often the end result is up to luck. Meanwhile, Carla tells Dr. Cox that he shouldn't get back together with Jordan, but Carla is then confronted by Turk and Jordan about how she shouldn't meddle in other people's business.

Elliot's financesEdit

Elliot's financial problems get even worse when a patient who got his cancer cured announces he is suing her for wrongly predicting his life expectancy. J.D. finds out that Dr. Cox is doing the exact same as him with his patient, but also finds out not soon afterwards that his own patient has died while Dr. Cox's is still okay. In the end, Elliot finds she has to face her lawsuit with confidence as many doctors are sued, Carla and Turk realize they both need to put up with Carla's habit and J.D. is told by Dr. Cox that it was all down to luck: it was lucky that J.D. watched the medical special but just unlucky that his patient died. Dr. Cox also tells him that he was looking over J.D.'s shoulder the whole time.

Recurring Themes Edit

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

Fantasies Edit

  • As J.D. enters the hospital, everybody congratulates him. Nurse Lauren Halston asks him to sign her breasts.
2x9 J.D.'s birthday flashback

J.D.'s birthday

Flashbacks Edit

  • J.D. meets David Copperfield at a bar.
  • While with David Copperfield, J.D. does a magic trick so a coin appears from David's ear, who takes the coin and makes it disappear.
  • Sam Dorian gives J.D. a bicycle bell for a present, telling him he'll get a new part every year. J.D. is still waiting for the kickstand
  • Elliot discusses the lawsuit with, antagonizes, and admits fault to Mr. Bragin

J.D.'s Girls NamesEdit

Look, Britney, recently I made the potentially fatal mistake of getting back together with my ex-wife who, angel that she is, is carrying the spawn of another man's seed.Dr. Cox

How about, Go to hell, Shakira.Dr. Cox

You know, Eunice, you never even woulda made that catch if you weren't such an all-purpose nerd, sitting home alone on a Saturday night, watching some medical special on TV!Dr. Cox

Well, then, have it your way, there, Carol. 'Cause I'm out.Dr. Cox

  • Murder she wrote, used by Dr. Cox.
'Dr. Walch. Murder she wrote.'Dr. Cox


Guest StarsEdit

MusicEdit

     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Under Pressure" by David Bowie and Queen

QuotesEdit

He died?J.D.

I certainly hope so, otherwise that autopsy's gonna be a bitch.Dr. Kelso


Please. I know all there is to know about thrombotic... thrombo... cyto-cytop-top-top-top...toppee-toppee-J.D.

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.Laverne


Yeah. They're called breasts.

I-I know... I'm a doctor.J.D.


Anyhoo, point being, uh, they said it was very easy to confuse, uh, cellulitis with chompers... Chompers was the-the animated flesh-eating bacteria that-that narrated the specialJ.D.


Now, you went to four years of college and four years of medical school, so I can safely presume that you are at least eight.Dr. Kelso to Elliot


I think you should just go in there and apologize to her.Turk

No! I didn't say anything that wasn't true!Carla

TriviaEdit

  • The Janitor did not appear in this episode - probably because J.D.'s day was so lucky enough that he didn't appear. However, Neil Flynn is credited.
  • The set where J.D. receives his birthday present as a child is the 8 Simple Rules set where John Ritter, who plays J.D.'s dad, is one of the main characters.
  • When Dr. Cox is dividing up the two TTP patients, he is holding two clipboards, one with a white label and all three sections written out, and one with a blue label with only the first two filled out. When he throws one at J.D., he throws the blue one, and keeps the white one for himself, but in the next shot, Dr. Cox is holding the blue one instead of the white one, and in the next shot, J.D. has the blue one again. Later in the episode when J.D. knocks Dr. Cox's clipboard on the ground by "accident", both his and Dr. Cox's have a blue label.
  • The yellow can that Turk has on his tray in the cafeteria is "Cocio", a danish chocolate drink.
  • Dr. Kelso says that the diagnosis that J.D. made was a one in a million diagnosis. However, two episodes before, Elliot's patients dies on the operating table from the same disease.
  • Alan Ruck is the second star from Spin City to appear on Scrubs.
  • It is revealed that Ted's full name is Ted Buckland. Interestingly, one of the producers is named Mark Buckland.
  • When Dr. Cox calls J.D. "Murder, she wrote" after his patient dies, he is referencing the murder-mystery TV series that ran from 1984-1996.
  • Turk saying "Talk about a deluxe apartment in the sky!" is a reference to the theme song of The Jeffersons, one of Turk's favorite shows.
  • Title explanation: J.D. gets lucky and out-diagnosed Dr. Cox's patient.


SEASON TWO EPISODES

1. "My Overkill"
2. "My Nightingale"
3. "My Case Study"
4. "My Big Mouth"
5. "My New Coat"
6. "My Big Brother"
7. "My First Step"
8. "My Fruit Cups"

  9. "My Lucky Day"
10. "My Monster"
11. "My Sex Buddy"
12. "My New Old Friend"
13. "My Philosophy"
14. "My Brother, My Keeper"
15. "His Story"
16. "My Karma"

17. "My Own Private Practice Guy"
18. "My T.C.W."
19. "My Kingdom"
20. "My Interpretation"
21. "My Drama Queen"
22. "My Dream Job"

   Episodes: 12345678 w9

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