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"My Princess"
My Princess
  Season Seven, Episode Eleven   
Writer Mark Stegemann
Director Zach Braff
Air Date May 8, 2008 on NBClogo

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My name is Percival Cox. You're killing my friend. Prepare to die.Dr. Cox

"My Princess" is the eleventh and final episode of Scrubs' seventh season, and the last to air on NBC. After having a bad day at the hospital, Dr. Cox goes home to find out he has to tell his son Jack a fairy tale. J.D. and Elliot work together to diagnose Marian.

SynopsisEdit

7x11 Cox rides in on a horse

Knight Percival Cox rides a horse

After having a bad day at the hospital, Dr. Cox goes home to find out he has to tell his son Jack a story. So he retells his day as a Medieval fairy tale. One of the Princess's (Elliot) handmaidens (Marian) has fallen under the control of a monster. She calls the help of the village idiot (J.D.) to help her along with the help of the giant (Janitor), the two-headed witch Turla (Turk and Carla), and the knight (himself) they have to defeat the monster before it is too late. The knight tells them to go to the forbidden forest, which the dark lord Oslek (Dr. Kelso) has forbidden to enter, and find the golden ring.

7x11 Elliot and JD IV

In reality, Elliot can't find the diagnosis of one of her patients. So she and J.D. have to find it while Dr. Kelso has imposed a new 12-hour shift rule. While Elliot's patient declines, Dr. Cox tells them that they cannot do anything unless the diagnosis is found. They find the diagnosis thanks to the fact that some interns were discussing Wilson's disease while playing "Diagnosis Jeopardy" earlier, and confirm it by looking into the patient's eyes, where they see copper deposits in the form of a golden ring.

7x11JDElliot

The Princess and The Village idiot

On a side note, J.D. and Elliot explore the possibility of having feelings for each other. Even though it appears to be evident that they do they both decide that their "almost kiss" meant nothing to either of them, Dr. Cox sheds some light on this saying "they are both idiots..." to his son whilst telling him the story.

At the end of the story, Jack asks "What happened to the maid?" Dr. Cox replies that she lived happily ever after. However, when Jordan later asks him if that's actually what happened, he states "That's the way I'm telling it," implying that the patient was unable to get the liver transplant necessary to save her from Wilson's disease.

Recurring ThemesEdit

7x11 Janitor as Giant

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

Janitor storyEdit

  • In real life the Janitor is going about his normal day, J.D. points out his untied lace, so Janitor says he now owes J.D. one. He repays the favor when he warns J.D. and Elliot about Kelso, he makes sure his debt is paid before Kelso catches them anyway.
  • In Sacred Heartia the Janitor is a toddler-eating giant who likes to hollow out human bodies to make kites with.

J.D's Girl NameEdit

  • Princess

Guest StarsEdit

7x11 Maid Marian

Katie Gill as Maid Marian

QuotesEdit

Scrubs TV Clip - Chastity Belt00:44

Scrubs TV Clip - Chastity Belt

7x11 Elliot and JD II
7x11 Elliot and JD III
Scrubs TV Clip - I Don't Eat Babies00:39

Scrubs TV Clip - I Don't Eat Babies

7x11 Elliot as Princess III
7x11 Elliot as Princess
7x11 Elliot on balcony
Hey J.D.. You keep wheeling them in, I'll keep wheeling them out.Doug
Awesome appropriateness Doug.J.D.


Does this hat make me look fly?J.D. looking like an idiot


Does this hat make me look flyeth? It jingles when I shake it.Village Idiot


Damn it Giant! Why is this village so filthy?!Irritable Townswoman of Color
Well, Irritable Townswoman of Color, it could be because this town is paved with mud or maybe it's because I've been swamping everyone's porch with Ox Urine [Laughs]. I jest, only yours. D'you wanna know why?! You've been telling everyone I eat babies! I don't eat babies! With babies it's a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips...I eat Toddlers.Giant
I thought you said she'd be dead already?Doug pushing a cart of dead people.
Come back later. Say, do you have any babies toddlers on that cart.
[Doug looks for dead toddlers on his cart]
No.
Well, off to work.


7x11JD

I just saved this fish from drowning!

I just saved this fish from drowning!Village Idiot


Look, Your Highness, I just came by so you could apologize for saying I tried to kiss you, but when it was your Royal Tongue that tried to storm my Mouth Castle.Village Idiot


Don't worry I got a sweet ride. [Sasha the Donkey]Village Idiot


Idiot, I have to ask. How do you get your hair like that?The Princess
Y'like it. I do it myself, It's one part Horse manure, one part River mud and a touch of my special ingredient [More Horse manure.]Village Idiot


The Dark Lord Oslek was the Evil Ruler of the entire landCox's narration
Hey gang, how y'all doing? That is a sharp looking Donkey.Oslek


Hey, your shoelace is untied.J.D.
Hey, thanks man. You know how dangerous this is? My uncle's whole family was killed by an untied lace. Christmas Morning, they're all running down the stairs. They tripped and a madman hacked them all to pieces. I owe you one.Janitor
Can't wait.


Why were looking at my ass, anyway, Princess? Missin' what you coulda had when you tried to kiss me earlier? Good morrow!!!J.D.


I'm going to miss those two, they never once spit on me.Hunchback


7x11 Janitor and Ted fly kites

Do I!

Hey, you wanna go hollow out some villagers and use them as kites?Giant
Do I!Hunchback


...and the Idiot and the Princess? They decided that their almost kiss...meant nothing. Because in the end, they were both idiots.Cox's narration
What about the maiden?Jack
What do you think, Jack? She lived Happily Ever After.

TriviaEdit

7x11 Jordan as Witch
7x11 Jordan as Witch II
7x11 Kelso abducts Doug
  • This is Scrubs' 150th episode.
  • Due to the 2007-2008 writer's strike creator Bill Lawrence never got to complete the season, so the episodes were rearranged with this episode being the "finale" for NBC.
  • This episode was produced before "My Dumb Luck", so Dr. Kelso is still Chief of Medicine.
  • Bill Lawrence's wife Christa Miller wanted an episode for her kids to be able to watch, so Bill ordered a fairy tale episode to be made.
  • The witch "Turla" is based on Dr. Cox often referring to Turk and Carla as "two-headed" in his various rants.
  • "Turla" was one of the suggestions for Izzy's name.
  • Elliot's patient's name is a play on the name Maid Marian from Robin Hood.
  • The Village Idiot follows up a joke with "Good Morrow!!!" much like J.D.'s tendency to follow up a joke with "Hello!!!"
  • The Monster holding the handmaiden/patient bears a resemblance to the Smoke Monster in Lost.
  • The Irritable Townswoman of Color seems to be based on Aloma Wright's previous character, Laverne, rather than Nurse Shirley, as Shirley rarely shows signs of irritability.
  • The Giant's footsteps make the ground shake, although he does not appear to be big enough to do so. When walking away with the Hunchback (Ted) he appears to be only about twice the height of a normal person.
  • The Dark Lords name "Oslek" is "Kelso" backwards.
  • Knight Percival Cox's "My name is Percival Cox. You're killing my friend. Prepare to die!" is a take on Inigo Montoya's "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!" in The Princess Bride.
  • This episode aired one week before NBC on Irelands public broadcaster RTÉ 2 who aired Season Seven in production order.
  • This was the final episode of the show to use the end credits version of the theme song. The credits in Season 8 would run over out-takes from the episode, while Season 9 had specially-written "epilogue" scenes for the credits to run over.

ImagesEdit

SEASON SEVEN EPISODES

1. "My Own Worst Enemy"
2. "My Hard Labor"
3. "My Inconvenient Truth"
4. "My Identity Crisis"

5. "My Growing Pains"
6. "My Number One Doctor"
7. "My Bad Too"
8. "My Manhood"

  9. "My Dumb Luck"
10. "My Waste of Time"
11. "My Princess"

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