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Look at them standing next to each other. Two beautiful dead dogs.Turk


At the park, Dr. Kelso eats lunch with his friend Maggie Kent. He notices her foot looks infected, and checks her into Sacred Heart. Carla finds out that Maggie isn't insured, so the doctors do their best to fudge paperwork to get deceased patient's insurance to pay for her bills. Meanwhile, after Kelso looks over the budget to find room for a new power transformer because Ted ran into the previous one when a prank of J.D.'s and Turk's went astray, he noticed that the hospital was spending a lot of money on scrubs. Ted tattled that people were stealing them for various reasons: to use as choir robes, shower curtains, and even to pretend you are a doctor. Dr. Kelso decides to fire anybody who confessed to stealing the scrubs. Because nobody wanted to be fired, he decided to only order disgusting brown scrubs. The next day, he saw Maggie again at the park with a still infected foot. She told him that she was released because she didn't have insurance. Dr. Kelso confronted the staff in the cafeteria asking why they didn't simply do the paperwork to allow Maggie to be treated despite the lack of insurance (revealing that he's known about and overlooked it). J.D. and Turk explained that they didn't want to get in trouble since Dr. Kelso replaced their scrubs and threatened to fire anyone caught stealing. In the end, Dr. Kelso allowed them their colorful scrubs, and they continued to help Maggie.

At the same time, Dr. Cox tries to convince Elliot that Sam Thompson isn't quite clean. Sam is acting as the drug counsilor for the hospital, but Dr. Cox knows that a drug addict can never really come clean without a drastic change. Elliot believes he is clean, and her faith is reaffirmed when Sam's urine test shows that he is clean. As Dr. Cox vows to leave Sam alone, Lloyd explains that Sam is the best counsilor because he made the entire group give Sam all of their drugs. Sam knew he was guilty, and didn't deny it any further. However, Dr. Cox decided to not rub it in Elliot's face because he knew that the hospital would eventually ruin her faith in humanity and he didn't want to accelerate it if he didn't have to.

Plot PointsEdit

  • J.D. and Turk try to beat the system to treat the Kelso's uninsured friend Maggie Kent.
  • Dr. Cox tries to convince Elliot that a reformed drug addict isn't quite clean.
  • The staff is condemned to wearing brown scrubs when Kelso suspects a clothing thief in their midst.

Recurring ThemesEdit


  • J.D. fantasizes over "how much worse just a few years ago" the surgery on Maggie's foot would have been - amputation in medieval times. In that fantasy, he fantasizes about how much worse medicine was before that - clubbing her to death as a caveman with Turk. After subsequently killing Turk as well, the signature sad theme plays and J.D. narrates his thoughts in "caveman talk."
  • When Kelso allows the staff to have their colorful scrubs again, the entire staff dances with glee.


  • Turk, J.D. and Rowdy play a prank on Ted which results in the generator of the hospital being smashed by a telephone pole.
  • Various staff members have begun stealing scrubs for various purposes.
    - Ted comes home to his mom in blue scrubs to make her believe he is a doctor
    - Laverne's church choir wears scrubs of various colors.
    - J.D. uses various colored scrubs in the shower as towels. Multiple sets of scrubs have been strung together as a makeshift shower curtain.
  • The Janitor reminds Carla of the Rowdy/Steven incident.

Janitor storyEdit

Janitor asks Carla if he can borrow her baby as he is getting into the Baby Brokerage business, prompting Carla to get a baby tracker. Janitor attempts to blackmail Carla over Rowdy, who was actually replaced with a lookalike named Steven. He found the real Rowdy the same day and kept him for two years until he needed something from her. In return, Carla gives him salsa lessons and becomes his official taster at Coffee Bucks. She gets tired of having to keep the secret so steals Steven so it looks like Janitor stole Rowdy. In the end, her guilt won out and she revealed that there were two dead dogs, and the boys were ecstatic.

Guest StarsEdit


     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Courage" by Glen Phillips


Well, darn it all, you look great today.Dr. Cox

Thanks! I started using that new facial cream made from baby foreskins.Elliot

Well howdy boys, remember me?Janitor, as Rowdy

Ghost dog! Ghost dog!Ted

Aw! Look at those two standing next to each other; two beautiful dead dogs.Turk

I'm telling you sir, a lifeless ghost dog, glided in front of my car, wearing roller skates!Ted

Nothing ever changes. The Artist Formerly Known as Prince is still just Prince. My ex-wife is still pretty much my wife. Grey's Anatomy always wraps up every episode with some cheesy voiceover that ties together all the storylines, which incidentally is my least favorite device on television. Newbie continually will try to violate my No Touching Policy. And Republicans will forever try to raise...Dr. Cox

Sneak hug!J.D.
Of course, I would go kill him right now, but he actually just helped to prove my point.

This might hurt-ith a little.Turk

Look, m'lady, I know it stinks that we're removing your foot and plan to eat it tonight at the healing feast, but you wouldn't believe-ith how much worse this would have been even a few years ago.J.D.

Hey, Mr. Rabinowitz just kicked it!J.D.

[Looks at Maggie]
Oh, he stuck his peep in an electrical socket. You can't do that.

"And so in the end, I knew what Elliot said about the way things were had forever changed the way we all thought about them."J.D.'s narration


  • Turk is shown to still be a third year resident on his nametag (PGY-3).
  • Dr. Cox's mentions how he hates summing up the storyline in Grey's Anatomy, which is what Scrubs does at the end of every episode. This is the second reference made to the show, the first being in "My Buddy's Booty". Elliot dislikes generic voiceovers; J.D. then walks by doing just such a one.
  • The advert for the baby tracker reads "for white babies" and "protects your precious one from freaks and weirdos!" Also, the website for the product is "www.babytracker.poo".
  • Although Dr. Cox does not normally wear scrubs, he ends up wearing a brown T-shirt after the new scrubs are implemented, and Ted wears a suit in the same color as the scrubs.
  • Aloma Wright's line "Let's do this. Laveeern Roberts!" is a reference to famous World of Warcraft character Leeroy Jenkins. He says exact the same words and yells his name just before he's doing something stupid. (Youtube)
  • This is the last appearance of a Spin City regular on the show.
  • J.D.'s fantasy of the staff dancing into the hospital to celebrate the return of their colored scrubs is an homage to the 1980 musical film Fame.
  • Janitor says that he is part Eskimo, but he wouldn't be because it was his step-mom, not his mom, who was one-quarter Inuit.
  • Ted pretends to be a doctor, despite being a lawyer (two equally respectable professions).
  • J.D. hugs Dr. Cox for the third time, albiet a sneak-hug.



1. "My Mirror Image"
2. "My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and
     My Baby's Baby
3. "My Coffee"
4. "My House"
5. "My Friend with Money"
6. "My Musical"
7. "His Story IV"

  8. "My Road to Nowhere"
  9. "My Perspective"
10. "My Therapeutic Month"
11. "My Night to Remember"
12. "My Fishbowl"
13. "My Scrubs"
14. "My No Good Reason"
15. "My Long Goodbye"

16. "My Words of Wisdom"
17. "Their Story"
18. "My Turf War"
19. "My Cold Shower"
20. "My Conventional Wisdom"
21. "My Rabbit"
22. "My Point of No Return"

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