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Just exactly why does every Asian person who's passing us by in the hallway, here, keep giving you the old stink-eye?Dr. Cox

"My T.C.W." is the eighteenth episode of Scrubs' second season. J.D. starts a relationship with the T.C.W. Jamie Moyer (Amy Smart). Dr. Cox doesn't receive any attention from Jordan. Elliot and Paul, and Turk and Carla fight about their relationships.

Synopsis

2x18 Elliot and Paul argue

Elliot and Paul argue

J.D. and the T.C.W.

One morning as Carla gets ready for work, J.D. practices kissing with Rowdy. Carla notices and pokes fun at him, and Turk comments that everyone at the hospital will know because Carla is a gossip. The couple argues. At the hospital, everybody does know about his encounter with Rowdy. Dr. Cox even pokes fun at him by calling him dogs names the entire day. This doesn't phase J.D., because the T.C.W. (tasty coma wife) Jamie Moyer is back visiting her comatose husband Jack Moyer. The chat in Jack's room. J.D. tries to find people to grab a beer with him but all of his friends are busy with their own partners. Jamie overhears him and asks to go out with him. At the bar she acts as his wingman, unsuccessfully. The next day she appears at his apartment and tells him that she is ready to move on with her life and asks him to ask her to dinner sometime. Back at Sacred Heart, everyone comments that he is a terrible person, but he lashes out at them for complaining about their relationships when he is lonely and only wants companionship. He takes Jamie up on the offer and the two go for dinner, but does not go back to her place with her because he doesn't want her to move too quickly. He spends the rest of his night pondering his singleness at Sacred Heart.

Unhappy Couples

Meanwhile, Dr. Cox can't seem to get any attention from Jordan. She doesn't let him watch TV or curse around their new baby, and sends him out to get a booger suction tool. Carla finds out from Ralphie that he ate her ring at one point in time, and gets Turk to confess. Proving that the ring is clean, he accidentally swallows it himself and has to get his stomach pumped. When Paul refuses to eat turkey jerky, Elliot becomes very upset and won't talk to him. After J.D. yells at all of them in the cafeteria, they all realize how blessed they really are and take time to appreciate their respective relationships. Then, J.D loses her and says "I don't think people are suppose to be by themselves, thats why if you actually find someone you care about it's important to let go of the little things even if you can't let go all the way because nothing sucks more than feeling all alone, no matter how many people are around"

Recurring Themes

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

2x18 teenager breastfeeds

A teenager breastfeeds

Fantasies

  • J.D. makes out with Jamie in front of her comatose husband.
  • J.D. sees Jamie's husband everywhere around the hospital, haunting him as his conscience.
  • A teenager still breastfeeds from his mother.

Janitor story

When J.D. accidentally says the word "chink" in front of Franklyn, Janitor refuses to cover for him by accepting the story that it came up in a game of crossword. Every Asian staff member begins to give J.D. the "stink-eye," which Dr. Cox also notices.

J.D.'s Girls Names

Dr. Cox doesn't call J.D. any girls names, but instead dog names because of what he did with Rowdy.

  • Lassie, one of the most famous movie dogs to have existed.
  • Scooby, the animated dog of the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo."
  • Toto, the dog of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. John C. McGinley originally did not want to call J.D. this until he convinced himself that Toto from The Wizard of Oz was a female dog.
  • Benji, a dog made famous in several movies in the 70s and 80s.
  • Astro, an animated dog from the cartoon show "The Jetsons."
  • Fido, a common name for a pet dog.
  • Hooch, the canine protagonist in the film "Turner & Hooch".
  • Rin Tin Tin, a famous movie dog.

Coincidentally, Dr. Cox is called "Big Dog" multiple times during the episode (by others and by himself).

Guest Stars

Music

     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Boy On TV" by Keren DeBerg
  • "Come Around" by Rhett Miller (played during closing montage & JD's closing monologue)
  • "Not Happy Now" by Treeball

Quotes

I don't think people are meant to be by themselves. That's why, if you actually find someone you care about it's important to let go of the little things. Even if you can't let go all the way. Because nothing sucks more than feeling all alone. No matter how many people are around.J.D.


Shut up, shut up, shut up and shut up! okay? Who are you people to give me advice about anything? All you do is just bitch about your relationships all day long! And you know what, glare all you want big dog, okay, 'cause I'm not afraid of you. "Oh no, Jordan's only paying attention to the baby!" That must be so hard for Doctor Look at Me! Isn't it, Look at Me! And you two: what, you're arguing since you got engaged? Wow, you're probably the first couple that's ever done that ever! It can't be that you're just scared, is it? And you! You know what, let's just forget for one second that a month ago you told me you couldn't be in a relationship with anyone, because for me, it's actually fun to watch you sabotage your relationship from the outside, it really is. Honestly, the only thing that gives me comfort, you guys, is that while I'm sitting at home, staring at the ceiling, just wishing that I had someone to talk to, is knowing that none of you idiots realize how lucky you are!J.D.

Trivia

  • Dr. Kelso tells the Janitor that somebody vomited in the third, fourth and fifth floor hallways. However, there are only four floors at Sacred Heart: the first floor is the lobby area, the second floor is the CCU, the third floor is pediatrics, and the fourth floor is the nurse's station and CCU. The fifth floor would be the roof, but there are no hallways on the roof.
  • When J.D. is talking to Dr. Cox, the sun is setting in the horizon. In the scene before and the scene after, the sun wasn't setting.
  • Jamie Moyer (T.C.W.) appears in "My Finale", mentioning to J.D. that he never called her.
  • This is one few episodes that J.D. snaps, and one of the first that he actually stands up to Dr. Cox.
  • J.D. breaks the fourth wall in this episode by looking directly into the camera in the closing scene.
  • According to Bill Lawrence, it took Zach Braff roughly twenty tries to hit Neil Flynn in the face with a biscuit.
  • The idea of a six-year old being breast fed was based of a person who Bill Lawrence knew in real life who breast fed her kid until he/she was six.
  • When Dr. Cox says "Apparently, as a form of social protest, he chewed on and subsequently swallowed a part of a Rolling Stones CD. I'll tell you what there, Ralphie. They sold out for good once they started doing Ford commercials, you know what I'm saying?", he is referencing the Rolling Stones having their music playing in Ford commercials, that began airing in January 2003.
  • This is the first episode of the second season (with the exception of episodes with the longer intro) in which the theme's banjo part could be heard. Up until this point, only the bass and guitar could be easily heard.


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