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Best 'Scrubs' Moments (VIDEO)

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 17th 2010 1:30PM

Yeah, yeah, we know: The season 8 finale should have been the show's series finale. But, as 'Scrubs' closes out its ninth season tonight (8PM ET, ABC) -- amidst rumors that it's likely the series finale, as well -- we're taking a look back at the moments that made us love the former NBC hospital sitcom and its cast, filled with the quirkiest medical personnel this side of the 'M*A*S*H' 4077th. Warning for those inclined to procrastinate: There be lots of video clips ahead!
Yeah, yeah, we know: The season 8 finale should have been the show's series finale. But, as 'Scrubs' closes out its ninth season tonight (8PM ET, ABC) -- amidst rumors that it's likely the series finale, as well -- we're taking a look back at the moments that made us love the former NBC hospital sitcom and its cast, filled with the quirkiest medical personnel this side of the 'M*A*S*H' 4077th. Warning for those inclined to procrastinate: There be lots of video clips ahead!

Dr. Cox's Rants
Do we love Percival Ulysses Cox's rants? We reallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreally reeeee-heeeely do. And we're not the only ones: Coxie's rants have inspired Web sites, YouTube compilations aplenty, a song in the classic 'Scrubs' musical episode and even a Facebook page. (Take that, Betty White!). And while it's tough to narrow it down to one greatest rant of all time, a scene from the show's fourth season (the 'My Drive-By' episode, to be specific), really sums up Dr. Cox's huge ego and even huger, uh, bigger ability to rant, as he refers to himself as "Jesus H. Cox, M.D."


J.D.'s Fantasy Sequences
Another category in which it's tough to pick just one favorite is those fantasy sequences by the doofy Dr. Dorian. In fact, we can't pick just one, so we'll do a little countdown: 6. J.D.'s 'Risky Business' with Dr. Cox, Turk and The Todd; 5. The 'Scrubs' take on 'West Side Story,' pitting the surgeons vs. the doctors; 4. Turk 'Kung-Fu Fighting' vs. the other surgeons who are also trying to score points with his boss; 3. The 'Star Wars' spoof, with Jedi Dr. Cox battling Dr. Kelso as Darth Vader; 2. "Pumpkin Son," in which J.D. imagines Turk being a really bad dad ... to a pumpkin; and, at number one, "Surgeon Pimps," during which J.D. imagines how cool he and Turk are now that they're doctors. In fact, "Surgeon Pimps" was so awesome, it even spawned a fantasy sequence sequel, which is almost certainly a first in the TV fantasy sequence genre.



Dr. Cox's Girly Nicknames for J.D.
Dr. Cox crushes J.D. again and again when he addresses his overeager mentee by girls' names, slapping every moniker from Abby to Zsa Zsa on Mr. Dorian. Or, as J.D. was called in one of Cox's best nicknames, "Murder She Wrote."


Awesome Guest Stars -- Michael J. Fox, Colin Farrell, Mandy Moore, Heather Locklear, Heather Graham, Scott Foley, John Ritter, Dick Van Dyke, Sean Hayes, Christopher Meloni, Jay Mohr, Elizabeth Banks, Ryan Reynolds, Clay Aiken ... 'Scrubs' has never had a shortage of guest stars, and, unlike many sitcoms, the show usually makes the most of its celeb pop-ins. The best: Tom Cavanagh as J.D.'s slacker-turned-real estate agent older bro, Dan, and Brendan Fraser as Ben, Jordan's brother and one of Dr. Cox's best friends. Both deserved Emmy nods for their performances (like many other 'Scrubs' performers, and the show itself), because, in what totaled less than 10 appearances between them, their characters came to feel more like a regular part of the Sacred Heart gang than guest stars.



The Bromance -- J.D. and Turk are two grown men who share an apartment, a zealous fondness for chocolate pudding cups and 'Sanford and Son' and a dead dog who's stuffed and lives with them in said apartment, even after Turk marries Carla. Oh, and they like to call each other Chocolate Bear and Vanilla Bear. And Turk, quite possibly, loves J.D. even more than he loves Carla, though not in that "not that there's anything wrong with it" kinda way. No, the former college roomies are simply lifelong BFFs, and one of TV's all-time greatest bromances, as depicted in the 'Scrubs' musical episode number, 'Guy Love': "You ask me 'bout this thing we share/And he tenderly replies/It's guy love/Between two guys."


The Show's Ability to Pull Off Humor and Heart -- From the death of Cox's BFF Ben and the Janitor's ill-fated date with Elliott to Cox and J.D.'s brother Dan helping J.D. cope with his father's death with beer and hockey jerseys and Carla's sad acceptance of Laverne's death, the 'Scrubs' crew has always managed to deftly mix humor with some moments of great drama. The best example came in a pair of season five episodes -- 'My Lunch' and 'My Fallen Idol' -- in which Dr. Cox's obsession with getting donated organs to complete a series of transplants leads to tragedy when it turns out the organs came from a donor who had rabies, and all three of Cox's patients die. John C. McGinley, who plays Cox, has been overlooked by the Emmy people again and again, but never more egregiously than for these episodes, where Cox's guilt over the deaths will just break your heart.


Supporting Characters We Love - From born loser Ted, the hospital's attorney and resident boy band-er (sort of), and The Todd, the banana hammock-lovin', high-fivin' surgeon, to Jordan, Dr. Cox's feisty, everybody-hatin' mate, and Bob Kelso, the selfish, crabby, muffin-snarfin', mistress-lovin' Sacred Heart head, 'Scrubs' has one of the deepest benches of characters in primetime. And we haven't even mentioned Randall, the crotch-punching little person. Or Laverne, the nurse who loves Jesus and face cake. Or Keith Dudemeister, brusk newbie Denise, Doug "Nervous Guy" Murphy, the adorable Jack Cox ...




Janitor ... Whatever His Name Is
He was called many things throughout the series: Lurch. Chewie. Sir-Mops-a-Lot. Sasquatch. Moppenstein. Jumpsuit. And, in the season 8 finale, Glenn Matthews. None of those, including that last one, was his real name, as series creator Bill Lawrence has confirmed that we still don't know who Janitor (or Jan Itor, our favorite fake Janitor name) is. Name, real family history (the compulsive liar claimed he had a sister-mom and brother-dad) and real background will remain a mystery, but we'll always have fond memories of Janitor tormenting J.D., crushing hard on "Blonde Doctor," naming the Sacred Heart floors (because they're like his children) and putting his energy into extracurricular activities like air-banding, amassing a squirrel army and inventing the knife-wrench ("For kids!").


The Turk 'Poison' Dance
There's always been plenty of dancing on the show, by pretty much every staff member at one time or another, but one of the scenes most 'Scrubs' fans would put at the top of their lists of the show's greatest moments is Turk's "audition" to become a member of The Janitor and Ted's air band. After suggesting the air band's name be "Mercy Flush," Turk steps up to the guys' challenge to show them a real performance, and thus, the Turk 'Poison' dance:


And, bonus, four random 'Scrubs' scenes that we have bookmarked for when we just need a little chuckle:

- Elliott and Molly (guest star Heather Graham) explain rap to Turk


- J.D. explains to his friends how he got Kim (guest Elizabeth Banks) pregnant without actually having sex with her


- Turk and J.D. defend Rowdy (their dead, stuffed pet) to Carla


- And, in a fantastic clip that combines a Dr. Cox rant with a J.D. girl nickname with a great guest star (Jay Mohr), it's "The Biomechanical Reaction of Dr. Perry Cox When He's Not Being Listened"


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Rajni

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videos. These remembered me all episode which i have seen.

May 21 2010 at 8:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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