Scrubs (2001–2010)
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My Sacrificial Clam 

Elliot finally has a boyfriend, but her relationship starts to get in the way of her internship. J.D. gets stuck by a needle and worries he may have contracted Hepatitis B.


Marc Buckland


Bill Lawrence (created by), Janae Bakken (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Braff ... Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian
Sarah Chalke ... Dr. Elliot Reid
Donald Faison ... Dr. Christopher Turk
Ken Jenkins ... Dr. Bob Kelso
John C. McGinley ... Dr. Perry Cox
Judy Reyes ... Nurse Carla Espinosa
Scott Foley ... Sean
Ed Begley Jr. ... Dr. Bailey
William Daniels ... Dr. Douglas
Stephen Furst ... Dr. Franklyn
Eric Laneuville ... Dr. Lamar
Neil Flynn ... Janitor
Sam Lloyd ... Lawyer
Robert Maschio ... Todd
Aloma Wright ... Nurse Roberts


Elliot finally has a boyfriend, but her relationship starts to get in the way of her internship. J.D. gets stuck by a needle and worries he may have contracted Hepatitis B.

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When J.D. is signing on the Limited Liability form, you can see a face being drawn at the top right corner of the form. See more »


Elliot Reid tells one of her patients that his "LLD" is elevated after getting results back from a lipid profile. She should have said "LDL" (Low-density lipoprotein or "bad" cholesterol). See more »


J.D.: [JD walks into a room with a chart and starts talking to his four patients] Alrighty, what do we have here?
Dr. Douglas: What you've got here young man are four cases of Legionnaires pneumonia.
Dr. Lamar: So I would start us out on IV aminoglycosides.
Dr. Bailey: And make sure you check for urinary legionella antigen.
Dr. Franklyn: I don't know it could be viral considering my gastrointestinal situation.
Dr. Bailey: Here comes the fart joke.
Dr. Franklyn: No no no, really, I think I could have strep/numo.
Dr. Douglas: All four of us are doctors.
J.D.: Let me guess, golf cart accident?
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References St. Elsewhere (1982) See more »


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Special guest doctors
13 February 2006 | by popshedSee all my reviews

I realise that this may be obvious to most people but there is an ever growing band of people known as 'youngsters' who won't necessarily recognise a few of the guest stars in this episode. The four doctors who are laid up in the ward awaiting treatment all appeared in a forerunner to Scrubs, St Elsewhere.

I was probably a little young to have seen St Elsewhere myself but saw many episodes shown late at night during the late 80s on Channel 4 in the UK. I immediately recognised two of the doctors played by William Daniels and Ed Begley Jnr so assumed (correctly) that both Steven Furst and Eric Laneuville had done the same. Oddly, although presumably for copyright/legal reasons, they did not appear using the same character names as they played in St Elsewhere.

If you like Scrubs then I'd recommend checking out St Elsewhere, it has a similar mixture of comedy and drama. In a similar vein of humour, the last episode of St Elsewhere featured characters from other long running serials including but not limited to The One Armed Man from the Fugitive and Capt Blake from M*A*S*H.

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30 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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