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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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

30 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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It's said that the only way you can get clean scrubs out of the scrubs machine is to put dirty ones in so Elliott puts her shirt in the machine but it clearly gets stuck and yet she still gets a new one. 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 »


Dr. Elliot Reid: Ugh, the work never ends, you know? I mean, every day I have to be ready for rounds, I have to take care of patients, I have scut work and research papers due... Plus I'm starting a new rotation, and if my internship does not got well this year then there's no way I'm getting a good residency next year; and without the residency, there goes my fellowship. And I know that that doesn't leave a lot of time for us. So, on some level, I think that maybe we should make this more casual. But,
Dr. Elliot Reid: ...
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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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