Discuss: Favorite Episodes of Scrubs - Featured

With Scrubs (possibly) coming to a conclusion, we decided it would be fitting to share our list of our Favorite episodes of the series.

See if you agree and share your own in comments!

My Occurrence (1.22) - The first episode where Jordan's brother, Ben Sullivan (Brendan Fraser) appears. In this episode, though Ben is admitted for a minor accident, JD learns that he actually has leukemia...and because he likes him so much, refuses to accept it. Trivia just learned: All of the pictures Ben was taking in this episode where actually taken by Brendan Fraser!

His Story (2.15) - Notice how this episode title is one of the few (7 total; 1 in each season excluding the first) episodes of the series that doesn't begin with "My"? This is the first one of these such episodes...and its narrated by Dr. Cox, who as of late is feeling all of the pressures of his job. Definitely a well thought out episode and a nice change of pace to hear a non-JD POV.

My Screw Up (3.14) - I might be wrong, but I think episode is widely accepted as the finest of the series. It's the one where Jordan's brother from 1.22 returns, and spoiler alert, we ultimately learn he's dead (so 6th Sense!). Few TV series can actually make you laugh and cry in a single 30 minutes...and this episode of Scrubs did just that.

My Way Home (5.7) - A fun homage to The Wizard of Oz where Carla is searching for courage, Turk for a heart (an actual one for a patient), Elliot for brains (to lead a session that she is nervous about) and JD...well...he just wants to go home!

My Lunch (5.20) - This episode, and the next I listed, go hand in hand. It's this episode that 3 patients die after organs they were supposed to receive become contaminated by rabies. This is also the episode that "The Fray's" 'How to Save a Life' plays at the end, if it helps you to remember it better. JD also doesn't want to deal with an annoying patient that he encounters outside the hospital (which turns out to be a tragic error)...and the show finally addresses the possibility of The Todd being gay.

My Fallen Idol (5.21) - The follow up to "My Lunch", where after losing 3 patients, Cox decides to quit medicine and turn to booze. What's more, he finally accepts help from JD. Again, one of the few legitimate laugh/cry episodes.

J.D.'s Narration: Maybe he just needed time to heal, or maybe he just needed to see how much everybody cared. But I'd like to believe that it was because of me that he was finally able to say this:

Dr. Cox: You don't drink scotch.

My Musical (6.6) - Few shows have ever actually pulled off the musical episode with class. Buffy the Vampire Slayer did it...and Scrubs did it. My Musical was clever and funny...definitely one of the finest of the series!

What are your favorite episodes of Scrubs? Would you prefer that tonight's episode actually is the series finale (the show's future still remains in limbo)?


May 6, 2009 2:31PM EDT

My Screw Up has to be the best episode of Scrubs.
They should definitely finish the show tonight. The show has consistently gotten worse since series 4 onwards. Still great though!!

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May 6, 2009 3:05PM EDT

well either way, its the series finale of scrubs as we know it since bill lawrence and zach braff are leaving regardless.
One of my favorite episodes is My Old Lady (1.5).

May 6, 2009 4:08PM EDT

My Half-Acre .... just because of all the air banding LOL

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May 6, 2009 4:33PM EDT

I loved My Half-Acre. Best air band / solo EVER. AND Mandy Moore!

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May 6, 2009 7:24PM EDT

more or less every His/Her/Their Story is awesome, especially Kelso's. and don't forget the DVD-Version of My Way Home: "I shmeared it on a focaccia." My Princess was really cool with the special effects and the story-telling. Lastly, My Day Off, because Turk stitched his initials in JD, and My TCW, because JD goes on an legendary rant against... well everybody.

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May 6, 2009 7:43PM EDT

My chief concern is already one of my favorites, i realy loved that episode.My Own American Girl had a great start along with my Overkill and my way home was really well done, nothing better than cranking up the toto and here comes a big'un lol also i really liked the episode where Jd gets abducted on his half-acre and droven to vegas, that was a very funny episode, i really cant remember which one it is though and its really annoying me.

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May 6, 2009 7:54PM EDT

8.2 My Last Words, is one of my all time favourites another episode that can make you laugh and cry at the same time
I'm gonna miss scrubs

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May 7, 2009 5:45AM EDT

Their Story! Especially parts with Ted... legend!

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May 7, 2009 5:58PM EDT

I would have to say my favorite episode is S5Ep09 - My Half Acre, Turk dancing to poison and the klumsy Mandy Moore. But I also love;
My Way Home s05ep07 - the wizard of oz theme was just perfect, this episode really defines how great a show scrubs was.
My Overkill S02Ep01 - Every one is mad at each other after Jordan tells everyone secrets including tells Dr. Cox she had sex with JD, plus how can you not live the inclusion of Colin Hay singing Overkill and Dr. Cox smashing his guitar agaiinst the wall
My Butterfly - Another epsiode that defines the greatness of scrubs, this episode was about how something as little as a butterfly flapping its wings could change the course of events, turk forgets his lucky du-rag and his patient dies, after the rewind of how thing could be if he had the du-rag his patient still dies.
My American Girl - The one where elliot buys the new car and the door keep getting smashed off by other cars driving by, not the plot, but that always makes me laugh.
My screwup - Brendan Frasier was awesome in his role as Jordan's brother, then you get the perfect placement of Joshua Radin's Winter in the funeral scene.
Really liked the series finale as well, thought they ended the show very well. Scrubs was a great show.

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