The BEST Episodes of Scrubs

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: NBC

Scrubs focuses on the lives of several people working at Sacred Heart, a teaching hospital. It features fast-paced dialogue, slapstick, and surreal vignettes presented mostly as the daydreams of the central character, Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian.

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My Lunch

#1 - My Lunch

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 25, 2006

J.D. asks Dr. Cox out for lunch, but runs into annoying former patient Jill Tracy, who unexpectedly teaches him something about responsibility. Elliot and Carla discover that Todd has been lying about all his hospital "conquests" and suspect that he's been less than truthful about other issues. Turk warns them not to meddle in his affairs.

star 8.19
1,771 votes
Directors: John Michel
Writers: Tad Quill
My Finale

#2 - My Finale

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired May 6, 2009

J.D. is planning on leaving Sacred Heart but before he goes there are a few things that he wants to do including; getting a hug from Dr. Cox, and learning the Janitor's real name. Elliot is ready for the next step in her and J.D.'s relationship and she begins moving her furniture into J.D.'s apartment.

star 8.08
2,484 votes
My Screw Up

#3 - My Screw Up

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 24, 2004

Jordan's brother and sister return, but Dr. Cox learns that his brother-in-law Ben hasn't visited a doctor about his cancer in the two years he has been gone traveling the world.

star 8.05
2,060 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman
My Last Day

#4 - My Last Day

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 21, 2002

It's J.D.'s last day as an intern, and soon he will become a resident. Carla and Turk are arguing about dating other people. Elliot finally rebels against being everyone's doormat, and J.D. is just trying to stay out of people's way. Jordan has returned to get a physical and a new patient, Mr. Bober, has been admitted, because he needs his gall bladder removed. He really needs the surgery, but doesn't have the insurance to pay for it. They enlist the help of Dr. Cox, Dr. Wen and Jordan.

star 8.04
2,158 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Gabrielle Allan, Mike Schwartz
My Fallen Idol

#5 - My Fallen Idol

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired May 2, 2006

Dr. Cox starts drinking after his decisions result in the death of three of his patients. The staff tries to cover for him at the hospital, while everyone tries to convince him how inspiring he is for them. Turk starts his new rotation with orthopedic surgery, but isn't so fond of his attending doctor's touchy-feely methods. Thus, J.D. and the Janitor attempt to help Turk find ways to bond with his new supervisor.

star 8.01
1,692 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Bill Callahan
My Half-Acre

#6 - My Half-Acre

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 7, 2006

J.D. meets the klutzy Julie, and when he becomes smitten, Elliot attempts to help out with romance advice. Meanwhile, Carla tries to find Dr. Cox's soft side, when he refuses to kiss his son. Turk and the Janitor put together an air band to win a contest, but Kelso gives them a tremendous obstacle.

star 7.93
1,928 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Bill Callahan
My Occurrence

#7 - My Occurrence

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 7, 2002

Jordan's brother Ben is admitted at Sacred Heart for having an accident with a nail gun. J.D. learns that Ben has leukemia, but won't believe it, since there have been many mixups in the hospital lately, so he goes on a search for the real test results.

star 7.89
2,073 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence
My Overkill

#8 - My Overkill

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2002

Relationships between the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital have been shaken since Jordan's revelations. Turk is sleeping on J.D.'s bed, after Carla kicked him out of his own. Elliot is having a hard time facing J.D. every day at work. J.D. desperately tries to get Dr. Cox's attention back, unsuccessfully.

star 7.84
2,196 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Bill Lawrence
My Musical

#9 - My Musical

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 18, 2007

A new patient at the hospital wakes up and sees everything happening around her as a musical. Carla can't decide whether or not to return to work and Elliot must find a way to tell J.D. he can't move into her new house with her.

star 7.83
1,599 votes
Directors: Will Mackenzie
Writers: Debra Fordham
My Way Home

#10 - My Way Home

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 24, 2006

In a "Wizard of Oz" homage, J.D. is trying to go home, Turk searches for a heart donor and Carla worries, that she doesn't have the courage to become a parent. Meanwhile, Elliot doesn't believe, that she has the brains to lead a question and answer session. Also, the Janitor is painting color coded lines throughout the hospital for easier navigation.

star 7.83
2,097 votes
Directors: Zach Braff
Writers: Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman
My Old Lady

#11 - My Old Lady

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2001

The three interns are each assigned patients with various illnesses. Statistically speaking, one of the three is going to die. J.D.'s patient is 86 year old Mrs. Tanner, who is in renal failure. 20 year old David Morrison is Turk's hernia patient and Elliot's patient Mrs. Guerrero only speaks Spanish and might have lupus.

star 7.83
2,575 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Matt Tarses
My Dumb Luck

#12 - My Dumb Luck

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 24, 2008

Dr. Cox had a patient that he hadn't been able to diagnose for two years, and he is back again. Dr. Kelso has to face a retirement board when his true age is revealed. Elliot and Carla try to find enough people in favor of Dr. Kelso to keep him as Chief of Medicine.

star 7.82
1,738 votes
Directors: Rick Blue
Writers: Aseem Batra
My Long Goodbye

#13 - My Long Goodbye

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 5, 2007

Laverne is brain-dead, and her family decides to take her off life support. One by one, the staff say their goodbyes, except Carla, who stoutly refuses to accept what's happening. She consequently finds herself "haunted" by Laverne. Meanwhile, Jordan gives birth, but Dr. Cox doesn't want to tell anyone because he doesn't want his daughter's birthday to always be associated with Laverne's death.

star 7.79
1,524 votes
Writers: Dave Tennant
My Best Moment

#14 - My Best Moment

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 7, 2004

When J.D. has to address a bunch of pre-med students about what it's like to be a doctor, he strays off the beaten path and chooses to discuss his best moments as a doctor instead. When he challenges the rest of the staff to do so, they all remember their best memories in the medical field. Meanwhile, Elliot is forced to face her fear of children, when she must befriend a ten year old boy, whose father is being treated in the I.C.U.

star 7.77
1,754 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Angela Nissel
My Cake

#15 - My Cake

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 2004

When Dan resurfaces, J.D. is shocked to learn his father has passed away. The reactions from his co-workers help J.D. a little, but the one person, Dr. Cox, who he wanted to be there for him is too busy with J.D.'s patients. Meanwhile, Dan sits drunk in the bath tub the whole day and Turk finds out he has Type II Diabetes.

star 7.77
1,722 votes
Directors: Henry Chan
Writers: Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman
My Cabbage

#16 - My Cabbage

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 28, 2006

Dr. Kelso is outraged, when he discovers, that a bird has been living in Sacred Heart. He orders the Janitor to dispose of it immediately. However, the Janitor likes the bird so much, he secretly keeps it as a pet. Meanwhile, J.D., annoyed with Keith, tries to get his intern fired, but things don't turn out as intended.

star 7.76
1,819 votes
Writers: Mark Stegemann
My Transition

#17 - My Transition

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 16, 2006

J.D. plans a date with Kim on their night off but Elliot keeps getting in their way. Meanwhile, Elliot throws a baby shower for Carla.Perry and Jordan hand over all of Jack's stuff to Carla. And someone announces a very surprising pregnancy.

star 7.76
1,423 votes
Directors: Bill Lawrence
Writers: Aseem Batra, Kevin Biegel
My Porcelain God

#18 - My Porcelain God

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 17, 2004

Elliot finds herself perplexed over a simple procedure that leaves her questioning her career path. She goes to seek Dr. Kevin Casey's advice but becomes frustrated when she learns that the epiphany toilet, which the Janitor secretly installed on the roof, is getting more attention than she is. Meanwhile, Turk asks J.D. to be his best man at his wedding, which sends J.D. into sheer bliss momentarily until he hears a phone message that makes him question his friendship with Turk.

star 7.76
1,772 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Eric Weinberg, Tim Hobert
My Catalyst

#19 - My Catalyst

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 10, 2004

J.D. believes he may have finally found a mentor in Dr. Kevin Casey, a surgeon with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and it turns out that Dr. Cox has always been jealous of the guy. Meanwhile, the Janitor and his new assistant help Kelso out with a garbage problem.

star 7.76
1,873 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Bill Lawrence
My No Good Reason

#20 - My No Good Reason

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 22, 2007

Laverne and Dr. Cox engage in a philosophical debate. Carla finds a hot nanny for Isabella, and Turk struggles to find a way not to leer at her. Elliot smuggles a patient's dog into the hospital to cheer her up and ends up in hot water with Dr. Kelso. A tragic twist awaits at the end, challenging everyone to decide if they think everything happens for a reason.

star 7.76
1,743 votes
Directors: Zach Braff
Writers: Jannae Bakken
My Jiggly Ball

#21 - My Jiggly Ball

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 10, 2006

J.D. is asked to introduce Dr. Kelso at an awards dinner, so he wants to find out something good about him. Dr. Kelso and Dr. Cox each have a patient, whom they feel deserves the benefit of a new experimental treatment, but there is only one open slot. Elsewhere, Carla and Turk try to help Elliot get her old job at Sacred Heart back. And the Janitor taunts J.D. with the made up game of "Jiggly Ball."

star 7.75
1,914 votes
Directors: Rick Blue
Writers: Tim Hobert
My Karma

#22 - My Karma

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 20, 2003

J.D. and Turk think they've got bad karma after hitting a car and causing an accident, while playing golf on the hospital roof. Dr. Cox bends over backwards to give Jordan as much comfort as possible on her labor day, and she confesses to J.D. that Dr. Cox is the real father. Elliot seeks advice from Carla on how to tell Paul that she's crazy, because they're getting more intimate and she can't hide it anymore. But Carla is feeling too crazy herself with the upcoming wedding.

star 7.75
1,694 votes
Directors: Marc Buckland
Writers: Debra Fordham, Janae Bakken
My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and My Baby's Baby

#23 - My Best Friend's Baby's Baby and My Baby's Baby

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 7, 2006

J.D. and Kim start contemplating about their future and their baby's future. Meanwhile, Turk rushes Carla to the hospital after she goes into labor. And Jordan accuses Dr. Cox of not being a more defensive father towards Jack.

star 7.74
1,768 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Garrett Donovan, Neil Goldman
My First Day

#24 - My First Day

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2001

John Dorian, "J.D." to friends, is a boyishly handsome, self-deprecatingly funny, likeable guy who would be confident if he only realized his assets. Four years of medical school have prepared J.D. for his first day as an intern at Sacred Heart Hospital - but he has his doubts. As J.D. is thrown into the chaotic world of hospital life, we not only get to see the quirky characters that he encounters, but also hear the humorous commentary of thoughts streaming through J.D.'s head. By J.D.'s side is his best friend since college, the handsome and confident Chris Turk. As a new surgical intern, Turk struts around with a gregarious and cocky demeanor that hides a terror that he only admits to J.D. Both guys initially have the hots for their attractive fellow intern, Elliot Reid, but J.D. quickly finds out her beauty is only surpassed by her hyper-competitive attitude. Guiding the interns' education are those with more medical experience. Dr. Robert "Bob" Kelso, Chief of Medicine, wants the interns to think they can count on him. On the other side of the personality spectrum is Dr. Percival "Perry" Cox, a steamroller of a man short on patience. Watching over the interns with a caustically teasing but caring demeanor, is nurse Carla Espinosa, a woman who is motherly and sexy at the same time - which appeals mightily to Turk.

star 7.74
3,900 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Bill Lawrence
My Philosophy

#25 - My Philosophy

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 16, 2003

J.D. bonds with a patient, who is waiting for a heart transplant and discusses with her their idea of what death must be like. Elliot puts her foot down and demands a feminine locker room from Dr. Kelso. Turk decides it's time to propose to Carla, but a kid swallows the engagement ring.

star 7.74
1,850 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Matt Tarses, Tim Hobbes