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Only Mostly Dead
03-01-2005, 08:47 PM
A bit more somber than most episodes, especially at the end, but still there were some definite gems. "Tugboats and arson! That's all I ever get from you guys!" And Only Mostly Missus was laughing hardest at "I just ironed my going-out hair." And lawdalmighty but I enjoyed seeing Heather Graham in not just one nice panty set, but two. Yeah, cheap but there you go.

I made a bet with Mostly Missus as the episode ended that Zach Braff probably directed the episode, it just felt so like Garden State. The music overlay (especially the song choice. So like Frou Frou's "Let Go"), the unique camera work during the breakup.

Seven out of ten. Eight if I credit my libido's input.

drm
03-01-2005, 08:50 PM
Crap Crap Crap

I totally forgot it was on tonight. Can someone please give me a rundown of what happened?

Monstre
03-01-2005, 09:35 PM
it just felt so like Garden State. The music overlay (especially the song choice. So like Frou Frou's "Let Go"), the unique camera work during the breakup.
Yeah, those camera sequences (once with Heather Graham and once with the breakup) were interesting.

And the song choice (I liked it) at the end sounded like another one from Josh Radin. They used his "December" on the one where Jordan's brother (Brendan Frasier) died, last season.

Monstre
03-01-2005, 09:49 PM
And how about this line...

The Todd, dispensing dating advice: "So once you've got the hole in the bottom of the popcorn box, it's basically just a waiting game."

Monstre
03-01-2005, 10:16 PM
drm:

- JD still frustrated that Kylie isn't giving it up for him yet. He's eager for sex, and she's still making him wait.
- Turk and Carla having some relationship trouble, and she wants him to be open about isseus. Turk tells her that she makes mountains out of molehills -- she reluctantly agrees and says she'll work on it.
- Dr. Cox pesters Elliot a bit.
- Janitor gets on Dr. Cox's case for messing with her, and they end up making a bet (janitor's van vs. Cox's porsche), Janitor saying that Elliot is going to be his girl.
- Heather Graham's character (Molly) shows up again, back in town for a patient that won't respond to anybody else.
- Turk is having long phone conversations with his college girlfriend.
- Turk tells JD that because Kylie isn't sleeping with him, she's saying she doesn't want to be exclusive. He tries to talk JD into going after Molly (which JD is already fantasizing about), saying he can "have his cake and eat it, too" by hooking up with Molly, then once she's gone, go tell Kylie he wants to "get his exclusive on".
- Carla finds out about the phone calls from Turk's ex, but Turk defuses it a bit by insinuating it's another "mountain out of a molehill" situation.
- Janitor tells Elliot he bet Dr. Cox that she'd go out with him, and she plays along, jumping into Janitor's arms as Cox goes by, pretending that he's her man.
- While JD is on the phone with Kylie, he's distracted by Molly, and she asks if he wants to go get a drink after work. Kylie asks if he's coming over, and JD says he can't (deciding to go for Turk's "cake" plan).

- Cox hands over the car keys, incredulous.
- Janitor claims to Elliot that Cox didn't pay up and says he needs to see them on an actual date. She agrees to meet him for dinner at 8.
- Carla is steaming, and goes with Elliot, JD, and Molly to the bar for drinks. JD listens to "Mr. Peeps" (his... you know), who tells him in a British voice to get rid of the other girls. He tells Carla to go talk to Turk and share her feelings (Elliot drives her). JD stays there with Molly.
- Elliot goes to dinner with Janitor.
- JD and Molly are getting tipsy, and almost share a moment, where JD imagines what will happen (interesting camera shots, with fast forward and slo-mo intermixed). He backs off, apologizes, and says he should get going.
- Janitor and Elliot get back to the hospital -- laughing, having fun -- where Cox asks how the porsche drove, and Elliot realizes that Janitor tricked her into the date. Cox gets his keys back. Elliot is pissed, but Janitor says, "you're the only one who treats me like a real person". He tells her he just wanted to pretend for that day that she liked him, and it made him feel good. She says it's okay -- she actually had a good time.
- JD shows up at Kylie's, and she decides it's time, she's ready, he's been patient, and it feels right and feels like fate. He's excited, and then says his usual stupid thing: "You're right Kylie, because I was out with this girl tonight I could have totally had sex with but I blew her off because I was excited about being with you!"
- Kylie not happy. Kylie tells him to leave. The interesting camera shots again -- fast forward, slo-mo, but this time it actually was for real. JD ends up back at his place, alone.
- Cox now has won Janitor's van, and as other watch, Cox puts a brick on the gas pedal and throws it in drive so it smashes into a wall. Then it blows up (silly moment) -- Cox laughs maniacally.
- Back at Turk and JD's, Turk announces he did it -- cut off all ties with Rosanna forever. Carla, astounded, says "that only took 20 seconds, how did you do it so fast?" Turk says, "It was easy, I just told her I was married." An oops moment. Carla pissed (that he never before told her he was married), and says, "Don't worry, if you're lucky maybe you won't be married for much longer". Carla storms out.

Hey, It's That Guy!
03-01-2005, 10:27 PM
I watched the episode, and that was a spot-on recap!

Only Mostly Dead
03-01-2005, 10:31 PM
Good synopsis, Monstre!

Oh, and I forgot to say how my own bet turned out. Mostly Missus won, at least by the end credits, for which Zach was not listed as first or second unit director. But I still stand by the Garden State vibe.

I need to get me a brain trust.

Only Mostly Dead
03-01-2005, 10:36 PM
Though this TV Tome thread (http://tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowForumPage/showid-3613/threadid-187785/) says it was Braff directing.

drm
03-01-2005, 10:37 PM
Thanks a lot Monstre :)

I'm curious as to where they take the Turk/Carla thing. This one could go either way I think. I have faith that Scrubs won't take the easy way out.

AwSnappity
03-01-2005, 11:16 PM
Though this TV Tome thread (http://tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowForumPage/showid-3613/threadid-187785/) says it was Braff directing.
Zach Braff's blog (http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/gardenstate/blog/index.html) confirms this.

I rarely watch TV, but I've managed to catch Scrubs the past few weeks, and I'm reminded of how it's easily one of the best sitcoms out there (with Arrested Development being the only other competition I can think of at the time). I love how it's so out there, and how it manages to be poignant without being maudlin.

My favorite quote:
"Time just flies when you're dry-humping your way through three pairs of cords."

Monstre
03-02-2005, 12:01 AM
I'm curious as to where they take the Turk/Carla thing. This one could go either way I think. I have faith that Scrubs won't take the easy way out.
Me, too -- they actually started setting it up an episode or two ago, one ending with Carla and Turk saying, "We're in trouble." After getting bored too easily in each other's presence.

I watched the episode, and that was a spot-on recap!
Well, I'll admit it was spot-on because I had taped the episode, and I did manage to find the rewind button before summarizing. ;)

(In fact, that "popcorn box" joke didn't completely register until the second time. But... dayum!)

Monstre
03-02-2005, 12:17 AM
And the song choice (I liked it) at the end sounded like another one from Josh Radin.
Yep -- it was "Closer", by Josh Radin.

If anybody's interested, you can have a listen at http://www.joshuaradin.com/
Just click on the "Media" link, and there are three song links. One of them is "Closer" (this episode), and one of them is "Winter", which was used last season.

audiobottle
03-02-2005, 07:37 AM
I also liked the line directly following the popcorn joke:

[paraphrased]: "I'd like to point out that this trick doesn't work with hot nacho cheese."

This episode made me feel all warm and fuzzy about the future of television... and then I was unfortuante enough to watch the first 10 minutes of "Committed." And lo, my eyes were opened to the barren hell that is the reality of TV.

Also, are they really doing an American version of "The Office"? Why? Why not just bring over the original English one? The ad for the US one makes it sound like t3h suck.

drm
03-02-2005, 08:39 AM
Me, too -- they actually started setting it up an episode or two ago, one ending with Carla and Turk saying, "We're in trouble." After getting bored too easily in each other's presence.

That was the episode where they brought in a live studio audience and pretended they were part of a sitcom (at least J.D. did) wasn't it? It was a good ep. for so many reasons.

silenus
03-02-2005, 08:50 AM
Lots of cleavage in this episode.....for those of us who are shallow like that. :D

Elliott was looking hot!

Monstre
03-02-2005, 09:53 AM
Yeah, I forgot to mention that I'd really like to be in the middle of an Elliot / Molly sandwich.

Although it should really go without saying... ;)

Monstre
03-02-2005, 10:19 AM
That was the episode where they brought in a live studio audience and pretended they were part of a sitcom (at least J.D. did) wasn't it? It was a good ep. for so many reasons.
That one ended with JD on the couch watching sitcoms on TV, after the stress of the bad news at the hospital.

I think the Turk/Carla foreshadow was in the next one (Ep. 418: "My Roommates"). Where Turk and Carla ask JD to move out, and they try to rekindle their romance. After JD is staying elsewhere for a week, Turk and Carla realize they miss JD and are having trouble keeping themselves entertained, just the two of them. And at the end, they realize, and one of them says, "We're in trouble."

Omniscient
03-02-2005, 10:54 AM
Good synopsis, Monstre!

Oh, and I forgot to say how my own bet turned out. Mostly Missus won, at least by the end credits, for which Zach was not listed as first or second unit director. But I still stand by the Garden State vibe.

I need to get me a brain trust.

I'm 95% sure that he was credited as director in the opening credits. Didn't watch the closing ones, and I deleted it off the DVR, but maybe Monstre can vaildate my memory.

Great episode, I thought. Loved Dr. Cox at the end with the unbridled glee when the Van burst into flames unexpectedly. Great, laughed my ass off. Looked like me watching March Madness :).

And the indestructible phone gimmick....pretty funny.

My only problem was this: Seriously, would anyone turn down a hot and ready Molly for a girl that'd been giving them the heisman for a month straight?!?!? Hell no.

drm
03-02-2005, 10:58 AM
That one ended with JD on the couch watching sitcoms on TV, after the stress of the bad news at the hospital.

Right....

I seemed to have combined those two episodes in my head for some reason. It was still a good episode though.

Merijeek
03-02-2005, 11:05 AM
My favorite quote:
"Time just flies when you're dry-humping your way through three pairs of cords."

My first thought: Ah, memories.

My second thought: WTF? Three pairs?

Does that mean he's worn out three pairs, or that somehow there's three layers between unmentionables?

-Joe

Mal Adroit
03-02-2005, 11:10 AM
"Pleasure myself. Weep. Repeat."
:p

CrazyCatLady
03-02-2005, 11:21 AM
Well, gee, that's a really flattering picture you paint of men, there, Omniscient. Totally willing to pitch something that looks like there might really be something there for one night of meaningless sex. Some guys, sure. But not all men are such slobbering penis-led pigs. The whole point was that he's not that sort of guy, at least not normally. The normal JD wouldn't have gone out with Molly. He would have either gone to Kylie's and dry-humped his way through another pair of cords, or invited Kylie along with them. 'Cause JD is a good man. He just got temporarily off-track.

(Besides, it doesn't make logical sense to risk a relationship where you'll eventually get sex on a regular basis long-term for one night. Lots of nights of sex with Kylie would seem to outweigh one night of sex with Molly.)

PoorYorick
03-02-2005, 12:05 PM
(Besides, it doesn't make logical sense to risk a relationship where you'll eventually get sex on a regular basis long-term for one night. Lots of nights of sex with Kylie would seem to outweigh one night of sex with Molly.)
You make it sound like there'd actually be rational thought involved. :)

silenus
03-02-2005, 12:36 PM
But not all men are such slobbering penis-led pigs.

We're not? News to me...... :D

seriousart
03-02-2005, 12:58 PM
"Pleasure myself. Weep. Repeat."
:p
Awesome line. Second best line from this episode was delivered by J.D.'s penis (spoken in an English accent-) after he botched the imminent sexual encounter with his g/f.
"I will kill you."
:D

I sincerely regret not taping this episode for repeat viewings. All the great elements of Scrubs were just that much better this episode. A perfect combination of drama, witty jokes and slapstick.

How cool is that that Braff directed...? This may have been my favorite episode yet.

middleman
03-02-2005, 01:02 PM
It was a good episode, but I find that the show dips slightly when the plot goes too far from the hospital.

I am finding the Carla/Turk "We're In Trouble" subplot a little forced.

And "JD Dates a Black Girl That Doesn't Put Out and Then When she's ready he talks about sleeping with another girl" feels a bit too "sitcom."

The Janitor/Blonde Doctor/Dr. Cox subplot was GREAT.

CrazyCatLady
03-02-2005, 01:04 PM
We're not? News to me...... :D

Well, most of you don't slobber. :D

bouv
03-02-2005, 01:52 PM
Awesome line. Second best line from this episode was delivered by J.D.'s penis (spoken in an English accent-) after he botched the imminent sexual encounter with his g/f.
"I will kill you."
:D


I think that the voice for his Penis was the fellow who played the hangman in Blazing Saddles and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Looking at imdb, I find that his name is Robert Ridgely, and that he died in 1997...so I guess it wasn't him...but whoever did do the voice made it sound like him, I think.

Silentgoldfish
03-02-2005, 02:59 PM
It was a good episode, but I find that the show dips slightly when the plot goes too far from the hospital.


A lot (and I mean LOT) of the hospital staff I know loved it in the first couple of seasons (especially when Elliot was dating a murse) but have stopped watching since it started drifting away from the hospital. I still love it but I can see their point.

BiblioCat
03-02-2005, 04:30 PM
I'm 95% sure that he was credited as director in the opening credits. Didn't watch the closing ones, and I deleted it off the DVR, but maybe Monstre can vaildate my memory.
Yes, Braff was credited in the opening as director.

Monstre
03-04-2005, 01:28 AM
Great episode, I thought. Loved Dr. Cox at the end with the unbridled glee when the Van burst into flames unexpectedly. Great, laughed my ass off.
Me too -- that was a great moment. Dr. Cox and diabolical laughter. Wonderful. :)

middleman
03-04-2005, 09:02 AM
Did Dr. Cox's escalating laughter over the van's explosion remind anyone of the scene from Billy Madison where B. Whitford catches on fire?

Yookeroo
03-04-2005, 12:24 PM
Yeah, I forgot to mention that I'd really like to be in the middle of an Elliot / Molly sandwich.

Although it should really go without saying... ;)

Not to sound greedy, but can I have them and Kylie & Carla?

Odinoneeye
03-04-2005, 12:43 PM
Not to sound greedy, but can I have them and Kylie & Carla?

and while you're at it, throw in Jordan and Danni

middleman
03-04-2005, 01:24 PM
And Ted. C'mon. With all those women, you can at least throw some scraps to ol' Ted.


(And the midget. BRING THE MIDGET!)

Monstre
03-04-2005, 04:43 PM
(And the midget. BRING THE MIDGET!)


Tiny powerful fists!

TwistofFate
03-04-2005, 05:24 PM
Scrubs is responsible for my favourite line ever

"What has two thumbs and doesn't give a crap?"

Merijeek
03-04-2005, 06:58 PM
Scrubs is responsible for my favourite line ever

"What has two thumbs and doesn't give a crap?"

Bob Kelso!

-Joe, hasn't downloaded all of the Scrubs episodes because that would be illegal

Silentgoldfish
03-04-2005, 07:46 PM
Bob Kelso!

-Joe, hasn't downloaded all of the Scrubs episodes because that would be illegal

Me, has, because otherwise I'd still only be halfway through season 2 (stupid Australian tv)...

Yookeroo
03-05-2005, 12:57 AM
and while you're at it, throw in Jordan and Danni

Make it a six-pack!

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