Scrubs officially began its first ever airing in the year of 2001, which only means that it will turn for 20 years the following year. It always offers so much to laugh with and gives every viewer that much-needed break from medical dramas and brings a different style that is light-hearted unlike the usual hospital world broadcasted in the Television.
As a show that brings both the philosophical side of life and the funny side that will let viewers to laugh with, sadly, the show didn’t get the popularity that it should deserve to be achieved. Moreover, you’ll notice how mature the show is by simply putting note to every life lesson of JD, the main lead, and different thoughts and quotes of JD himself that has a lot of hidden wisdom.
In addition, JD himself has been underrated thanks to his demeanor of being a sort of clown in personality. However, the purpose of the series was to point out that JD needed to find out how earthly life and things both worked, and some of the quotes that are mentioned below prove that JD did get older to be an enlightened individual we will all learn from.
Furthermore, the movie itself talks about the uncertainties of a person who believes that he should live and be alive in every minute of his life but later will get worried about what will happen next. But it also shows how he was able to realize that there’s no point in putting stress on tomorrow instead enjoy the present time. This is perhaps why most of the fans who continuously support the show got able to comprehend the message.
So here are the fifty listed quotes from the movie Scrubs itself.
- “I guess its because we all want to believe that what we do is very important, that people hang on to our very word, that they care what we think. The truth is, you should consider yourself lucky if you even occasionally get to make someone-anyone-feel a little better.” – J.D Scrubs
- “Who the hell cares about what anybody else thinks? Just look into your heart and do whatever the hell makes you happy.”- Dr Kelso Scrubs
- JD: Anyway, I tried to convince myself the reason that I didn’t come earlier was because of you coming into work drunk. But that’s not it. I was scared. I guess after all this time I still thought of you as a superhero that will help me out of any situation I’m in. I needed that. But that’s my problem. I’ll deal with that. I guess I came over here to tell you how proud of you I am. Not because you did the best for those patients. But because after 20 years of being a doctor, you still take it this hard.
- J.D.: Elliot, I’m thirty years old; I’m single, I’m homeless, and I’m pretty sure I just soiled myself.
Elliot: Why don’t you just move into my place?
J.D.: Oh, great, then we’ll be two losers under one roof.
- JD: You’re an actor!
Janitor: You’re a fireman! What are we doing?
- “Relationships don’t work the way they do on television and in the movies. Will they, won’t they, and then they finally do, and they’re happy forever . . . gimme a break. Nine out of ten of ’em end because they weren’t right for each other to begin with, and half the ones who get married get divorced anyway, and I’m telling you right now, through all this stuff I have not become a cynic, I haven’t.
. . . Yes, I do happen to believe love is mainly about pushing chocolate covered candies, and, you know, in some cultures, a chicken. You can call me a sucker, I don’t care, because I do . . . believe in it.
Bottom line . . . is couples that are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but the big difference is they don’t let it take ’em down. One of those two people will stand up and fight for that relationship every time, if it’s right, and they’re real lucky.
. . . One of ’em will say something.” – Dr. Percival Ulysses Cox
- The Janitor: You’re the only one around here that treats me like a real person.
Elliot: What did you say?
lThe Janitor: There was one other girl a few years ago: red-haired doctor. She used to eat lunch with me, until the other residents started making fun of her. They called her Janitor-lunch-eater. Not the most clever group…Anyway, I know that you don’t think about me the way that I think about you. And I never really believed that you would or that you could. But just pretending for today made me feel good for a change.
Elliott: It’s okay. I actually had a good time.
The Janitor: Thanks…Elliot.
- Dr. Cox: Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present, Man Not Caring.
- “Statistics mean nothing to the individual. Not a damn thing.” – Perry Cox
- Elliot: How’s it goin’?
J.D.: Well, my bike is rusty, I haven’t been able to feel my genitals since they first touched water, and the only thing I’ve had to eat all day is a half a jellyfish. Why are you here?
Elliot: Can I talk to you about Jake?
J.D.: It’s a dangerous topic. Talk to Carla.
Elliot: Yeah, anytime I talk to Carla about a guy, she tells me to marry him so the four of us can go to dinner together.
Elliot: This Jake thing is still really bothering me.
J.D.: Elliot, you know our rules.
Elliot: Yeah, I’ve been thinking about that. Who wants to have a superficial friendship? I mean, God, do you remember how close we used to be? Dealing with Dr. Cox, dealing with our screwed-up families, talking about everything? I miss that.
J.D.: This is working.
Elliot: Not for me! I wanna be able to tell you that my boyfriend really freaked me out.
J.D.: Well, if he freaked you out, why don’t you go talk to him?
J.D.: All right, fine, Elliot. You wanna know why? You’re just like me. You’re scared because you feel like you haven’t accomplished anything with your life. But instead of running a triathlon, you’re pushing forward with a guy you don’t belong with. And you know as well as I do, one of these days he’s gonna open up a bottle of white wine for you when you really prefer red, except you never told him that; and you wanna know why? It’s because he’s not right for you, Elliot. Are you happy now?
Elliot: You’re pretty smart for a guy running in bike shoes.
- “Yours are the scrubs of hope and stetho of sanctity.” – Abhijit Naskar
- “Maybe The Best Thing To Do Is Stop Trying To Figure Out Where You’re Going And Just Enjoy Where You’re At.”- JD, Scrubs
- “The Problem With People Who Only Want What They Can’t Have Is That Once They Have What They Want, They Don’t Want It Anymore.”- JD
- “I Miss You So Much, It Hurts Sometimes.”- JD
- “I Guess When You Care About Someone, You’ll Do Whatever You Can To Make Them Happy.”- JD
- “And Who’s To Say This Isn’t What Happens? Who Can Tell Me That My Fantasies Won’t Come True? Just This Once…”- JD
- “I Love You More Than Turk.”- JD
- “Sometimes In Life When You Get What You Want, You End Up Missing What You Left Behind.”- JD
- “In The End, You Have To Trust That The Perfect Woman Will Always Lead You In The Right Direction.”- JD
- “The Truth Is, It Is All Your Memories, The Joyful Ones And The Heartbreaking Ones That Make Up Who You Are As A Person.”- JD
- “Jambalaya.” – JD
- Elliot: “‘Rate Dr. Reid’s butt?’… Yes! 9.2! Thank God this hospital’s full of white guys.”
Kelso: “Don’t be too pleased with that 9.2. That’s out of 100.”
- Turk: Who are these guys?
J.D.: These are the last eight guys in the hospital that don’t realize I suck at basketball. So here’s what gonna happen: I finally mastered my running hook shot so when we go to pick teams I’m gonna hit that shot. Then you say I’ll pick that guy at which point Carla is gonna page me and I’ll say “*Crap*, I’ve gotta go.” And you’ll go “*Damn*, we just lost the best player out here.” And then there will be eight guys in the hospital who think I’m good at sports and word will spread.
Turk: When do you find time to see your patients?
J.D.: Between these thoughts.
- Janitor: What is it with steel wool? Is it steel? Or is it wool?
- Elliot: Well isn’t that just the pickle on the giant crap sandwich that is my day.
- Carla: Christopher!
Chris Turk: Christopher? You only call me Christopher when you’re mad or when we’re having sex… Baby, are you mad when we’re having sex?
- Dr. Kelso: Dr. Cox, did you get my memo stating that residents should wear their lab coats at all times?
Dr. Cox: Yes I did. At first I just threw it away, but then I thought, that’s not grand enough a gesture; so I made a model of you out of straw, put my lab coat on it – with your memo in the pocket – and invited the neighborhood kids to set fire to it and beat it with sticks.
- J.D.: Because nothing sucks worse than feeling alone, no matter how many people are around.
- Dr. Cox: Relationships don’t work they way they do on television and in the movies. Will they? Won’t they? And then they finally do, and they’re happy forever. Gimme a break. Nine out of ten of them end because they weren’t right for each other to begin with, and half of the ones who get married get divorced anyway, and I’m telling you right now, through all this stuff I have not become a cynic. I haven’t. Yes, I do happen to believe that love is mainly about pushing chocolate covered candies and, y’know, in some cultures, a chicken. You can call me a sucker, I don’t care, because I do believe in it. Bottom line: it’s couples who are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but the big difference is they don’t let it take them down. One of those two people will stand up and fight for that relationship every time. If it’s right, and they’re real lucky, one of them will say something.
- J.D.: Why aren’t you using the mop I bought you?
Janitor: I didn’t like it.
J.D.: But you cried!
anitor: No, that was you.
- [Dr. Cox has been berating people after learning that his girlfriend slept with most of doctors to sell medicine]
Dr. Cox: I’m not angry. So my girlfriend serviced most of the staff? I’m proud of her commitment to medicine.
Carla: Please! What about all the women you’ve slept with? Your ex-wife, that med student, your ex-wife, the cute nurse from radiology, your ex-wife…
Dr. Cox: Would you please get off my ex-wife?
Carla: I will if you will.
[Cox breaks down laughing]
Dr. Cox: Well… dammit! Gosh, now I’m too proud of you to be mad at you.
- J.D.: [after Janitor pops up behind him] Why do you have to jump out and scare me all the time?
Janitor: I don’t jump out and scare you. I follow you around all day. I only got about an hour and a half of work around here, and the rest of the time I track you, like an animal.
- J.D.: Time to take the GR off my Gratitude and give that old bastard some Attitude, J.D. style.
Carla: His office is that way.
J.D.: Yeah, I have to throw up first.
- Elliot: Laverne, did you ever notice that in hospitals, even though you’re surrounded by like hundreds of people, it’s still so easy to get lost in your own thoughts?
Nurse Roberts: Have you been drinkin’?
- Chris Turk: [to Carla] Baby. You’ve always known about my sleep toots. Hell, you used to imitate the sound they made, remember?
Nurse Roberts: I make Mr. Roberts wear special air-tight boxer shorts
Chris Turk: Laverne, I wrote the guest list for this conversation, and just in case, if you’re wondering, you’re not on it!
- Turk is picking a team for a basketball game. JD throws a basketball and it hits him on the head, knocking him unconscious]
Turk: I got that guy.
- J.D.: [thinking] Then he said something I never expected to hear.
Janitor: I don’t like you.
J.D.: [thinking] Not that I totally expected that.
- Dr. Cox: They hate you Bob. They hate from the bottom of your hooves to the top of your pitchfork. They hate you. By God, they hate you good.
Dr. Kelso: [threateningly, to Nurse Roberts, who is chuckling] What is so funny?
Nurse Roberts: Oh just the hooves and pitchfork part.
[much more threateningly]
Nurse Roberts: Why?
Dr. Kelso: [Frightened] Uh, no reason.
- Elliot: What are you doing in here?
Janitor: It’s… the men’s room.
Elliot: I know! I mean, it’s not like I thought those were some kind of new female urinals, and then… tried them, and found them… oddly comfortable…
- Elliot: I put all those flyers up and no one wants me to live with them.
J.D.: Oh, c’mon, Elliot, I’m sure you’ll eventually find a roommate who’s a clean non-smoking vegetarian that rinses the shower thoroughly after each usage.
Elliot: Well, if you don’t it gets mildewy.
J.D.: You should live with my friend, Anal McLooney
- J.D.: [voice-over] One thing I’ve learned is to never play Operation against a surgeon for money.
Turk: Eight seconds! Is that a new record, baby?
Carla: That depends, what are we talking about?
[J.D. and Carla laugh
- Turk: [voice-over] It’s weird. Just by the simple act of pushing me to do the right thing, I remembered why Carla’s the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with.
- Ted: And you know what else? I quit!
Dr. Kelso: No you don’t!
Ted: Well I’m leaving early today!
Dr. Kelso: No, you’re not! You’re coming back to my office to do busy work!
Ted: Fine, but I’m getting a soda first!
Dr. Kelso: Whatever.
- Carla: Elliot… Have you been in the supply closet, crying?
Elliot: Carla, I don’t do that anymore!
[Carla holds up the back of her metallic clipboard to Elliot so that she can see the trails her heavy black eye makeup has made down her cheeks]
Elliot: Oh, my God! I look like Alice Cooper!
- Dr. Cox: Ah, sorry to interrupt you there, Bobbo, but I gotta ask you a quick question. Now, when you were born, nay, *spawned* by the Dark Prince himself, did that rat bastard forget to give you a hug before he sent you along your way? Because you can’t just let two good nurses go on account of feeling small and insignificant. And besides, with your money, you ought to be able to keep a little man tucked away in the closet, and bring him out whenever you wanna *knock* him around, huh?
[to the interns]
Dr. Cox: As you were.
- Dr. Cox: No matter where you go in life, always keep an eye out for Johnny, the tackling Alzheimer’s patient.
J.D.: Now what’s that supposed to mean?
Patient: [Tackling J.D. from out of nowhere, shouting] Who am I?
- [Turk shows his new interns the patient list]
Chris Turk: This guy needs brain work, this guy needs a heart…
J.D.: This one needs courage.
Chris Turk: Helping or hurting, JD? Helping or hurting?
- Dr. Kelso: Do you want me to order you a clown?
J.D.: A drunk clown hurt me once.
- J.D.: [thinking] Why don’t I ever listen to me?
- Elliot: Hm! Can’t believe Chuck gave up stripping to become a city councilman!
Carla: Same job, different outfit.
This movie was created by Bill Lawrence with the genre of comedy. The show’s lead character as well as the main narrator was all portrayed by Braff, who portrayed John Dorian. The initial season of the story revolves around the personal life of Dorian, how he was able to achieve his career that starts from being a staff intern and so on and so forth.
Scrubs received such heavily praised by critics, many have said that the show is both comedy and heartfelt drama that anyone can relate with. Moreover, the series was being noticed and noted for the clever strategies it uses of always having special celebrity guests and recurring characters in the show. Amidst the fact that there’s no such big response from the viewers and there’s no such impressive ratings, the show still lasted for almost a decade. Plus, although the show doesn’t have that strong cultural dominance comedies such as those Friends and Seinfeld, the show is getting enjoyed to watch in the streaming platforms and it’s not publicly acclaimed legacy was cited by those pop culture analysts frequently.
But overall, Scrubs is undeniably worth watching as a very much mature show. If you’re just going to put focus while watching you’ll be able to find that there’s always a life lesson hidden in JD’s different thoughts and quotes and how he has learned from every aspect of life whether it’s good or not. To look back, listed above the fifty quotes from the movie Scrubs itself.