Gosh darn it, Perry, you are entertaining. You know, like Howie Mandel or a monkey in a funny hat.Dr. Kelso

"His Story II" is the eighteenth episode of Scrubs' third season. Turk has hesitations about whether or not to mail his wedding invitations. J.D. dresses as a clown for Elliot causing her to question who is there for her. Dr. Cox and Dr. Kelso fight over a woman.

Synopsis


Turk

Grace chews out Turk in front of Dr. Cox

Dr. Cox picks J.D. to help him in research but he quickly regrets his choice and replaces him with Lonnie. Since J.D. already has his shifts covered he has nothing to do and the narration switches to Turk. Turk is about to mail the invitations to his wedding but doesn't after J.D. says "after Turk turns those suckers in, there's no turning back".

Turk has to operate on a highschooler named Brian but introduces himself childishly, much to the displeasure of his attending Dr. Grace Miller. Turk and Brian bond and Turk learns that his patient will be attending Juliard on a piano scholarship. During the surgery Turk accidentally lacerates the brachial artery which results in nerve damage in Brian's hand. He initially lies to Brian because he assumes it wouldn't change Brian's future, but after some earnest conversations with Carla he comes clean to his teenage patient. Turk's narration ends with him mailing the invitations, certain that Carla is the perfect partner for him.

Elliot

Meanwhile, Elliot talks to Sean on the phone and complains that he is still in New Zealand and says that she wishes he was back in town with her. On his way to jump his bike across a canyon on a dare from some local children, J.D. runs into Elliot who shares more sadness that her schedule will not allow her to perform as the clown in Sacred Heart's pediatrics ward, despite spending a whole summer at clown academy. J.D. fills in for her to entertain the children, but they mock him and Janitor, also in clown costume piles on the embarrassment.

Elliot then meets her patient Mrs. Bell, a beautiful woman with a portly husband. Elliot complains about her romantic life and Mrs. Bell shares a life lesson that a good man is there for you when you don't ask. Realizing that J.D. is there for her a night of friendship watching TV turns into a hookup. As they share a tender moment after sex, Sean arrives back in town from New Zealand. Elliot abruptly leaves J.D. to be with Sean.

Dr. Miller

Kelso invites Dr. Miller to an administrators lunch but Dr. Cox doesn't want her to go, starting yet another war between the two. The stand-off ends in her going to the lunch but not caring about neither Kelso's nor Cox's opinion.

Recurring Themes

     More: FantasiesFlashbacksJ.D.'s girl namesJanitor's pranks and lies

Grace's arms are ripped off

Fantasies

  • In a parody of Stephen King's IT, Carla is hiding in a mailbox and tries to trick Turk into posting the wedding invites.
  • Dr. Cox and Dr. Kelso are pulling on Dr. Miller's arms and both her arms fall off. They then fight each other with the arms.
  • Laverne attacks J.D. after he lands a jellybean in between her breasts.

Janitor story

J.D. and Janitor as clowns

The Janitor appears as the other clown in the Pediatrics ward of the hospital, and, as usual, he mocks J.D. by hurting him in front of the kids and soaking him in seltzer water in front of Elliot.

J.D.'s Girls Names

  • Trish
Ah, don't bother with that, Trish.Dr. Cox

  • Annie
Never stop pedaling, little Annie, you're a shoe-in for the little-girl X games.Dr. Cox

  • Melinda - It's actually said by Lonnie in Dr. Cox's name
Dr. Cox told me if you said that to say "That's right, Melinda" Lonnie

Guest Stars

Scott Foley as Sean Kelly.

Credited but did not appear

Music

     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Our Love" by Rhett Miller

Quotes

Okay, this is your last chance to uninvite that slut you went out with in high school.Carla

She's married to my brother!Turk
Isn't that convenient.

Thank God she thinks that hot chick, Tina, I invited is my cousin! Well guess what! There's no blood there, baby!Turk's narration
Oh, and by the way, don't think for a second that your "cousin" Tina's gonna be sitting at our table.

Oh, my God! She's in my head! It's okay.... Use it to your advantage.... Make me a grilled cheese sandwich, woman!
Make it yourself.

Aaaaaaaaagggghhhh!


Gosh darn it, Perry, you are entertaining. You know, like Howie Mandel or a monkey in a funny hat.Dr. Kelso


I don't know the exact length in feet or inches, but in layman's terms I would say about halfway.J.D.

Never stop pedaling, little Annie, you're a shoe-in for the little-girl X games.Dr. Cox


Well, now, you are looking slim. Are those new scrubs? Or is it the fact you no longer have a soul?Perry


Something in your voice told me that you needed me. So I just...I decided to show up, even though you didn't even ask.Sean

Trivia

  • In this episode Elliot reveals that she spent a summer at a clown academy.
  • This is the first "Story" episode that uses the slow-mo echo sound of J.D. transferring his narration through bodily contact, whereas in the rest of the Story episodes a whooshing sound is used.
  • According to the DVD commentary, the clown subplot of this episode was inspired by the fact that one of the show's medical consultants actually once had to give a family bad news while wearing a clown costume.
  • The scene where Turk has a fantasy of Carla trying to pull his invitations into the mailbox is an reference to a scene in Stephen King's horror book and TV miniseries It. The main antagonist in the movie is a clown.

Continuity

  • In this episode, Turk claims he has only ever made minor slip-ups before, however in "My First Kill" he claims to have accidentally killed someone during his first year as surgeon.
  • When Carla explains that Turk needs to un-invite "that slut you went out with in high school", Turk explains she's married to his brother. Ten episodes prior in "My Brother, My Keeper" it is revealed that Kevin Turk is recently divorced.

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