If any of you still feel the need to flap your babble holes, you will be joining me in my new daily seminar on doctor-patient relations. My first invitee will be Dr. Murphy, whom I recently overheard telling someone, "Stop bleeding, stop bleeding, oh, God, please stop bleeding.Dr. Kelso

"My Drama Queen" is the twenty-first episode of Scrubs' second season. Carla tries to rush their wedding to save money after her mother dies, but Turk isn't sure it's what Carla really wants. J.D. realizes his relationship with Jamie Moyer is losing its spark because there is less drama. Dr. Kelso forces Dr. Cox to take a seminar on how to prevent lawsuits.

Synopsis

While Carla and Turk are preparing for their wedding, Carla realizes she may not be able to have the grand dream wedding she had always imagined of and instead have to settle for a smaller, budget-friendly wedding. To make matters worse for Carla, she discovers her mother has died. After the funeral rehearsal she tells Turk she doesn't want to wait and instead wants to get married as soon as possible. The only place can find is the cold and empty hospital chapel. The only people in the chapel are J.D. who is wearing a pair of old scrubs cut up into shorts, Elliot who is wearing a pair of blood-splattered scrubs, Dr. Cox who is busy with paperwork, and Laverne. Not only that, but the Chaplain even forgets Carla's name. Just before the wedding starts Turk thinks about what Carla really wants and in the end cancels the wedding and decides to postpone the wedding until they make it perfect for Carla.

Jamie seduces J.D.

Meanwhile, J.D. is having trouble with the fact that Elliot has pointed out to him that his relationship with Jamie Moyer has lost its spark. The two realize that she was only with J.D. because it was the naughty thing to do while her husband was in a coma but now that it's not taboo their attraction has lost its allure. To keep the romance alive J.D. provokes Jamie with false gossip and lies to keep her motor running. He eventually tires and points out to her that she only likes dramatic relationships and they both agree to stay together in a quiet, dramatic-free relationship.

And while all this is happening, Dr. Kelso tries to prevent more lawsuits by forcing Dr. Cox to run a seminar on how to prevent lawsuits from happening.

Recurring Themes

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

The Rerun dance

Fantasies

  • Fred Berry teaches Elliot and Jamie the "rerun dance".
  • Fred Berry teaches everyone who would have been at Turk's bachelor party the "rerun dance".


Janitor story

Janitor makes J.D. wear shorts.

Janitor makes shorts for J.D. by cutting most of the legs off a pair of scrubs, and makes a "shorts schedule" when both J.D. and Janitor must wear shorts together. J.D. throws them away but says that they were stolen from his locker, so he doesn't hurt Janitor's feelings. But when Janitor finds them in the rubbish, he forces J.D. to wear the dirty, muddy, smelly shorts for the rest of the day.


J.D.'s Girls Names

  • Dr. Cox calls J.D. a "Dallas Cowboy cheerleader" when he arrives at the wedding.
Boy, I'll tell you what, it's just not a wedding without a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, is it?Dr. Cox

  • Shannon
Oh, gosh, Shannon, thank you so much for clarifying my point by repeating it word for word.Dr. Cox


Guest Stars

Music

     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Sleep" by Keren DeBerg
  • "Sex Machine" by James Brown
  • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds
  • "Who's the Man" by Border Ruffians

Quotes

Turk's bachelor party involves the Rerun dance.

You know, doctor, I'm getting a little tired of the sexual innuendo.Patient

In your end-o.Todd


Shorts, huh?J.D.

Yeah. What, I don't get to wear shorts, 'cause I'm just a lowly janitor?Janitor
I didn't say lowly.

Oh, so now I'm a janitor?
Yes! Have you been drinking?

I'm not drunk


If any of you still feel the need to flap your babble holes, you will be joining me in my new daily seminar on doctor-patient relations. My first invitee will be Dr. Murphy, whom I recently overheard telling someone, "Stop bleeding, stop bleeding, oh, God, please stop bleeding.Dr. Kelso


Dr. Cox teaching the seminar on doctor-patient relations.

Looks like rope-burn to me.Elliot

Oh, no, this a-a rash from my new watch. They didn't tell me the band was made out of... cat.J.D.


This is exactly like the dress I bought! Huh!Elliot

Hm?J.D.
Oh, I-I didn't already buy a wedding dress. I mean, I'm not even dating anybody, so that would be crazy... Whether it was half-off or not...


Janitor. [sniffs] What's that smell?J.D.

I don't know. Although, it smells a little bit like....The Truth! My poor wife slaved over these!Janitor
She just cut off a pair of scrubs and hemmed the bottom. What's the big deal?

What's the big deal? Well, the Good Lord didn't bless my wife with all ten fingers. She's only got pointer...and...thumb-pinkie.


What was your mother's funeral like?Carla

Wouldn't know - skipped it. But my aunt told my father it was very moving.Dr. Cox


Nine pounds in a week? Let me ask you a quick question: are you trying to make my head explode? Because you have no idea just how frustrating it is working your ass off trying to inflate a tiny little balloon inside somebody's clogged artery when all that person has to do, really is - oh, I don't know - go for a walk in the morning or choke down a fresh green salad. And you come back here looking like that? And, I know here, I know I'm supposed to be Dr. Give-A-Crap, but you wanna hear the God's honest truth? And this is a fact: you are what you eat. And you clearly went out and devoured a big fat guy, didn't ya?Dr. Cox


Carla crying while looking at pictures of her recently deceased mother.

[After having a fantasy about Elliot and Jamie doing the rerun dance.]
What are you two talking about?J.D.

Not the Rerun Dance.Elliot
I tell her way too much.J.D.'s narration

Trivia

J.D. accidentally breaking Jamie's glass table.

  • Ted reveals that he's sterile.
  • This is the first mention of Laverne's above ground pool party.
  • During the Rerun fantasy, the Todd is the only one wearing stretchy bike shorts, which emphasizes how the Todd likes to show off his body.

Continuity

  • The wedding dress that Carla tries on and seems to want is not the dress that she got married in in Season Three's "My Best Friend's Wedding".
  • When J.D. and Jamie are at Jamie's apartment and she says she's going to go put her sweats on, she throws a Forbes magazine on the table. When the camera angle changes, she is holding the magazine again.
  • When Elliot says "Hey, slut" to Carla, there is bottle of Naked juice on her tray. When the shot changes, the drink is turned around to the nutritional side of the bottle. When the shot changed again, the side reading "Naked" is visible again.

References

  • Rerun was a character played by Fred Berry on the TV show What's Happening!! which ran from 1976-79 and its sequel What's Happening Now!! which ran from 1985 to 1988. The dance that appears in J.D.'s fantasy was made famous by him during the show's original run.
  • Elliot tells J.D. his relationship has "no snap, no crackle, no pop". Snap, Crackle and Pop are the cartoon characters on Rice Krispies boxes.
  • The scene where Ted walks out of the room with his fist in the air is a reference to Judd Nelson doing the same thing at the end of The Breakfast Club featuring the same song "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds.


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