Oh my God, Sabrina. You had better tell me that you just had laser eye surgery and they accidentally severed the muscle that enables you to hold that lid up, because you did not just wink at me!Dr. Cox

"My Fruit Cups" is the eighth episode of Scrubs' second season. J.D. and Turk's friendship is damaged when Turk keeps $100 of the $300 J.D. is working for. Elliot's father attempts to change her career to OB-GYN, and Elliot wants to make a stand. Dr. Cox is forced to choose between Julie Keaton (Heather Locklear) and Jordan when a pregnant Jordan comes to visit.


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The OB-GYN club at Sacred Heart

While J.D. and Turk steal food and toilet paper from the hospital and work extra shifts to cover expenses, Elliot is comfortable living off her father's money and Dr. Cox is very comfortable with the hot pharmaceutical rep, Julie Keaton. When Turk finds an extra shift in paediatrics for him and J.D. he neglects to tell J.D. about a hundred dollar difference in price and keeps the money for himself. Upon finding this out, J.D. gets Turk out of a job, forcing him to ride around in an ambulance and a rift to form in the friendship.

When Elliot's father, Simon Reid comes to town, he tries to get Elliot to change her career into OB-GYN, until Elliot stands up to him, and he takes her off his support, causing Elliot to fend for herself and move out of her deluxe apartment.

2x8 Turk JD Rowdy

J.D. covers his jiblets with Rowdy.

Jordan comes back, six months pregnant with another man's baby and tells Dr. Cox that she wants him back, forcing him to choose between her and Julie, Dr. Cox first goes with the immediate pleasure Julie provides, but after realizing that regardless of their problems he still loves Jordan, he picks Jordan.

When J.D. and Carla are talking, J.D. realizes how committed Carla is to Turk (and that he took the money because he and Carla are saving money together) and immediately goes to tell him about it, Turk also saying that he may ask her to marry him. Their friendship resolved, the group go out to dinner, despite the fact that they are hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.

Recurring Themes

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

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Pillow fight!


  • J.D. cries when Dr. Cox compliments him.
  • The OB-GYNs are sorority sisters; they have a pillow fight and make out. When J.D. returns to the fantasy the girls have finished "experimenting" and say they will never do so again.

Janitor story

The Janitor is onto J.D. stealing pudding and toilet paper and when J.D. inadvertently blurts out a pretty big hint, the Janitor enlists his help in stealing a computer.

J.D.'s Girls Names

  • Sabrina, when J.D. winks at Dr. Cox.
Oh my God, Sabrina. You had better tell me that you just had laser eye surgery and they accidentally severed the muscle that enables you to hold that lid up, because you did not just wink at me!Dr. Cox

Guest Stars

2x8 pudding cups

J.D. and Turk steal pudding.


     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "If I Had a Million Dollars" by Bare Naked Ladies
  • "Mother We Just Can't Get Enough" by New Radicals
  • "Ride Wit Me" by Nelly
  • "A Life of Crime" by Parkas
  • "Shooting Stars" by Dee (DVD/Netflix only - replaces "Mother We Just Can't Get Enough" due to copyright issues)
  • The song "Ride Wit Me" was replaced by "My Life Of Crime" In the Netflix release of the episode.


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J.D. cries when Dr. Cox winks at him.

Luckily for Turk, revenge is a dish best served cold.... Not unlike this tapioca pudding.J.D.

The average resident owes over one hundred thousand dollars in med school loans, and makes about as much as a waiter. So you have to do things to make ends meet. Like, you can cover someone's shift... Or you can steal stuff from the hospital. Or you can moonlight at an urgent care center... Or, you can steal stuff. Or your dad can pay for everything... Or, well... you know... J.D.

This is the reason why your headache didn't go away: That's actually pronounced analgesic, not anal-gesic. Sir, the pills go in your mouth.Turk

Maybe the best thing to do is just stop trying to figure out where you're going, and enjoy where you're at.J.D.'s narration


  • When Turk tries to prove his knowledge of The Brady Bunch by describing exactly which episode J.D. is referring to, he's actually wrong. He claims the episode "Marcia Gets Creamed" was in season 5, episode 3, while it was actually episode 7 that season.
  • When J.D. and Turk are loading the pudding into the trunk of J.D.'s car you can see that the car is a Volvo.
  • The hospital's attending gynecologists are described as a "girl's club" although in season 5, a male gynaecologist, Dr. Matthews begins working at Sacred Heart.
  • In J.D.'s pillow fight fantasy the OB/GYN girls are wearing Omega Beta Gamma shirts, a fictional sorority.
  • Dr. Cox's song "Perry's Gonna Get Some Loving" sounds a lot like Turk's "I Get To Cut You Open" from "My Day Off".
  • Dr. Stone, who Dr. Cox claims Julie slept with, later appears in My Fallen Idol.
  • In the final dinner scene, Turk, Carla, J.D. and Elliot are on the roof of Covel Commons at UCLA.
  • Interestingly, Dr. Cox and Julie are watching Survivor, the show that airs opposite to Scrubs on CBS and often gets higher ratings than Scrubs.
  • Title explanation: J.D. and Turk steal fruit cups (and other items) from Sacred Heart.
  • Parkas, the Canadian band behind the opening "A Life of Crime" music montage, was the subject of a 2004 documentary of the same name.
Season Two Episodes

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