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Well, well, well... What do we have here? The newlyweds! Oh, and, hey Carla.Dr. Cox

"My Old Friend's New Friend" is the season premiere of Scrubs' fourth season. J.D. meets Dr. Molly Clock (Heather Graham) who becomes friends with Elliot. Meanwhile, Turk and Carla return from their honeymoon and find out that their marriage will need compromise.


Elliot and Molly talk

It's two weeks after Turk and Carla's wedding and they are returning from their honeymoon.

After J.D. broke her heart, Elliot has difficulty integrating her social life with Turk and Carla without the involvement of J.D.. Feeling left out, she decides to make new friends and eventually finds companionship in the new attending psychiatrist Molly Clock.

After Turk's car is destroyed Carla asks him to pick out a car. She reasons that every now and then she has to let Turk make a decision that is meaningless to her, when she senses Turk is getting upset. The plan backfires when Turk purchases three scooters instead of a car. At first she is accepting of the new automobiles but she later erupts, throwing Turk's keys across the room to reveal her feelings about the scooters. In the end both Carla and Turk learn that their marriage is going to be incredibly shaky if they are not willing to compromise.

J.D.'s patient, Mr. Radbury, has pain issues but keeps refusing physical therapy. Dr. Clock, who calls J.D. "Johnny" (which he hates) offers her help with the patient but J.D. replies that there is only one doctor who he turns to for help. When Dr. Cox enters to assist, he very callously states to Mr. Radbury that without physical therapy, his condition will not improve. Dr. Cox's harsh tone motivates both J.D. and his patient to conduct the physical therapy treatments, which is later to be revealed by Dr. Clock as a form of reverse psychology.

Recurring Themes

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


  • The Sugar Hill Gang appear singing from J.D.'s alarm clock.
  • The Sugar Hill Gang appear singing "Rapper's Delight" in Turk's new car.


  • Turk picks up Carla's grandparents and is driving them on his scooter, with them holding onto each other for their life.

Janitor story

Janitor gets J.D.

J.D. gets his new scooter and drives around the Janitor singing "ring around the Janitor, pocket full of...zanitor", and J.D. questions the large X drawn on the floor, but Janitor questions him about his "ugly face". Janitor then concludes that, since J.D.'s residency is done, there is no more reason to torment him. Later, however, Janitor chains J.D.'s bike to a rail, meaning that as J.D. drives the chain tightens and suddenly stops the scooter, causing J.D. to fly off and to land on the large "X" that J.D. had wondered about before . The Janitor appears and tells him that everything for J.D. "is just beginning".

J.D.'s Girl Names

  • Marishka
Why, Marishka? Why do you insist on bothering me with these things?Dr. Cox

  • Fantasia
Good god Fantasia, you don't you actually think I'm done teaching you do you?Dr. Cox

  • M'lady
Yeeeeeees M'lady.Dr. Cox

  • Dr. Cox also refers to J.D. and Turk as a couple, probably with J.D. as the woman.
What do we have here? The newlyweds! Oh, and, hey CarlaDr. Cox

  • Giselle
Good night, Giselle.Dr. Cox

Guest Stars

Heather Graham as Molly Clock


     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen
  • "I'd do Anything For Love" by Meat Loaf
  • "Rapper's Delight" by Sugar Hill Gang


Molly, Molly, Molly. You lost me at hello.Dr. Cox

This is a really windy hospitalMolly

Oh I'm sorry, I was just drying up a patients urine. I-I'm kind of a favorite around hereJanitor

As I fondled my pillow girlfriend, Katya...J.D.

Ah Malik, lots of memories in that old car.J.D

Of What?Carla
Driving mostly.

Beep beep.Turk

That joyride around the hospital made me realize two things. First, it's a bad idea to take a full bladder out on your hog...J.D.'s Narration

Yeah, still, the point is I'm smarter than you.Carla

In relationships?Dr. Cox
In everything.


You know, Molly, I appreciate the offer, but there's a very special doctor I use around here when I need help, and he'd be pretty pissed if I didn't come to him first.J.D.

Why, Mariska? Why do you insist on bothering me with these things?Dr. Cox

"...and Hugh Jackman." Dr. Cox

I suppose I could riff a list of things that I care as little about as our last week together. Lemme see, uhh.... Low-carb diets. Michael Moore. The Republican National Convention. Kabbalah and all Kabbalah-related products. Hi-def TV, the Bush daughters, wireless hot spots, 'The O.C.', the U.N., recycling, getting Punk'd, Danny Gans, the Latin Grammys, the real Grammys. Jeff, that Wiggle who sleeps too darn much! The Yankees payroll, all the red states, all the blue states, every hybrid car, every talk show host! Everything on the planet, everything in the solar system, everything everything everything everything everything everything--eve--everything that exists -- past, present and future, in all discovered and undiscovered dimensions. Oh! And Hugh Jackman. Eh.Dr. Cox

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine! How dare he.J.D.

Don't look at me, it just fell.J.D.

Proceed unmolested.Janitor

Well, well, well... What do we have here? The newlyweds! Oh, and, hey Carla.Dr. Cox

Whooooa, J.D.! J.D.!Turk

Maybe some day he'll love me like that.Carla

Why the giant 'X'?J.D.

Why the stupid face?Janitor


The Wolverines.

  • This episode takes place two weeks after the Season Three finale.
  • J.D., Turk and Carla's scooters are the same color as their scrubs: blue, green and pink respectively. TNG only makes this scooter in three colors: blue, green and black, so the pink one was custom painted.
  • In the scene where Dr. Cox nearly gives J.D. a hug, the cameraman is clearly visible in the reflection off the window in the background.
  • In the scene where J.D. edits the shift nurse assignment board so that the top nurse gets "Al Choholic," when the camera changes and then changes back, the name has changed to "Dr. Ass Face."
  • This is the first episode in which the Wolverines appear.
  • In this episode it is revealed that the music playing in the show may be in J.D.'s head like many other things, namely the sad melody.
  • This is the first season premiere not to be written by Bill Lawrence.
  • In "My Finale" Dr. Cox repeats his speech, 'I suppose I could riff a list of things that I care as little about as our last week of residency: every hybrid car, every talk show, everything on the planet, everything in the solar system, everything, everything, everything, everything, everything, everything, every-everything that exists past present & future, in discovered and undiscovered dimensions! and Hugh Jackman!' when reading a book that J.D made for him as a leaving present.