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40 million. Do you have any idea of how many patients I had to ignore to get that high score? People died.Dr. Kelso

"My Own Private Practice Guy" is the seventeenth episode of Scrubs' second season. J.D. becomes friends with Dr. Peter Fisher (Jay Mohr). J.D. is blocked by Jordan as he tries to give news to Dr. Cox. Elliot becomes friends with the Janitor. Carla feels insecure about her attractiveness when she can't get a patient to collapse from sexual arousal. Turk and Dr. Kelso battle over Pac-Man.


Jordan makes J.D. nervous

J.D., Fisher, Cox, & Jordan

J.D. becomes friends with Dr. Peter Fisher, a private practice doctor who tells J.D. secrets about Dr. Cox. Pete used to be Dr. Cox's student but for some reason, Dr. Cox loathes him and won't treat him with any decency or respect. Perry tells J.D. that Dr. Fisher is a bad person, but J.D. is drawn to his confidence and continues to help him treat a patient. Eventually, during an argument between Peter and Cox in the break room, it is revealed that Jordan cheated on Dr. Cox with Dr. Fisher, which led to their divorce.

J.D. tries to tell Dr. Cox that he is the father of Jordan's baby, but can't because the only time he can tell him is when they meet in the toilet, which is when they are always interrupted by Jordan.

Laverne dunks a basketball.

Dr. Kelso & Turk

Dr. Kelso parks his car where Turk plays basketball, an activity Turk does to blow off steam before a difficult surgery. Turk cuts the plug out of the Pac-Man game, which is Dr. Kelso's alternative of relieving stress instead of basketball. They both resort to playing golf but when Turk beats him, Kelso tells the security guards that he doesn't know Turk, thus kicking him out of the country club.

Carla's Insecurity

Carla becomes insecure when she feels no one finds her attractive, as even Todd doesn't make any sexual jokes about her. She even flirts with Mr. Hilliard, the narcoleptic patient who falls asleep when sexually aroused, but he doesn't fall asleep when she tries her hardest. She eventually realizes it's because she is engaged and when she takes her ring off people find her attractive. Carla, meanwhile, regains her confidence after Mr. Hilliard faints at her presence, a feat she tried to accomplish before but failed since she reminded the patient of his sister.

Recurring Themes

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

J.D. on The Tonight Show


  • Laverne is incredible at basketball, as she is black.
  • J.D. fantasizes about working at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno as his 'Happy Place'
  • Dr. Kelso walks round the hospital like Pacman, making pacman noises (Turk's fantasy)
  • "The Bio Mechanical Reaction of Dr. Perry Cox When He's Not Being Listened To." as hosted by Dr. Peter Fisher.


  • An angry Dr. Kelso waits for the elevator to open.

Janitor story

  • Janitor becomes friends with Elliot, much to the annoyance to J.D.. Every time J.D. tries to show Elliot that Janitor is mean to him, Janitor acts super-polite.

J.D.'s Girls Names

  • Maggie
  • Monica
  • Nancy
  • Marsha

Episode Running Gags

  • Dr. Cox and Jordan watch J.D. attempt to pee in the men's room, who gets pee shy in Jordan's presence.

Guest Stars

J.D. at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Sweet Georgia Brown" (The Harlem Globetrotters Theme) by Brother Bones & His Shadows.


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Say it!Turk

I'm your bitch.Dr. Kelso

Hi, can I buy you a house?Peter Fisher



  • This episode takes some liberties with Ms. Pac-Man for story-telling purposes. In this episode it's revealed that Dr. Kelso has the biggest score in Ms. Pac-Man with 41 million points. This is impossible as the highest score ever in Ms. Pac-Man is 999,990 points and was set by an AI built by Microsoft (source). Also, Turk draws the realization that Kelso holds the high score from the DRK initials but this is impossible because Ms. Pac-Man does not store the player's initials.
  • In this episode, Dr. Kelso happens to have a bad golf round likely due to Ms. Pac-Man withdrawls. However in other episodes, namely "My Two Dads" it is shown that he is very good at golf.
  • Turk making Dr. Kelso say "I'm your bitch." after beating him at golf is a callback to "My Way or the Highway" which focused on Turk's competitive nature.
  • This is the first episode in which Elliot and the Janitor speak to each other. Although the Janitor's crush is not yet established, he is certainly much nicer to her than he has been to anyone else up to this point.


  • When J.D. is talking with Dr. Cox about his jealousy, first Laverne is at the fax machine, then behind another nurse, then at the fax machine again.
  • In the scene where Turk and The Todd are playing basketball, Donald Faison's superman tattoo is visible.
  • When J.D. walks into the room he and Dr. Fisher shake hands, and when the camera angle changes they shake hands again.
  • Even though in this episode there is a Ms. Pac-Man machine in the doctor's lounge, it was a Pac-Man machine in the pilot "My First Day".