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In my case, it was never about sabotaging myself. It was the simple answer, just like Turk said: I had knocked up a girl on our first date, and I don't have strong feelings for her and probably never will. And the only reason we're still together is because there is a kid involved, which means I'm gonna stay with her until the very end. Whether I love her or not.J.D.'s narration

"My Own Worst Enemy" is the first episode of Scrubs' seventh season. J.D. vows to be less self-destructing. Elliot calls off her wedding to Keith. Dr. Cox goes out of his way to cure a patient. Janitor starts dating Lady.



Finding themselves in a compromising position, J.D. and Elliot prepare to kiss. Elliot changes her mind at the last second, and they agree that it almost happened because they are both nervous about their current relationships. J.D. later realizes that he almost kissed Elliot because he always sabotages his relationships. He then realizes that he sabotages many other things in his life. He vows to be less self-destructing. However, no one seems to care that he is successful in his efforts.


Elliot breaks it off with Keith

Meanwhile, Elliot calls off her wedding to Keith. As the entire hospital watches, she gives him back the ring. At the same time, Snoop Dogg Attending tells Josephine how he feels about her. After the break-up, Keith is very sour toward Elliot. When she confronts him in her house, he gets upset and they start yelling at each other. The yelling leads to kissing, which leads to sex. Back at the hospital, Elliot confides in Carla, who tells her she needs to call it off... again. She does, and upsets Keith... again, who is sour with her... again.

Dr. Cox

Kevin Rahm as Joe Hutnik.

Dr. Cox gets a new patient, Joe Hutnik, who is very agreeable. He instantly gets on Dr. Cox's good side. When Dr. Cox finds out that Mr. Hutnik has Lyme disease, he has Fun-Size Intern search him for tick bites. When she can't find any, he enlists Turk to search for any surgical issues. When Turk can't find anything wrong, Dr. Kelso demands they discharge the patient. They transfer him to dermatology, but Dr. Kelso finds out. At Turk's and Dr. Cox's request, Dr. Kelso goes to ask Mr. Hutnik to leave himself, but ends up liking him too much to kick him out. After Dr. Beardfacé gives the doctors an unintended clue, they realize Fun-Size missed the tick bite — under the patient's hair.


Carla must try to comfort Elliot and give her good advice, while also helping Turk decide what he should choose for his semi-annual candy bar.

Recurring Themes

Nominees for the "Who Caresies Awards"

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


Janitor story

Janitor is cornered by J.D. while he is holding flowers. He says they are for his girlfriend. He yells at a woman at the other end of the hall and says her name is Lady. J.D. does not believe him, but in the end her name really is Lady, and she is dating Janitor.

J.D.'s Girl Name

  • Dame Judy Dorian (twice)

During J.D.'s fantasy:

Dame Judy Dorian for "I'm done self-sabotaging."Dr. Cox

And the winner is... Dame Judy Dorian!Dr. Cox

Episode Running Gags

  • Whenever Joe says "Call me Joe" and smiles, people immediately like him.
  • Elliot, J.D., and Turk each have a "weird crystallizing moment."
  • Keith angrily calls Elliot a "pig whore." If it is preceded by adjectives, Elliot notes them.
  • Whenever Turk sweats, he smells like eggs. [Noted by Dr. Kelso, J.D., and Carla.]

Guest Stars

7x1 Staff watches Elliot dump Keith.jpg


     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Alive With the Glory of Love" by Say Anything
  • "Where We Gonna Go From Here" by Mat Kearney


Keith moves out of Elliot's place

Who wants to end up like Snoop Dogg Intern?J.D.

Hey!Snoop Dogg Resident
Sorry, Snoop Dogg Resident.

Hey!Snoop Dogg Attending
Snoop Dogg Attending?!

That's right, baby.
All right! The point is, he hasn't told Josephine that she gives him wowzers in his trousers.

Hey, be cool, be cool. I'm working on it.
I'm witchu Dawg, just keep it real.

Come on, Bob. There's an empty table right over there.Dr. Cox

I'll leave for $10.Dr. Kelso
[Cox gives him $10.]
Pleasure doing business.
[Kelso leaves, before J.D., Turk, Carla, and Elliot all sit at Cox's table simultaneously.]
Hey, friend.J.D.
What, are you bored up there?Cox to God

File:Scrubs TV Clip - Big News Sports Fans

"Big news, sports fans!" -- J.D.

That's it. It's over.Carla watching Elliot dump Keith

Ahhhhhhhhh.The rest of Sacred Heart watching Elliot dump Keith
No, Snoop Dogg Attending finally told Josephine how he feels.
Hey everybody, look. A rainbow.Turk
Oooooooooooh.The rest of Sacred Heart

Now we can save that dad dying thing to go see the new baby panda at the zoo.J.D.

Oh, it's too late for that, she died.Turk
Not Ming Ming!

Yeah, her mama sat on her and then ate her.
Stupid nature.

I don't even know if Rumple Fugly was a girl.Turk

Stop it, Fugs was awesome.J.D.

Okay, you know what? This is why it was so easy to walk out on you.Elliot to Keith

So what did you get?Joe Hutnik

Oh, I'm so, so sorry.

Don't be. I ate that bad boy an hour and a half ago, and I'm still pulling bits-O-it outta my teeth.

Big news, sports fans! I've decided to start calling everyone 'sports fans.' Yeah, I know I'm not exactly the jocky type, but I watched 'Hoosiers' last night and I like sports now.J.D.


  • The running joke of referring to Elliot as "mole butt" is used when listing J.D's previous girlfriends.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Josephine and Lady.
  • In the same television season in which this episode aired (Fall 2007), NBC began airing a new series starring Christian Slater titled "My Own Worst Enemy."
  • In the "House M.D." episode that aired two weeks later, there is also a patient with borreliosis, and they find the characteristic rash under his hair, too.
  • At the start of the episode, when J.D. and Elliot almost kiss, "Alive With the Glory of Love" by Say Anything is playing. This is the same song used at the end of "My Point of No Return," where the scene of their almost-kiss started.
  • Continuity error: When Dr. Cox says, "If you wanna lose the nickname, you have to shave the beard," Dr. Kelso is lying on his legs, but when Dr. Beardfacé leaves the room, Kelso is sitting next to Cox.
  • J.D. states that he clearly saw Turk having sex with his college girlfriend Stacy. However, in previous seasons, Turk and J.D. have several arguments about whether Turk slept with Stacy or not. They both say that J.D. only saw them lying in bed.
  • From this point onward, (until the show's end), the ABC Studios logo is used.