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Options? I got cable TV and a dead dog, I think I got plenty of options.J.D.

"My Roommates" is the eighteenth episode of Scrubs' fourth season. J.D. is kicked out of his apartment by Turk and Carla, who are having romantic problems. Dr. Cox's competitive high school friend Ron Laver visits.


Turk and Carla enjoy having the apartment to themselves

J.D.'s housing hunt

After 17 dates, Kylie is still wanting to take things slow. J.D.'s seductive techniques are falling flat. To make things worse, Carla asks J.D. to leave the apartment so she can have more romance with Turk. J.D. agrees and leaves with his few posessions. Elliot is unable to have him, and Kylie still does not feel comfortable with him moving in - even if it is only temporary. However, J.D. is welcomed into Todd's house, but the downside is that he is forced to wear a banana hammock. Eventually, J.D. leaves and tries to find somewhere to stay; but Ted still lives with his mom, Lonnie has three kids to look after, and Doug has moved out. After he tells Kylie all about these stories, she tells him how nice it is that he went to all this trouble to respect her boundaries, and lets him move in and sleep on her bed.

Dr. Cox & Ron

Nathan and Jack playing together

Jordan accuses Dr. Cox of being competitive when he gets residents to clean his Porsche to impress his visiting high-school friend Ron Laver. Ron completely out-does him by arriving via helicopter. The two men brag about their lives when Jordan complains that they should stop competing and just have their kids come over to play with each other. Later, Ron brings his son Nathan over to play but then watching their sons turns into a competition. When Dr. Cox notices how perfect (in symmetry and color-coordination) Nathan's building-block creations are he believes it may be autism. He wants to spend more time with Nathan to confirm and offers to babysit him. Dr. Cox finds the symptoms that confirm he has autism and tells Ron, who initially believes Dr. Cox is making it up so Jack is better than Nathan. Dr. Cox confirms he isn't lying and gives a shocked Ron the details for a specialist.

Turk & Carla

Turk and Carla, meanwhile, start enjoying being alone and able to have sex anywhere in the apartment - but they soon find themselves horribly lonely without J.D.. After sitting around with little to do, they invite Elliot over for company but she does not like the kind of gossiping like Carla used to do with J.D. and she does not want to play weird games with Turk like J.D. did. A short while later, Elliot leaves and the two of them admit they miss J.D. However, when J.D. returns to collect his toothbrush, neither of them can admit to it and tell him. However, they later look for him and find him at Kylie's house, just after J.D. was given permission to go all the way, and they ask him to move back in with them and Kylie tells J.D. it is the right thing to do. However, when J.D. happily returns home, he comments on the fact that they couldn't last a week without him, but he suddenly realizes that this says bad things for their relationship.

Recurring Themes

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

J.D. imagines Kylie's bed in all it's greatness


  • Kylie's teddy bear laughing at J.D..
  • J.D. predicts that Janitor will slather jam on his face and fill the room with raccoons if he takes up the offer to sleep in his garage.
  • A light shines down upon Kylie's bed accompanied by singing choir boys.


  • Turk and Carla are having a romantic bath together, whilst J.D. is on the toilet.
  • Dr. Cox and Ron pee on a dog from the Hospital roof.

Janitor story

Janitor offers his garage as a place for J.D. to stay, but J.D. refuses as he knows it is just a way to lure him into another Janitorial scheme - which he suspects involves jam and raccoons. He's also seen trying to fix Turk and Carla's heater, but he just makes things worse.

Guest Stars


     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "(So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding" by Elvis Costello
  • "Chasing Rainbows" by No Use for a Name
  • "Faith in Angels" by Peter Mayer
  • "Windmills" by Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • "Tonight" by Deccatree (Netflix)


"This should not have been removed." - Janitor

It's so hot! When the hell is he gonna finish fixing the heater?!Turk

It's okay! He's a professional - I'm sure he's almost done.Carla
This... should not have been removed.Janitor

Yeah! Hit the bricks, bitch! You got no game! Ha ha ha!Kylie's Teddy bear mocking J.D.

Well, it's time to shine, Jackie Cox. It is time to shine. Earn daddy's love on three. One, two, three - earn daddy's love!Dr. Cox

[Alright, time to play the best friend card] Turk. I've always had your back and you've always had mine. are you sure you wanna go through with this?J.D.

It was my idea.Turk
I banged your first girlfriend.

Tell me this, how is that super sexy mother of yours? She enialates me...Dr. Cox

You know your crush on my mom was cute when we were 14, but the woman is 85 now. You need to back off, or you can ask her out to dinner. I'll have her pop in her going out teeth and you two can see if there's any real spark.Ron

"If you're gonna stay at El Casa de Todd, you gotta hammock up" - Todd

So, there's on one rule if you're gonna stay at El Casa de Todd: You gotta hammock up.The Todd

[J.D. explaining how to get into a women's bed]

The dance begins with a subtle hint.J.D.'s Narration

I am so pooped.J.D.
Step Two: Sashay her into sympathy.

It's chilly out there.
Finally, sweep her off her feet with your vulnerable cuteness.

You know what I call this weather? Snuggle weather.
Tip the band leader and fluff up the pillows, because this dance is done.

You should go.Kylie

Wanna do it on J.D.'s bed?Carla

I think it's about time someone did.Turk

"I already said I don't want to play that game, Turk!" - Elliot

Can't we do something else? (A toe floats towards her face) Look, I already said I don't want to play that game, Turk!Elliot

Okay, you know what, I vote Elliot goes home! Because she's all up in our space, honey! She's in our space!Turk

Oh, why? Because I don't want to dish about other people behind their backs or smell your toe?Elliot
Or finger!

All I've seen so far is the toe, Turk!

[Looking at a picture of a bunch of men in speedos]

Hey cool picture! Which one of those guys is you?J.D.

Oh I don't swim.Todd

Listen, crash in my garage. I guarantee you there will not be another person in there.Janitor

You're gonna slather jam on my face and sic a family of raccoons on me, aren't you?J.D.
Damn it. I've become predictable.


  • The game J.D. and Turk play called Toe or finger is first seen in this episode
  • Continuity error: after J.D. enters Kylie's room, they leave the door open. When Carla and Turk come in, they knock and then open the door, claiming it was unlocked.
  • Ken Jenkins, who plays Dr. Kelso, does not appear in this episode because his scene was cut from the episode.
  • Turk and Carla ask J.D. to move out, even though the apartment originally belonged to J.D.
  • Michael Boatman is the seventh and final Spin City cast member to appear on the show.