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My brother Bradley and I always used to always pretend we were the Wonder Twins. he would always become "form of a dragon!" and then I would want to be a dragon too but he said I'd be something made of water so I'd be like, "shape of an ice dragon!" and then he would say I was copying him and he would breathe on me and I would have to melt but it was still so... awesome.Elliot

"My Sex Buddy" is the eleventh episode of Scrubs' second season. J.D. and Elliot become sex buddies to relieve the stress of work. Carla loves how her patients love her and tries to give them definite answers to their questions, as opposed to what Dr. Kelso says. A lot of Elliot's patients switch off to other doctors.


an angry family throws Carla out the window.

Finding it hard to deny their attraction for each other, especially since they are temporarily living together, Elliot and J.D. end up sleeping together again and again and again. Later, they both acknowledge that they don't work as a couple, but they really like sleeping together. So Elliot suggests they be "sex buddies".

Having sex leaves J.D. feeling happy and energized. Elliot, on the other hand, starts to feel even more frazzled than usual. She and Turk are assigned a patient to work on together, Mrs. Creeden. Turk however, ends up doing most of the work because Elliot can't get her act together. The situation gets worse as three of her patients request another doctor because Elliot hasn't been attending to them properly.

Back home at the apartment, she sits in the dark, crying. When J.D. arrives she tells him that she needs him and they have sex again, although J.D. is aware that she is getting more emotional. Later at the hospital, Dr. Cox tells Elliot that it was Turk who took over the care of her patients. Turk apologizes to her and Dr. Cox tells her that she better get her life together so that it doesn't affect her work too much. J.D. confronts Turk about stealing Elliot's patients, which is when he realizes that he cares more for Elliot than he does Turk. In the apartment that night, Elliot comes home to find a candle-lit dinner prepared by J.D. waiting for her. Extremely touched be the gesture, she still can't ignore the fact that the longer they sleep together the more confused her life will become, so she tells J.D. that they can only be friends, no more sex buddies. While he agrees with her, he can't help but feel a little sad that their relationship won't go beyond an extremely close friendship. And it's implied at the end, a spark of true love is still there.

Recurring Themes

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


  • A couple's new baby gives him opinions about being circumcised.
  • J.D. imagines trumpet noises whenever someone says, "sex buddy".
  • Carla's patient throws her out of the window after she gives him the bad news about having to miss his son's wedding, but the window is smash-proof and she just bounces off.


  • J.D. watches Animal Planet with Turk to learn new sex moves.

Janitor story

Janitor gets mad that J.D. won't tell him about a patient because of doctor-patient confidentiality. The Janitor changes J.D.'s locker combination and won't tell him the combination because of "Janitor-locker confidentiality".

Guest Stars


     List of music featured in Scrubs

  • "Tell Her This" by Del Amitri


I feel so relaxed. It's like I totally forgot about being a doctorElliot

You're a doctor?"J.D.

T-dog, that was big of you to cover for Elliot. You know, I had a good mind to spank her yesterday.Todd

What? Did she mess up on one of your patients too?Turk


  • Turk can tell when people have had sex with each other just by looking at them, and could tell with J.D. and Elliot, as well as two male medical staff.
  • Bill Lawrence says in the DVD commentary that he added in the scene about the baby freaking out about circumcision because his wife, Christa Miller Lawrence, is very against it in real life.
  • A trumpet fanfare plays every time somebody says "sex buddy". This happens four times in this episode.


  • Elliot had her first sex dream with Mr. Hooper from Sesame Street. He was trying to choke her.
  • Carla says that circumcision has no medical advantages, a common debate in the medical field.
  • Dr. Cox refers to Elliot and Turk as "The Wonder Twins", fictional superheroes, Zan and Jayna, who are fraternal twins and joined the Justice League. They have rings that, when connected, allows Jayna to change into any animal, and Zan into anything made of water.


  • About 6:10-6:20 minutes into the episode, J.D.'s name tag keeps appearing and disappearing between scenes.
  • This episode has the first and only mention of Elliot's brother Bradley Reid. In future episodes she mentions her brother Barry Reid, beginning in Season Four's "My Common Enemy".
  • Elliot says she is a Republican, something talked about more in "His Story IV."
  • Zach Braff's hair was cut between episodes, even though this episode is meant to start immediately after the last one ended.
  • When Dr. Kelso shows his badge and says "It says Chief of Medicine, right?", it actually says Chief of Staff.