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The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time 

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List Rules Best Scrubs episodes, no matter how popular they are. of All Time

List of the best Scrubs episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Scrubs is a medical comedy-drama series which ran from 2001-2010. The show follows Zach Braff as the lovable J.D; a  fresh med school graduate who begins his journey as a doctor. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Scrubs episodes of all time are.

Fans of Scrubs are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. Examples of episodes on this list include "My Best Friend's Baby's Baby" and "My Baby's Baby" and "My Balancing Act." What is the best Scrubs episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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My Screw Up is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 14, Season: Scrubs - Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 24 2004

"My Screw Up" is the 14th episode of season three and the 60th episode overall of the American sitcom Scrubs. It originally aired on February 24, 2004 on NBC. It features Brendan ...more
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My Lunch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
My Lunch Episode: 20, Season: Scrubs - Season 5

Original Airing: Apr 25 2006

J.D. asks Dr. Cox out for lunch, but runs into annoying former patient Jill Tracy, who unexpectedly teaches him something about responsibility. Elliot and Carla discover that Todd has been lying ...more
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My Fallen Idol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 21, Season: Scrubs - Season 5

Original Airing: May 02 2006

Dr. Cox starts drinking after his decisions result in the death of three of his patients. The staff tries to cover for him at the hospital, while everyone tries to convince him how inspiring he ...more
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My Finale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 18, Season: Scrubs - Season 8

Original Airing: May 06 2009

"My Finale" is the hour-long season finale for season eight of the American sitcom Scrubs. It was originally broadcast as episode 18 of season eight on May 6, 2009, and was intended to ...more
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My Old Lady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 4, Season: Scrubs - Season 1

Original Airing: Oct 16 2001

The three interns are each assigned patients with various illnesses. Statistically speaking, one of the three is going to die. J.D.'s patient is 86 year old Mrs. Tanner, who is in renal failure. ...more
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My Last Words is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 2, Season: Scrubs - Season 8

Original Airing: Jan 06 2009

J.D. and Turk make a huge sacrifice concerning a decade-long steak night tradition for a dying patient. Meanwhile, Dr. Maddox, the new Chief of Medicine, begins to show her true colors.
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My Musical is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 6, Season: Scrubs - Season 6

Original Airing: Jan 18 2007

A new patient at the hospital wakes up and sees everything happening around her as a musical. Carla can't decide whether or not to return to work and Elliot must find a way to tell J.D. he can't ...more
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My Way Home is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 7, Season: Scrubs - Season 5

Original Airing: Jan 24 2006

In a "Wizard of Oz" homage, J.D. is trying to go home, Turk searches for a heart donor and Carla worries, that she doesn't have the courage to become a parent. Meanwhile, Elliot ...more
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My Cake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 6, Season: Scrubs - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 12 2004

When Dan resurfaces, J.D. is shocked to learn his father has passed away. The reactions from his co-workers help J.D. a little, but the one person, Dr. Cox, who he wanted to be there for him is ...more
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My Hero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 23, Season: Scrubs - Season 1

Original Airing: May 14 2002

Ben takes the news of his diagnosis pretty well - at least better than his sister Jordan and J.D. Remarkably, it is Dr. Cox who is the voice of reason and compassion, until his own fears get in ...more
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My Occurrence is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 22, Season: Scrubs - Season 1

Original Airing: May 07 2002

Jordan's brother Ben is admitted at Sacred Heart for having an accident with a nail gun. J.D. learns that Ben has leukemia, but won't believe it, since there have been many mixups in the ...more
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My Long Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
My Long Goodbye Episode: 15, Season: Scrubs - Season 6

Original Airing: Apr 05 2007

Laverne is brain-dead, and her family decides to take her off life support. One by one, the staff say their goodbyes, except Carla, who stoutly refuses to accept what's happening. She ...more
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My Overkill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Season 2 Episode 1: Relationships between the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital have been shaken since Jordan's revelations.
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My Half-Acre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
My Half-Acre Episode: 9, Season: Scrubs - Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 07 2006

J.D. meets the klutzy Julie, and when he becomes smitten, Elliot attempts to help out with romance advice. Meanwhile, Carla tries to find Dr. Cox's soft side, when he refuses to kiss his son. ...more
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My Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
My Butterfly Episode: 16, Season: Scrubs - Season 3

Original Airing: Mar 16 2004

An ever present butterfly prompts the question on what could have happened different as Turk looks for his lucky do-rag for surgery, and Elliot tries to find a lost stuffed animal for a child ...more
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My Finale: Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
My Finale: Part 1
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My First Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Season 1 Episode 1: John Dorian, J.D. to friends, is a boyishly handsome, self-deprecatingly funny, likeable guy who would be confident if he only realized his assets. Four years of medical school have prepared J.D. for his first day as an intern at Sacred Heart Hospital--but he has his doubts.
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My Five Stages is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Season 5 Episode 13: J.D. and Dr. Cox go through the five stages of grief with their favorite patient who is declining in health.
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My Catalyst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Season 3 Episode 12: J.D. believes he may have finally found a mentor in Dr. Kevin Casey, a surgeon with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and it turns out that Dr. Cox has always been jealous of the guy. Meanwhile, Janitor and his new assistant help Kelso out with a garbage problem.
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My Life in Four Cameras ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Episode: 17, Season: Scrubs - Season 4

Original Airing: Feb 15 2005

When J.D. meets a former writer from his all time favorite TV show "Cheers," he begins to picture his life at the hospital as a bland, multiple camera sitcom, where everything is ...more
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My Finale, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Season 8 Episode 19: J.D. plans to say goodbye to Sacred Heart.
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Their Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Their Story Episode: 17, Season: Scrubs - Season 6

Original Airing: Apr 19 2007

"Their Story" is the 134th episode of the American situation comedy Scrubs. It was aired as episode 17 of season 6 on April 19, 2007. It is noteworthy for focusing on the three main ...more
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My Best Moment is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Season 4 Episode 12: When J.D. must address a bunch of pre-med students about what it's like to be a doctor, he strays off the beaten path and chooses to discuss his best moments as a doctor instead.
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His Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Season 2 Episode 15: Elliot meets a nice guy at the bar, but when she finds out he's a male nurse (a "murse") at Sacred Heart she has doubts about getting involved with him. Meanwhile, Turk keeps asking Carla to marry him, but she still won't give an answer.
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My Drug Buddy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scrubs Episodes of All Time
Season 1 Episode 14: J.D. chooses Alex over Elliot when the two argue over missing medication, based solely on his chances of (quoting Turk) "booty"; totally ignoring Elliot's feelings.