Scrubs/My Friend with Money

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My Friend with Money
My Friend with Money
Season 6, Episode 5
Airdate January 11, 2007
Production Number 605
Writer(s) Gabrielle Allan
Director(s) John Michel
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My Friend with Money is the fifth episode of the sixth season of Scrubs, and the one hundred twenty-second episode overall. While Turk and Carla cope with Carla's post-partum depression, Elliot clashes with the other doctors about "selling out" into private practice.

Guest Stars: Travis Schuldt (Keith), Robert Maschio (Todd), Elizabeth Banks (Dr. Kim Briggs), Christa Miller Lawrence (Jordan Sullivan), Aloma Wright (Nurse Laverne Roberts)


Plot Overview



  • The Girl from Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim: The song that the janitor is dancing to in the newly walled up luxury suite is "The Girl from Ipanema," originally written by Antonio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. The song was later translated into English and covered by artists like Peggy Lee, Cher and Ella Fitzgerald.
  • Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder: The song that plays during the Jurassic Park parody of a disheveled Jordan walking down the halls of Sacred Heart is "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. The song was originally written about Wonder's newborn daughter Aisha, although is often misinterpreted about a woman.
  • The Crane Wife 3 by the Decemberists: During the final scenes where Jordan is talking to Carla about her depression, "The Crane Wife 3" by The Decemberists plays in the background. The song is from the band's 2006 album, The Crane Wife and tells the final part of a Japanese fable. A common version of the story involves a poor man nursing an injured crane back to health and releases it into the wild. Shortly after, a woman appears at the man's door step and they marry. Eventually, money becomes so scarce that she offers to weave silk clothes for sale at the market as long as he doesn't watch her make them. Time passes, they become wealthy and the man eventually peaks in on his increasingly sick wife. What he sees is a crane plucking feathers from her own body to weave into the loom. Once the crane sees him, she flies away and never returns.

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The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • Scientology: Jordan refers Scientology, a religion created by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, based around the rehabilitation of "thetans" and the opposition of a cruel alien race. The religion is popular in Hollywood with notable members including Tom Cruise and John Travolta, although many consider it to be a dangerous cult.
Jordan: ...Or taking advice from a big Hollywood movie star and the dead science fiction writer he worships.

Memorable Moments


  • Cox: There really is only one way to end this.
    Janitor: We each ingest a cyanide capsule. On three: 1, 2, 3.
    [Janitor eats his pill and Cox just stares at his.]
    Cox: No! What're you doing?
    Janitor: Mine's a Skittle.
    Cox: Mine too?
    Janitor: ...Sure.


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