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My Old Man 

The parents of the interns descend on Sacred Heart. Elliot is embarrassed by hers and Turk worries over how well his Mom and Carla get on. J.D. wishes his father was more of a father.


Adam Bernstein


Bill Lawrence (created by), Matt Tarses | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Braff ... Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian
Sarah Chalke ... Dr. Elliot Reid
Donald Faison ... Dr. Christopher Turk
Ken Jenkins ... Dr. Bob Kelso
John C. McGinley ... Dr. Perry Cox
Judy Reyes ... Nurse Carla Espinosa
Lane Davies ... Simon Reid
R. Lee Ermey ... Janitor's Father
Markie Post ... Lily Reid
John Ritter ... Sam Dorian
Hattie Winston ... Margaret Turk
Neil Flynn ... Janitor
Matt Winston ... Dr. Jeffrey Steadman
Alexandra Lee Alexandra Lee ... Young Elliot
Colin Martin Colin Martin ... Patient


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The parents of the interns descend on Sacred Heart. Elliot is embarrassed by hers and Turk worries over how well his Mom and Carla get on. J.D. wishes his father was more of a father.

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In a later episode the Janitor tells J.D. that he met a man and not his father meaning he either died or he paid someone to pose as his father to trick him. See more »


Dr. Perry Cox: You are, in fact, a perfectly healthy 26-year-old doctor who keeps crying about how horrible his father was.
J.D.: Well, he did some considerable emotional damage, so...
Dr. Perry Cox: Every one of our parents does considerable emotional damage. And from what I've heard, it just might be the best part of being a parent. Now if some guy ever does put a ring on your finger, and you're lucky enough to pop out a youngster, I'm sure you'll understand, but for now trust me when I tell you that I wouldn't care if today ...
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »


Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
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Scrubs at it's best!
8 November 2008 | by niallb_arsefaceSee all my reviews

The parents are visiting in this one, J.D.s father who is more like a friend, Elliot's parents who are neglectful and Turks mother who is very controlling and almost exactly like Carla. Throughout the episode they are constantly trying to impress their elders and want try to prove they are either good at what they do, or their girlfriend is the right for them. This episode see's the hilarious John Ritter as J.D.s father, just as juvenile and acts like a buddy, but ultimately shows he cares. Elliot shows her father she knows what she is doing and shows up Dr. Kelso. Carla realized she is just like Turks mother, but there is a reason. Just like most of the episode's in season 1, it is fast paced, humorous and has heart to it. It is one of the better shows of the run in my opinion, i suggest you watch it!

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9 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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