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My Faith in Humanity
My Faith in Humanity
Season 4, Episode 23
Airdate April 19, 2005
Production Number 423
Written by David Feinberg
Directed by Ken Whittingham
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My Faith in Humanity is the twenty-third episode of the fourth season of Scrubs, and the ninety-first episode overall.

Starring: Zach Braff (Dr. John "J.D." Dorian), Sarah Chalke (Dr. Elliot Reid), Donald Faison (Dr. Christopher Turk), Neil Flynn (Janitor), Ken Jenkins (Dr. Bob Kelso), John C. McGinley (Dr. Perry Cox), Judy Reyes (Nurse Carla Espinosa)

Guest Starring: Ellen Albertini Dow (Betty), Phill Lewis (Hooch), Sam Lloyd (Ted), Robert Maschio (Todd), Josh Randall (Jake), James Michael Tyler (Therapist)

Co-Starring: Stephanie Brown (Jenny), Scott Damian (Man), Janelle Giumarra (Nurse), Jim Hanks (Dr. Turner), Sue Ozeran (Lady), Whitney Rydbeck (Dennis)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


  • Moving On Up: After deciding to move out of the apartment in the previous episode, J.D. spends part of this one searching for a place to live.




The Show

  • Airdate: This episode was originally scheduled to air on April 26, 2005.
  • Music: The song featured in this episode is "Closer to Spring" by Bang.

Behind the Scenes

  • Easter Egg: The name "Mildred W." can be seen at the top of the white board. Mildred is the grandmother of the episode's writer, David Feinberg.

Allusions and References

  • Turner and Hooch: Turner & Hooch is a 1989 buddy cop movie starring Tom Hanks as Detective Scott Turner, a man who must adopt the dog of a dead man in order to solve his murder. Incidentally, Tom's brother Jim Hanks appears in this episode as Dr. Turner.
J.D.: Even though I had created a super medical crimefighting team, I felt lousy.
  • Wilford Brimley: Most recognizable in movies like Cocoon, A. Wilford Brimley is a character actor who specializes in playing older, more curmudgeonly characters. He has appeared in several television series, but had a starring role in Our House.
J.D.: You know what else is a lovely memory? That Sunday I spent eight hours helping you join the Wilford Brimley fan club.
  • The Hulk: Bruce Banner (also known as The Hulk) is a superhero created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1962. After being doused with gamma radiation, Banner gained the ability to transform into the Incredible Hulk, a green monster fueled by rage. The character has spawned several solo comic book series, as well as a television series, a movie, multiple video games and even a shortlived UPN cartoon.
J.D.: Yeah, you're like the brown Hulk.
  • Greg Barton: As mentioned by Jake, Greg Barton is a world class kayaker. He has four Olympic medals in sprint kayaking and pioneered several techniques used in kayak racing.
Jake: I don't know what the odds are, J.D., but what I do know is I'm about to go down to my truck, get my kayak paddle, and go Greg Barton on your ass.
  • NHL Strike: During the 2004-2005 season, the NHL players union was locked out due to disagreements over salary caps and negotiation of payment for the players. As a result the entire season was forfeit and the NHL closed up shop until an agreement was met.
Dr. Cox: Maybe because the NHL is on strike and I'm not getting my fill of toothless men knocking the hell out of each other.

Memorable Moments


  • Turk: Hooch is crazy!
  • Jake: Trust you? You don't even know where New Zealand is.
J.D.: You can dance your way there from Old Zealand.
Jake: ...Are you an idiot?
  • Janitor: Elliot. My neighbor fainted too! Hey, you wanna go clubbing tonight? And I don't mean dancing-- I mean going up to the roof and killing rats.
Elliot: Janitor. I thought we were done with this?
Janitor: I know. Thought I'd give it a shot.