My Bad Too

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"My Bad Too"
Scrubs episode
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 7
Directed by Linda Mendoza
Written by Clarence Livingston
Featured music "Catch My Disease" by Ben Lee
"Texas"(demo version) by Lo-Pro
Production code 707
Original air date April 10, 2008
Guest actors
  • Aseem Batra as Josephine
  • Michael Mitchell as Emery Redmond
  • Mike Schwartz as Lloyd
  • Tyler Poelle as Boon
  • Gene Pompa as Paulo
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"My Bad Too" is the seventh episode of season seven and the 146th episode of the American sitcom Scrubs. It aired on April 10, 2008, as the first episode to air after the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.

Plot[edit]

As the 6th anniversary of Turk and Carla's first date approaches, Turk, in order to surprise Carla with a thoughtful gift, has been learning Spanish for the past few months. Meanwhile, one of J.D.'s patients, Emory (a burn victim), pleads to attend his graduation. Unable to make a decision, J.D. seeks advice from Elliot; she agrees that Emory has treatable burns but that she wouldn't get his hopes up, but J.D. ignores her and gladly tells Emory he can attend his graduation. Later on, however, Dr. Cox reveals that the Emory's leg has become infected and that there is no way he is going to his graduation. Later on that day while Carla is on the phone, Turk is bugging her about "brinner" (breakfast for dinner), she comments on the idea by saying, in Spanish, that she would cook breakfast for dinner every day if he would clean the house. Turk, upon hearing that, quickly cleans the apartment, which Carla sees as a coincidence, and rewards him with flapjacks for dinner. Turk realizes that understanding Spanish without Carla knowing could actually be an advantage, and so decides not to tell her. To deal with the guilt of lying to his wife, he tells her she can pick out anything she wants from the jewelry store.

Dr. Cox and Dr. Kelso tell Turk that he has a massive advantage over other married men: he can 'spy' on Carla without her knowing. However, Dr. Cox eventually sells him out and says to Carla in Spanish, "Your husband thinks you're an overbearing control freak with Izzy", which Turk then denies, revealing his secret. Carla is upset at first, but at the end of the episode realizes that Turk was trying to do a nice thing, and that now they can talk privately to each other when J.D. and Elliot are around. They end up commenting in Spanish that Elliot and J.D. will probably be back together in two weeks, as the pair appear to be getting closer than they have been in years. Elsewhere, Dr. Cox decides to get on Dr. Kelso's nerves by messing around with his food.

Cultural references[edit]

Turk and Carla are shown talking in Spanish about J.D. and Elliot at the end of the episode, and no subtitles are shown. Their conversation translates to:

Turk: Like them. I bet you that in two weeks they will be back together.

Carla: Do you think so? Some people are not going to like that.

Reception[edit]

"My Bad Too" received a 4.1 Nielsen rating and a six percent ratings share. The episode was watched by 6.57 million viewers and achieved a 3.4/8 in the key adults 18–49 demographic.

The episode received a 9.5 on IGN.com.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IGN: My Bad Too Review". IGN.com. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 

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