Talk:Christopher Turk

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JD reveals early in season 1 that he is 25, can it be assumed that Turk is the same age? I think this is interesting/relevant to know due to his relationship with Carla, who must be older. (talk) 21:43, 3 July 2011 (UTC)


Uhhh, Ted Buckland is an attorney, not a delivery man.

I noticed that as well; I've not seen the episode recently, but I'm pretty sure it was the Janitor, Ted, AND the delivery man. I'm going to go ahead and change that. 09:11, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Relationship with JD[edit]

Surrogate brothers???? What rubbish.. 04:34, 17 August 2007 (UTC)


his last name is turk not turkelton. dr.kelso calls him turkleton but he is often corrected by turk —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:33, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Chris Turkelton[edit]

His real name on the show is Chris Turkelton, NOT Chris Turk. As you can tell from what Dr. Kelso calls him in almost every episode —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jimhunt81 (talkcontribs) 07:11, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Kelso does call him turkelton. He is wrong, he thinks his name is Turk Turkelton, which turk tries to correct in My Best Friend's Wedding--Jac16888 15:38, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 06:16, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Turk's nicknames[edit]

I can't remember the last time I've heard Black Docter, Brown Bear, Chocolate bear or Ghandi, yet they are listed as common. Whereas I've heard Tupac and Turtlehead on more than one episode. This is more personal than for the better of the article but it's supposed to have common nicknames and well...those just aren't that common.GraMicETalk 04:28, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

four of the ones listed, not black doctor, i'll remove it, are the most common nicknames turk is given by others, Gandi is how Dr. Cox almost always refers to turk, turkelton = Kelso and Chocolate/Brown Bear are what J.D. calls him on a regular basis. Tupac and turtlehead have been used occasionally, but are not as common, We try to keep the number if nicknames in the infobox to a minimum, this is how.--Jac16888 (talk) 04:33, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Alright, well I'll be ok with it staying that way. Since you know who says what.GraMicETalk 22:41, 15 February 2008 (UTC)


OK people I think that we really need an image for this article, he's one of the main characters MakE (talk) 17:01, 5 May 2008 (UTC)


Should it be mentioned somewhere that Turk lost one of his balls (if memory serves, b/c his kid kicked him too hard)? Emperor001 (talk) 18:14, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Chris al-Türk[edit]

I live in Turkey and here he is called Christopher Hakan al-Türk ("The Turk", as in from Turkey) and I found it genually surprising that he has a different name in the original US version. As he looks slightly African, I assumed Americans thought that is how us Turks look! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:31, 1 September 2009 (UTC)


Where did we get the information that Turk is Arab-American? I see it listed at the bottom, but nothing discussed in the article itself.Kickitmama (talk) 01:51, 7 December 2009 (UTC)Kickitmama

Information not showing up[edit]

I'm not a whiz with Wikipedia, but I noticed that if I go to edit, Turks nicknames are in the infobox, but when I see the article, it disappears. The other main characters have their nicknames shown. Can somebody fix this? --Riction (talk) 05:00, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Cousin Tiger[edit]

Turk only refers to "cousin Tiger" once or twice, and he says he used this as a useful trick to get laid in college. This fact, the context in which cousin Tiger is mentioned and the fact that we never see this character indicate that cousin Tiger is probably just a joke. The name is probably referring to a famous Tiger, Tiger Woods. (talk) 10:27, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No move. There's a fair consensus that the current natural disambiguation is preferable to a parenthetical. Cúchullain t/c 18:46, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Christopher TurkTurk (Scrubs)WP:COMMONNAME. Almost everyone calls him Turk. Even J.D. is referred to by his actual first (or full) name more than Turk. See Fry (Futurama) as another example. Unreal7 (talk) 16:12, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Support. Fictional full names for characters are unacceptable in-universe cruft when that character is commonly referred to on- and off-screen by a different name, e.g. a nickname. "Turk" is what the character is commonly called. "Christopher Duncan 'Chris' Turk, M.D." should be reserved for a fan wikia, it shouldn't even appear in our article's prose. -- (talk) 20:16, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Responding to the WP:AT-based arguments below that "natural disambiguation is preferred over parenthetical", WP:NCDAB does not agree. It says:
"If there is a choice between using natural and parenthetical disambiguation, such as Mathematical analysis and Analysis (mathematics), there is no hard rule about which is preferred. Both may be created, with one redirecting to the other. The choice between them is made by consensus, taking into account general naming criteria (e.g., consistency with the pattern used for similar articles)."
It would follow that pointing to WP:AT is not a valid reasoning -- unless people seriously suggest we also move J.D. (Scrubs) to John Dorian. -- (talk) 19:25, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
The calculus may be a little different when the expanded name doesn't directly include the common one, so the two cases are not precisely parallel. Powers T 19:55, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Natural disambiguation is preferred to parenthetical. Fry (Futurama) was a bad decision. Powers T 22:04, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Titles should be precise and common, first and foremost. For that reason, Fry (Futurama) and Turk (Scrubs) are excellent decisions. -- (talk) 05:21, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
  • comment WP:AT natural disambiguation is preferred over parenthetical, though the current trend is to use parenthetical disambiguation over natural... -- (talk) 06:51, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Natural disambiguation is preferred over parenthetical. Maybe some editors have got the idea that a suffix in brackets makes it look like a real encyclopædia article, but readers aren't going to type in "Turk (Scrubs)". The move request says "Almost everyone calls him Turk", but we're not actually moving the article to "Turk"; Nobody calls him "Turk (Scrubs)". bobrayner (talk) 09:46, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
readers aren't going to type in "Turk (Scrubs)" -- Neither are they going to type in "Christopher Turk". They are most likely to type in "Turk" and arrive at the disambiguation page no matter what. Ergo, not a reason.
The move request says "Almost everyone calls him Turk", but we're not actually moving the article to "Turk"; Nobody calls him "Turk (Scrubs)". -- "(Scrubs)" is a parenthetical disambiguator, not part of the subject name given in the title. And nobody would think that it is, otherwise we would have serious problems with disambiguation. -- (talk) 19:02, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose: per Bobrayner, mostly. I also agree that the Fry decision was a really bad one. However, it could do with moving to "Chris Turk". Sceptre (talk) 13:32, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Really? Why not Christopher Duncan "Chris" Turk, M.D.? Seriously though, what should be the title of J.D. (Scrubs) then? Would you honestly suggest moving it to John Dorian? -- (talk) 19:02, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
"Turk" is his surname, not a nickname. Firstname Lastname is preferred on Wikipedia. Moving this would be like moving Cristina Yang to Cristina (Grey's Anatomy). Sceptre (talk) 21:53, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
"Turk" is not the character's nickname? How about you actually watch at least a single episode of the show instead of talking about stuff you obviously don't know anything about, Sceptre? -- (talk) 13:54, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
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