Top Ten Scrubs Moments #7


First airing in 2001, Scrubs continued for nine seasons with 2010 being its official end. While it’s always sad to see a great comedy series call it a day it’s important to appreciate the memories that remain. At the time of writing I have watched and enjoyed seven seasons worth of Scrubs and from those experiences I have compiled what are, for me, the ten best moments. My choices contain many of Scrubs’ magical ingredients:- an obligatory rant from Dr Cox, a taste of the brilliant range of backing music and, of course, those occasions when the laughs are put to one side and the reality of hospital life hits you hard.

Kelso Temporarily Loses His Hearing

As Sacred Heart’s Chief of Medicine, Bob Kelso (Ken Jenkins) is relentlessly strict in his authority, striking fear into most of the staff, save Dr Cox (John C. McGinley), and having a loyal but demoralised sidekick in Ted (Sam Lloyd). Opportunities to get one over on Bob Kelso are few and far between, so when a chance arises it is always taken. In one instance Dr Cox punches Bob Kelso, knocking his nose out of joint and leaving him with a nasal whistle that alerts the Sacred Heart staff to his approach from far away. The hospital staff embrace the rare chance to take their time before picking up the pace whenever they hear Kelso coming.

When Bob Kelso manages to rupture both of his ear drums he asks Turk (Donald Faison) to examine him. Not one to take advantage of Kelso being temporarily unable to hear anything, Turk leads the Chief of Medicine towards a large group of staff and announces they can say whatever they wish to their superior as long as they’re smiling when they do it. As expected, Dr Cox is the first to tell Kelso what he really thinks of him, followed by Todd (Robert Maschio) and Carla (Judy Reyes). With everyone smiling and giving him the thumbs up, Kelso simply offers thanks for their support! In a later scene the unfortunate Ted gives Kelso a piece of his mind not realising the Chief of Medicine’s hearing is back!

Top Ten so far:-

7) Kelso temorarily loses his hearing

8) Dr Cox says “No!”

9) Air Band

10) Jordan reveals all

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Dave Brown

I was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England and have always been a bookworm and enjoyed creative writing at school. In 1999 I created the Elencheran Chronicles and have been writing ever since. My first novel, Fezariu's Epiphany, was published in May 2011. When not writing I'm a lover of films, games, books and blogging. I live in Barnsley, with my wife, Donna, and our six cats - Kain, Razz, Buggles, Charlie, Bilbo and Frodo.
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