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My Cold Shower 

Elliot makes Keith re-propose to her so that everything will be exactly the way she imagined it, but how will JD take the news of their engagement?


John Inwood


Bill Lawrence (created by), Janae Bakken | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Keri Russell ... Melody
Johnny Kastl ... Doug
Robert Maschio ... Todd
Christa Miller ... Jordan
Travis Schuldt ... Keith
Frank Encarnacao Frank Encarnacao ... Dr. Mickhead (as Frank Cameron)
Chris Dougherty ... Jamie
Cantrell Harris ... Policeman


When Elliot's engagement ring doesn't fit, she feels that the perfect proposal she's always dreamed of is ruined and takes back her yes. To make up for it, Keith lets her plan her dream proposal; Elliot's visiting sorority sister, Melody (guest star Keri Russell), continues to spurn J.D.'s advances; Carla's still not emotionally ready to have sex after having a baby, driving Turk over the edge; J.D. has an epiphany. Written by lilsnapdragon

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

3 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Todd's quote when consoling J.D., "It is better to love than to not have loved at all" is originally from Alfred Lord Tennyson's "In Memoriam" Poem, and made popular by the movie Moulin Rouge! (2001) See more »


Jordan Sullivan: Hey! So, I convinced the bartender to give us all the booze at your party for half price.
Nurse Carla Espinosa: [whispering] Yes!
Jordan Sullivan: Little hitch: you're gonna have to show some boob. Apparently mine did not get us all the way there. He has a soft touch, though.
Dr. Perry Cox: Lovely...
Dr. Elliot Reid: Oh, and Per... you were wrong: someone is dumb enough to love me.
Nurse Carla Espinosa: Where's your head right now?
[Cox's fantasy starts: Cox preparing canapés, he hands one to Elliot]
Dr. Elliot Reid: Perry, no! It goes cracker-apple-cheese, not cracker-cheese-apple! I know that ...
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Written by Christopher Carrabba
Performed by Dashboard Confessional
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like always....hilarious comedy, excellent drama
31 August 2009 | by velasquez-93See all my reviews

this isn't scrubs best episode, but stills being very close for being that one, all the plot its pointing a problem of how J.D interacts with an Elliot friend just after Keith propose to Elliot, the whole episode its full of fantasies of some characters picturing their selves being married with Elliot, the end its the great part of this episode, because it explains how each one oh us has its own cold shower, and for J.D the cold shower its just getting harder and always scrubs is full of things that had happened to us, they face reality with comedy, although they've notice that, they know that even in hospitals crap matter how fun we are...

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