J.D. (Zach Braff), Elliot (Sarah Chalke), Turk (Donald Faison), Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley), and the laugh-packed cast are back on DVD in the Emmy(R) winning comedy SCRUBS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON. See the funniest guest... more » stars yet -- including Heather Graham, Colin Farrell, and Chuck Woolery -- in the biggest season yet, when J.D. moves out on his own and Elliot gains more confidence than ever and leaves Sacred Heart! The DVD box set is bursting with exclusive bonus features and includes the original hit music from the season.« less
Michele B. from NEW HARTFORD, CT Reviewed on 12/28/2011...
Very funny, good way to unwind and forget life's problems.
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Season 4 of TV's best comedy, Scrubs, releases on DVD Octobe
A. G. Corwin | 07/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For five years now television has been graced with some great comedies standing out from the dreck that surrounds it. Arrested Development was tragically lost, leaving Scrubs as one of the few great comedies remainging on network television. Scrubs brings a richness to a genre that is sorely lacking in originality, and continues to improve on itself year after year, its intelligent, quirky, and sometimes wacky humor continuing to shine.
When we last left off in the Season 3 finale, JD broke Elliot's heart, Carla and Turk were getting married, and Dr. Cox and Jordan were learning how to raise a child together. As season 4 opens, JD and Elliot are learning to work with one another after the bad breakup while competing for the Chief Resident position, Turk and Carla are struggling with newlywed life while Turk is faced with some health issues, and JD and Turk's relationship sees some difficulties. The best episodes in Season 4 are the most emotionally honest ones, like the Elliot POV episode Her Story, My Cake, and the great My Best Moments. The season ending My Changing Ways is somewhat subdued, but lays the groundwork for some changes in Season 5.
Season 4 continues the Scrubs tradition of fantastic guest stars. Heather Graham (Boogie Nights) has an multi-episode arc as the irritating but intriguing Dr. Molly Clock, Tom Cavanaugh (Ed) returns as JD's brother Dan, and Richard Kind (Spin City) is back as the hypochondriac Mr. Korman. Juliana Marguiles (ER) Matthew Perry (Friends), Michael Boatman (Spin City), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), and Collin Farrell also make appearances. The seasons 25 episodes run just over 500 minutes.
There are several featurettes, including a look at JD and Dr.Cox's relationship, a look at Sacred Heart's female characters, and an interview with the Bell Biv Devoe lipsynching master himself, Donald Faison. The great music from the season is included, mixed in Dolby 5.1. The usual trove of deleted scenes and alternate takes will likely be included. The Scrubs releases have the most extras of any TV shows released on DVD, making them well worth the money.
A.G. Corwin St.Louis, MO"
A great season with fun filled extras!
P. Burgos | Hanford, CA | 08/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really like season 4 of Scrubs just as much as I enjoy other shows such as 3rd Rock, That '70s Show and Will & Grace. But this season really picks up from the season 3 finale just as this show is going into repeat cycle this fall 2006. I really enjoy Zach Braff and co. Here are the episodes.
69.) My Old Friend's New Friend First aired: 8/31/2004
The new Dr. Clock arrives with her spaced out personality and doesn't cease to call J.D. "Johnny". But J.D. is fine with it, because there is nothing that is going to bring down his last week of being a resident before he officially becomes a full fledged doctor.
70. My Office First aired: 9/7/2004
Dr. Clock tries to reconsile J.D. and Eliott, while waiting to see which one Dr. Cox will give the Chief Resident position. Molly and Carla are experiencing some subtle conflict and Elliot and J.D. begin to come together after long boughts of conflict of their own. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox, Turk and Janitor are forced to work together to help a patient.
71. My New Game First aired: 9/14/2004
Dr. Cox is having issues with Jordan since Ted reveals that they are still technically married due to some filing problems. J.D. has problems of his own as he can't shake the tag of Co-Chief Resident the Janitor assigned to him, while Elliot keeps the Chief Resident tag. Elsewhere, Turk begins to doubt his abilities after letting a patient die, and isn't helped when he finds out J.D. has no confidence in him either. Dr. Cox and Molly spar about her involvement in his patients.
72. My First Kill First aired: 9/21/2004
J.D. is shocked to hear Dr. Cox tell his interns that eventually, they will screw up and kill a patient. J.D. fears his first time killing someone will soon be upon him. Elliot is upset with Molly after she disagrees about a patient's promise to attend drug rehab. Carla loses Rowdy and she and the Janitor go looking for him.
9.1 Superb First aired: 9/28/2004
Elliot becomes unsure she wants Molly as her mentor when she finds out that Molly doesn't have a perfect home life. J.D. is tested in leadership skills when Dr. Cox yells at him in front of his interns. Carla and Turk try to come to an agreement when Turk continuously wakes Carla up every night.
74. My Cake First aired: 10/12/2004
When Dan resurfaces, J.D. is shocked to learn his father has passed away. The reactions from his co-workers help J.D. a little, but the one person, Dr. Cox, who he wanted to be there for him is too busy with J.D.'s patients. Meanwhile, Dan sits drunk in the bath tub the whole day and Turk finds out he has Type II Diabetes.
75. My Common Enemy First aired: 10/19/2004
When J.D. finds Dan with Elliot, Turk tells him to use the hurt brother excuse to get them to break up, just like Turk uses his diabetes to get stuff from Carla. But then J.D. realizes he wasn't hurt at all... Dr. Cox and Dr. Kelso unite to try and torment their common enemy -- Dr. Clock.
76. My Last Chance First aired: 10/26/2004
When Molly takes a job in another city, she and J.D. end up having a night of kissing and he tries to rush to sleep with her before she leaves. Dr. Cox goes on Ambulance duty with a maniac who he eventually finds out is a woman who has lost her son to an accident.
77. My Malpractical Decision (Part 1 of 2) First aired: 11/9/2004
J.D. is approached by a malpractice attorney, asking him to do a risky procedure on her father. Meanwhile, Elliot guides Doug to a new career path and Turk struggles to avoid a hypochondriac patient.
78. My Female Trouble (Part 2 of 2) First aired: 11/16/2004
With the case against Turk on his mind, J.D. attempts to end it with Neena, but she won't take no for an answer and keeps him wrapped around her finger. Carla tries her own way of persuading Mr. Corman to drop the lawsuit. And Elliot sets out to prove she isn't the doctor she was 4 years ago and doesn't need to rely on anyone anymore.
79. My Unicorn First aired: 11/23/2004
J.D. takes matters into his own hands, when searching for a relative for his favorite patient. Meanwhile, Elliot is fed-up with co-workers not taking her seriously, and discovers she can get her way by flaunting her femininity with some help from Carla and Jordan.
80. My Best Moment First aired: 12/7/2004
When J.D. must address a bunch of pre-med students about what it's like to be a doctor, he strays off the beaten path and chooses to discuss his best moments as a doctor instead. When he challenges the rest of the staff to do so, they all reminisce about their fondest memories in the medical field. Meanwhile, Elliot is forced to face her fear of children when she must befriend a ten-year-old boy, whose father is being treated in the I.C.U.
81. My Ocardial Infarction First aired: 1/18/2005
Elliot starts showing J.D. up as the calmer, more competent doctor. A date with the Janitor leads to an a cappella sing-off between his "group" and Ted's band. Turk starts taking his diabetes more seriously when he realizes the dire consequences of the disease.
82. My Lucky Charm First aired: 1/25/2005
A man injured in a bar fight teaches Turk and J.D. a lesson about living life to the fullest.
83. My Hypocritical Oath First aired: 2/1/2005
J.D. has a crush on a girl that he met at a club and he's torn about telling her that her boyfriend has gonorrhea. Elliot decides to take a stand against Dr. Kelso with one of her patients.
84. My Quarantine First aired: 2/8/2005
JD struggles to impress Kylie on their first date; during a hospital quarantine, Turk learns that Carla once dated Cox; Danni Sullivan returns to annoy everyone; Laverne, Kelso, and Janitor fight over a "face cake."
85. My Life in Four Cameras First aired: 2/15/2005
When JD meets a former writer from his all-time favorite TV show "Cheers," JD begins to picture his life at the hospital as a bland, multiple-camera sitcom where everything is perfect and wraps up nicely. Back in reality, Cox is relunctant to fire an amiable cafeteria worker, while Turk and Carla struggle to keep their promise of constant romantic affection afloat.
86. My Roommates First aired: 2/22/2005
JD is thrown out of the apartment; Turk and Carla continue to struggle to keep the romance alive; Cox has reason to believe that the son of an old buddy is autistic.
87. My Best Laid Plans First aired: 3/1/2005
JD ditches a seemingly uninterested Kylie for Dr. Clock, who just returned from Milwaukee; Carla fumes over Turk's frequent phone calls to an ex-girlfriend; Janitor and Cox make a wager over Elliot.
88. My Boss' Free Haircut First aired: 3/29/2005
Kelso dons scrubs to prove a point to Cox, only to watch it backfire when an obnoxious patient refuses to listen to him; JD and Turk party while Carla struggles to find solace in Elliot.
89. My Lips Are Sealed First aired: 4/5/2005
When Carla and J.D. go out to let Carla have some fun, they get drunk and end up accidentally kissing. Dr. Cox gets the hammer dropped by Jordan when Jack has to get stitches under Perry's watch. Elliot has trouble with a male patient who has taken enhancement pills.
90. My Big Move First aired: 4/12/2005
JD and Carla get the silent treatment from Turk, who can't seem to control his emotions after learning about their kiss; Cox reluctantly seeks the help of Elliot when an epileptic patient won't listen to him; Janitor feels emasculated by his new uniform; Jordan trys Botox.
91. My Faith in Humanity First aired: 4/19/2005
Turk won't open up at couples therapy; Elliot refuses Cox's romantic advice when a very attractive man saunters into the hospital; JD learns a lesson in humanity from a dying old woman; Janitor accidently lets a bunch of rats run around Sacred Heart.
92. My Drive-By First aired: 4/26/2005
Elliot is torn between moving too quickly and ruining her new relationship with Jake. Dr. Cox teaches Turk about having a healthy ego and Dr. Kelso and the Janitor fight over who gets to use the motorized cart.
93. My Changing Ways First aired: 5/10/2005
With their residencies over, there are big changes at Sacred Heart. J.D. moves out to live on his own while Turk and Carla consider a family change, creating another rift in their long friendship; Jordan is hired to handle some paperwork for Kelso, which annoys Cox; Elliot has a job interview at another hospital thanks to her boyfriend Jake.
Now I'll just wait for this past season 5 to come out Next May. Anyway's enjoy have have a great day."
Scrubs remains a true gem after 4 seasons
Crazy Canucker | 07/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season 4 of Scrubs picks up where Season 3 left off, and that was by remaining the most original comedy on network tv. As cliche as it may sound, because you will more then likely read this in almost every "Scrubs" review. Scrubs brings life to a bland and generic genre that is known as sitcoms. Although the network may not notice the brilliance that is Scrubs, atleast someone besides the shows fans notice it, as Season 4 of Scrubs was nominated for 4 Emmys.
Here is a quick list of the episodes that you will find in the 3-disc set of Season 4
Season 4-1 My Old Friend's New Friend Season 4-2 My Office Season 4-3 My New Game Season 4-4 My First Kill Season 4-5 Her Story Season 4-6 My Cake Season 4-7 My Common Enemy Season 4-8 My Last Chance Season 4-9 My Malpractical Decision Season 4-10 My Female Trouble Season 4-11 My Unicorn Season 4-12 My Best Moment Season 4-13 My Orcardial Infraction Season 4-14 My Lucky Charm Season 4-15 My Hyprocritical Oath Season 4-16 My Quarantine Season 4-17 My Life In Four Cameras Season 4-18 My Roomates Season 4-19 My Best Laid Plans Season 4-20 My Boss' Free Haircut Season 4-21 My Lips Are Sealed Season 4-22 My Big Move Season 4-23 My Faith In Humanity Season 4-24 My Drive-By Season 4-25 My Changing Ways
Season 4 features several interesting episodes, and one of them being "My Life In 4 Cameras". This episode pretty much pokes fun at your tradition sitcoms, those of which use multi-cameras and laugh-tracks.
And much like His Story and His Story II in which the episodes were told from the perspective of Turk and Dr. Cox, Season 4 features the episode "Her Story" which is from the perspective of Elliot. JD's brother also returns in a back-to-back episodes as he has come to inform JD of a trategy in the family. The friendship between JD and Turk is also tested in "My Lips are Sealed" and "My Changing Ways" when Turk discovers an interaction that took place between Carla and JD.
Season 4 includes everything you would expect from Scrubs, solid writing, a great main cast which gels better then any show that is currently on television. And much like Seasons 1-3 it contains more great guest stars that fit write in. This all comes together to form another season which is both helarious and touching at the same time. If you are a fan of Scrubs, then you owe it to yourself to pick up Season 4 up come October. If you havn't given it a chance yet, you have surely been missing out on 5 years of great television."
Season 4 Is Filled With Humor & Real Emotion. Scrubs Is Stil
Kaya Savas | Bethesda, MD USA | 10/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"REVIEW: Scrubs, a half hour of brilliant comedy and drama (not necessarily in that order) that has continued to break new ground and give us fresh entertainment in its entire 5 years so far. If you don't know the backbone of the show then read my past review of season 3 for a better in depth analysis of it. In a nutshell, Scrubs follows four friends working as doctors in a hospital as they navigate the ups and downs of love, friendship, and life overall. Season 4 continues in tradition and delivers the goods as we've come to expect. This season is really focused on the love relationships of our characters, and it has so much room to work with since the characters have already been firmly established. Heather Graham is the main guest star of this season and actually spends a few episodes with the show and creates a pretty great character, it wasn't like last season where we had some big stars stay for only 1 or 2 episodes.
Another part of the season I liked was that they spent lots of time fleshing out the Janitor character, and while we will always know him as the Janitor we now know a lot more about him as a human being. Neil Flynn who plays the Janitor actually gave a very touching performance in one episode where we see the true side of him.
I am proud to admit that Scrubs is the only show that makes me laugh and cry, many times in the same episode. Scrubs hold dear to many fans' hearts and is truly a special show. It has top notch writing that practically anybody can relate to, very loveable characters, hilarious moments, and real human emotion. You can imagine how mad I was when Zach Braff announced that the upcoming sixth season that will air in January 2007 may be his last. He apparently wants to do directing full time, even though only a short while back in an interview he said that he would never leave Scrubs and do directing in the off season. Hopefully he will reconsider and give us 2 more years at least, the show has not shown any signs of slowing down and is still fresh entertaining television. In a mess of mostly horrible network shows, Scrubs shines the brightest.
VIDEO: Scrubs is still filmed in 4:3 and that is how it is presented. The picture quality is excellent though, on par with last season and much improved over the first 2 seasons.
AUDIO: The 5.1 Dolby Digital mix is excellent too. The dialogue is concentrated to the center channel, and the ambient noise of the hospital designated to the surround speakers. The music in 5.1 is great too, and since the music in the show is used for emotional enhancement it makes the experience better.
SPECIAL FEATURES: The past seasons of Scrubs have been excellent when it comes to special features. We had featurettes that explored every aspect of the series and they were greatly entertaining and informative. This season is the first season that shows that they are running out of stuff to talk about, but I am not saying this in a negative way at all. The set has more special features than the average TV show DVD, but it's noticeably less than what we're used to. Still, what we have here is great stuff. We have a featurette on JD's relationship with Dr.Cox, a featurette on the foxy female characters, and a one on one talk with Donald Faison (in tradition with the past sets). The "Weapons Chest" featurette talks about the show's secondary characters (Janitor, Jordan, Ted, etc) and how these characters are the weapons that the writers use to fill in empty pockets in the storyline to add humor. The last featurette is appropriately about the Janitor and how this season we explored his character more than before. We finish off the set with some deleted scenes, alternate lines, and a music video. The only thing I am mad that they didn't include this time around were bloopers, and I know there were bloopers from this season.
BOTTOM LINE: Scrubs is one of a kind, and it is being treated like scum by NBC. For season 5 and the upcoming season 6, NBC pushed Scrubs as a mid-season filler for shows that fail. It's awful that they treat their best show as a last resort. Why ABC doesn't have Scrubs is beyond me, the show is produced and distributed by Buena Vista, so send it to ABC where it belongs and will be treated well. I hope Zach Braff does not leave, it would be a travesty to kill the show now when it is in full gear. Enjoy season 4, it's the most emotional season yet and has some of the series' best moments."
Scrubs Continues to Impress!
P. Burgos | 07/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season 4 of Scrubs, two weeks after 'My Best Friend's Wedding' (Season 3 Finale). And hell the whole year is a complete sucess with laugher and fun, As the season was nominated for 4 emmys and won an award for multi camera angles and was also voted best comedy program on tv.com.
This season also features 2 episodes perfectley directed by Zach Braff ('My Last Chance' and 'My Best Laid Plans'), the director/actor/writer of 'Garden State'. Actually, i would love to see Zach direct and write an episode of Scrubs, as Garden State was a great example of how good a writer he is.
This season offers a generous 25 episodes. Some of the stand out episodes in the season, besides all of them of course, are; 'My Old Friend's New Friend' - Season Opener. 'Her Story' - Elliot's Story 'My Cake' - In memory of John Ritter's death, JD's father on the show 'My Last Chance' - Directed by Zach Braff 'My Unicorn' - Directed by former 'Friends' star Matthew Perry, who also stars in the episode. 'My Life in Four Cameras' - Taking the mickey out of typical sitcoms. 'My Best Laid Plans' - Directed by ZB
Buy this set. BUY IT. BUY IT. As it holds a great deal of extras including: -One on One with Donald Faison (Turk) -Alternate Lines -Deleted Scenes Inside Look at 'The Janitor' Plus much, much, more..."