Scrubs Season 8 Reviews – My Absence and My Comedy Show

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This week’s episodes of Scrubs had a few problematic areas, but were overall pretty good ones.  The problems lay in the humor of the second episode especially being overly crass at times.  The inappropriate comedy isn’t my cup of tea, though the episodes did provide some good clean humor as well as interesting storylines to help offset it.

“My Absence” – Dr. Cox has a rare moment of conscience while J.D. takes a brief respite from work at the hospital. Meanwhile, Turk and Carla share some big news, on “Scrubs,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

This episode was a great one, as lessons are learned about staying true to yourself, and holding onto your values.  I am not the biggest fan of the intern Denise, though.  At least not her character’s comments from time to time.  I do enjoy seeing her go through life lessons, though, as she’s so out of touch with other people’s emotions.  Overall, though, I liked this episode rather well.  It was the better of the two for the evening.

“My Comedy Show” – J.D. and Turk organize their historically unfunny annual sketch show with the new crop of interns, on “Scrubs,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

my-comedy-showThis episode’s title leads you to believe that it’s going to be incredible.  It does have a few great moments, such as the impressions of the different characters on the show done by the new interns.  That was a classic scene.  But other than that, there was a joke about abortion that I didn’t really like…. at all… but it was fleeting and pretty morally ambiguous, so moving on.  There was a return cameo from Lavern (Nurse Roberts), the old head nurse, during a flashback to J.D. and Turk’s comedy show from when they first started at Sacred Heart.  I wish Lavern was still a character on the show every week, as she represents a moral center that I love.

There was one moment, however, that was so brilliantly executed that makes it all worth it.  When J.D. and Turk hug.  It’s so hilarious that myself  and everyone I was watching it with couldn’t stop laughing for at least an entire minute.  And most of them haven’t seen that many episodes of the show.

Overall, this week’s episodes were so-so and not ones that I would show to people seeing the show for the first time.  I am hoping that next week picks things back up.

Paul Martin

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  1. Tom

    My Absence was good but my comedy showed sucked and why, because no Cox. Without him the show loses most of its humor.

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