The Scrubs Show: Featuring John Dorian


Today we had Jonathan Michael Dorian, MD on our show.  Most know him as JD, the quirky internist from Scrubs.  Born in 1976, JD enjoys the best from the late 1970s-early 1990s.  This includes a number of cheesy 80s tunes.  Top plays on his iPod include: Billy Joel, ABBA, Nena, Men at Work, Billy Ocean, David Bowie, and Journey.  He’s not ashamed to be found dancing around to George Michael or singing to Toto.  I feel this says a lot about his personality.  He’s a very silly guy, but he also has a lot of insecurities.  This is revealed in the way he often denies liking Journey.  He is also constantly trying to get recognition and praise from his mentor (and idol) Dr. Cox. 


Turk, his best friend, is another person he needs admiration from. They are very close;  they’ve been roommates since college.  They do almost anything for each other and share many inside jokes. I believe it’s because of JD’s need for respect from his friend that a smattering of Dr. Dre, Tupac, and Sugar Hill Gang appears in his iPod.


Even though he is extremely goofy and emotionally bizarre, JD is still human, who longs for love and fears loneliness.  He’s had almost too many romantic encounters to count.  I feel like every time I watch the show, there’s a different girl.  Of course, the ultimate romantic entanglement JD has is with Elliot.


We devoted the last half-hour of our show to mapping out JD’s and Eliot’s relationship through song.  Starting with Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me,” which was playing during their first meeting.


I have many favorite JD and Eliot songs.  All the songs with them falling into bed are perfect: Nil Lara’s “Fighting for My Love,” The Buzzcocks’ “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve), The Coral’s “Dreaming of You.”  

But my favoritest favorite moment is when Del Amitri’s “Tell Her This” is playing after Eliot tells JD that they should stop being sex buddies when he (although he doesn’t tell her this) wants them to be more than just sex buddies.  The look on his face is heartbreaking. 

We ended the show with Modest Mouse’s “Missed the Boat.” I hope this is not the song that ultimately defines JD’s and Eliot’s relationship.  While Colleen may enjoy the constant tension and entertainment these characters provide with their on-again, off-again antics, I want the happy ending.  I want to see them together. Forever.  Sorry if that’s too boring for you, Colleen.


My personal song dedication to JD and Eliot is “Forever” by Walter Meego.   


Listen to our interview with Dr. Dorian here: Interview with JD


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