Set in the fictional Sacred Heart hospital in California, John "J.D" Dorian makes his way through the overwhelming world of medicine, with the help of his best friend, his fellow rookie doctors, and the arrogant, but brilliant attending physician he views as his mentor. Written by
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Creator Bill Lawrence
has said in interviews that he wanted this show to be almost like a live-action The Simpsons
(1989), not only in the style of humor, but also with the numerous high-profile guests and a fairly large cast of recurring characters. In a 2006 episode, J.D. commented that Grey's Anatomy
(2005) was so realistic, that "it's almost like someone was watching our lives and put it on television", a joke borrowed from an early '90s The Simpsons (1989) episode, saying the same of Dinosaurs
(1991). See more
The x-ray with the show's title shown in the beginning is turned the wrong way: the heart should be seen on the right hand side. This was an intentional mistake put in by creator Bill Lawrence
to represent the core idea of the show: young doctors in over their heads. Bill Lawrence reminds viewers that this goof was completely intentional in interviews, DVD commentaries, and virtually any other available opportunity. See more
And if you lay one finger on me, I'm blowing my rape whistle.
Written and Performed by Lazlo Bane
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