Just wanted to chime in to say excellent episode, with subtle and delicate character development for all the main leads. Less comedic than some but some real laugh out loud moments too. Over all, and awesome way to go out. I like how they're doing one year equals one seaso, too.
Patrick: Ryan Reynolds also played the title role in "Van Wilder" and a bit part in the movie "Dick". He's a very funny guy. Unofficially, I think it's being renewed for next year, but that's not a definite. However, I remember reading somewhere that Scrubs is one of the shows that NBC is "grooming" to replace Friends once it ends (finally!). As far as I know, it's the only show that's managed to last two full seasons following Friends. Check out the show's official homepage @ http://www.scrubs-tv.com (it's really well done for an official page).
I actually am not very suprised at all that a janitor could make more than a medical resident. Residents are paid extremely poorly, especially considering the hours they work. I know... My wife is a 2nd year resident.
Wow didn't know that. I knew that they didn't make much and the real money doesn't start rolling in till actually establish a practice. I didn't think they made that little though. Crazy stuff. If you don't mind me asking, how much does a 2nd year resident make? (Feel free not to answer) Thanks Andrew.
It seems pretty obvious that barring some horrible miscue with the writing team, Scrubs is headed for 8 pm when Friends is gone. At one time Will and Grace might have made that move, but their show is older and to be honest not nearly as funny as Scrubs.
Holy Shit is the janitor hilarious. Easily my favorite character. I loved the episode where he got offended at being called "dumb" and acted stupid for the rest of the show.
It's also amazing how good they are at shifting between funny and serious.
This show has become my favorite comedy, one that consistently has me laughing out loud. I love Dr. Cox, he kills me. And Kate from Drew Carey (is that show still on?). Loved seeing Berg on there, and Ed earlier this season.
As for medical residents, I guess it is all relative. My girlfriend is starting a residency in June/July, and every place she interviewed paid the first years about $40,000.00. Some of the second year residents moonlighted and doubled that salary. Not so shabby. If I could make that as a janitor, I'd pick up a mop tomorrow.