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Phrases from "Scrubs"

Posted by ESC on October 24, 2001

I'm "off" TV for the most part. But there is a new series that's excellent -- Scrubs. Tuesdays at 9:30. It's a dark comedy.

Last night I got two new phrases from this show:
1. An expression of surprise and dismay -- "What in the name of 'Are You There God. It's Me Margaret' are you doing?"

("Are You There..." is the title of a children's book.)

2. A medical billing term -- a "wallet biopsy," the practice of determining the patient's ability to pay before performing life-saving tests and procedures.

Last night's (Oct. 23, 2001) episode was about trying to get an expensive test done on a woman who didn't have good insurance. (See phrase No. 2.)

Next week's show (Oct. 30) is titled, "My Bad." Another phrase.

Great show. http://www.nbc.com/Scrubs/