"My Inconvenient Truth
" is the 142nd episode of the American sitcom Scrubs
. It aired as Episode 3 of Season 7 on November 8, 2007, during NBC
's Go Green Week.
The hospital receives a new patient scale, which has all the female staff worrying about their weight. Elliot
calls Dr. Cox
a hypocrite because he berates Boon over a cup of coffee, but tells a patient to stop stressing over little things. She says, "Our patients shouldn't have to take advice that we can't follow ourselves." Elliot then receives Robyn(Corena Chase), a patient who passed out at work due to malnourishment. Elliot points out that Robyn is 5'9 and weighs 119 lbs. Dr. Cox, who has been creeping up on her, lifts her up and notes that Elliot is the same height as her patient. She realizes that Dr. Cox is making his way to the scale and frantically tries to free herself. Dr. Cox asks Boon to tell him what the scale says, while Elliot responds by exclaiming, "No Boon, I will kill your family!" A frightened Boon states that the scales reads "298 lbs." Dr. Cox subtracts his own weight, leaving Elliot's weight at 118 lbs., a full pound less than her malnourished patient. Dr. Cox points out that Elliot herself is a hypocrite. Upon realizing this, Elliot decides to gain some weight along with Robyn. Later, when Elliot is getting ready to eat a large lunch with several pieces of cake, Dr. Cox messes with her by stating how great she has been looking lately, and gets the... Read More