Table 5.4: Scrubs Scene Découpage

The "My Life in Four Cameras" Scrubs episode (15 February 2005) begins with a 59-second scene. It contains 17 shots, with an average shot length of 3.47 seconds and a median shot length of 3 seconds.

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Shot Number, Scale & Length Figure Sound
1
long shot
7 secs.
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Figure 5.68

J.D.'s Narration: Things were amazing with Kylie. But before I could get more emotionally invested...

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Figure 5.69
J.D.'s Narration: ...I needed answers to some questions that were very important to me.
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Figure 5.70
 
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Figure 5.71
 

2
medium long shot
5 secs.

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Figure 5.72
J.D.: Name three spin-offs of the sitcom Happy Days.

 

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Figure 5.73
 
3
long shot
3 secs.
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Figure 5.74
Kylie: Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, and Joanie Loves Chachi.
4
medium shot
3 secs.
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Figure 5.75
Turk: You marry her. You marry her now! You marry her!
J.D.: Okay...
5
medium long shot
3 secs.
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Figure 5.76
J.D.: ...okay, we passed section one: "Sitcoms about or involving Asian-American diner owners." Now on to section two: "Fat, tubby T.V. husbands and the crazy-hot women that would never actually be married to them."
6
long shot
1 sec.
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Figure 5.77
J.D.: Now on to section two:...
7
medium long shot
3 secs.
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Figure 5.78
J.D.: ..."Fat, tubby T.V. husbands and the crazy-hot women that would never actually be married to them."
8
medium long shot
3 secs.
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Figure 5.79
Carla: Hey, we're missing Sanford and Son!
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Figure 5.80
 
9
medium shot
3 secs.
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Figure 5.81
Turk: What?
Carla: Yes!
J.D.'s Narration: Turk was...
10
medium long shot
6 secs.
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Figure 5.82
J.D.'s Narration: ...freaked out because Carla never joins us on Sanford and Son night. Or Cheers night. I think it was because she was ...
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Figure 5.83
 
11
medium shot
1 sec.
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Figure 5.84
J.D.'s Narration: ...feeling a little romantically competitive...
12
medium shot
2 secs.
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Figure 5.85
J.D.'s Narration: ...with Kylie and me. [Sanford and Son theme music begins.]
13
medium long shot
4 secs.
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Figure 5.86

Turk: Woman! Woman! I am not a lollipop!

14
medium shot
2 secs.
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Figure 5.87
 
15
medium shot
4 secs.
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Figure 5.88
Turk: [To the Sanford and Son theme] Quiet down now, it is time to watch the show!
16
medium shot
2 secs.
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Figure 5.89
Turk: [To the Sanford and Son theme] Yes, it's started...
17
medium shot
7 secs.
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Figure 5.90
Turk: [To the Sanford and Son theme] ...don't be lickin' me no mo'. Matter of fact could you get me a Handi Wipe?

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