Wednesday, July 10, 2013



John Ratzenberger guest-starred in this episode as the judge presiding over Peter and Jared's maritime piracy case which saw his bench splattered with projectile vomit.

The judge's name was Elliot Reid, which is almost the same name as an actor who only passed away a few weeks before the episode aired.  (He spelled his name as "Elliott".)

Elliott Reid was mostly a character actor in quite a few TV shows, but who is best known for his major role in the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".  He was 93 years old.

However, with the judge's name spelled with only one "t", it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that we might make a theory of relateeveety for his character based on his name.

It could be that Judge Reid has a niece, perhaps a grand niece, who was named after him.  This Elliot Reid grew up to become an endocrinologist at the New Sacred Heart Hospital, after interning at the original Sacred Heart Hospital.

This could mean a theoretical link between 'Franklin & Bash' and 'Scrubs'.  And considering 'Scrubs' is no longer being produced and Ratzenberger's character was only a guest star, it could be a theory that holds up.


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