Rowdy - Beloved stuffed golden labrador retriever featured on the medical sitcom SCRUBS/NBC/2001-2010.
Rowdy shares an apartment with J.D. (Zach Braff) and Turk (Donald Faison), two medical interns at Sacred Heart Hospital. The dog is the perfect pet for their hectic schedules. The boys bought Rowdy at a yard sale from a guy who used to keep him in a box full of old hats.
J.D. and Turk occassionally dressed Rowdy in clothing (like Turk's lucky do-rag). In "My Clean Break," J.D.'s girlfriend, Danni Sullivan, dressed up Rowdy in a beret, glasses, and purple boots. She also trimmed the dog's butt hair while staying at J.D.'s place.
J.D. and Turk also used their beloved faux dog for perpetrating practical jokes, such as leaving the dog in front of a neighbor's apartment door or in the closet of Turk's girfriend, Carla (Judy Reyes). J.D. and Turk once played a practical joke on a driver of a car by dragging Rowdy in front of a moving vehicle. The driver swerved and ran into the hospital generator causing a blackout.
On episode "My First Kill" Carla, who thinks Rowdy is "creepy," reluctantly promises to get Rowdy cleaned, but on the way home the dog falls off the roof of her car. Frantic, Carla, with the help of the janitor searches for a substitute dog. They find a similar stuffed dog called Stephen who is slightly shorter by two inches. In the end, Rowdy is found and each of the boys, who now have their own apartment, take a dog. Turk gets Rowdy.
Tp cheer up Carla, J.D. would place Rowdy against his leg and move him up in down to simulate a humping dog. To which J.D. cried "Rowdy, No!" But, on the flip side, in one of J.D's fantasies, he imagined that Rowdy came to life and attacked Carla after she insulted him.
When J.D. was having a hard time finding a date, it was rumored he practiced kissing Rowdy at home. And on occasion, J.D. used Rowdy to shield his naked body from unexpected visitors.
Rowdy debuted on the October 4th in Season One episode "Mentor." When series ended, actor Zach Braff (J.D.) took Rowdy home with him as a souvenir from the show.
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