He told Details in 2013, "We dated for about two and a half years, and we were madly in love.

Other people in the hospital provide contrast, support, and the more-than-occasional weird situation: J. Chris Turk, a surgeon who tries to be the best and blackest thing since burnt sliced toast; nurse Carla Espinosa, the Team Mom to the staff with a penchant for delivering advice whether you like it or not; Dr. D's (female) on-again, off-again love interest and possibly the only doctor on staff more nerdy and psychologically messed-up than he is; Dr.

Robert "Bob" Kelso, the hospital's Chief of Medicine and Magnificent Bastard of a boss whose job requires him to be a heartless bastard and think only of the hospital in fiscal terms; and "Janitor", a mysterious and often menacing presence in J. The show uses rapid-fire dialogue, a running mental commentary in J.

You only have to answer to one guy, newbie, and that's "You're pathetic.

Because ultimately you don't have to answer to me, you don't have to answer to Kelso — you don't even have to answer to your patients, for God's sake.

D.'s head for narration, rapid scene changes, hippocratical humor and a single-camera viewpoint to maintain a high energy to the story and to the comedy.

The show also takes quite a few dives into the surreal end of the pool, especially in its frequent depiction of J. These fantasies provide much of the show's humor, as it deals with the often bizarre train-of-thought and overly literal depictions of metaphors people use. The show officially ended after the Season 9 finale.

He has said that Kardashian "lying to him" about her sex tape played a part in their breakup.

But no tears should be shed for the end of this union.

That season ended with what was thought to be the show's Grand Finale, an episode whose end credits were played alongside footage of the cast and crew tearfully saying goodbye to each other.