In this scene, Sarah Chalke’s character, Elliot, is portrayed as a nerd, and Chalke went a little too far with her innovative costume design, as she explains in Vulture Interview.
‘That was the first fantasy I made. I was supposed to be a nerd in the hats and a lot of jokes, and we just had fun with it, and I walked down and Bill said,’ What’s on your lips?’ I was like, ‘That’s a piece of corn. It’s supposed to be a cold sore.” He said, “No. Lost corn. It’s too far.”
“You don’t have to say ‘lost a cold sore’ to someone,” quipped Lawrence, in the same interview.
While this particular joke was a bit overwhelming for Lawrence at the time, he admits he himself didn’t expect “Scrubs” to be as weird as it ultimately did. While the show isn’t shy about facing issues of life and death, the fantasies of randomness get worse and more frequent as the show goes on.
Even as the movie gets weird, Lawrence prides himself on his ability to strike a balance between the serious and the silly. “One of the coolest things about the show is the freedom to have a talented cast and be able to do comedies and dramas,” Lawrence said at a ATX Television Festival Dashboard. And sometimes maintaining a balance between the two genres is as simple as skipping a piece of tortillas.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1050938/bill-lawrence-had-to-rein-in-sarah-chalkes-scrubs-performance/ Bill Lawrence had to participate in Sarah Chalke’s Scrubs performance