Season 2, Ep 9, Aired 12/13/05
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  • Episode Description
  • With Foreman as House's supervisor, the team must figure out if a woman who cried wolf too many times is really ill.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hugh Laurie

    Dr. Gregory House

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Dr. Allison Cameron

  • Jesse Spencer

    Dr. Robert Chase

  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Fan Reviews (24)
  • House really doesn't need a lot of "bosses" to answer to, one is enough. Get rid of Foreman.

    By Data-Dox, Dec 17, 2005

  • House plays mad scientist..

    By DonStants2, Jun 04, 2009

  • The first mentally ill patient.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 28, 2008

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Feb 21, 2007

  • Foreman in charge and Cameron wonders why not her and of course the hot OTB babe

    By Slayergirlkal, Feb 18, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • Dr. Foreman: No worries. I'll let you keep your parking space. House: You can have it. You'll also need my handicap placard. Bend over.

    • Dr. Foreman: I don't see a regrowth, did you get the medical records faxed over? House: Work smart, not hard, that's my philosophy boss. Dr. Foreman: I'll take that as a no.

    • Dr. Foreman: Yeah, you're all about the nurture. House: Do you need a hug?

    • Dr. Foreman: You injected her against her will, just so you could be right? House: She consented. Dr. Foreman: She's mentally ill. House: But she smells oh so sweet.

    • Dr. Foreman: You ordered MRIs for the whole maternity wing? House: I was in a crazy mood, good thing I got a new boss to back me up, although I think one of them was actually necessary.

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: The music in this episode is "Christmas Time Is Here" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    Trivia (2)

    • This episode has a scene outside in the snow and everything is covered in snow. But House is able to find a bench to sit on that doesn't even need to be wiped off and is perfectly clean.

    • Trivia: When Foreman and Chase are confirming Anica's diagnosis in House's office after her second seizure, you can see House playing Grave Digger on his computer. The game is acknowledged in the end credits.

    Allusions (2)

    • House: I love the smell of pus in the morning – it smells like victory. Paraphrasing/misquoting the line from Apocalypse Now spoken by Kilgore: "I love the smell of napalm in the morning You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory."

    • Anica: I think you gave me the form intended for FDR. Cynthia Nixon was one of the stars of an HBO original movie Warm Springs about the life of FDR in which she played his wife. She was announced as a nominee for a Golden Globe for that role on the same day as this episode's original airing. The question she had to answer was about if she was vaccinated for polio. FDR was diagnosed with polio in 1921. He taught himself to walk short distances by supporting himself with a cane. In 2003, a peer-reviewed study found that it was more likely that Roosevelt's paralytic illness was actually Guillain-Barré syndrome, not poliomyelitis.

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