House

Humpty Dumpty

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 9/27/05
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  • Episode Description
  • An asthmatic man suddenly becomes unconscious and falls off of Dr. Cuddy's roof while working on her house.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Sean Leonard

    Dr. James Wilson

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Jesse Spencer

    Dr. Robert Chase

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Dr. Allison Cameron

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • Could of been better.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 27, 2008

  • Cuddy development...

    By DonStants2, Jun 02, 2009

  • "Are you acting intentionally dense?" "Huh?"

    By Jacky1989, Jul 17, 2008

  • There was a lot going on in this episode. Overall, right up on par with the others.

    By cste12, Feb 26, 2008

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Feb 20, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Stacy: (about House) Why is he so curious about Cuddy? Dr. Wilson: Why are you so curious about his curiosity? Stacy: Why are you so curious about me be... Dr. Wilson: Because you dumped him and you're married and they are neither of those things. Stacy: I'm just curious. Nothing wrong with that. Dr. Wilson: No. Nothing wrong with that.

    • Dr. Foreman: You did exactly what white people do. You figure we don't need to know the truth, or can't understand it. So you just lie to us. House: Just a white lie. Dr. Foreman: Good one, 'massa.

    • House: Hello.
      Dr. Cuddy: What do you want, House?
      House: If you're wallowing in self-loathing, I've got something that might help. We're getting sued!

    • Dr. Cuddy: Maybe we were right to begin with: his problems are all caused by DIC precipitated by falling off of my roof. Dr. Chase: DIC wouldn't cause a fever this high. House: See? My lapdog agrees with me.

    • House: Pinkies are supposed to be pink, right? I mean, they’re not called "gray-ies." Dr. Cuddy: But the organ failure is going to kill him! House: But the pinkie is weirder

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    Notes (4)

    • Music: The song sung to Alfredo by his mother, Luisa, before his surgery, is called "Duérmete, Mi Niño" and was sung by Christine Avila (the actress who played Luisa), recorded specifically for the show.

    • The song featured at the end of this episode was Damien Rice's "Delicate."

    • At the end there is a blurb assuring the audience the American Humane Association monitored the cockfighting to make sure no animals were harmed.

    • Sela Ward is billed as Special Guest Star.

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: The operation to relieve Alfredo's right side paralysis (due to subarachnoid hemmorhage) was performed on the left side of his head. This is anatomically correct: the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body, and vice versa.

    Allusions (5)

    • House: Take the Scooby Gang and spread out. This is an allusion to the children's cartoon, Scooby-Doo, where a group of young adults investigate mysteries, and solve puzzles.

    • House: Snap, Crackle, and Pop. You got some Rice Krispy in there. Rice Krispies is a cereal that make a popping sound when you pour milk over them.

    • Title The title refers to the nursery rhyme: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; And all the king's horses; And all the king's men; Couldn't put Humpty together again The episode's patient becomes ill after falling from a roof; presumably, House and his team are the king's men, but they do succeed in "putting Humpty together again". Mostly.

    • House: Friday’s child heads to the kidneys. Referencing the old children's poem: Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works for its living, And a child that's born on the Sabbath day, Is fair and wise and good and gay.

    • Patient: I didn't fill that Oreo's prescription. "Oreo" is a derogatory term for African-Americans who are supposedly black on the outside and white on the inside.

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