The Itch

Season 5, Ep 7, Aired 11/11/08
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  • Episode Description
  • The team must treat an agoraphobic who refuses to leave his house, and have to work around Cuddy, who is less than thrilled at having hospital equipment relocated. Meanwhile, House is plagued by an itch, and Cameron and Chase have relationship issues.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Crystal Foley

    Rachel Taub

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Jack J. Bennett


  • Robert Sean Leonard

    Dr. James Wilson

  • Fan Reviews (19)
  • Phobia.

    By Danny2312, Oct 15, 2010

  • It`s pretty much the right formula

    By avi01, Aug 14, 2010

  • Return to form!

    By DonStants2, Jul 21, 2009

  • house is house, won't fold or let his emotions come out easily and that's so tiring but in the series is so exiting .

    By nino121, Nov 13, 2008

  • 507

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 11, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • House: (to the lawyer after flames come out of the patient's stomach) That always happens during surgery. It's just the gas buildup in the blockage. Nothing to sue about. Treat him for the burns. Put him on antibiotics for the Whipple's. He'll be fine.

    • Dr. Chase: All right forget about the patient. What is going on with you? This is why we left House's team, to avoid the constant flood of pure craziness. Dr. Cameron: That's why I left. You got fired.

    • House: Why are you siding with him? Oh yeah, you're that girl who likes broken people. Because her husband died and since Chase isn't all that broken... Dr. Cameron: Hey, why don't we operate on his infarcted leg while we're at it. Who cares if he said "No." House: I was risking my life to avoid becoming a cripple. He's doing it to avoid sunlight and fresh air.

    • Nozick: (to House) You obviously can't stand people. But for me it's worse, all right. I'd rather die in here than live out there.

    • House: So it's a bleed, clot, tumor, metabolic or infection. Stick him in a CT. Dr. Cameron: Can't. House: I'm assuming he has a giant head.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates: Australia: November 12, 2008 on TEN Portugal: January 6, 2009 on Fox Latin America: January 22, 2009 on Universal Channel The Netherlands: February 19, 2009 on SBS 6 Germany: April 14, 2009 on RTL Denmark: May 9, 2009 on Kanal 4 Poland: September 23, 2009 on TVP2 Slovakia: October 7, 2009 on STV1 Czech Republic: October 19, 2009 on TV Nova Sweden: November 10, 2009 on TV4

    • Music: I'm In Love With a Girl (Big Star)

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: When House grabs his keys off his desk, they are sitting on a book. The book is Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Allusions (3)

    • Dr. Chase: How am I going to place the leads in the exact spot on the right ventricle without fluoroscopy? The Force? The Force is an allusion to the George Lucas' Star Wars universe, where The Force is an important part of this world.

    • House: Ric Ocasek'll kill me it I... oh, you mean Cuddy. Ric Ocasek is the lead singer of the American rock band, The Cars.

    • House: We still need Trapper John. Referencing the chief surgeon of the M*A*S*H 4077th in the novel, and also in the movie, and two TV series, as played by Elliot Gould, Wayne Rogers, and Pernell Roberts. The character appeared in the original series in its first three seasons, and then was spun off into his own series, Trapper John M.D., which ran from 1979 to 1983.

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