The Right Stuff

Season 4, Ep 2, Aired 10/2/07
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  • Episode Description
  • House is secretly trying to treat a fighter pilot who is a candidate for NASA's astronaut training program. Her diagnosis will be the test to choose which ones of the 40 applicants are going to take the empty spots in his team.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hugh Laurie

    Dr. Gregory House

  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Robert Sean Leonard

    Dr. James Wilson

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Dr. Allison Cameron

  • Fan Reviews (37)
  • The Contest begins!

    By DonStants2, Jul 09, 2009

  • Job interview.

    By Danny2312, Mar 16, 2009

  • The team is introduced.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Nov 11, 2008

  • What wasn't to like? I'm loving the idea of the contest to be on House's new team.

    By stewie1423, Nov 02, 2008

  • The vetting process has begun.

    By CRaivios, Jul 09, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Applicant 13: We could give her intravenous Vitamin D and stick her in a tanning booth. If she goes into a coma, we know it's a metabolic problem. House: Nice. But Vitamin D is metabolized by the liver and kidneys. It wouldn't tell us which one is screwed up. Applicant 6/9: We could get her wasted. Give her shots of tequila, measure how long it takes for her to pass out. If it's too fast, then we know her liver is not processing alcohol. It's a shot. House: I like you, Number 9.

    • Dr. Cuddy: From now on, everything you do gets charted. With pen. On paper. In a binder that says "Princeton Plainesboro Teaching Hospital" on the cover! House: Moooooooommmm?!? Dr. Cuddy: If you want to run something through the labs, I get a copy. If you do scans, I get a copy. If you think about doing scans, I get a copy! House: You know my current thoughts, right? I don't have to put those on paper?

    • (as two cute twins argue a diagnosis) House: Stop it! This argument is distracting every male and lesbian here!

    • House: And you didn't stop him. Means either you thought it was a chance worth taking, making you a hypocrite or you thought he would fail, making you a cutthroat little pixie.

    • Dr. Cuddy: You bumped a splenectomy for a boob job? House: Would you condemn this woman to a life where people look at her face when they talk to her?

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    Notes (2)

    • International Air Dates: Australia: October 10, 2007 The Netherlands: February 14, 2008 on SBS6 Italy: March 04, 2008 on Canale 5 United Kingdom: March 27, 2008 9pm on five Denmark: April 12, 2008 on SBS Net Israel: April 13, 2008 on HOT 3/YES Stars 3 Bulgaria: April 17, 2008 on NTV The Czech Republic: September 8, 2008 on TV Nova Germany: September 2, 2008 on RTL Hungary: September 3, 2008 on TV2 Greece: September 27, 2008 on Star Sweden: February 24, 2009 on TV4 Poland: March 19, 2009 on TVP2

    • Omar Epps (Dr. Foreman) appears in this episode, but has no lines.

    Trivia (3)

    • Greta claims to be an Air Force pilot. In the teaser we see her flying a simulator. When she opens the canopy, we can see that the cockpit is from an AV-8B Harrier. The AV-8B is a U.S. Marine Corps aircraft, not a USAF aircraft.

    • After the patient fainted, the doctor shouldn't have used a red fire extinguisher because they have carbon dioxide, which destroys the oxygen in the air, which wouldn't be something a doctor would do because they would be trained in basic fire injuries.

    • Trivia: "Tesla was robbed" is written on the blackboard in the classroom.

    Allusions (7)

    • House: Just think of it as one giant rack for mankind. In this description of would-be astronaut Greta's breast enhancement surgery, House is referring to Neil Armstrong's famous statement as he became the first person to step on the moon, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."

    • House: I never opened for Springsteen or slept with Barbara Feldon In the 1960s, Barbara Feldon played the very attractive Agent 99 on the TV show Get Smart.

    • House: Two down, Kitty Carlisle. Referencing the actress who was a recurring guest panelist on the game show What's My Line?. John Charles Daly, the moderator, would count the questions that the panelists used up, by saying "one down," "two down," etc., then going on to the next panelist.

    • House: Heeeerrreee’s Osama! Referencing The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Ed McMahon's traditional greeting as Carson came onstage.

    • Dr. Wilson: No, but since she’s not a dead cat it’s scientifically impossible for her to be in two places at once. Referring to the thought experiment by Erwin Schrödinger, often called "Schrödinger's Cat", in which he says a cat placed in a sealed box (unobservable), with a fatal device which has an unknown, random probability of going off after an unknown, random amount of time, cannot be said to be dead or alive -- its condition is truly indeterminate, hence it is actually in both states at once, until you decide open the box to take a look, and "fix" the state/condition it is in. This ties in closely with Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and a device called a Josephson Junction.

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