Dr. Gregory House
Dr. Allison Cameron
Dr. Robert Chase
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Dr. Eric Foreman
Dr. James Wilson
After Ian's cardiac arrest, when House is doing the heart biopsy, House asks for a vacutainer. Vacutainers are useless in biopsies.
In the scene where Ian goes into cardiac arrest, on the eighth and last defibrillation before his heartbeat is restored, he lifts and moves his hands.
When Ian goes into cardiac arrest, his hands positions switch from "at his side" to crossed in different shots.
Trivia: For this one episode, House has a new cane, called an "Alpaca Floral."
At the beginning of the episode when House pulls the chart out of the drawer, the patient's name is "Ester." Later when her name is put on the white board, House writes "Esther."
At the beginning when the other boy in Ian's class says he doesn't have to go to the bathroom, you can see the girl next to him mouthing his lines. You also see her kind of pushing the boy's arm up when he was supposed to raise his hand.
When House is using the paddles on the boy, his actor shuts his eyes tighter in one shot, and moves his arm in another shot.
Trivia: Dr. Chase has the most seniority among House's staff, given he knows about the trucker which Foreman didn't.
When the kid says he can't breathe, his head is on a pillow. When Dr Chase is at his bed, the pillow is gone. Then Dr Foreman takes the pillow away, but in the next moment it's there again. While they work on the kid, it's gone.
Trivia: There was a harmonica in the file cabinet drawer where he got Ester's file from.
The pictures shown of the boy's colonoscopy are of a clean colon. However, enough time was not allowed for a colon prep, which usually takes at least several hours.
House: Test him for Erdheim-Chester's disease.
Dr. Foreman: Erdheim-Chester, that's not even on the list!
Dr. Chase: Because we already did it. He tested negative.
Dr. Cameron: So did Esther.
House: The disease lied.
Dr. Cameron: Yeah, the tumor's got it in for you.
Dr. Cameron: I'll page Cuddy.
House: No you won't.
Dr. Cameron: She thinks the kid has a stomach ache!
House: She'll come right up here and do one of two things. If she agrees with me I don't need her; if she disagrees with me I don't want her.
House: The parents are mad because their kid is dying, it's understandable, but if he doesn't die they won't be mad anymore.
Dr. Cuddy: But if he's brain damaged they might still be a little ticked.
House: Can anyone think of a reason why Kawasaki's can't affect the elderly, other than it doesn't?
Dr. Chase: Meds seem to be working, liver's holding it's own.
Dr. Chase: But the platelets are dropping.
House: Even better.
Dr. Chase: Why? It means he's getting sicker.
House: New is good... because the old ended in death.
Dr. Wilson: Obsession is dangerous.
House: Only if you're on a wooden ship and your obsession is a whale. I think I'm in the clear.
Dr Wilson: You can't use another patient's lab to diagnose Kawasaki disease!
House: Is that like a dare or something?
Dr. Chase: I'm going to do a biopsy.
House: Forget it! That battle is over. His raising creatine is his kidneys' way of saying "go on without me."
Dr. Chase: What are you doing?
House: What we came here to do.
Dr. Chase: But he almost died.
House: I know, I was here.
Dr. Chase: I vote for neurofibromitosis.
Dr. Chase: Because the other choices suck worse.
Dr. Cuddy: Call.
House: You'll call anything.
Dr. Cuddy: My stack's bigger than your stack. You in or out?
House: Relative to their size, gorillas have smaller testicles than humans.
Dr. Cuddy: Well, then you'd probably have an edge over a gorilla. But not over me.
House: Reason is, primate testes size inversely corresponds to the fidelity of our females
Dr. Wilson: You think there might be a better time to annoy me about my wife?
House: I'm talking about poker.
Dr. Wilson: Right.
Dr. Cuddy: Women are evil, you're right to drive them away. Call, fold, or raise!
(getting Chase away from a girl)
House: Hey, how's that anal fissure? Did it heal yet, or is it still draining? Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize he came back for seconds. I figured that after that girl in the stairwell you'd be done for the night.
Dr. Chase: He's joking.
House: No Adam's apple, small hands. No surprises this time.
Michelle: I'll...see you later. (leaves)
House: I've got a case.
Dr. Chase: Well, you could have just said that. You didn't need to screw with me.
House: Yeah, if I didn't screw with you , you'd spend the whole night thinking you might get laid, which means you'd be useless. Better to extinguish all hope.
Dr. Wilson: If you're going to mess with me, wouldn't it be more fun to do it in person?
House: (on the cellphone) Yes, it would.
House: (on the cellphone) Keep your answers short and discreet. Is Cuddy still playing?
Dr. Wilson: The chicken is still in Picadilly Square.
House: Brilliant. She'll never suspect that Normandy is her target.
House: When you were wearing your "Frankie says relax" t-shirts, I was treating a 73 year old woman who went through this progression of symptoms. The last of which was... (writes down "Death"). And in case any of you missed that class in med school, that one's untreatable.
Ian: I have a question, and I need to go to the bathroom.
Teacher: What would you like to do first.
Ian: Where's the bathroom?
Dr. Wilson: Are you going to call?
House: You know, relative to its size, the barnacle has the largest penis of any animal.
House: These procedures would be so much easier if you could do them on healthy people.
Dr. Wilson: Have you read Moby Dick?
House: It's a book?
House: (to Wilson) Jacks or higher, your voice sounds like Debbie from Accounting is sitting in your lap.
Dr. Cuddy:(puts down a 3 and a 5) Stone cold bluff. You might want to spend a little more time paying attention to your cards, and a little less time staring at my breasts. House: They don't match either. I'm going to take some air.
House: I raise.
Dr. Wilson: So are you going to tell me an annoying story every time I raise?
House: God, that would be annoying.
International Air Dates:
The Netherlands: May 3, 2007 on SBS 6
Bulgaria: June 6, 2007 on NOVA
The Czech Republic: September 17, 2007 on TV Nova
Belgium: October 11, 2007 on KanaalTwee
Music: The song playing during the benefit is "Deed I Do" by Diana Krall. The song House plays on the piano is "Hymn to Freedom", originally by Oscar Peterson.
"Frankie Say 'Relax' T-shirts"
House talks about the staff wearing "Frankie Says Relax" t-shirts 12 years ago. That would be 1994, which appears off by a decade, since Frankie Goes to Hollywood released "Relax" in 1984. After reaching #1, it dropped, then re-climbed the charts until it occupied the #2 spot behind the FG2H hit "Two Tribes" at #1 on the UK pop charts. This was the first such simultaneous UK charting by a group since The Beatles in the 60s. However, the song was re-mixed and re-released in 1993, and achieved a measure of prominence in dance clubs, which fits the 1994 reference.
House: Mighty Casey's down to his last strike.
This is an allusion to the poem Casey at the Bat written by Ernest Thayer in 1888. The poem is about a baseball team that is losing during the last inning of the game. Their fate lies in the hands of their star player Casey.
Dr. Wilson: Have you read Moby Dick?
This refers to a novel by Herman Melville published opriginally in 1851. In the book Captain Ahab spends his life chasing the great white whale - Moby Dick - who took his leg (and pride) years ago. This quest for revange costs Ahab his ship and his life.
The answer to life, the universe and everything in Douglas Adams' popular satirical science fiction novel series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's commonly referenced in pop culture, generally in science fiction, such as one of the infamous "numbers" on the Lost.
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