Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 20, 2005 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When House and his team are listening to Andi's heart, he throws the iPod into the chair in a way that would damage the internal hard drive, rendering the iPod useless.

    • House says he took 1000 milligrams of Benadryl. Adult formula Benadryl only comes in 25 mg tablets. Either he took 40 pills, or they got the dosage wrong.

    • Music: Christina Aguilera's Beautiful (cover recorded by Costello)

    • In this episode, Chase tells Andi that he is 30. However, in the episode "Cursed" House clearly says that Chase is 26.

    • Trivia: The motorcycle House takes for a test drive is an Aprilia 1000cc RSV Mille. The bike House owns in later episodes is a Honda CBR1000RR in Repsol colors.

    • At the end of the scene with Dr House and his team listening to the sounds of Andie's heart, Dr House changes from the sound of the heart to an opera song. However, because he is using a third generation iPod, he would have to change songs by hitting the track change button above the scroll wheel, which he does not do. Instead, he is rotating his thumb counterclockwise, which should be reducing the volume, which does not happen, nor should it change tracks because he does not have the click wheel featured in iPod generations 4 and after.

  • Quotes

    • (walks into House's office)
      Dr. Wilson: You're treating your stuffy nose with cocaine.
      House: Diphenhydramine. Antihistamine. New delivery system. It's a blood-brain barrier thing.
      Dr. Wilson: It's all about speed, isn't it? One thing to another, never standing still. You're pretty good at that.
      House: I know my way around a razor blade.

    • House: Bagels. (drops a bag of bagels on the table)
      Dr. Foreman: You didn't sleep in.
      House: Didn't sleep, didn't breathe. I'm dying.

    • House: Oxygen saturation is 94%. Check her heart.
      Dr. Foreman: Her oxygen saturation is normal.
      House: It's off by one percentage point.
      Dr. Foreman: It's within range, it's normal.
      House: If her DNA was off by one percentage point, she'd be a dolphin.

    • House: Union rules. I can't check out this guy's seeping gonorrhea this close to lunch.
      Dr. Cuddy: Exam Room One.
      House: Well, it's sexist, and a very dangerous precedent. If people could choose the sex of their doctors, you gals would be out of business.
      Dr. Cuddy: Exam Room One!

    • House: I'm taking a sick day.
      Dr. Cuddy: Take some Claritin.
      House: Everyone's a doctor suddenly.

    • Dr. Cuddy: You're actually talking about killing her.
      House: Just for a little while, I'll bring her right back.
      Dr. Cuddy: Oh, well, in that case go ahead. Why are we even talking?

    • House: Idolizing is pathological with you people. You see things to admire where there's nothing.
      Dr. Wilson: Yeah, well, we're evil.

    • House: Can I come with?
      Dr. Wilson:To tell Andie she's going to die? That's very un-you.
      House: Well, she's such a brave girl. I want to see how brave she is when you tell her she's going to die.
      Dr. Wilson: Go to hell.

    • House: True. Cardiac tumor was benign.
      Dr. Wilson: That's impossible.
      House: Statistically.
      Dr. Wilson: Oh shut up. If the tumor's benign that means it did not cause her hallucinations.
      House: That's why I'm mentioning it.
      Dr. Wilson: So the tumor is a coincidence.
      House: This is bad--you're starting to state the obvious.

    • Dr. Foreman: That CT shows no meningial involvement.
      House: True. Get a tox screen and MRI.
      Dr. Foreman: We can do that if you want to ignore what we just discussed.
      House: Sounds good.

    • Dr. Chase: If she's never kissed a boy, it's a fair bet she's never had sex.
      House: Tell that to all the hookers who won't kiss me on the mouth.

    • Dr. Wilson: What's your problem?
      House: These cancer kids. Can't put them all on a pedestal. It's basic statistics. Some of them have got to be whiney little fraidy cats.
      Dr. Wilson: You're unbelievable!
      House: If there's not one yellow-belly in the whole group then being brave doesn't have any meaning.

    • House: (discussing Andie's heart surgery) Chase, I want you there. I don't like reading surgeon's reports. They're boring.
      Dr. Chase: I'm not really sure I should be spending more time with her.
      House: She'll be unconscious. You'll be safe.

    • Dr. Chase: She's had one hallucination. Why are we operating on her? Why are we risking her life?
      House: Because Wilson thinks it would be nice to give the girl a year to say goodbye to her mommy. I guess maybe she stutters or something.

    • Dr. Foreman: (listening to Andie's echo-cardiogram) What are we trying to hear?
      House: A tumor.
      Dr. Chase: They tend to keep quiet on account of them not having any mouths.

    • Dr. Chase: (listening to Andie's list of treatments) If it were me, I'd just stay home and watch TV or something and not lie here under a microscope.
      House: Don't worry. If anything happens to you, nobody's gonna lift a finger.

    • Dr. Wilson: And not that it matters, but if you fix whatever's going on in her head, you give her maybe another year. Long time for a nine-year-old.
      House: No. It'll just fly by.

    • House: You did it, didn't you? You kissed her.
      Dr. Chase: wasn't sick. It was one kiss for a dying girl! One small kiss before she dies. (Foreman and Cameron turn away shocked) Thank you.
      House: That's exactly why you can't touch my markers!

    • House: I'm not going to kiss you, no matter what you say.
      Andie: It's sunny outside. You should go for a walk.
      House: Not much for the long walks in the park. Git.

    • Dr. Wilson: She enjoys life more than you do.
      House: Right.
      Dr. Wilson: She stole that kiss from Chase. What have you done lately?
      House: I'm pacing myself. Unlike her, I have the luxury of time.
      Dr. Wilson: She could outlive you.

    • House: (Andie) genuinely is a self-sacrificing saint, whose life will bring her nothing but pain, which she will stoically withstand, just so that her mom doesn't have to cry quite so soon. I am beside myself with joy.

    • Andie: Lot of people.
      House: Big musical number, kiddo. Lot of people here to make you look good.
      Andie: You're kinda freaking me out.
      Dr. Chase: He gets that sometimes.

    • Dr. Cameron: Whoa, you're letting me touch the markers?
      House: It's written down in my advanced health care directive. Should I be incapacitated in any way you run the board, then Foreman. Chase, you're just not ready yet.

    • Dr. Wilson Hayfever?
      House: You must be a doctor at everything.

    • House: Differential diagnosis. On your marks, get set…
      Dr. Foreman: Hallucinations could be caused by…
      House: Whoa! Wait for it. And…go.

    • House: And you stay away from the patient.
      Dr. Cameron: What did I do?
      House: You'll just get all warm and cuddly around the dying girl, and insinuate yourself, and end up in a custody battle.

    • House: What the hell is this?!?
      Dr. Cameron: Black walnut and ginger.
      House: It's nice.

    • House: I should have been out of here 20 minutes ago.
      Nurse Brenda: You got here 20 minutes ago.

    • House: (to a botched circumcision patient) I'm going to get a plastic surgeon, and put the Twinkie back in the wrapper.

    • Brad: (talking about circumcision) I got a pair of box cutters.
      House: Just like Abraham.

    • House: Cancer doesn't make you special. Molestation, on the other hand…

    • Dr. Wilson: (I'm) with a patient…
      House: Is she dying?
      Dr. Wilson: No.
      House: Then she can wait.

    • House: The tumor is Afghanistan, the clot is Buffalo. (everyone stares) Does that need more explanation?

    • Dr. Wilson: We can't do exploratory surgery on her brain!
      House: Are you sure you're not a neurologist?

    • Dr. Foreman: We could bolt her to the table.
      House: Gruesome and low-tech – kiss me, I love it.

    • Clinic Nurse: The patient in exam room 1 asked for a male doctor.
      Dr. Cuddy: (to House) The balls are in your court.

    • House: Is it still illegal to perform an autopsy on a living person?
      Dr. Cuddy: Are you high?
      House: If it's Tuesday, I'm wasted.
      Dr. Cuddy: It's Wednesday.

    • House: You're dying, and suddenly everybody loves you.
      Dr. Wilson: You have a cane - nobody even likes you.
      House: I'm not terminal - merely pathetic. You wouldn't believe the crap people let me get away with.

  • Notes

    • This episode won a WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Drama.

    • This episode won a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television Short Form - Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement.

    • This episode was nominated for a Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series.

    • Jesse Spencer had a hard time saying that he was 30 in this episode, as he was only 26 when this episode was filmed.

    • Music: The song Andie sings with in the opening scene is Beautiful by Christina Aguilera.
      In The Deep by Bird York (when the doctors operate on the little girl)
      Nessun Dorma from Puccini's Turandot, performed by Bruce Sledge.
      Music at the end is Beautiful by Elvis Costello.

    • Lawrence Kaplow won the Writers Guild of America award for Writing of an Episodic Drama for this episode.

    • Hugh Laurie himself is a big bike fan.

  • Allusions

    • House: A-five, six, seven eight!
      Another allusion to a musical, in this case A Chorus Line. Mark the stage director calls it off to put the dancers through their paces, in the opening number.

    • House: No test results, it's goodbye Broadway and you guys'll be wearing bad cat suits in Des Moines.
      Referencing the musical Cats. Which did indeed perform in Des Moines a couple of times.