Season 5 Episode 13

Big Baby

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 26, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • House: So why are you here?
      Dr. Cameron: Because Dr. Cuddy is not here. She's decided to spend some more time at home with the baby for a while. I'm taking over some of her day-to-day responsibilities, like babysitting you.
      House: Interesting. You have your whole life ahead of you, so why would Cuddy want you to die so young?
      Dr. Cameron: She figured I' spent three years working for you. I was inoculated.
      House: Good. Fun. You get to exercise your newfound power, I squirm under your thumb, resent the student becoming the teacher, and then push comes to shove, and we all get to realize what our real roles should be. Then you put out.
      Dr. Cameron: That's why I took the job.

    • Kutner: Cameron's in charge?
      Thirteen: When did that happen.?
      Kutner: You're going to destroy her, aren't you?
      House: I am going to do my job. If that involves leaving her a rotting pulp...

    • Kutner: You slept with Foreman?
      Thirteen: Sorry, you were busy.

    • Thirteen: How about you just judge our ideas on their own merit?
      House: Oh, you don't want me to do that.

    • Kutner: I'm impressed. You didn't even flinch.
      Sarah: I just went to my happy place.
      Thirteen: We cannot let House anywhere near this woman.

    • Kutner: It's premature, reckless, and potentially lethal.
      House: True. It must be somebody's job to stop me from being reckless and irresponsible. Nobody can stop me from being premature.

    • House: Hmm. Some people thought you were going to be brutal. Marking your territory.
      Dr. Cameron: Who?
      House: Nobody. Just because I call him nobody doesn't make me a racist.

    • Dr. Cameron: I'm not going to play games. If you come to me with a request and it makes medical sense...
      House: I need oral sex. I'm pretty sure biological imperative qualifies as medical sense.
      Dr. Cameron: Can I return my phone call now?
      House: I don't really see how that's going to be possible.

    • Taub: This is going to be convoluted, isn't it?
      House: I figured I'd ask for something really crazy, so she'd shoot me down and get the whole "I can control House" thing out of her perky little system. So the next time I went back and I ask for something marginally crazy, it would seem marginally reasonable and she'd say yes. So, yeah, slightly convoluted.

    • Dr. Foreman: I've been here five years. I can hear your thoughts from my apartment.
      House: (ogling Thirteen's chest) Can you hear me now?
      Dr. Foreman: Move on to another organ.
      House: I did.

    • Dr. Cuddy: House told me I should give her back. Instead of being offended, I've been wondering if he's right.
      Dr. Wilson: He's not. He never is, not when it's anything personal, or human.

    • Dr. Cameron: What do you want me to do? Say yes just because you're House?
      House: I'd certainly like that, yeah.

    • House: That's my old boss. And by "old," I don't mean "former."
      Dr. Cuddy: Insulting me is not going to make me go away.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Latin America: March 5, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Denmark: June 27, 2009 on Kanal 4
      The Netherlands: September 10, 2009 on SBS6
      Germany: September 29, 2009 on RTL
      Poland: October 14, 2009 on TVP2
      Slovakia: November 5, 2009 on STV1
      Czech Republic: February 10, 2010 on TV Nova
      Sweden: February 23, 2010 on TV4

    • Music: On My Side (Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons)

  • Allusions

    • House: Can you hear me now?
      This is a reference to the Verizon Wireless commercials, where a man checks his phone reception by asking the person on the other end of the phone "Can you hear me now?"

    • House: Twenty-nine-year-old Special Ed teacher coughs up blood all over Corky.
      Referencing the TV series Life Goes On (1989-1993), which revolved around the life of Charles "Corky" Thatcher (Chris Burke), a boy with Downs' Syndrome who mainstreamed into regular life.

    • House: Toss out a lame idea, instead of agreeing with Foreman's better idea, because you're worried that'll confirm that he's boldly gone where no man has gone before.
      Referencing the catchphrase and opening narration of the 1960s science fiction program Star Trek, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Each episode's opening narration would conclude with "To boldly go where no man has gone before."

    • House: Or as my old mentor, Old Ben, liked to call it, "The Dark Side."
      Referencing the Star Wars movie series, specifically Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi who appears in all six movies and the animated series. The Dark Side is the reflected darkness of The Force, the binding force that flows through all living things and can be controlled by the Sith.