House

Season 2 Episode 12

Distractions

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 14, 2006 on FOX

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  • Trivia

    • When House is in the bathroom taking a shower after dropping what appears to be a very high amount of acid, the camera focuses on House's eyes. Since LSD produces mydriasis (enlargement of the pupils), House's pupils should be dilated but instead they're normal size.

    • While House and the others are watching the patient being treated for his burns, House comments that they need the help of a "Belgian doc named Einthoven." He's referring to Willem Einthoven, who was Dutch, not Belgian.

    • When the patient was set on fire due to the accident, he fell chest-first towards the ground, which should have killed the fire, and thus the chest should have taken minimal damage - but during the scene where the doctors are washing his body with cold water to get rid of the residuals, you can see that his whole chest area is badly burned.

    • The title on the cover of the Indian medical journal House reads in the beginning as translated means Neuro Science - New Delhi (the Indian Capital). The phrase he reads from the dictionary and says later to Dr. Weber - "teri maa kee" - translates to "your mother's..." - pretty the beginning of a curse phrase.

    • It's common in most TV shows and movies showing a crash, but...the pipes that Adam crash into at the beginning must have been soaked with gasoline - they burst into flame the second he hits them.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Cuddy: (walking into House's office) Hey! Did you drop acid?
      House: Why would I do that?
      Dr. Cuddy: To annoy me. Or maybe because you're miserable, or because you want to self-destruct. Pick one.

    • House: Why is it so dark in here? It's a beautiful day outside. Open the shades, let the sun shine in.
      Dr. Cameron: It's nighttime.
      House: It's still Tuesday, right?

    • House: (to the parents) He has a cigarette burn on his wrist. Also a fading nicotine stain between two fingers. Bad news, your son has a filthy, unhealthy habit. Good news, he's trying to quit. Bad news, quitting is killing him. Good news, I can cure him. Bad news... no, that's the end of it.

    • House: I didn't know people actually read emails--the delete button is so conveniently located.

    • Dr. Wilson: (talking to House) Foolproof plan, by the way. Either his meds would work and you'd be in psychic pain because von Evil is going to be rich; or they wouldn't, and you got to be in agony all day. Perfect lose-lose situation. Very you.

    • Dr. Foreman: Hey, if you feel chest pain, you need to let me know. Verapamil can cause congestive heart failure.
      House: Nothing can hurt my heart.

    • Dr. Foreman: Why didn't you take the patient to radiology, get an MRA?
      House: Obviously I was doing something illegal. Using nuclear imaging would have raised questions.

    • House: (to anesthesiologist) God you're good! You're putting me to sleep!

    • Dr. Cuddy: You induced a migraine headache in a coma patient?
      House: Gave him a little headache, similar to the one you're giving me now.
      Cuddy: Have you even read an ethical guideline?

    • Dr. Wilson: This guy's name is Weber, not von Lieberman.
      House: I call Weber "von Lieberman." Way eviler.

    • Weber: You cannot test this on an abnormal brain.
      House: That's so close-minded, He's not "abnormal", he's special.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Cameron is worried about you. I told her that LSD lasts up to twelve hours. If you were functional, she must be wrong.
      Dr. House Either that or I also took a whole bunch of anti-depressants, which short-circuited the LSD... (innocently) I'm just saying that would also explain it.

    • Dr. Wilson: (to a disgruntled House) Doctor Jekyll I presume? They found a half-eaten sheep in the zoo, and the police want to ask you a few questions.

    • Dr. Cameron: (Adam's) brain is like a waiter that's got too many...
      House: Hey, hey... I do the metaphors.

    • Dr. Foreman: Been looking for you.
      House: Been avoiding you.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Did you sign this?
      House: Uh... yeah. We can talk later about the appropriate discipline.

    • Dr. Cameron: What are you looking for?
      House: Same as you – love, acceptance, solid return on investment.

    • Dr. Wilson: So what's the plan – you're going to wait until he bends over and make a fart sound?
      House: I'm not here about the past – he's a bad scientist.
      Dr. Wilson: Well, you cheated off him – how bad could he be?
      House: He got the answer wrong.

    • Dr. Wilson: You have got to find less debilitating outlets than humiliating people. I hear bowling is more fun than stalking.
      House: But I'm better at this.

    • Weber: (to House) Who are you?
      Dr. Wilson: (sotto voce) Just a lunatic who needs a hobby.

    • Weber: Do I know you?
      House: I know your math skills -- they blow.
      Dr. Wilson: Touché.

    • Dr. Cameron: Could pain medicine cause an orgasm?
      House: I wish.

    • Dr. Foreman: House! You can't do this!
      House: Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I've heard that.

    • House: The universe always settles the score.
      Dr. Cuddy: Does it?
      House: No, but it should.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Dr. Wilson: Doctor Jekyll, I presume? They found a half-eaten sheep in the zoo, and the police want to ask you a few questions.
      The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, originally published in 1886. In the tale, Dr. Jekyll, a peaceful man, created a potion that unleashed his "evil side", the murderous Mr. Hyde. Since its publication, the term "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" has come into colloquial use, to refer to the good and evil parts of a person.

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