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House oversized tennis ball (BOUO)

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    Jarno

    [1]Feb 5, 2007
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    I was wondering where I could buy the oversized tennis ball (BOUO) which is seen in almost every episode of House. I looked it up on Ebay but I couldn't find the red/grey one they use on the show. Can anyone please help me out?
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    bubblesbc

    [2]Feb 5, 2007
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    Well, I have no idea where to find it, but why not write to the show?  I'm sure they get that question a lot - they might give you a brand name, or a retailer.  Hope this helps!
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    happy_addict

    [3]Feb 5, 2007
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    If seen such balls in pet stores, they're dog toys or something. But I haven't seen it in the red/grey combination, mostly they're in one color or two of something else.
    Edited on 02/05/2007 8:19am
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    no1thinker

    [4]Feb 6, 2007
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    We used to have 2 big tennis balls like that in the house.  We got them for our dog, when she was a puppy.  We gave one to her & one to our older male dog.  Needless to say, the puppy wrecked the 1st one when she was only about 4 months old & now the otherone, a few years older.  Haven't found them since.  We did find them at our local Walmart out here.  Other than that, check the pet supply stores.
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    vampiredawn

    [5]Feb 6, 2007
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    I saw a link once, to a site that sold all kinds of stuff, and it was listed under doggy toys... Not in those specific colours, though. But I can't find the link unfortunately..

    I also heard it was a lacrosse ball, but since they are made out of smooth rubber without the "fur" coat, I doubt it.
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    everydayheros

    [6]Feb 6, 2007
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    I heard someone say they were from Target but I went to Target.com and looked at every item in their pets departemnt and didnt find one.
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    brb725

    [7]Feb 6, 2007
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    I read somewhere that between seasons 1 and 2 someone stole the ball and they had to have one rush custom made.
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    Jarno

    [8]Feb 7, 2007
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    I'll go look at the pet stores here in the Netherlands. If they don't have them I'll probably keep looking on ebay for the red/grey version. Thank you all for the help!

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    smithevilwitch

    [9]Feb 13, 2007
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    I heard from the House Season 2 DVD, that the ball is from China; which is so cool because I know someone who is vacationing in China.
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    EmiliaRomagna

    [10]Feb 13, 2007
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    smithevilwitch wrote:
    I heard from the House Season 2 DVD, that the ball is from China; which is so cool because I know someone who is vacationing in China.


    sure, because China is such a little country so your friend would never have any difficulties to find the ball there !!!!

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    ecf1141

    [11]Feb 13, 2007
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    You know, trying to find out what the ball is is taking away from it's name :

    Ball of UNKNOWN ORGIN.

    Just saying...

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    lalaloand

    [12]Feb 13, 2007
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    ecf1141 wrote:

    You know, trying to find out what the ball is is taking away from it's name :

    Ball of UNKNOWN ORGIN.

    Just saying...



    I really don't want to know what the ball is. It would take away all it's mystic
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    housefan099

    [13]Feb 17, 2007
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    I believe happy addict is right they are dog toys, the best place to start would be a pet store and I suggest calling first.
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    nasa15

    [14]Mar 4, 2007
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    Hey guys,

    I ran into this link at Target.com : http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-17/qid=1173071139/ref=sr_1_17/602-0982892-8766223?ie=UTF8&asin=B000M8R7O2

    It's two, red and gray 4" balls attached by a knotted cord. You could cut the cord away, but then there would be two holes in each ball. Those seem to be almost exactly the same colors as the one on the show, however.

    It might even be one of these balls: http://www.activek9.com/hadogto4ju.html

    Edited on 03/04/2007 9:18pm
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    BeautifulDay13

    [15]Mar 5, 2007
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    I think it might be custom made. I really don't want to know where it's from now, though. As people have said, it would take away all it's mistique.
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    nasa15

    [16]Mar 5, 2007
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    BeautifulDay13 wrote:
    I think it might be custom made. I really don't want to know where it's from now, though. As people have said, it would take away all it's mistique.


    It's a ball.
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    lalaloand

    [17]Mar 5, 2007
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    BeautifulDay13 wrote:
    I think it might be custom made. I really don't want to know where it's from now, though. As people have said, it would take away all it's mistique.


    Exactly. I know that it is a circular object. That's all the info I really need
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    mediarocks

    [18]Jun 23, 2009
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    I found the exact ball for sale on the NBC website..no pet toy, no holes in it, its the real deal..

    http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3514564-10426142?url=http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/detail.php?p=87949&ecid=AFF-7973256&cjsku=87949

    for some reason it won't let me turn it into a link.. but you can copy and paste the whole url to get to it..

    It's only $9.00 picked up my own and I am happy happy!

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    shui3

    [19]Jun 23, 2009
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    mediarocks wrote:

    I found the exact ball for sale on the NBC website..no pet toy, no holes in it, its the real deal..

    http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3514564-10426142?url=http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/detail.php?p=87949&ecid=AFF-7973256&cjsku=87949

    for some reason it won't let me turn it into a link.. but you can copy and paste the whole url to get to it..

    It's only $9.00 picked up my own and I am happy happy!

    there.

    It's a nice way to show people that you watch House MD(the big sign on the ball is pretty hard to miss).
    (has there ever been a question on *why* House has a dog ball?)

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