Dr. Gregory House
Dr. Allison Cameron
Dr. Robert Chase
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Dr. Eric Foreman
Dr. James Wilson
Dr. Ezra Powell
Trivia: The wall clock in the MRI procedure room has the words Stoia Tucker on it. This is the name of the pharmaceutical company that provides anti-tuberculosis medications that Dr. Sebastian Charles uses to treat TB patients in Africa in "TB or Not TB", episode #26 (episode 4 of season 2).
Powell's colonoscopy is of a clean colon. In order for his colon to be that clean they would need to prep him overnight, which they did not do.
When House and Foreman are arguing about giving Ezra the fatal dose of morphine, the level that the plunger is pushed into keeps changing from fully withdrawn to two-thirds in as the camera angle cuts back and forth between them.
Ezra: I always wanted to know what's there on the other side.
(after House has reeled off a list of tests and investigations to perform)
Dr. Foreman: All of that in 24 hours?
House: Nah. Whatever you don't get done you can finish at the autopsy.
Dr. Cameron: Wait, there's actually another doctor you admire?
House: I... admire a lot of doctors. 'Course most of them look a lot better in knee socks than Ezra Powell, but seeing as they can all breathe...
House: Bad news fast. Good news you can take your time.
Dr. Wilson: Worried about meeting your one-patient-a-week quota?
House: I'm a cripple, remember? Accommodations must be made.
House: Come on, he's old, sick, tiny! We can do whatever we want to him!
House: He's got fluid in his lungs! Whatever are we gonna do?! Oh yeah, now I remember; put him on a treadmill, and run him like one of his rats on a wheel.
House: You do know that you can't really pierce me with your stares!
Ezra Powell: I don't regret what I did. Informed consent... patient rights... holds back research.
Dr. Cameron: (slices off a piece of Powell's skin without anesthetic)
Ezra Powell: (cries out in pain) Augh! What the hell are you doing?!
Dr. Cameron: Informed consent is holding back our diagnosis.
(speaking for a hidden microphone)
House: How right you are, Dr. Cuddy! We also don't pad our bills, swipe samples from the pharmacy, or fantasize about the teenage daughters of our patients, either.
Dr. Cuddy: True; better be true; and you're a pig.
Ezra: Dr. Chase said my calcium is normal.
House: Hmmm, we call him "Dr. Idiot."
House: Wow! You guys look like crap!
House: I thought you were only supposed to put on a pound a week in your last trimester.
Dr. Cuddy: I'm not pregnant.
Dr. Wilson: How's Ezra Powell?
House: Resting comfortably.
Dr. Wilson: Hm, that's not what Cameron says.
House: I hate practicing medicine in high school.
House: Don't go towards the light. You'll fall and break your hip!
House: What's the largest organ?
Dr. Chase: Skin.
House: We'll need to get a piece.
Dr. Foreman: Sure, we'll just wait until he leaves his room without his skin, sneak in and take a piece.
Ezra: Are you a man of your word or not?
House: No, as a matter of fact, I'm not.
House: Been having any anal sex with IV drug users lately?
Mark: Of course not! I'm married.
(House looks at Mark's daughter)
House: Think she might have been having… ?
Mark and Ali: (in unison) No!
Dr. Cameron: I can't do this...
House: Drama queen!
House: What have you been doing all night?
Dr. Cameron: Jello shots and wild sex, what else?
Ezra: I don't want to live hooked to machines.. too weak to wipe my own ass.
House: Why would you want to wipe your own ass when you can have someone do it for you?
International Air Dates:
The Netherlands: July 5, 2007 on SBS 6
The Czech Republic: November 26, 2007 on TV Nova
Belgium: December 20, 2007 on KanaalTwee
Sweden: February 19, 2008 on TV4
Norway: Thursday, July 31, 2008 on NRK1
Featured Music: The music playing during the opening scene is "Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prelude" composed by J.S. Bach.
Featured Music: "Into Dust" by Mazzy Star, "Gravity" by John Mayer, "Happiness" by The Weepies, "Have a Little Faith" by Paul Hanover Band
Dr. Wilson: Worried about making your one-patient-per-week quota?
Yet another reference to the show's featuring one major case per week.
House: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
A reference to a scene near the end of the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939). The "wizard" is actually a normal man from Kansas who creates a giant image of a wizard. Toto the dog figures it out and starts to tug on the curtain he is hiding behind. Also, Joel Grey played the Wizard of Oz in the original Broadway production of Wicked.
House: Fine. Tell the truth. Just get me a pound of flesh.
From the comedic play Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Shylock, a greedy and manipulative moneylender, vows to take "... an equal pound/Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken/In what part of your body pleaseth me." from Antonio, the title Merchant, if Antonio does not pay his debt to Shylock in the agreed amount of time.
Dr. Cameron: And I want to get a foot massage from Johnny Damon.
Johnny Damon is a Major League Baseball center fielder who formerly played with the Boston Red Sox and went to the New York Yankees via free agency in December 2005. He is considered by many to be attractive and charismatic both on and off the field. In the movie Pulp Fiction (1994), Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta) argue about whether giving a woman a foot massage is an innocent action or a sensual one.
House: He was about to dissect one of his lab rats when he collapsed. The little vermin seized the day, so to speak, and went medieval on his ass.
"I'ma get medieval on your ass!" is a now-famous line spoken by crime boss Marcellus Wallace (played by Ving Rhames) in the film Pulp Fiction (1994).
House: Don't go towards the light.
Referencing the movie Poltergeist (1982) and its sequels, where the main character Caroline is told not to "go into the light." Associated with the "white light" reported in many near-death experiences.
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