Season 5 Episode 12


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Whenever Cuddy talks about her appointment with DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services), she calls it D-Y-F-S, pronouncing each letter of the acronym. The administrator of a New Jersey hospital, or anyone else that deals with that state agency, would refer to it as "Dye-fiss," as if the letters spell an actual name.

    • Trivia: House has a rubber duck next to his bath.

    • It is clear that the baby Cuddy is holding throughout most of the episode is a doll.

  • Quotes

    • Kutner: Okay, so if you were being burned at the stake, and someone handed you a gun, what would you do?
      Taub: I'd shoot the people with the torches.

    • Dr. Foreman: So, making out okay, meal's too intimate?
      Thirteen: I don't wanna kiss you again, either.

    • Dr. Cuddy: House, I've got a DYFS home visit on Friday.
      House: And I've got a W-H-O-R-E visit on…

    • Dr. Cuddy: When's the last time you showered?
      House: Scent of a man. I realize you haven't experienced it sober.

    • House: He's had multiple EEGs. All of them cleaner and squeakier than Cuddy's rubber nipples.

    • Dr. Cuddy: (hands Kutner a dirty diaper) Take the garbage out on your way out.
      House: If you want a man to take your crap, you have to marry him first.
      Dr. Cuddy: Or employ him.

    • House: Come on, you're from one of the Twelve Tribes, you must know a ton of shysters.
      Taub: What type of lawyer do you need? I'll bring it up at the next world domination subcommittee meeting.

    • Dr. Cuddy: You preach objectivity, but as soon as a patient comes in in pain, all you want to do is look under the hood. You don't care if there's a one-in-three chance you'll kill him.
      House: If I don't diagnose him, there's a one-in-one chance he'll kill himself.

    • Jeff: You don't have a family, do you?
      House: Left them all back on Krypton.

    • Taub: Assuming you're right.
      House: Yes. I find it confusing to assume otherwise.

    • Dr. Wilson: Why do women always do that?
      Dr. Cuddy: Fail?
      Dr. Wilson: Create ridiculous standards that no human could meet, with your careers, with your kids. You got to be more like us men.
      Dr. Cuddy: Be lazy? Blame others?

    • Fernando: Are you happy?
      House: No, but I'm right.

    • House: Testicles. What do they make you think of?
      Taub: STDs, testerone issues, that summer on Fire Island.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: February 26, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Denmark: June 6, 2009 on Kanal 4
      The Netherlands: September 3, 2009 on SBS6
      Germany: September 22, 2009 on RTL
      Poland: October 8, 2009 on TVP2
      Slovakia: November 3, 2009 on STV1
      Czech Republic: November 23, 2009 on TV Nova
      Sweden: February 16, 2010 on TV4

    • Music: I Still Care For You (Ray LaMontagne)

  • Allusions

    • House: Either I need a new watch, or Mowgli is cutting into your beauty sleep.
      Referencing the boy from Rudyard Kipling's In the Rukh (1893) and later The Jungle Book. Mowgli is raised by wolves in the jungle and soon uses his superior human abilities to master his environment. Most famously, Kipling's story was adapted into an animated movie by Disney in 1967.

    • House: Left them all back on Krypton.
      Referencing the home planet of the comic book character Superman, who first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 30, 1938) and was created by Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster. He was launched from Krypton by his father Jor-El as the planet blew up due to a natural cataclysm and was rocketed to Earth where he became Superman, the super-powered Man of Steel.