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Dr. Gregory House
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Dr. Eric Foreman
Dr. James Wilson
Dr. Allison Cameron
Dr. Robert Chase
When Rebecca is in the bus in the beginning her sweater is blue, but when she talks to her friend and the children it is green.
House states that it is 12:52 p.m. and he asks if there is a TV handy because in eight minutes General Hospital would begin. However his claim would mean that the soap starts at 1 p.m. but since House is set in New Jersey, the soap would actually air at 3 p.m.
It is strange that the doctors would have tracheotomy tools near the MRI scan room because of the incredibly strong magnet that is used to take the pictures. They would have to be special - no ferrous metal in them.
The bandages from Rebecca's tracheotomy are placed too high after the tube is removed.
Rekha Sharma's name is misspelled "Reika" in the closing credits.
Rebecca: Am I ever gonna meet Dr. House?
Dr. Wilson: Well, you might run into him at the movies or on the bus.
Rebecca: Is he a good man?
Dr. Wilson: He's a good doctor.
Rebecca: Can you be one without the other? Don't you have to care about people?
Dr. Wilson: Caring's a good motivator. He's found something else.
Rebecca: (about House) He's your friend, huh?
Dr. Wilson: Yeah.
Rebecca: Does he care about you?
Dr. Wilson: I think so.
Rebecca: You don't know?
Dr. Wilson: As Dr. House likes to say, "Everybody lies."
Rebecca: It's not what people say. It's what they do.
Dr. Wilson: (pause) Yeah. He cares about me.
House: Gorgeous women do not go to medical school... unless they're as damaged as they are beautiful. Were you abused by a family member?
Dr. Cameron: No.
House: Sexually assaulted?
Dr. Cameron: No.
House: But you are damaged, aren't you?
House: People choose the paths that gain them the greatest rewards for the least amount of effort.
Dr. Cuddy: (about House) The son of a bitch is the best doctor we have.
Dr. Foreman: (to Dr. Cameron) So how'd you get the job? You stab a guy in a bar fight?
Dr. Cameron: House doesn't believe in pretense. Figures life's too short and too painful. So he just says that he thinks.
Dr. Foreman: "I say what I think" is just another way of saying "I'm an assho"...
Dr. Foreman: I assume it's a corollary if "people lie" that "people screw up."
Dr. Cuddy: (to House) Oh, I looked into that philosopher you quoted. Jagger. And you're right. You can't always get what you want, but as it turns out, if you try sometimes, you get what you need.
Dr., Cameron: You hired a black guy because he had a juvenile record.
House: No, it wasn't a racial thing. I didn't see a black guy, I just saw a doctor... with a juvenile record.
House: I'm angry! You're risking a patient's life!
Dr. Cuddy: I assume those are two separate points.
Dr. Cameron: I was in the top of my class.
House: But not the top.
Dr. Cuddy: Patient is orange.
House: The color?
Dr. Cuddy: No, the fruit.
House: You mean yellow; it's jaundice.
Dr. Cuddy: I mean orange.
House: Well, how orange?
Dr. Cuddy: Is the yelling designed to scare me? Because I'm not sure what it is I'm supposed to be scared of. More yelling? That's not scary, that you're gonna hurt me? That's scary, but I'm pretty sure I can out run ya.
House: Far as I know she running an meth lab out of her basement.
Dr. Foreman: She's a kindergarten teacher.
House: And if I were a kindergarten student, I would trust her implicitly.
Dr. Cuddy: I was expecting you in my office 20 minutes ago.
House: Really? Well, that's odd, because I had no intention of being in your office 20 minutes ago.
House: (to Cameron) I hired you because you look good. It's like having a nice piece of art in the lobby.
House: If we don't talk to them, they can't lie to us, and we can't lie to them. Humanity is overrated.
House: There was plenty they could do...if they had made the right diagnosis. The only symptom was pain. Not many people get to experience muscle death.
Rebecca Adler: Did you think you were dying?
House: I hoped I was dying.
Dr. Foreman: Shouldn't we be speaking to the patient before we start diagnosing?
House: Is she a doctor?
Dr. Foreman: No, but...
House: Everybody lies.
Dr. Cameron: Dr. House doesn't like dealing with patients.
Dr. Foreman: Isn't treating patients why we became doctors?
House: No, treating illnesses is why we became doctors. Treating patients is what makes most doctors miserable.
Dr. Cameron: Did (House) just turn on the TV?
Dr. Wilson: He's got to think.
Dr. Cuddy: And nobody knows anything, huh? Then how is it you always think you're right.
House: I don't, I just find it hard to operate on the opposite assumption. And why are you so afraid of making a mistake?
Dr. Cuddy: Because I'm a doctor. Because when we make mistakes, people die.
House: Oxygen is so important during those pre-pubescent years, don't you think?
Dr. Foreman: I should sue you.
House: I'm pretty sure you can't sue somebody for wrongful hiring.
(Foreman smelling the floor)
Child: Why are you smelling Vinny's pants?
Dr. Foreman: I'm not.
Child: Looked like you were.
Dr. Foreman: I was smelling the floor.
(sign on get-well card)
We're happy you're not dead, Miss Rebecca.
Dr. Wilson: You never lied to me?
House: I never lie . . .
Dr. Cuddy: You don't prescribe medicine based on guesses. At least we don't since Tuskeegee and Mengele.
House: You're comparing me to a Nazi? (admiringly) Nice...
House: Sure you want to discontinue treatment, boss?
Dr. Cuddy: You got lucky.
House: Cool, huh?
House: People used to have more respect for cripples, you know! (man in wheelchair glares) They didn't, really.
Dr. Foreman: Oh, Cameron, I need you for a couple of hours.
Dr. Cameron: What's up?
Dr. Foreman: When you break into a house, its always better to have a white chick with you.
Dr. Cameron: It's hard to work for a guy who doesn't respect me.
Dr. Cameron: Was that rhetorical?
House: No. Just seems that way because you can't think of an answer.
House: I don't care if you can walk, see, wipe your own ass. It's always ugly - always! We can live with dignity - we can't die with it.
House: Your wife is having an affair.
Orange-Colored Patient: What??
House: You're orange, you moron! It's one thing for you not to notice, but your wife hasn't picked up on the fact that her husband has changed colors, she's just not paying attention. Oh, by the way, do you consume just a ridiculous amount of carrots and mega-dose vitamins? The carrots turn you yellow, the niacin turns you red. Find some fingerpaint and do the math. And get a good lawyer.
Dr. Foreman: I thought everybody lied.
House: Truth begins in lies. Think about it.
Dr. Foreman: That doesn't mean anything, does it?
Orange-Colored Patient: What's that? What are you doing?
Orange-Colored Patient: Oh, for you, for your leg.
House: No, because they're yummy.
House: See that? They all assume that I'm a patient because of this cane.
Dr. Wilson: So put on a white coat like the rest of us.
House: I don't want them to think I'm a doctor.
Dr. Wilson: You see where the administration might have a problem with that attitude?
House: Ehh, people don't want a sick doctor.
Dr. Wilson: That's fair enough. I don't like healthy patients.
House: What would you prefer - a doctor who holds your hand while you die or who ignores you while you get better?
Robin Tunney is credited as Special Guest Star.
The show started airing on the French cable channel, TF6 on April 1st, 2006. The TV channel airs two episodes each week. The theme song used in the French airing is the music being played at the end of each episode and not Teardrop from Massive Attack.
The episode is known simply as the Pilot but it has an alternate title: "Everybody Lies." This is the title that was used on the DVDs distributed to Academy members for their consideration for Emmy nominations. The DVD featured two episodes: "Everybody Lies (Pilot)" and "Detox." A videotape was also sent out to members which contained two other episodes: "Three Stories" and "The Honeymoon."
This episode received the 2005 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore).
There is a special extended version of this episode with two more minutes that was sent off on DVDs to some selected magazines a few months after it aired.
The Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What you Want plays at the end of this episode. House also quoted this title line in the episode, and the song is also used at the end of the season one finale.
The song played in the ads is Rebel Rebel by David Bowie.
For the pilot episode only, there is only a brief version of the opening credits. Then the episode starts after the credits and the main actors are listed.
After the show, on local news stations Hugh Laurie gave an interview about his character, Dr. House.
Filmed in separate locations in California including Los Angeles, Century City, and Koreatown, California.
Hugh Laurie puts on an American accent to play the role of Dr. Greg House. He is British in real life.
Entertainment Weekly gave out free DVDs with previews of House to its weekly subscribers.
The patient's name references the first Sherlock Holmes short story, A Scandal In Bohemia, in which the woman whom Holmes investigates is named Irene Adler.
Dr. Cuddy: You don't prescribe medicine based on guesses. At least we don't since Tuskegee and Mengele.
Tuskegee refers to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-1972), in which 399 black men were misled by researchers, who told them they were being treated for "bad blood" when in fact the men had syphilis and did not receive any treatment for it. Mengele was Josef Mengele, the most notorious of the Nazi doctors who carried out thousands of bizarre, painful, unnecessary and usually lethal medical experiments on prisoners in concentration camps (1943-1945).
Dr. House: To quote the philosopher Jagger, "you can't always get what you want."
The "philosopher" in question is Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones with the song "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
Dr. House: Is there a TV anywhere? General Hospital starts in eight minutes.
General Hospital is a daytime soap that's been running since April of 1963. It currently airs on the ABC network.
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