Season 3 Episode 6

Que Será Será

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 07, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The team encounters logistical problems while trying to run tests on a 600-pound man due to his extremely large size. Meanwhile, House spends the night in jail after being arrested by Detective Tritter for various charges, including resisting arrest.

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  • unexplained obesity

    They never answered the most obvious question: How on earth did this guy get to be 600 pounds??? I felt that some sort of explanation was necessary. Is this based on a true story or is this total fiction?
  • About this episode

    It had great prosthetic makeup.
  • House vs Tritter- Round 2.

    This episode fell a little flatter than normal for me. The case itself was okay, but not brilliant. Chase once again reveals he hates fat people- that is one the writers have never explained! Cameron was good in this episode, determined to help the guy, but the response to why she was so determined was quite frustratingly not answered in this episode. Tritter made his presense heard again, and I think this is quite an interesting twist in the storyline, making sure House has an enemy. Wilson lying to defend his friend was also dramatic, given the cliff hanger at the end of the episode.

    Overall, a good, solid episode, but nothing spectacular like the last couple. Still, well-written and brilliantly acted- an average episode thats still better than the best ones of lesser shows.moreless
  • A 600 pound patient causes mysteries.

    As kids our parents teach us to behave nicely and treat others with respect. You hear the Parents Television Council complain about shows such as Gossip Girl and Family Guy but rarely House. I'm not saying any of the three deserves blame, but this was an absolute brutal one-liner after another parade of fat jokes. And it was great.

    A good story, and although it followed the generic plot of them not being able to diagnose the patient until the very end, it was a good ride along the way with some humorous moments and some really dramatic moments. I really miss Allison Cameron not being present on the newer episodes of House as she was great as usual here.moreless
  • Where did Chase go?

    This episode was pretty good, among other things, my favorite part is when Cameron & the fat guy fall together & break the mirror, that guy was so gross to look at, no one could be that fat. I am curious about how Chase was only in the beginning of this episode & then he totally disappeared, they didn't even conclude anything in the end. and that guy who arrests House continues with his arc. I cannot believe Wilson lies for him & busts him out of jail for a large amount of money. Wilson is such a good friend, I didn't like how they totally discriminated fast people though, kind of messed up, overall a great episode!moreless
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Pruitt Taylor Vince

Pruitt Taylor Vince


Guest Star

Stephanie Venditto

Stephanie Venditto

Nurse Brenda

Guest Star

Kadeem Hardison

Kadeem Hardison


Guest Star

David Morse

David Morse

Michael Tritter

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Fireman: So, you gotta Green Beret, a Navy SEAL, and a sister from Brooklyn. The general hands each of them a gun and says, "Your spouse is seated next door, in a room, in a chair. In order to pass this test, you must go inside and kill 'em." Immediately the Green Beret says, "No, sir. I could never kill my wife! I just can't do it." The general looks at him and says, "You know what? You ain't got what it takes. Take your wife and go on home." Navy SEAL then heads in. Five minutes later, comes out, tears strolling down his face, "I tried, I tried, I tried. I just can't do it, she looks so beautiful in the chair, I can't do it!" General looks at him and says, 'You know what? You ain't got what it takes." Finally, sister from Brooklyn, strolls in with a swagger. Blam! Blam! Blam! Shots rang out, there's banging, there's screaming, it's going crazy. Suddenly, everything goes silent. General says, "Well, what the hell happened inside?" Sister from Brooklyn screams back, "The damn gun had blanks in it, so I had to beat him to death with my bare..." (wall falls, cutting him off)

    • Dr. Cameron: Who's that?
      House: Apparently Cuddy's widened her sperm donor search to include Neanderthals.
      Dr. Foreman: Cuddy's looking for a sperm donor?
      House: It's a joke. Like Cuddy would ever want a kid. Or a kid would ever want Cuddy. Hello, that's why it's funny!

    • Dr. Cameron: I wasn't going to just let him leave!
      Dr. Foreman: But you were okay with him crashing through a glass wall...

    • House: Oh right, places to go, people to eat.

    • House: This is all because some cop came into the clinic. I was rude to him. This is his way of getting back at me.
      Howard: You've made it pretty easy.
      House: His insane reaction to a simple rectal thermometer reading, probably says a lot more about his mother than it says about me.

    • Dr. Cameron: We have a case.
      House: Fat guy in a coma, I know.
      Dr. Chase: Cuddy told you?
      House: No, the wall between Wilson's office and this one is thinner than you think. That means we need to stop talking about what a pathetic loser he is.

    • House: Who knew that being bloated and bitchy could actually come in handy?
      Dr. Cameron: Shut up!

    • House: Start treating Jabba for Pickwickian Syndrome. His 96ZZs are probably putting pressure on his chest, suffocating him
      Dr. Foreman: His CO2 and oxygen stats are normal.
      House: For you and me - what's normal for a hippopotomus?

    • House: What did you find out?
      Dr. Cameron: That you and George have the same taste in home furnishing and women.
      House: Danish modern and Russian gymnasts?
      Dr. Cameron: Pianos and prostitutes.

    • Tritter: People who are innocent tend not to try to hide their arrest.
      House: Is that based on your years of experience of arresting innocent people?

    • House: Okay, I give up. Who was it? Who in your family had the weight problem?
      Dr. Cameron: You think I can only care about a patient if I know someone else who's been through the same thing?
      House: You care for everybody! You only lie and stand up to Cuddy for a few.
      Dr. Cameron: You lie for everybody and only care about a few!
      House: You're avoiding the question.
      Dr. Cameron: I like damaged people, remember? Explains everything I do!
      House: Almost everything. It wasn't you, was it?
      Dr. Cameron: Does it matter?
      House: No, but it would be interesting.
      Dr. Cameron: Sorry to disappoint you. Sometimes the answers just aren't that simple.

    • House: Hey, Gomer Pyle! I know you can hear me!
      Tritter: I think you mean Barney Fife.
      House: So many great idiot icons to choose from.
      Tritter: You need time to think of some more?
      House: Either arraign me or let me go.
      Tritter: No problem, which do you prefer?

    • Dr. Wilson: Better get yourself a lawyer.
      House: Already got one.
      Dr. Wilson: You know what they say about the lawyer who has himself as a client?
      House: Same thing they say about the doctor who lends 15 grand to a friend he knows can't pay him back.

    • Tritter: (to House) I think working around a bunch of nurses has given you a false sense of your ability to intimidate.

    • House: I'm not a pain doctor, I'm a pain patient.

    • House: Cameron sees a clump of dirt and she thinks of me.
      Dr. Wilson: Or a lump of something else.

    • Dr. Foreman: Where are you going?
      House: To get a $400 butt-plug.
      Dr. Cameron: What about George?
      House: He's going to have to get his own.

    • Dr. Cameron: Where are you going?
      House: The butt-plug was my way of saying "None of your business." Apparently too subtle.

    • Dr. Cameron: What'd your lawyer say? (House glares) I looked up "butt-plug" in a legal dictionary.

    • George: I am not diabetic!
      House: Grocery stores giving away medical degrees with the free turkeys now?

    • Dr. Wilson: Selectively irrational, stubborn, uncooperative, maybe you ought to check his leg.
      House: Muahahahaha!

    • Nurse: How much does this guy weigh?
      Dr. Cameron: 440.
      Nurse: Looks like a lot more.
      Dr. Cameron: That's because he's lying down.

    • Dr. Cuddy: You blow stuff up, makes my life miserable, makes me need to make your life miserable.

    • House: This conversation is over, because I've officially run out of clever things to call the guy.

    • Tritter: Rookie mistake--never underestimate the stupidity of an addict.

    • House: So your arm only hurts after you lay on top of it all night?
      Patient: Yes.
      House: Have you ever thought about.. I don't know.. not doing that?

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode won a Emmy Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: July 19, 2007 on SBS6
      Greece: October 27, 2007 on Star
      The Czech Republic: December 17, 2007 on TV Nova
      Belgium: January 10, 2008 on KanaalTwee
      Sweden: March 11, 2008 on TV4
      Norway: Thursday, August 21, 2008 on NRK1

    • Music: Bubblegum by Mr.Loco, Having My Baby by Paul Anka


    • House: Fat Scratch Fever
      Referencing Ted Nugent's 1977 album (and title song) Cat Scratch Fever.

    • House: Nice audible, Peyton!
      Referencing a football maneuver where a quarterback changes the teams' play before the hike. Peyton is a reference to Indianapolis Colts' great quarterback Peyton Manning.

    • Tritter: I think you mean Barney Fife.
      Referencing the bumbling but good-hearted deputy played by Don Knotts on The Andy Griffith Show from 1960-1968.

    • House: Hey, Gomer Pyle! I know you can hear me!
      Referencing the character played by Jim Nabors who first appeared in Mayberry R.F.D. but later moved on to Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    • House: I'm going to guess your Mom in the hospital with the candlestick.
      A reference to the game Clue, where you try to guess who was the murderer, where, and with what object.

    • House: Let's see what else Shamu's been up to besides eating.
      Shamu is the name of SeaWorld's iconic orca show. Shamu performances are presented along with Baby Shamu and Grandbaby Shamu in 7-million-gallon pools at SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Florida, San Diego, California, and San Antonio, Texas.

    • House: I assume you told Inspector Clouseau that I had a valid prescription for the vicodin.
      Refrencing the bumbling French police inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers in the original Pink Panther movies, and later played by Steve Martin in the 2006 remake.

    • House: Start treating Jabba…
      Referencing the overweight alien crime lord first seen in Star Wars Episode Six: Return of the Jedi, although he later appeared in both the prequels and was digitally added to Episode Four.