Season 2 Episode 6


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 15, 2005 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • About two-thirds through the episode, House injects the patient, but there is obviously no liquid in the syringe. The syringe is already empty and the pump is closed.

    • The announcer of the race puts Jeff in first place after the first lap, while he is not in the top 5 at the line.

    • Trivia: At the end of this episode, Wilson is in his office, reading an issue of the annual "Bill James Baseball Abstract" from 1987.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Cuddy is telling House about the patient near the elevator, when the camera pulls away, you can see a green "X" taped to the floor for their mark to stop.

    • Trivia: This episode Cuddy is on looking for an e-date. The person she's checking up on is listed as "Maxwell Abatte."

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Wilson: (after being told to look at Stacy and Mark by House) She seems perfectly happy: obviously they huddled in the hall and worked up this circus act on the off chance you'd be in here.

    • House: (to Chase) I love when you do both sides of the conversation. It's like white noise; it's very peaceful.

    • House: Trouble in paradise, two o'clock
      Dr. Wilson: Your two o'clock or my 2 o'clock?
      House: (points) There.

    • Jeff: There's no way I'd touch EPO. Too many guys stroking out and dying.
      House: Damn! Ten bucks for the tickets, six for the popcorn.
      Jeff: I do straight blood doping.
      Dr. Cuddy: Plot twist!
      House: That's a very daring confession.
      Manager: We've got confidentiality, right?
      House: Assuming I'm more ethical than your client.

    • House: She (Stacy) can't handle working with me.
      Dr. Cuddy: Oh right, yeah, (Stacy's) still got a thing for you, making it impossible for her to deal, makes perfect sense. Except for the pronouns!

    • Dr. Foreman: Anyone who thinks they should pay a guy money because he can throw a ball really far or pedal really fast deserves to be ripped off.

    • House: The air is keeping him from breathing air. Let's go with that for the irony.

    • Dr. Foreman: So if you break an arbitrary rule, Cameron damns you to hell. But if you break a rule that has a reason, that's designed to protect people, Cameron develops a crazy crush on you.

    • Moira: Jeff is in the Lucas wing. If Mr. Lucas showed up needing a lumbar puncture, would he have to wait until tomorrow?
      Dr. Cuddy: Mr. Lucas is dead.
      Moira: Good – then there's an opening.

    • House: How's your recovery going? Got around to the small muscles yet?
      Mark Warner: It's not the size of the muscle – it's where you get to put it.
      Stacy: My goodness, it's like watching Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward in the third grade.

    • Dr. Wilson: You really really need to get some.
      House: I get some "some" all the time. I always need to borrow "some" money.

    • Dr. Wilson: Is there a light somewhere that goes on when I have food?
      House: Green for food, orange for beverages, red for impure thoughts. That bulb burns out every two weeks.

    • Dr. Cameron: We don't make careers out of who can stay awake the longest.
      Dr. Chase: Really? Ever been to...oh, I don't know, med school?

    • House: You know me, hostility makes me shrink up like a…I can't think of a non-sexual metaphor.

    • House: This is exactly why I created nurses...cleanup on aisle three!

    • House: Go forth and scan his neck.
      Dr. Chase: His neck?
      House: Or repeat everything I say in question form.

    • House: How am I supposed to practice medicine with a lawyer sitting on my shoulder?
      Dr. Cuddy: Responsibly.
      House: You know I can't do that!

    • House: What makes a guy start drooling? Chase, were you wearing your short shorts?

    • Dr. Chase: You were right.
      House: Now there were three wasted words.

    • House: You know, our relationship was way better when we were sleeping together. Why did we stop doing that? Did you get married?
      Stacy: Yes. Otherwise I'd be on you like red on rice.
      House: Look, rice isn't...oh, I get it!

    • Stacy: We need to talk.
      House: Oh god, are you pregnant? 'Cause I really want to finish high school.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Dr. Cameron: It could be ALS.
      Dr. Foreman: He's too young for that.
      Dr. Cameron: Some type of muscular dystrophy?
      Dr. Foreman: He's too old for that.
      House: So what would be just right, Goldilocks?
      This is a reference to the childrens' story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks tries to eat the potage and one is too hot, one it too cold, and one is just right. She also does the same thing with the beds in the bear's home one is too big, one too small, and one just right.

    • Stacy: My goodness, it's like watching Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward in the third grade.
      Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) and Noel Coward (1899-1973) were both British playwrights, often considered flamboyant and satirically witty, and who were homosexuals.