Season 6 Episode 4

The Tyrant

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 05, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The sign-in sheet to the morgue held up by Foreman was creased when he showed it to Chase. When he later burns it, the crease is gone.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Chase: You actually fired your girlfriend?
      Dr. Foreman: Yes. You two are both competent, and I know I can work with you.
      Dr. Chase: You really do know how to woo.

    • House: (seeing his original team) Oh, my God. It's three years ago. Does that mean I'm still crazy?

    • Dr. Cuddy: You're in charge, he sits in on all the differentials. Until you get your license back, this is all unofficial. No procedures, no patient contact.
      House: Think I can probably deal with that last one.

    • Dr. Wilson: How was your first day of school?
      House: I didn't pee once in the sandbox.
      Dr. Wilson: How was it with Cuddy?
      House: What did you think I was talking about?

    • Dr. Wilson: It's just a wild coincidence that he thought you were a rude jerk.
      House: Come on. Give me the benefit of the doubt. You said he's a jerk. I barely talked.
      Dr. Wilson: You talked!

  • Notes

    • Injoke: House's comment about Thirteen not being the hottest woman in the world, refers to Olivia Wilde (Thirteen) being ranked #01 on Maxim magazine's 2009 Hot 100.

    • International Airdates:
      Germany: April 27, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: May 26, 2010 on TV Nova
      Israel: June 23, 2010 on HOT3
      Slovakia: September 21, 2010 on STV1
      Poland: September 23, 2010 on TVP2
      Sweden: November 23, 2010 on TV4

  • Allusions

    • Dr. Foreman: I'd stand outside your apartment holding up a boombox except you told me you hated '80s music.
      This is in reference to the famous scene from the 1989 romantic-comedy film Say Anything..., wherein Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) stands outside the house of Diane Court (Ione Skye) while he holds up a boombox which is playing Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes.

    • Dr. Wilson: I am vampire, Sookie.
      Referencing the HBO series True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire Mystery novel series written by Charlaine Harris. Sookie is the telepathic human barmaid played by Anna Paquin. She lives in Bon Temps, LA, and is involved with the vampire Bill Compton.

    • House: And we're home in time for Ellen.
      Referencing the popular daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres (2003-present as of time this episode aired). The show is a mix of comedy monologues, guest interviews, and musical performances.

    • House: It smells like... victory.
      Referencing Robert Duvall's famous speech as Kilgore in Apocalypse Now (1979). The film, based on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, explores the Vietnam War and failed to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.