The patient is a science teacher and yet in both the viral video clip and the flashback, he is seen performing an experiment without eye protection. That would be a violation of classroom protocol at any high school.
Dr. Cofield: Do you have any questions before we get started?
House: Yeah. Who the hell are you?
Dr. Cofield: I'm Walter Cofield, Chief of Neurology, Mercy Hospital. I'll be deciding your fate today.
Dr. Cofield: What are you doing?
House: Taking my Vico-mins.
Dr. Cofield: Those are Vicodin. Did you have surgery recently?
House: About a decade ago. My leg is no good at judging time.
House: My process is proven. Good things usually happen: bad things sometimes happen.
Dr. Cofield: And when bad things happen, we should figure out what went wrong so we can learn from it. Correct?
House: So we can assign blame. Instead of recognizing that sometimes bad things happen. It's nobody's fault.
House: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym. Those who can't move their arms or legs, teach us to laugh at others.
Dr. Adams: House prefers chaos over cohesion. he believes that disagreement and mistrust lead to better ideas. He's not wrong.
Dr. Cofield: As opposed to being right?
Dr. Cofield: Your patient was doubled over in pain and coughing up blood, and you found that interesting?
House: Why, is that bad?
Dr. Cofield: It's... interesting.
House: If you want an accurate patient history, don't ever talk to the patient. Everybody lies. Except me. To you. Would never do that.
House: Are you going to have me fired for bad manners?
Dr. Cofield: Just trying to understand you. Why a man in your position, with your abilities, is incapable of shaking the impulse to act like an ass.
The episode starts "cold" without the normal opening credits.
Canada: February 6, 2012 on Global
UK: March 8, 2012 on Sky1
Israel: March 14, 2012 on HOT3
Germany: September 18, 2012 on RTL
Sweden: November 13, 2012 on TV4
The Netherlands: February 7, 2013 on SBS6
Czech Republic: February 18, 2013 on TV Nova
Slovakia: March 19, 2013 on STV1
Finland: September 12, 2013 on MTV3
House: If Park is right, he goes all cuckoo's nest on us.
Referencing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) was a novel written by Ken Kensey that was later adapted to cinema (1975). The novel features a sane criminal who is sentenced to a mental institution and feigns insanity to avoid being sentenced to hard labor at a regular prison.