House, M.D.

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Question: I need to know in which season and episode of House the following monologue took place. A dying patient is lying in bed and complaining about the chaplain who came by to visit him. The patient says that he wants to see a hell-fire and brimstone preacher, someone who believes in judgement and Hell, and who won't deny all the rotten things he'd done in life.

Gregory K.

Detox - S1-E11

Question: Why wasn't the naphthalene poisoning noticed when tests were run? It's easily detectable through blood tests, and scans.

Occam's Razor - S1-E3

Question: I apologize I guessed at the episode, it was the one which featured Brandon, the boy who had the pills mix up and had sex with his fiancée at the beginning. I'm a little confused as to the ending, what was the significance of the letters on the pills? Why did the two doctors make a big deal about it when Brandon told them about it? Why was House so pleased to find those two pills in the inventory? It seemed like a sudden end to me.

Chosen answer: You have the right episode. The big deal at the end about the letters on the pills was to show that Brandon had the wrong pills all along. House was smiling because he was right.

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Whatever It Takes - S4-E6

Question: In this episode, Cuddy gives House crap about lying that he was working for the CIA. Exactly how did a CIA helicopter land on the hospital roof, and the hospital's dean not notice it?

Chosen answer: She would have no reason to know it belonged to the CIA. If she did know he went off in the helicopter, all she would know is that it wasn't an ambulance helicopter.

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Question: In the last episode of Season 1 (Honeymoon) towards the beginning when House first asks for a diagnosis from the other 3 doctors, he asks something along the lines of "Have I missed anything?" after he explains what to do. After he says that Dr. Chase says "Kitchen sink" House starts to say something then stops and says "Oh, you minx" What did Chase mean when he said kitchen sink?

Chosen answer: It comes from the phrase "Everything but the kitchen sink." He's saying that House has thought of "everything but the kitchen sink."

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Maternity - S1-E4

Question: Two questions: What is the Socratic Method of teaching and why is it the best teaching method?

Chosen answer: House references Syd Barret, not Dave Gilmour, because Syd is a schitzophrenic, just like Socrates and Issac Newton were. House was talking about how some of the great people in history were schitzophrenics. The Socratic Method, defined, is "where questions (and only questions) are used to arouse curiosity and at the same time serve as a logical, incremental, step-wise guide that enables students to figure out about a complex topic or issue with their own thinking and insights."

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Question: Why was Jesse Spencer allowed to keep his natural accent, but not Hugh Laurie?

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Answer: Because the part of House was written as an American and the part of Chase wasn't.

Greg Dwyer

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Question: What kind of hospital does Dr. House work in?

Answer: A teaching hospital is a type of hospital, but it would be somewhat similar to a general hospital since they're not specialized in one area. Besides the ER, surgery, and ICU, the hospital contains various other departments, including a psychiatry department.

Bishop73

Answer: It would be considered a non-profit hospital run as a charity. It's also affiliated with a medical school and is a teaching hospital, although which college it is affiliated was never mentioned.

Bishop73

I meant does he work in mental hospital, or a general hospital.

Lines in the Sand - S3-E4

Question: In this episode, an autistic child is trying to communicate to House what he ate that might have made him sick. The entire episode he is drawing mysterious squiggle lines on a chalk-board that nobody could decipher what he meant. The entire episode, one of those "perpetual motion" rectangular, water novelties is swaying back and forth near the child. You'd think that the child is drawing squiggles to imply he drank some of the chemical from the novelty toy, but at the very last second BAM! Turns out he ate sand from the sandbox. End of episode. Did the writers do this intentionally? Why was the kid drawing squiggles the whole time? Why was the perpetual motion toy next to the child the whole time? Why didn't he draw a box to imply "sandbox" or dots to imply "sand". Was the squiggles to throw the viewer off, or was there some sort of symbolic correlation between the squiggles the child drew, the wave toy, or both?

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Chosen answer: He's communicating what is wrong with his eyesight. He sees these lines and it makes his vision blurry.

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Meaning - S3-E1

Question: In the season three premiere, House runs several miles on his leg, now that he is pain-free. Is that even logical? He had a large part of his thigh muscle removed, and can he really run like that without it? And furthermore, wasn't it the lack of muscle which made him need a cane, rather than the pain?

Chosen answer: Yes, it makes sense. He had "Some" leg muscle removed, but it is never discussed how much, so it's possible that it was a very small amount, he doesn't need the cane because of his leg, he needs because of the pain his leg causes him when the leg muscles need to bear weight.

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Question: Do we know if Cameron is Allison's maiden name, or her married name?

Chosen answer: As of the middle of season four, it's not been revealed.

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The Socratic Method - S1-E6

Question: In "The Socratic Method," Lucy Palmero (the patient with supposed schizophrenia) has a book that is read to her throughout the episode - the quote most often used is "I will talk no more of the long war" or something similar to that. What book is this from? I tried to spot the title when watching the episode, but I couldn't get it.

Chosen answer: The line, "I will talk no more of books or the long war" comes from a poem called "Her Praise" by WB Yeats, so the book could be one of many collections of poetry or Yeats' poems. You can read the poem here if you'd like: http://www.bartleby.com/148/21.html.

Autopsy - S2-E2

Question: Who sung the version of "Beautiful" at the end of the episode when House is riding the bike?

Chosen answer: Elvis Costello covered Beautiful especially for House M.D.

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Love Hurts - S1-E20

Question: I'm not sure if this is the right episode. My question comes from the episode about the girl with cancer and the brain tumor(recent episode) What is the song that House is listening to before and after the others come into the showers to listen to the heartbeat?

Chosen answer: "Nessun Dorma" from Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot". The episode was "Autopsy".

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Question: What exactly is wrong with House's leg?

Chosen answer: He had a thrombosis - basically a blood clot in the muscle of his leg that cut off the blood supply and caused part of the muscle tissue to die. The second-to-last episode of the first season explains the circumstances in detail.

Myridon

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Question: What does the "M.D" stand for in the title of this show?

Chosen answer: Medicinae Doctor in Latin which is Doctor of Medicine in English.

Myridon

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Quotes

House: As long as you're trying to be good, you can do whatever you want.
Dr. Wilson: And as long as you're not trying, you can say whatever you want.
House: So between us, we can do whatever we want. We can rule the world!

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Mistakes

House is playing 'Metroid: Zero Mission' on his Gameboy at various times. The Metroid series does not feature space monkeys, nor are there distinct levels. The sounds coming from the game in the show do not match it in real life, and Samus morphing into a ball is most definitely not a failure state.

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Trivia

Hugh Laurie auditioned for the role as Dr. Gregory House in his hotel room bathroom in Namibia. He was rehearsing his role for the film The Flight of the Phoenix and claimed that the bathroom was the only place with enough light. He also apologized for his appearance on tape before the audition as he'd just come back from filming. The fact that House has a somewhat scruffy and unkempt look, particularly his constant five o'clock shadow, has been attributed by creator David Shore to Laurie's appearance in this audition tape.

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