Questions tagged [house]

House (also known as House, M.D.) is an American television medical drama about Dr. Gregory House, a pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.

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Is there some hidden joke behind the “it's never lupus” running gag in House?

There is a common running gag in the series House, that no matter what the symptoms of the patient are, it's never going to be lupus. Although if I remember properly in one episode it was. Is this ...
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Is Dr. House of Dutch decent?

In the series, is it ever mentioned that Gregory House is of Dutch decent? If so, when is it explained or suggested? The reason for asking is that I found him listed on Wikipedia's 'Category:...
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What is the relevance of this scene in the House intro?

In the opening credits to House, the visual imagery used seems pretty reasonable - lots of medical images, a shot of the hospital, and a shot of House's team. But at 0:19, just as Jennifer Morrison's ...
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In House MD Babies & Bushwater why did Vogel cancel the c-section?

I get that he did not want her in clinical trial and wanted to get on House, but risking patients life to do it? Wouldn't he be reliable in lawsuit against hospital for her death? Wouldn't better ...
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Explaining the door between the offices of House and Wilson

In the end of House S08E05, House shows to his team that there is now a big remotely-controlled door between his office and Wilson's. What's the purpose of this door since it's not part of any other ...
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What is the painting in Gregory House's kitchen? [closed]

The screenshot below shows the back wall in Gregory House's kitchen. What is that painting and who is the original author/painter? It might be artwork specifically created for the show, but I'm ...
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Gregory House about evolution and global warming

I just found this quote from House M.D. Season 3 Episode 5 Dr. James Wilson: Your real fear is me having a good relationship. Dr. Gregory House: Yes, it keeps me up at night. That and the Loch ...
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Why did House hire Chase after Chase's dad called?

It is explained that House hired Chase after his father "made a call". House is not the kind of character that would hire someone because a famous doctor asked him too (especially given that Chase is ...
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House MD s5 e18 Here Kitty. Was the cat real or CGI?

I just saw the episode tonight, and the cat didn't seem real to me. The way it was "handled" and it's movement. However, I wonder if the cat audio-track made me perceive it as CGI? wiki
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Does House kill himself?

I've just finished watching House M.D's last episode (Everybody Dies), and I had a doubt. At the end of the episode (when Wilson and House drive across a bridge with their motorcycles, and "Enjoy ...
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Is there a significance to Iowa references in House M.D.?

I realize this may be a reach, but I noticed something odd in season 1 of House: In episode 15, there was a mention of Des Moines (Iowa). House: You’re worried about how his coworkers will react ...
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Why did this happen to Dr. Kutner?

I have been re-watching House M.D. lately and Dr. Kutner's still baffles me like the first time I watched it. It happened out of the blue with no real explanation given in the show. Can anyone give ...
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Does Dr. Chase really come up with more correct diagnoses than anyone else?

I recently came across this bit of trivia for House MD on IMDb , which says that: Though other characters occasionally insinuate that Dr Chase is a bit dim, he actually comes up with more correct ...
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What exactly is shown on the pagers carried around in House MD or Scrubs?

It seems that the cast can get to know almost anything just by reading the page that they get: whether there's an emergency with a patient or where they are being called to? I thought pagers just ...
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Who is the medical jargon shown in House MD attributable to?

Judging by the accepted answer to this question here, it seems that House MD is the most medically accurate series out of all the medical shows out there. I was wondering who is responsible for all ...
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Why doesn't House prescribe vicodin himself?

I'm currently watching season 3 of House M.D. and I'm a bit confused. He tries to get Vicodin from his coworkers and even visits an external doc but since he is a doc himself why doesn't he prescribe ...
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How many patients did House and his team treat?

In every episode of "House, MD", it appears that he and his team only treat exactly one patient at a time (with the exception of Clinic duties or big emergencies - just talking about their average job ...
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Is the black egg on House's desk a reference to Tesla's 'Egg of Columbus'?

Is the black egg on House's desk a reference to Tesla's 'Egg of Columbus'? e Image from here.
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What actually happens between House and Stacy Warner that she left House in House MD?

I watched House MD series complete, but couldn't figure out why did Stacy left House after the operation.
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What did Gregory House see when he electrocuted himself?

In "97 seconds", episode 3 of season 4 of House M.D., House electrocutes himself by putting a knife in socket. But when Wilson asks him what he saw, he does not reply. He wanted to talk to the guy who ...
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Why did House ask for Ketamine?

In season 2 finale of HOUSE M.D., In that whole sequence he realized that if given Ketamine, he might lose his brilliant mind but might regain his leg. But when brought in E.R., he said to Cameron ...
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Are Greg House's Life Lessons Accurate? [closed]

Some of Gregory House's life lessons regarding people throughout the TV show House M.D. are, from memory: Everyone lies. Everyone is an idiot. Parents mess up their kids, regardless of being a good ...
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How realistic is House MD series with respect to medical science?

Since I have been watching House MD, all the episodes seem to be a bit unrealistic. Does this series have any close actual relevance to medical science? The series is about cases that most doctors ...
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What was the “It Could Be” running joke on House MD?

On House, MD, there was a running gag were for every case, someone would suggest that it could be a specific disease but it never was (I can’t remember if it ever turned out to be the case). I knew ...
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Why does a teaching hospital have a piano (in House, M.D.)?

In Season 4, Episode 9 of House, M.D., Dr. House is seen playing a piano in one of the class rooms of the teaching hospital he works at. What possible reason would there be for a teaching hospital to ...
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Why does House have an old TV in his office?

I'm up to Season 3 of House, M.D. and it's been perplexing me for a while now as to why Dr. House has an old TV in his office. It's a small Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TV and has been seen in the ...
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Why didn't they change the intro in House MD from season 4 to reflect the new doctors?

From Season 4, House has three new doctors as part of his team and the previous three just appear off an on. Why didn't the show's creators update the intro to show the new team? It always shows ...
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Why did Lisa Edelstein not return for the final season of House?

With the ending of House, a lot of cast members returned to their roles in order to give some sort of closure either to their story or even just as more character development to House. However, the ...