House M.D. (2004–2012)
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Young kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler collapses in her classroom after losing intelligible speech while teaching students.

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Melanie Landon (as Reika Sharma)
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Asthma Boy
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Sydney (as Ava Rebecca Hughes)
Kyarra Willis ...
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Molnar (as Eitan Kyle Gross)
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Pretty 29-year-old kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler collapses one morning as she teaches her young students, babbling incoherently and unintelligibly. When her physicians cannot diagnose her, Rebecca is sent to Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPH) in New Jersey to consult with the foremost diagnostician in America, Dr. Gregory House. House's small team of young specialists perform all of the initial testing, including the taking of patient histories, performing environmental studies at her classroom and, by breaking and entering, her home. House firmly believes that everybody lies. He jokes that Rebecca might be running a meth lab in her basement, so he does not want her team to ask her for her house keys. No meth lab is found but there is pork in her refrigerator. Rebecca questions the fact that she has met Dr. Eric Foreman, Dr. Allison Cameron and Dr. Robert Chase (House's entire team), PPH hospital administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy, and Dr. James Wilson, PPH oncologist and ... Written by LA-Lawyer/edited by statmanjeff

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Drama | Mystery

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16 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Shot using an orange hue lens. See more »

Goofs

It is shown that steroids initially relieve symptoms of neurocysticerocis followed by worsening. House says that it is due to dead worms causing inflammation for which he gives albendazole (which is in fact used to kill the worm). In reality, what happens is when albendazole is administered it causes death of worms which may worsen symptoms and needs steroids to relieve symptoms. Here it is shown exactly opposite. See more »

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schoolgirl: [Referring to her teacher's weekend] How come we always tell you what we did, and you never tell us what you did?
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Features General Hospital (1963) See more »

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You Can't Always Get What You Want
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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You can't always get what you want.
6 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Terrible with patients, Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) is excellent in determining what is wrong with them and then curing them.

He gets right to the heart of the matter, whether it is someone that is dying, or someone who is a hypochondriac, or a mother that thinks she knows more than her doctor does.

He doesn't mince words, and believes all people lie.

This episode introduces the characters we will grow to love and introduces the best medical show on television.

Directed by Brian Singer, who gave us X-Men and X2, this is one exciting show.


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