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"House M.D." Whac-A-Mole (TV Episode 2006) Poster

(TV Series)

(2006)

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Consistent with House's parallels with Sherlock Holmes, when he challenges his team to solve the puzzle of the diagnosis, he writes it on a piece of paper, puts it in an envelope and on the envelope writes "The game is a itchy foot." This is a play on words of Holmes' popular phrase, "The game is afoot."
The physical therapist berates House's use of his cane on the wrong side. Some patients who use a cane long term will use it on the side that is injured or on the opposite side. It comes down to personal preference and ease of use though therapists will always recommend the uninjured side.
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"Ralph" is a slang term meaning "vomit," creating a funny coincidence when the kids sing "It's time for Ralphy" just before Jack vomits on their cake.
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House: Party of Five. Powerful stuff, the O.C. of its day. Referencing the TV series Party of Five (1994), starring Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Lacey Chabert. As noted it dealt with an older brother raising his brothers and sisters after the death of their parents.
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One patient multiple diagnoses- First diagnosis Hepatitis A, Second diagnosis Osteomyelitis, Third diagnosis Syphilis, Fourth diagnosis Eikenella, Fifth diagnosis Botulism. The cause of the patient contracting all of these illnesses at once is Chronic Granulomatosis Disease, which shut down his immune system.
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