House: It was either this or put on Brian's Song. Referencing the 1971 ABC TV movie starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams as Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. The true-life story tells of how the two Chicago Bears football players bonded despite the competition for the same position and their racial differences, and how they deal with Piccolo dying of cancer.
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The story that Wilson tells House about wanting to help the prostitute working her way through law school refers to a similar idea in The West Wing (1999), where Lisa Edelstein (Cuddy) played the prostitute.