House (2004–2012)
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Sports Medicine 

A detoxed sports star about to make his comeback breaks his arm due to brittle bones. Clinic Cases: Woman with leg pain, man trying to remove his contact lenses, a dentist with various issues, and a hung over teenager - all in 70 seconds.

Director:

Keith Gordon

Writers:

David Shore (created by), John Mankiewicz | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison ... Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Scott Foley ... Hank Wiggen
Meredith Monroe ... Lola
Art LaFleur ... Warner Fitch
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Sharon
Bryan Singer ... Bryan Singer
Timothy McNeil ... Patient #2
Deirdre M. Smith Deirdre M. Smith ... Carol Moffatt
Sean Everett ... Patient #4
Richard Swaidan Richard Swaidan ... College Student
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Storyline

A major league pitcher with a history of drug use and attempting a comeback mysteriously breaks his arm and begins to exhibit a variety of symptoms, including kidney failure. Although Addison's Disease is suspected, the team is unable to agree on a definitive diagnosis. After his wife volunteers to donate a kidney and is found to be pregnant, she wishes to abort in order to become an organ donor. Written by duke10292aol.com

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The fancy black and silver cane featured in House: All In (2006) (season 2, episode 17) actually made its first appearance in this episode. House uses it when he goes to the Monster Truck Rally. See more »

Goofs

When Cameron and Chase (later joined by Foreman, Sharon, and House) are eating dinner in a restaurant, Cameron begins the scene with her fork in her left hand and knife in the right. The camera cuts to Chase, and we can see the fork in her right hand and nothing in her left; the way it remains for the rest of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gregory House: [patient denies steroid use] Your lips say no; your prunes say yes. Hypogonadism - isn't that a great word? Thanks, we don't get to say it *nearly* enough. Start him on Lupron right away.
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Connections

Spoofs 24 (2001) See more »

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You Better Stop
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Written by Wayne Jones and Robbie Wyckoff
Performed by Robbie Wyckoff
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A Personal Favorite
17 July 2006 | by pointgiven51See all my reviews

Everybody can pick out the great episodes of House - "Three Stories", "Pilot", "No Reason" - so I am going to try and point out the "diamonds in the rough." It opens up rather interestingly, complete with a couple gems from Bryan Singer and a shocking change of pace in the episode. I, for one, sure fell for it hard.

I used to watch CSI a lot and I notice a lot of similarities between it and House - foremost an infallible lead character who exercises ample amounts of deductive reasoning power. In the case of House, the sin of plot repetition is forgiven because House gives their characters a lot more shading than in CSI.

Not only does this episode posit the mandatory philosophical dilemma (one that echoes the theme of a future episode, though I must say the future one perfects it), it deepens Dr. House himself. We start seeing a lot more of his outside activities (always a pleasure) and a little of his awkward side. I especially enjoyed the latter.

This episode is a classic that I again stress should not be rushed to but instead approached. Watch the previous 11 chapters before enjoying this one. The impact will be so much more the greater.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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