House (2004–2012)
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Pilot 

Young kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler collapses in her classroom after losing intelligible speech while teaching students.

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

David Shore (created by), David Shore
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Robin Tunney ... Rebecca Adler
Andrew Airlie ... Orange Man
Rekha Sharma ... Melanie Landon (as Reika Sharma)
Maya Massar ... Asthma Mom
Dylan Basu Dylan Basu ... Asthma Boy
Ava Hughes ... Sydney (as Ava Rebecca Hughes)
Kyarra Willis Kyarra Willis ... Kid #2
Ethan Kyle Gross Ethan Kyle Gross ... Molnar (as Eitan Kyle Gross)
Candus Churchill ... Substitute Teacher
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

House is revealed to have developed an addiction to the pain medication, Vicodin, and reveals that his limp was the result of an infarction. See more »

Goofs

In the last shot of the episode, as the camera moves away from the hospital, it is clear the shot is actually reversed, as the cars on the road in the bottom-right of the screen are moving backwards. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Reception Nurse: Doctor House? You have a patient.
[they both look thru the glass wall; House sighs]
Reception Nurse: He says he needs a refill.
Dr. Gregory House: [slightly smiling, to Wilson] Got change for a dollar?
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Alternate Versions

A slightly longer version of this episode (with about 4 minutes of extra material) was distributed free with various magazines as a promo for the series. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scrubs: My House (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Always Get What You Want
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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User Reviews

 
You can't always get what you want.
6 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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