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
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The mystery of the orange-skinned man would be featured in Scrubs: My House (2007) as an homage to this episode.
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Gregory House suffers with chronic pain from his right leg and uses the walking stick in his right hand. In real life such a person would use the stick in the opposite hand (i.e., the left hand in his case), to offload the weight on the affected side and form a stable tripod base when mobilizing. This is basic knowledge for anyone in the medical profession; but, in later episodes of the show, it is made evident that House is using the cane on the incorrect side on purpose. See more »
Dr. Gregory House:
[Dr. House is seeing a patient whose skin is orange, seeking treatment for back pain]
Unfortunately, you have a deeper problem. Your wife is having an affair.
Dr. Gregory House:
You're *orange*, you moron! It's one thing for *you* not to notice, but if your wife hasn't picked up on the fact that her husband has changed colors, she's just not paying attention.
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