House (2004–2012)
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Needle in a Haystack 

A young man is stricken during sex with his girlfriend, and House must determine why his organs are suddenly shutting down. Finding the cause is like looking for a needle in a haystack.


Peter O'Fallon


David Shore (created by), David Foster




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
Jake Richardson ... Stevie Lipa
Wendy Makkena ... Dr. Julie Whitner
Arabella Field ... Judy Lipa
Jessy Schram ... Leah, Stevie's Girlfriend
Ron Perkins ... Dr. Ron Simpson
Rob Brownstein ... Franklin Lipa
Sandra Purpuro ... Marina
David Kelsey ... Ron
Tasha Taylor ... Kate the Mother


Foreman bonds with the patient of the week, a 16-year-old Romani boy admitted after suddenly becoming unable to breathe during a make-out session with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, House loses his parking space to a new research doctor, Dr. Whitner, and makes a wager with Cuddy to get it back. Written by elizabethbennet135

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Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

6 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


House: Because we need to take the center square to block. Referencing the TV series The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965) and its several successors. The game is basically a giant-sized version of Tic-Tac-Toe, where the contestants listen to a celebrity answer a question and determine if it's true or false. If they're correct they "get the square." As in regular Tic-Tac-Toe, taking the center square is usually necessity. See more »


Dr. Cameron uses the mnemonic "Scared Lovers Try Positions They Can't Handle" to remember the bones of the wrist. However, the correct mnemonic is "Scared Lovers Try Positions THAT They Can't Handle" (the first letter in each word stands for scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate.) See more »


Dr. Wilson: [to House] Ah, yes. If it isn't Doctor "Ironside."
Dr. Gregory House: Ah, if it isn't Doctor "I Had No Friends When I Was Growing Up, So All I Did Was Watch TV By Myself, Which Is Why I Can Now Make Constant Pop Culture References Which No One Understands But Me."
Dr. Wilson: That's my name. Don't wear it out.
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References Ironside (1967) See more »


How Does It Feel
Written by Wayne Jones
Performed by Wayne Jones
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this is why house stinks
3 December 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

House accosts a female hospital worker in a wheel chair and chastises her because she has a closer parking space ... ludicrous behavior for an adult yet alone a so called doctor ... if he hasn't been awarded the jackass of the year award as yet, then he wins it hands down in this episode ... i hope he doesn't frequent dark alleys

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