House (2004–2012)
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Family Practice 

Cuddy's mother, Arlene, is admitted to Princeton Plansboro after complaining about unusual symptoms, but stubborn Arlene insists that House be removed from the case, forcing House to come ... See full summary »


Miguel Sapochnik


David Shore (created by), Peter Blake




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 (credit only)
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Amber Tamblyn ... Martha M. Masters
Paula Marshall ... Julia Cuddy
Ben Bode ... Dr. Marty Kaufman (as Ben Bodé)
Jennifer Crystal Foley ... Rachel Taub
Michael Gladis ... Jaimie
Candice Bergen ... Arlene Cuddy
Julia Rose ... Kara
Kelly Frye ... Salesgirl
David Olejnik David Olejnik ... Timothy


Cuddy's mother, Arlene, is admitted to Princeton Plansboro after complaining about unusual symptoms, but stubborn Arlene insists that House be removed from the case, forcing House to come up with non-conventional - and illegal - means to treat his patient. House instructs his team to follow his lead, and they discover details in Arlene's personal life that she kept secret from Cuddy and her sister Lucinda. Later, Cuddy places her trust in House to ensure that her mother receives the proper medical treatment, leading "by the book" medical student Masters to reevaluate her responsibility to practice within a code of ethics and to follow her boss' orders. Written by Fox Publicity

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Drama | Mystery


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

7 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This marks the fifth time House wears a lab coat. See more »


(at around 25 mins) House gives Cuddy a bottle of pills. The drug name on the bottle says "Calcium Corbon..."(rest of it hidden from view). It's actually Calcium Carbonate which is an antacid, not Corbonate. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: [to Masters] If you tell anyone, I will get you thrown out of med school and I will destroy your career.
Martha Masters: I've thought about that. Lying about me... won't work. Everybody knows your reputation.
Dr. Gregory House: True, but I won't have to lie. Buried in your coma patient's big, big file is a form that doesn't allow treatment without the expressed consent of the relatives.
Martha Masters: Wait...
Dr. Gregory House: You drew blood and that's not just a screw-up. It's a criminal assault.
Martha Masters: But you told me...
Dr. Gregory House: No. As you may recall...
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References Speed (1994) See more »


Mr. Sandman
Written by Pat Ballard
Performed by The Chordettes
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same old rigamarole
18 December 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

The staff working for house, exhausts every test known to man to diagnose an unexplained patient illness ... well, you have to waste 50 minutes somehow... this alleged doctor is pitiful at best, yet in the final minutes manages to cure the patient ... week after week of the same droll crap

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