Thursday Thirteen Vol. 7

Thirteen Things about Serendipity
Thirteen things about one of my favorite TV shows, House MD.

1. “You get married at twenty, you’re going to be shocked who you’re living with at thirty.”
- Fools For Love

2. Factual error: Season 2 Episode 1 -

Acceptance: When they do the MRI on the death row guy, House says that the ink will get sucked out due to the strong magnet. This is incorrect; the only thing that can happen is a bit itchiness or skin irritation. Submitted by Ronnie Bischof

3. Continuity: In the episode "Informed Consent" (Season Three, Episode Three),

House is about to inject Ezra Powell (Joel Grey) with what is supposedly a lethal dose of morphine. In the shots where they pan out to show House addressing the room at large, the syringe is very full, almost completely. When they zoom in on House holding the syringe, it is only filled a fraction of that much - maybe a quarter to a third. This doesn't happen just once, but every time they switch between shots.

4. Continuity:

Most of the time, whenever House puts down his Nintendo DS, the angle at which it is bending changes. For example, in one shot, it is not bent at all and in the next it is almost closed.

5. Hugh Laurie auditioned for the role as Dr. Gregory House in his hotel room bathroom in Namibia. He was rehearsing his role for the film The Flight of the Phoenix and claimed that the bathroom was the only place with enough light. He also apologized for his appearance on tape before the audition as he'd just come back from filming. The fact that House has a somewhat scruffy and unkempt look, particularly his constant five o'clock shadow, has been attributed by creator David Shore to Laurie's appearance in this audition tape.

6. The character of House is based on Sherlock Holmes.

Both suffered drug addictions (House - pain killers, Holmes - cocaine). Both focus on the patient/criminal's motives and actions rather than physical evidence. Neither can cope with normal society and have sociable sidekicks (Wilson and Watson - Dr Wilson actually gets called Dra Watson once by a patient in the first series). Both are extremely lazy when not on a case (Holmes read the agony aunt columns in the paper, House watches Soaps). Both never call anybody by their first names and finally both live at No 221B.

7. Dr. Wilson: Beauty often seduces us on the road to truth.
Dr. Gregory House: And triteness kicks us in the nads.

8. Dr. Cameron: Men should grow up.
Dr. Gregory House: Yeah. And dogs should stop licking themselves. It's not gonna happen.

9. [someone is groaning in the restroom stall]
Dr. Gregory House: Good lord, are you having a bowel movement or a baby?

10. About House, the actor: He is an accomplished piano player.

11. "I picked a reverence for medicine because I rather hero-worshiped my father [a former doctor], and because I admire doctors, I admire study, empiricism and rational thought. I don't admire crystals and chewing willow bark and herbal remedies."

12. On raising his daughter:

"Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800
pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it's badly translated, hard
to figure out."

13. And I watch it because I like the looks of these people as they move about in my TV screen.

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Anonymous said...

oh, do I love House! Hugh is so, so fun to watch!

have a happy Thursday!

Simple American said...

I have never watched House. May check it out when time allows.

Serendipity said...

This is worth watching SA. Let me know how you like it.

Colleen said...

gunna admit it. I didn't read your post. I've never watched I have no clue what you even wrote about. LOL

Happy TT anyways!

Serendipity said...

Colleen, you're funny!

I am a new convert to the TV junkie world! I used to frown at anyone following any sort of serial TV before. NOw i love it!

Tug said...

I LOVE House, & am so glad it's back!

Happy TT!

Janet said...

Only saw House once, and that was to see LL Cool J when he played a patient. House is too mean for me, but to each their own!

Gabrielle said...

We don't have the show here :\

Happy Thursday!

Serendipity said...

Tug....your T13 had me laughing really hard. Good one!

DK said...

Ooh, a House fan! The show has a huge following. I've watched it 3 times, but I had the disease of the week nailed before the first commercial so I kinda lost interest. Too many years of old doctor shows in my past. Have a Happy Thursday!

Anonymous said...

I know nothing about this show. Guess I'm behind.

My Thursday 13 is up.

Missy said...

I love this idea for a list! I'm gonna steal it but use a different show. ;) I've only watched House a few times, I liked it but they moved it around a few times and there are other shows I like more. Don't hate me!

Sanni said...

Dr. Eric Foreman: "I think your argument is specious."
Dr. Gregory House: "I think your tie is ugly."

House, M.D. started a few weeks ago in Germany. It´s my must-see of the week...

Serendipity said...


House rocks! Truly!