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

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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

It is shown that steroids initially relieve symptoms of neurocysticerocis followed by worsening. House says that it is due to dead worms causing inflammation for which he gives albendazole (which is in fact used to kill the worm). In reality, what happens is when albendazole is administered it causes death of worms which may worsen symptoms and needs steroids to relieve symptoms. Here it is shown exactly opposite. See more »

Quotes

[to the pharmacist; about to play a trick on a patient]
Dr. Gregory House: I need thirty-six Vicodin and 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

 
just trash
4 June 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Someone should have said this show shouldn't fly ... too bad because all we ever got was week after week after week of the same old garbage ... i don't know what fans saw in this crap but it wasn't good writing


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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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