House MD and the Writers Strike

I really, really like House M.D..

Hugh Laurie is fantastic as the eponymous Dr. Gregory House, a vicodin-addicted misanthrope and diagnostic genius. Even when the medicine (or even the writing) isn’t great, Laurie makes the show worth watching.Also interesting: My wife says she plans to leave me for Hugh Laurie if ever the opportunity should arise. I can only applaud her good taste and advance planning.

If you have seen at least two episodes of the show, keep reading. If you haven’t, you may want to skip this post.

A Metafilter user wonders how hard it can be to write an episode of House.

CHASE: House, we need to cure this patient. He is very sick.
HOUSE: Did you try the medicine drug?
CHASE: I did try the medicine drug.
HOUSE: Only stupid people try the medicine drug. You are stupid.
PATIENT: I would rather not be sick.
HOUSE: You are stupid too. Did you take stupid drug?
FOREMAN: I gave patient stupid drug.
HOUSE: You are a black man.
FOREMAN: This vexes me.
PATIENT: I have blood from my nose that is dripping.
CAMERON: That’s bad!
PATIENT: Also I was bitten by mice due to my poor hygiene.
CUTTY: You need hygiene drug. Also, I have not spoken in awhile.
HOUSE: No! Hygiene drug will kill Patient! He needs mouse bites to live!
CHASE: [Shocked]
CAMERON: [Shocked]
FOREMAN: [Vexed]
HOUSE: More mouse bites!
CUTTY: I forbid this.
HOUSE: Don’t care.
CHASE: [Gets mice]
HOUSE: [Makes mouse bite serum]
PATIENT: I feel better. No more nose blood! Thank you doctor!
HOUSE: I am very smart.
WILSON: I, too, am in this episode.
FOREMAN: This vexes me.


By Drew Meger (a librarian!)
Found here

I laughed myself silly the first three times I read this.

Related: I wouldn’t enjoy House nearly as much if Scott at Polite Dissent (one of my favorite blogs) didn’t provide a medical review of each epsiode. I like to record House, wait a day, then read Scott’s review immediately after watching the episode.

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