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House, also known as House, M.D., was a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executively produced by film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on November 16, 2004, and aired its last episode on May 21, 2012.
For eight years the show brought in people from around the globe, bringing intrigue and mystery in the form of unusual medical cases in a vein reminiscent of the mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes. Furthermore, these cases were the catalyst for the discussion of philosophical and ethical issues and decisions, a lot of which were not left with a clear victor, but all of which revealed more and more of the character of each of the different doctors that comprised the team each year. In the end, while the team didn't completely understand (or appreciate) House's methods fully, the show gives a final hurrah as each of the members walks away with something they realize was the right thing to do after all. Although the mantra "Everybody Lies" is proven over and over again, the concept that "people never change, they only come up with better lies" is tested up until the last moments as the characters (and the show) drive off into an adventure left to the imagination.
Everything is challenged, nothing is sacred, and the most profound revelations of life can be found within the 172 hours of television given over the course of the eight seasons of pill-popping, dripping sarcasm, dark humor, and intelligent storytelling ever to grace the small screen of the living room (or large screen, if that may be the case, but then...everybody lies). This wiki is intended for your perusal to catch up, read, make new or more complete connections on various subject matter, or perhaps relive the funny if outrageous times given to us by actor Hugh Laurie and company.
Current Featured ArticleOrange Man
The Orange Man was a clinic patient in the Pilot episode. He came in complaining of a sore back, but failed to notice that his skin was a bright orange color. He was apparently an important donor to the hospital because he got an audience with Lisa Cuddy to complain about House. He was portrayed by actor Andrew Airlie.
Visitors to the House Wiki were polled on who was the "most clueless clinic patient ever" and Orange Man was their most popular choice.
Orange Man was House's first clinic patient after returning to the clinic after a refusal to do clinic duty for six years. Orange Man came into the clinic claiming that his back had become sore while he was golfing. House gave him a Vicodin for the pain. House told him that he was orange and apparently he had not noticed. House also told him that his wife is having an affair because it was one thing that he hadn't noticed that he was orange, but if his wife hadn't noticed than she must not have been paying any attention to him. He asks the patient if he eats "insane amounts" of carrots and multi-vitamins and the patient nods.
House diagnoses the orange skin as being caused by eating too many carrots turning him yellow (due to excess of carotene, a natural dietary pigment), along with Niacin (Vitamin B3) turning him red.
He came back to the hospital once more to complain to Lisa Cuddy about House's behavior. It appears that he and his wife had had a falling out because he no longer had the ring on his finger that (or he's taken the ring off to see if his wife is really ignoring him as much as House says). Cuddy was sympathetic but refused to discipline House as he was "the best doctor we've got".
Reaching the diagnosis
Pretty easy on this one. The most common cause of orange skin is overconsumption of foods high in beta-carotene (carotinemia). House would have had to rule out the most common alternative diagnoses. Jaundice is unlikely in an otherwise healthy person, as is hemochromatosis. House quickly confirms by asking the patient if he overconsumes foods rich in beta-carotene. ....
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- House: "Is this hell? An eternity of people trying to convince me to live?"
- Cameron: "Who says I'm here to convince you to live?"
- ―Cameron's hallucination appears in Everybody Dies
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Thank you to frequent contributor Luke_Gregory_Michael_House-Jackson, both for his edits last month and his choice of the featured article this month - The Last Temptation of Martha M. Masters.Please…Read more >
Thank you Anchorman34 for your edits last month and for choosing the next featured article. Unlike the totally boring and predictable articles I have been choosing, Anchorman34 has chosen a really go…Read more >
It's true. Love Hurts. That's my choice for the next featured article because no-one else got back to me by deadline. Help us improve it to featured article status!SteveHFisyh (talk) 03:12, February …Read more >
Who was the idiot who accidentally deleted half of the Connections - Crowded Productions page!? Oh, it was me. My bad.SteveHFisyh (talk) 04:00, January 21, 2017 (UTC)Read more >