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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.


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Cuddy's Mom
Arlene Cuddy

Arlene Cuddy is played by actress Candice Bergen and first appears in three episodes in Season 7, starting with the episode Larger than Life. She is the mother of Lisa Cuddy and Lisa's younger sister Julia Cuddy. She is a widow.

Early Life

Arlene was born to a Gentile family, probably sometime in the 1940s. She converted to Judaism when she married Cuddy's father, sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s. She was apparently a housewife raising her two kids, Lisa (the elder) and Julia (the younger).

During Lisa's early life, Arlene was always pushing her to take on more responsibilities, such as being the yearbook editor. Although Lisa excelled at school (usually finishing first in her class from high school through medical school), Arlene didn't let up even after Lisa started running the hospital. Meanwhile, Arlene went rather easier on Julia, who wound up pursuing a traditional stay-at-home lifestyle like her mother.

Arlene later admit that although she loved both of her daughters, she didn't feel that she got along that well with Lisa because she was more into the interests that her father pursued. Julia, on the other hand, always got along better with Arlene because they shared many of the same interests.

Despite pushing Lisa to do well in her career, Arlene also pushes Lisa to pursue relationships as well. However, she dislikes the way Lisa dresses, likening her low cut tops and short skirts to dressing like a "hooker":

Although not brought up Jewish, and not being particularly observant, Arlene peppers her speech with Yiddish words and talks about the importance of tradition in a relationship.


Lisa announces that her mother is coming for her birthday dinner in the Season 7 episode Larger than Life. She is first described by Lisa as a "handful." House pretends that he has to have dinner with Wilson. but after he commits to spending the night with Wilson, Lisa announces that Wilson is also coming to the dinner.   ....


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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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