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House M.D., quotes, research and a weird video

In my opinion, the best medical Tv-series is House. Just like the best fictional doctor is Gregory House. I’ve seen the first season several times. Hugh Laurie received the 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama. See List of House awards on Wikipedia. While reading this post, listen to the soundtrack of House:


Sometimes my friends tell me that I’m just like House: ironic, sarcastic and occasionally arrogant. Look, I’ve grown up with real English humor: Benny Hill, Monty Python, You Rang, M’Lord?, so my manner of thinking became similar to theirs. Now I see a part of the world like House. Being sarcastic helps me handle problems easier in life. Here are some of my favourite quotes from him:

  • Are you comparing me to God? I mean, it’s great, but so you know, I’ve never made a tree.
  • Like I always say, there’s no ‘I’ in team. There’s a ‘me,’ though, if you jumble it up.
  • Treating illness is why we became doctors. Treating patients is actually what makes most doctors miserable.
  • This thing won me second place in the clinic’s weekly ‘Weirdest thing pulled out of an orifice’ contest.
  • Heart transplant. Immune system’s in the toilet, Mommy builds her little angel a John Travolta-quality bubble.
  • What else turns you on? Drugs? Casual sex? Rough sex? Casual rough sex? I’m a doctor, I need to know.

And the best feature is the page of research to help fuel all your hypochondriacal tendencies. Yes, Research. You can find out how they came up with those weird ideas and stories. Take an example, season 3, episode 11 (Words and Deeds):

Skin grafts
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Aging Male Syndrome (“male menopause”)
Heart attacks
Brain tumors

At last, I couldn’t resist, forgive me! Don’t miss this video called House MD – MadTV Spoof:

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Many of the most successful tv shows seem to be medical ones, have you noticed that?

    But as far as comedy goes, I’m doing fine with The Office. Real fine. I’m actually in the middle of season 2.

    January 29, 2007
  2. You’re right: House, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Kingdom’s Hospital.

    I haven’t heard about The Office. Who plays the main role?

    BTW, now we’re waiting for the second season of House, that’s why I don’t want to watch the third (I already have it). :)

    January 29, 2007
  3. You haven’t heard about The Office!? Man, you really should give it a try. Steve Carell has the main role. You know, the guy who also stars on Little Miss Sunshine.

    I think it’s a great comedy. Just search The Office on IMDB if you aren’t convinced yet.

    January 30, 2007
  4. greg #

    The original soundtrack of House MD is originally ‘Teardrop’ by ‘Massive Attack’. Only in some foreign countries (like in Hungary :)) is the one, you’ve chosen. I didn’t want to tease, that’s a nice song as well.

    Anyway it’s good to see that somebody’s doing a great job in the hungarian web2.0 scene. And speaks fulently english :) Keep on working, nice blog, great job.

    January 30, 2007
  5. Oh, I didn’t even know that. Thanks for the correction. I must make a search for that Teardrop music…

    Thank you, Greg for the kind words! :) I’m trying…

    January 30, 2007
  6. Szia, I thought The Office has been on Hungarian TV, at least comment:com seems to indicate that. I don’t live in Hungary tho.

    Found your blog through zhaoman and I’ll add it to my bloglines.

    There’s one thing I’d like to ask, is MRSA a problem in Hungary?

    February 1, 2007
  7. I’ll look after that Office at last. :) Thanks for adding me to the blogroll. Though I can’t open your site.

    MRSE is of course a problem in Hungary. I show you two relevant links: Lege Artis Medicinae and Tolna.

    February 2, 2007
  8. Thank you for the articles. They are quite measured though. The tone in Britain is very different and it is on the agenda ona weekly basis. It’s scary though that MRSA is something we can prevent simply by washing hands and maintain hygiene and it gets a free ride despite that.

    Comment:com says that the Office was on Dunatv, they weren’t sure if it’s still running though.

    February 4, 2007
  9. Thank you, Hettie. I’m going to try to download it somehow. :)

    February 4, 2007
  10. priya #

    you should aslo check out the house/grey’s anatomy crossover spoof from mad TV! it’s hilarious!

    April 11, 2007

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