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About House, M.D.

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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You Don't Want to Know

You Don't Want to Know is a fourth season episode of House which first aired on November 20, 2007. Kutner and Cole take time out to see a magician, but the show nearly ends in tragedy when the magician has a heart attack during a trick. When Kutner tries to get House interested in the case, House figures the magician just screwed up and challenges Kutner to prove that there is something wrong with the magician before taking the case. However, when the magician takes a turn for the worse, all the symptoms point in the wrong direction until House remembers Cameron’s favorite zebra.

Meanwhile, to keep the applicants busy, House offers one of them the opportunity to keep their own job for a week while putting two others on the bubble. He challenges them to steal Cuddy’s thong. Astoundingly, Cole is the winner and the rest of the team starts to suck up to him to get him to choose someone else for the axe. However, when Cole makes his choice, House figures something is wrong.

Finally, House gets through Thirteen’s aura of mystery when she gets mad at herself for doing something clumsy and House does some digging to find out the reason behind Thirteen‘s drive and ambition that contradicts her seeming fatalism.

The episode explores the essence of magic - whether it's better to know how the trick was done. It explores House's obsessions with mysteries, even ones that don't involve medical issues. In addition to the patient's case, he wants to know how the "tricks" were done, including the one carried out by one of his fellows. The non-medical problems are all characterized by the same issue - someone knows the answer, but not House, and he can't use his skills to figure them out.

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Kutner and Cole are at a magic show and a reluctant Cole gets the chance to help the magician with the Chinese Water Torture Chamber Trick. However, while the magician is in the cell, he starts bleeding from his mouth. Cole realizes its not part of the act, calls for help from Kutner, and gets the magician removed from the chamber.

House is distressed that he still has five candidates but no patients. Kutner tries to talk him into taking the case of the magician, who had a cardiac arrest just after entering the water. House agrees to allow Kutner to do tests, but says he will fire Kutner if he can't find anything wrong. House gives the rest of the applicants a challenge - to get Cuddy's thong. The winner gets immunity and gets to nominate two people, one of whom will be fired. ....

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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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