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House: Risky Business

House takes on the case of Thad Barton, a CEO relocating his employees to China who is suffering from vision problems. As Thad gets progressively worse, House engages in insider training with the company's stock so he can finance his department and bring Chase and Taub back. Meanwhile, Park makes the mistake of betting House that she won't get fired at her disciplinary hearing, and Adams has anger issues that puzzle and intrigue House.

Episode Info
Episode number: 8x4
Production Number: HOU-804
Airdate: Monday October 31st, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Oct 31, 2011
UK (sky 1) Nov 03, 2011
DE (RTL) Mar 27, 2012

Guest Stars
Michael NouriMichael Nouri
As Thad Barton
Alexie GilmoreAlexie Gilmore
As Ainsley Barton

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Ben LemonBen Lemon
As Dr. Andrews (Dr. Mark Andrews)
Jade CarterJade Carter
As Dr. Morgan
Jun Hee LeeJun Hee Lee
As Simon
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Omar EppsOmar Epps
As Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean LeonardRobert Sean Leonard
As Dr. James Wilson
Odette AnnableOdette Annable
As Dr. Jessica Adams
Charlyne YiCharlyne Yi
As Dr. Chi Park


CEO Thad Barton steps out of his house and discovers that his company’s employees have TP’d his house and put up protest signs objecting to the fact that he’s moving the company to China. As Thad cleans up, wincing at the pain from his arthritis, his daughter Ainsley arrives. As she helps him, Ainsley notes that she has contacted some investors. However, Thad objects, noting that they’ll want a controlling interest of his family business. Thad then hesitates and stares at his hand, waving it back and forth, and then asks Ainsley to take him to the hospital...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cat StevensMorning Has Brokenopening scenes

Episode Quotes
Dr. Adams: Thad Barton? We only help rich white guys?
Dr. House: I am an equal opportunity exploiter. I only help those who can help myself.

Dr. House: Oh, you guys are going to love doctors Chase and Taub. Keep your Nazi sentiments quiet around the little one.

Dr. House: Loyalty to real estate is stupid, because loyalty is stupid.
Dr. Park: First patriotism, now loyalty. You hate ice cream, too?
Dr. House: French vanilla, yeah.

Dr. Adams: I could do $5,000.
Dr. House: Really? No backsies?
Dr. Adams: If.... you double your clinic hours. six a week. I've seen how you disrespect those patients.
Dr. House: So you want twice as many of them disrespected?
Dr. Adams: Spend more hours with them, you'll treat them more humanely.
Dr. House: And this time a land war in Russia will be a good idea.

Cultural References
Dr. House: You were late the other day 'cause you were having breakfast with Grammy Addams or Cousin Itt.

The Addams Family was a loving family of grotesqueries creates by cartoonist Charles Addams which first appeared in The New Yorker and inspired a TV series (1964-66). Subsequently, several spinoffs and a new batch of theatrical/direct-to-video movies were released.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerHugh Laurie  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Greg Yaitanes  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  David Shore  |  Katie Jacobs  |  Bryan Singer  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Russel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner
Co-Executive ProducerLiz Friedman  |  David Foster (1)  |  Eli Attie  |  John C. Kelley  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer
Supervising ProducerSara Hess  |  Seth Hoffman  |  Katherine Lingenfelter  |  David Hoselton
ProducerMarcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
EditorAmy Fleming
CastingAmy Lippens  |  Janelle Scuderi
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorVince Duque
Second Assistant DirectorYuko Ogata
MusicJason Derlatka  |  Jon Ehrlich
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorLynn Grossman  |  Gary Calamar
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripLloyd Barcroft
Camera OperatorRob Carlson (3)  |  Anthony Gaudioz
Set DecoratorAmber Elkins  |  Amy Wells
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterEddie Grisco
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorJamie Feldman
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorRhett Finch
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerJoe DeAngelis
LeadmanKeith Sale
Director of PhotographyGale Tattersall
Production SupervisorElisabeth James Rhee
Art DirectorNatalie Weinmann
Post Production CoordinatorDaphne Raves
Costume SupervisorAmy Dodson
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJon Cohoe
Casting AssistantJesse Lafferty
Chief Lighting TechnicianMonty Woodard
Department Head HairMelvyn Stetson
ResearcherKyle Arrington
Medical Technical AdvisorJohn Sotos  |  Harley Liker  |  Lisa Sanders
Key HairstylistWendy Southard
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
ColoristGareth Cook
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJames S. Conway  |  Danny Weiss  |  David Wong (3)  |  Jessica Young (2)  |  Lindsay Zappala
Assistant Property MasterMark Jameson (2)
Assistant AccountantRyan Burke (2)
Department Head Special Makeup EffectsDalia Dokter
Video CoordinatorBernie Druckman
Publicity ManagerGeoffrey Colo
Video Graphic ArtistSimon Knights
Key Assistant Location ManagerStevie Nelson
Key MakeupBrigitte Bugayong
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