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House: Gut Check

A 22-year-old minor league hockey player collapses on the ice, coughing up blood. While the team tries to diagnosis his condition, Chase offers to let Park move in with him and House gives Wilson some mixed news.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x16
Production Number: HOU-816
Airdate: Monday April 09th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Apr 09, 2012
UK (sky 1) Apr 12, 2012
AU (ten) Aug 01, 2012


Guest Stars
Greg FinleyGreg Finley
As Bobby Hatcher
Will ShadleyWill Shadley
As Duncan Falconer (Wendel Wagner)

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
As Popo
Joe Kelly (4)Joe Kelly (4)
As Linesman
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Robert Sean LeonardRobert Sean Leonard
As Dr. James Wilson
Jesse SpencerJesse Spencer
As Dr. Robert Chase
Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson
As Dr. Christopher Taub
Odette AnnableOdette Annable
As Dr. Jessica Adams
Charlyne YiCharlyne Yi
As Dr. Chi Park


Szabo is on the ice playing hockey in a minor league game and checks his opponent. The coach then sends in the 22-year-old enforcer Bobby “The Hatchet” Hatcher. As he squares off against Szabo, they agree to fight and the two of them go at it. Szabo goes down and Duncan skates to the side, waiting for his opponent to get up. However, he starts coughing blood and then collapses...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lee DorseyEverything I Do Gonh Be Funkyclosing scenes
Lionel Richie.HelloHouse and Wilson in the toy store

Episode Quotes
Dr. Chase: Fighting's the best part of hockey. Without it you'd have the ice capades.
Dr. Taub: Fighting has nothing to do with hockey. It's like the cheerleaders at a basketball game.
Dr. Chase: Cheerleading's the best part of basketball. Without it, you've got... basketball.

Dr. House: The sound of a needy child is stirring your paternal juices.
Dr. Wilson: The sound of a needy child at 112 decibels has stirred my inner murderer. Don’t mess with me.

Dr. Adams: Aside from the crying, he's actually recovering nicely.
Dr. Taub: Aside from the guy in the book depository, the Kennedys had a lovely trip to Dallas.

Dr. House: He told me to apologize to you, or he would excrete down my throat. I'm paraphrasing. So if he should ask, I was a gentleman, or I will excrete down your throat.

Dr. House: Roomies with benefits keeping you up?
Dr. Chase: Cribbage. Played with Park's Popo.
Dr. House: Is that two separate events?

Dr. House: Every little girl wants a pony till they have to clean up after it.
Dr. Wilson: You think I'm going to quit on this? On an 11-year-old?
Dr. House: The only relationship you haven't quit on has been me.
Dr. Wilson: Hmm. A needy, truculent narcissist. I think it's been perfect training for parenthood.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerGreg Yaitanes  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Hugh Laurie  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  David Shore  |  Katie Jacobs  |  Bryan Singer  |  Garrett Lerner  |  Russel Friend  |  Thomas L. Moran
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Foster (1)  |  Liz Friedman  |  John C. Kelley  |  Eli Attie  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer
Supervising ProducerKatherine Lingenfelter  |  Seth Hoffman  |  David Hoselton  |  Sara Hess
ProducerMarcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
EditorAmy Fleming
CastingJanelle Scuderi  |  Amy Lippens
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)
Set DecoratorAmy Wells
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterEddie Grisco
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
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
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJon Cohoe
Casting AssistantJesse Lafferty
Chief Lighting TechnicianMonty Woodard
Department Head HairMelvyn Stetson
ResearcherKyle Arrington
Medical Technical AdvisorLisa Sanders  |  Harley Liker  |  John Sotos
Key HairstylistWendy Southard
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
ColoristGareth Cook
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJessica Young (2)  |  James S. Conway  |  David Wong (3)  |  Lindsay Zappala  |  Danny Weiss
Assistant Property MasterFred Waff
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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