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House: The Jerk

Obnoxious 16-year-old chess prodigy Nate is admitted to Princeton-Plainsboro suffering from intense head pain that came on after he attacked his opponent during a speed chess tournament. Nate's mother tells the team that Nate has been having behavior problems ever since he became a teenager, and House suspects the behavior is a symptom of cluster headaches. As House's team carries out further testing to see why he might be having the headaches, Nate manages to offend and annoy each doctor on the team. As Nate's illness progresses, his liver and kidneys begin to fail. To narrow down the list of possible diagnoses, House carries out a series of unconventional and eccentric tests of his own, including engaging Nate in a game of chess to try to beat him at his own game. Meanwhile, Foreman's frustration with House reaches a new level when he believes House sabotaged his job interview with another hospital, and Cuddy makes Foreman an offer she's sure he can't refuse.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x23
Production Number: HOU-323
Airdate: Tuesday May 15th, 2007

Director: Daniel Sackheim
Writer: Leonard Dick

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Aug 22, 2007
UK (sky 1) Aug 23, 2007
DE (RTL) Apr 29, 2008
NL (SBS 6) Aug 13, 2009


Guest Stars
Nick LaneNick Lane
As Nate
David BoweDavid Bowe
As Doug

Co-Guest Stars
Cindy LuCindy Lu
As Nurse
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Ben BledsoeBen Bledsoe
As Opponent
Jack MaxwellJack Maxwell
As Male Proctor
Kyra da CostaKyra da Costa
As Female Proctor
Katie BoggsKatie Boggs
As Screaming Girl
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Iron ButterflyIn-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 

Episode Quotes
Nate: So do people watch what they say around you?
Dr. Foreman: Because I'm black?
Nate: No, because you're gay.

Dr. House: (to Cuddy) You are one evil cunning woman. It’s a massive turn-on.

Dr. House: (to Cameron) If you want to curry favor with me, avoid discussions of other men’s testicles.

Dr. House: Arrogance has to be earned. Tell me what you’ve done to earn yours.
Nate: I can walk.
Dr. House: I don’t bleed out of my penis.

Dr. House: The kid's not a cliché. Anybody can get in a fight after losing. It takes real creativity to beat up someone you just beat.

Episode Goofs
At the beginning of the episode, Chase is shown writing the word RAGE on the board. The picture cuts to House then back to Chase at the board. The word RAGE that's on the board now, is not the same as the one shown previously. It was rewritten.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
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