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House: Ugly

A documentary film crew is chronicling a teenager with a major facial deformity who opts to undergo a dramatic reconstructive procedure. When the patient suffers a heart attack just prior to the surgery, House and the team are called in to determine the cause, since the surgery cannot proceed until the patient's cardiac condition is diagnosed. With the film crew covering their every move, Cameron and Chase are especially self-conscious, and House looks for ways to escape from the cameras. Meanwhile, House finds himself distracted by several of the candidates vying for a spot on his team, and he questions his motives for having chosen them.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x7
Production Number: HOU-407
Airdate: Tuesday November 13th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) May 01, 2008
NL (SBS 6) Aug 28, 2008


Guest Stars
Anne DudekAnne Dudek
As Amber
Edi GathegiEdi Gathegi
As Cole
Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson
As Taub
Kal PennKal Penn
As Kutner
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Thirteen
Michael MicheleMichael Michele
As Samira Terzi
Khleo ThomasKhleo Thomas
As Kenny
Laurie FortierLaurie Fortier
As Darnell
David Campbell (3)David Campbell (3)
As Plastic Surgeon
Michael AdlerMichael Adler
As E.R. Patient

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Adam PilverAdam Pilver
As Cranio Surgeon
David Um NakaseDavid Um Nakase
As Physician
Mandy SchneiderMandy Schneider
As Pretty Woman
Troy VincentTroy Vincent
As Father
Lily HoweLily Howe
As Jenny
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Lisa EdelsteinLisa Edelstein
As Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Robert Sean LeonardRobert Sean Leonard
As Dr. James Wilson
Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson
As Dr. Christopher Taub


Kenny and his father arrive by train, accompanied by a documentary film crew. Kenny is hideously deformed due to a softball-sized cyst on his left eyebrow. They go to Princeton where Chase is in attendance at the surgery to remove the cyst. However, Kenny has a heart attack and they’re forced to stop the operation...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Joseph ArthurMy Home is in Your Head 
The VerveSlide Away 

Episode Quotes
Dr. Cuddy: You think I like the cameras? You think I want the whole world watching you checking out my ass and question my wardrobe?
Dr. House: Would it be better if I checked out your wardrobe and questions your ass?
Dr. Cuddy: A little part of me…
Dr. House: There is no little part of you.

Dr. House: She had good ideas at Langley.
Dr. Wilson: All your ideas.
Dr. House: She was able to identify that they were good ideas.
Dr. Wilson: Stab in the dark here. Is she pretty?

Dr. House: Just a warning. We have to start getting consent every time we do a procedure, pretty soon they’ll want informed consent.

Dr. House: Wow, you are ugly.
Kenny: Wow, you’re an ass.

Dr. House: I can't believe I'm that guy.
Dr. Wilson: Every guy is that that guy.
Dr. House: I'm not every guy.
Dr. Wilson: What is this, semantics here? All guys are that guy.
Dr. House: I'm not all guys!

Taub: There’s a mass lesion in the left anterior temporal lobe surrounded by edema.
Dr. House: Did you just insult me in Pig Latin?

Dr. Wilson: You’ve got a problem.
Dr. House: Tell me something I don’t know.
Dr. Wilson: You hire beautiful girls, enslave them, force them to be around you because you don’t know how to have an actual relationship. If they’re qualified, keep them. If not, fire them and ask them out.
Dr. House: You do realize that “tell me something I don’t know” is just an expression.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
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