He guided the IMF (and I don't mean International Monetary Fund) long before Tom Cruise got involved. Peter Graves, also of the hilarious film Airplane ("What's the vector, Victor?"), has a small problem with his girlfriend Ramona (something about droopy wood and Jeopardy!) in "Love Hurts."
Tony Award-winning Actress. Cynthia Nixon, who played Anica in the second season episode "Deception," won a Best Actress Tony Award for her role in Rabbit Hole in 2006.
Mighty Aphrodite. That would be Mira Sorvino, Cate Milton in season four's "Frozen."
Ironically, she played Sean Connery's sister-in-law in Marnie. Diane Baker played Lil Mainwaring in Marnie. Ironic because, as Wilson notes in "Birthmarks," House's suspected biological father strongly resembles Connery. Okay, so it was only slightly ironic.
This father and son each guest-starred on House. John Rubinstein and his son Michael Weston each guest-starred on House. John played a transplant surgeon in "The Mistake" (season two) and Michael played private investigator Lucas Douglas at the beginning of season six.
"Vilkomen, bienvenu, velcome…" That, of course, refers to Joel Grey, who guest starred in "Informed Consent" (season three). Grey starred in Cabaret as the Master of Ceremonies on Broadway and in the film.
Dual role in an early X-File. Zelijko Ivanek played Dr. Arthur Grable and his brother Roland Fuller in the first season X-Files episode "Roland."
V. Mixed Metaphors: Name the episode and what House was talking about.
Tumor as a terrorist organization. “The tumor is Afghanistan; the clot is Buffalo,” explains House about Andie’s blood clot in season two's “Autopsy.”
How do the Inuit fish? “They look for the blue heron circling overhead,” explains House in “Role Model” about how to find hairy cells.
"Like a bad doubles partner," is how House explains his patient’s “alien DNA” in “Cane and Able.”
Your kitchen's on fire! House’s apt metaphor as he argues with Foreman trying to find the cause of his patient’s failing heart in “Safe.”
This train skipped a few stations on its way to death's door. The rapid progress of Ian’s illness compared to Esther’s in “All In.”
Blitzing linebackers. Otherwise known as fungi in “Role Model.”
Embolic buses. House tries to explain clots, but takes the metaphor too far in "Euphoria Part One.”