“It takes a village to run a hospital,” Nurse Jeffrey tells us at the start of "Bitch Tape #10." "A lot of busy departments make up a hospital, and radiology is one of the busiest."
The camera closes in on a radiologist (played by Keith Gerchak), who informs us with a smirk that “House is a real horse’s ass.”
Is this news? Regardless, Jeffrey professes his love for this gentleman, who has started off on the best foot possible.
The radiologist explains that although his department was backed up with work, House brought him a set a films and demanded a consult. House was in a rush, as always, looking for abnormalities in a bone CAT scan. As it turned out there were lots of peculiar things about these scans and the radiologist spent three hours trying to figure out what to tell House about them. He had no answer until he finally discovered that the bones weren’t from a human. They were from a cow.
Jeffrey, of course, is over the moon, figuring he now has evidence against House of abuse, fraud, and a waste of hospital resources. But it doesn’t take long for the inconsistencies to sink in. Jeffrey has a little “wow” moment and realizes something is not right with this whole scenario.
It was a joke. House has a reason for everything he does and teaching the radiologist a lesson was his goal. As it turns out, there was barbecue sauce on some films the radiologist gave House, a tiny drip House thought was a tumor. The lesson House wanted to impart to the radiologist was how difficult it was to make medical decisions when you don’t know what you’re looking for.