House

TV Show • 2004 • Drama  

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Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
This tv show contains 135 potentially triggering events.
Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
233 supporters
Yes
72
No
23
9
kcwonder
A man has to put his dog down because he bit him. Another dog eats his owners meds and dies.
6 comments | Add comment
Abandonment
Yes
8
No
5
Yes
14
No
11
3
Mister
S5
 E4
It turns out that an adopted Chinese-American patient's biological father planned to kill her (with her mother's complicity) and stopped part way.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
10
1
DanishToenails
S3
 E3
Several rats are left behind
3 comments | Add comment
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
35 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
7
0
VoidWraith
No, but everyone is weirdly insistent that House should forgive his abusive father.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
39
No
10
0
shamwowxl
S2
 E7
House semi-jokes that a patient has been stalking him. House is annoyed
1 comment | Add comment
Is there domestic violence?
58 supporters
Add comment
Yes
42
No
11
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
51 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
12
Yes
5
No
12
Yes
69
No
6
0
shamwowxl
S2
 E13
House is given a placebo instead of a painkiller
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone abused with a belt?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Is a child abused?
77 supporters
Yes
49
No
16
2
S8
 E6
It turns out the son was molested by his father. They drop that with absolutely zero warning
3 comments | Add comment
Addiction
6
CarlaSueThompson
House is hooked on painkillers.
3 comments | Add comment
Is there addiction?
11 supporters
Yes
151
No
4
12
TheHallowedAngel
The main character, Dr Gregory House, struggles with an addiction to prescription pain medication throughout the whole show.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
64
No
8
0
shamwowxl
S1
 E13
not in the episode but it's discussed - the relative of a character
2 comments | Add comment
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
84 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
24
Does a horse die?
60 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
48
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
112 supporters
Yes
56
No
19
1
S3
 E18
A Cat dies in one episode, they found it dead at it's home days later
6 comments | Add comment
Are animals abused?
131 supporters
Yes
47
No
22
7
Traves
S3 E21. Hector, a dog who previously belonged to Wilson and his second wife, Bonnie. House ends up adopting the dog, but then getting annoyed after he destroys his things. He leaves pills out in attempt to poison him (he eats them but isn't bothered). And then seemly accidentally slams a door on his front leg, crippling him. (He doesn't show any remorse so it's unsure if it truly was an accident). Hector ends up with a limp but is otherwise okay.
5 comments | Add comment
8
kcwonder
no but there is bird fighting in one episode which could be distressing to some viewers
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
45
No
16
4
Krumpet95
Season Three "Informed Consent"
First few minutes or so, rat lovers should look away. Do not watch the start of the episode, skip to 2 minutes 30 seconds. Plot wise all you miss is the man collapsing at work:
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Dr Ezra Powell is seen to remove a rat from a cage with other rats. The rat puts up a struggle, Dr Powell says he admires the rats attempt and then injects him with a needle euthanising the rat. Its is seen lying dead. He then proceeds to do a dissection. Dr Powell becomes incapacited and a second rat takes the opportunity to eat a bit of the man.
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Same episode, Season Three "Informed Consent"
15 minutes and 40 seconds in a sequence of scenes start that are jumbled around. Each member of the team is doing different tests. In a few of the sequences Dr Cameron is searching Dr Ezra Powell's lab and is looking for anything that could help diagnose Dr Powell. She finds a biohazard bin with 6 (possibly more) dead rats and blood, they have clearly been dissected. The camera shows this on-screen, Dr Cameron then collects one of them to help Dr Powell's case. Picking one of them up and placing them in a zip lock bag. It then cuts to different members of the team doing other tests but a few seconds later Cameron is shown again in Dr Powells' lab swabbing the rat that had been euthanized at the beginning of the episode when Dr Powell collapsed. This lasts until 16 minutes and 38 seconds in

5 comments | Add comment
Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Does a cat die?
115 supporters
Yes
53
No
21
6
Traves
S3 E18 a cat dies, and its body is shown around 36mins in.
6 comments | Add comment
Does a pet die?
102 supporters
Yes
19
No
16
2
Scipnvm
S1
 E11
reason of sickness can be found out due to autopsy of a passed cat, it‘s shown for at least 1 minute straight
2 comments | Add comment
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
53
Are there spiders?
34 supporters
Yes
25
No
12
1
fran123
what episode?
3 comments | Add comment
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
9
Are there snakes?
13 supporters
Yes
33
No
12
0
shamwowxl
S1
 E21
discussed, then appears 12 mins in
1 comment | Add comment
Are there sharks?
7 supporters
Yes
0
No
13
0
postermug
S2
 E17
Just mentioned in the beginning
2 comments | Add comment
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
Yes
62
No
14
5
bnnuy
S1
 E7
A woman begins to scratch at her arm, and her skin begins to bubble as small bugs start emerging from her arm. (16:00)
10 comments | Add comment
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
Yes
29
No
4
0
S1
 E14
The patient is sedated. It is implied that the patient has consented to the medical procedure.
5 comments | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
76 supporters
Yes
20
No
12
0
wh4tw4sm1ss1ng
S2
 E2
a 30 year old doctor kisses a nine year old girl on the lips because after she says she doesnt want to die without kissing a boy
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
11
2
Dan
S3
 E12
House references how his father would give him cold baths (outside? I think) as a punishment
2 comments | Add comment
Is rape mentioned?
48 supporters
Yes
32
No
6
0
WaterloggedKazoo
House mentions being raped in prison at one point in the final season. It is unclear whether he is serious or just making a distasteful joke, but either way it could be distressing.
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
10
0
shamwowxl
S5
 E11
no one is beaten up but there is emotional bullying
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
43
No
9
2
JoyJones17
In some episodes (such as one with a prisoner on death row), they need to use restraints to keep patients down
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
61
No
22
5
Traves
Episode 12, Season 3. While it's not explicitly shown, it is mentioned. A girl come in for an STD check. When House goes to touch her, she freaks out. we find out the reason for that and her Chlamydia is that she was assaulted.

SPOILER:

she's also pregnant
17 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
5
0
S1
 E10
Patient’s mouth is held closed after she bites Foreman.
1 comment | Add comment
0
shamwowxl
S1
 E15
not fully a joke, but not delivered with particular sensitivity, it's suggested a male patient was sexually assaulted while in prison
3 comments | Add comment
2
there is a CNC scene between a husband and wife at the start of one episode.
4 comments | Add comment
Bodily Harm
Yes
61
No
8
1
mmaddie
S3
 E19
A girl starts her period very early at age 6 and attempts to shave off her pubic hair, but ends up cutting her vagina.
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
7
1
shamwowxl
S1
 E11
not visibly damaged, but broken, House slams something heavy against his hand on purpose about 22 mins in
2 comments | Add comment
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
7
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
6
Yes
115
No
4
2
illuminatemyskies
There are multiple scenes throughout the series that depicts patients struggling or failing to breathe.
9 comments | Add comment
Is there decapitation?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Is there cannibalism?
30 supporters
Yes
11
No
27
3
EffySnicket
Season 7 Episode 17 it is mentioned that a minor character is a cannibal but the cannibalism is not shown
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
15
1
Multiple episodes involve crush injuries eg s6e21 (building collapse, multiple victims) and s4e1 (building collapse, one patient dies)
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone choked?
14 supporters
Yes
13
No
5
0
shamwowxl
S3
 E11
9 mins in, a patient chokes Cameron
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
30
No
12
2
JoyJones17
In one episode, its at the beginning of the episode where a boy and his father is on a quad bike, and when the boy takes control he crashes and burns, the rest of the episode shows the burn marks on his skin
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
6
No
29
0
shamwowxl
S4
 E1
there's a building collapse, safe to assume people died (though not the person the episode focuses on)
2 comments | Add comment
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
16
No
8
2
shamwowxl
S3
 E14
abdominal surgery on a patient while she's awake - she can't feel pain but sees a tapeworm being pulled out
3 comments | Add comment
Is there amputation?
18 supporters
Yes
47
No
7
1
KnightWhoSaysNi
Season 6 Episode 22 had a very graphic scene of a woman having her leg amputated without anesthesia. In Season 2 Episode 3, a character has his hand amputated. In Season 3 Episode 10, House decides to amputate a girl's arm and leg. The girl is shown in the OR, and a scalpel is brought up to her arm, but the surgery is cancelled before it starts.
2 comments | Add comment
Does a head get squashed?
43 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
34
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
Yes
32
No
15
3
kcwonder
it's not shown, but one character hangs himself in order to donate his heart to his dying son.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
16
No
6
Are any teeth damaged?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
28
No
10
0
Many people faint, pass out, or are put under
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
54
No
10
0
S1
 E10
Mention of a broken wrist, nothing onscreen.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
102
No
7
3
clownish
idk why anyone hasnt said it yet but im 8 episodes in and so far i dont think theres been a single episode where someone doesnt have the most violent seizure or convulses in some way, shape, or form
edit: ive finshed the series and besides all the patients house has 2 seizures in total throughout the series idk abt other main characters
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2
mmaddie
S3
 E19
A girl starts her period very early at age 6 and attempts to shave off her pubic hair, but ends up cutting her vagina.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
43
No
8
0
S1
 E10
Toe is poked with a needle.
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone tortured?
63 supporters
Yes
44
No
12
3
mitzo
S2
 E22
a kid has bone marrow taken without sedation even after he revokes consent, it's shown to be incredibly painful, but the scene doesn't last very long
8 comments | Add comment
Does someone fall down stairs?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
8
Yes
24
No
11
0
shamwowxl
S4
 E10
no but a child takes a bad fall in the cold open
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
54
No
12
4
EerieNobility
Several episodes throughout the series involve medical procedures involving the eye.
11 comments | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
Yes
9
No
7
0
shamwowxl
S2
 E24
at the very end of the episode, a patient is impaled by a surgical robot
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
33
No
14
3
NateC318
I don't want to say it's excessive, in fact not at all. But many episodes have medical depictions of human anatomy, such as surgical procedures (i.e. removal of tapeworms, tumor extraction, etc). So if medical procedures aren't your thing, try to steer clear of those particular scenes. They don't last long but do skip them.
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Children
Yes
6
No
10
0
Season 6 Episode 17 - Lockdown
In this episode the hospital goes into lockdown when an infant goes missing.

SPOILERS

The infant was moved by a nurse having an absent seizure, the baby is not harmed.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
Yes
74
No
14
1
mmaddie
S2
 E22
A baby doesn’t die at first, but is found submerged in a bathtub and unresponsive. He survives, but his mother later attempts to smother him but he survives again. However, he later dies from the injuries.
8 comments | Add comment
Yes
29
No
12
3
often, by house.
3 comments | Add comment
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
6
Death
1
Mister
S3
 E7
A man hangs himself offscreen so that his son can receive his heart.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
13
No
8
0
alexishughes221
S5
 E20
Dr. Kutner dies by suicide.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
11
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
31
No
15
0
postermug
S3
 E6
Someone is presumed dead at the beginning of the episode.
5 comments | Add comment
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
Yes
26
No
10
2
used at the start of s2 ep1 around one minute In
4 comments | Add comment
3
If I'm not wrong, Houses's actor isn't disabled, but his character walks with a cane.
3 comments | Add comment
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
29
No
8
1
Ninuhh
Wilson finds House unconscious in his own vomit next to a bottle of oxycodone, but he isn’t hospitalized
3 comments | Add comment
Family
Yes
31
No
11
0
shamwowxl
S3
 E5
cold open, a robbery turns into a kidnapping briefly
3 comments | Add comment
Does a parent die?
13 supporters
Yes
63
No
11
1
clownish
adding to what the other person said, multiple parents of the very main characters pass throughout the show
7 comments | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
65
No
12
0
shamwowxl
S2
 E23
House refers vaguely to a past infidelity (he had sex with someone who was dating a friend of his)
18 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
24
0
shamwowxl
S2
 E10
not destroyed but it is taken - the child doesn't see what happened to it, we don't see the child upset
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
23
No
6
0
S1
 E10
Mentioned that a woman’s husband and baby die in a car crash
1 comment | Add comment
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
40 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
31
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
35
Are there ghosts?
7 supporters
Yes
13
No
31
5
AdrianWood
No ghosts, but many instances of characters seeing dead friends or family members. Usually, but not always, explained as being hallucinations.
4 comments | Add comment
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
26
No
11
4
astridd
there is one in the swan song + the patient in season eight episode six is a party clown and the episode begins with him performing
1 comment | Add comment
0
boredtrashbin
S6
 E7
For seasons: 1,2,3,4,5,6 (but barring s1e1 and s6e22 as they do not have proper opening credits) the theme song intro has a lake during Jennifer Morrison's credits. In season 7 and 8 there is no longer Jennifer Morrison, or a lake in the opening credits. In episode s6e7 about 23 minutes in House and WIlson are standing next to a lake and the lake is visible during a few scenes in s6e7 as the place they are staying at is ontop of the lake.
1 comment | Add comment
Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
8
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
10
Yes
47
No
9
1
JojoCharlton
Dr Cuddy cools an overheating little girl down in the shower
9 comments | Add comment
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
14
Gross
Yes
44
No
12
4
lastfuture
House wets himself in his sleep in S3E16
12 comments | Add comment
Does someone vomit?
66 supporters
Yes
163
No
45
23
shark_emoji
I made a Google Doc with warnings and timestamps for each individual episode here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hSlT_ov4WlwB3M316-DDtDrUuxPQ2-UbckIZfUKWya4
70 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
Yes
1
No
12
0
Dan
S7
 E17
Not on-screen. SPOILERS!!
a patient is revealed to have killed and eaten multiple people
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
10
No
11
1
YourLocalINTJ
I’m one scene you hear someone in the bathroom but it’s played for humor and there aren’t any gross sound effects
6 comments | Add comment
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
47
No
9
0
shamwowxl
S1
 E11
36 mins in House spits on someone
4 comments | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
37 supporters
Add comment
Yes
17
No
11
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Yes
8
No
6
1
deancoded
S3
 E6
At the beginning of the episode, a character previously assumed to be dead farts, leading to the realization that he is still alive.
1 comment | Add comment
Large-scale Violence
Yes
1
No
20
0
Mister
S6
One of the psychiatric hospital's patients became mental ill after the death of his family. It's heavily implied (in conversation only) that they were killed on 9/11.
1 comment | Add comment
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
19 supporters
Yes
5
No
20
1
S1
 E10
No copaganda, but since this is the only cop related trigger I can find, there is multiple instances of police brutality in this episode.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
9
No
5
0
boredtrashbin
In s2e1, the team treats a patient on death row;

(SPOILERS: throughout the s3 tritter arc house has the possibility of being sent to prison; in s4e5 it is revealed Wilson was in jail overnight when he met House; throughout most of s7, Thirteen is missing and this is later revealed in s7e18 that she spent a large amount of that time in prison; the first episode of s8 is entirely set in prison)
2 comments | Add comment
LGBTQ+
2
Dan
S2
 E13
(Spoilers) While no dead-naming occurs, a patient is misgendered as it is discovered that she is intersex
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
22
No
8
6
Dan
S2
 E13
(Spoilers) While no slurs are used, a patient is misgendered as it is discovered that she is intersex
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
11
Yes
10
No
6
0
S1
 E15
In the episode Mob Rules, House outs a patient as gay to his brother.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
14
No
9
0
shamwowxl
S5
 E15
it's implied that if 13 and Foreman stayed together she would cheat on him with a woman
2 comments | Add comment
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
9
Medical
Yes
33
No
10
0
boredtrashbin
in s3e11, it is used to remove a patient's memory and in s6e20, a patient mentions having undergone electroshock therapy during conversion therapy
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
170
No
4
6
CarlaSueThompson
It's a medical show.
18 comments | Add comment
1
KnightWhoSaysNi
House is in a mental hospital for the first two episodes of Season 6.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
209
No
2
6
PoppyS
This is a show about hospitals
2 comments | Add comment
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
6
Yes
83
No
22
3
NobodyOwens
Various patients end up with cancer and a main character is an oncologist
15 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
21
No
9
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
4
Yes
58
No
8
3
Scipnvm
S1
 E14
SPOILER:
Self harm scars and wounds are discovered on a patient. A few episodes prior, House is shown breaking his own hand because he has to stay clean from his medication.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
6
No
11
1
House is extremely autistic-coded (in one episode he is even stated to be autistic though that is taken back quickly) and he is very much like the stereotypical unemphatetic autist who doesn't care about anyone else.

However in the episode Lines in the Sand (the one where House is heavily implied to be autistic) House is very sympathetic towards an autistic patient, and explains to Cameron how she's being ableist towards the child. The episode portrays the kid's autism well if you ask me and the autistic traits Wilson notices in House are also accurate.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
22
No
7
0
RogueValor
S4
 E4
Physical disorder causes psychological problems. The patient does fight/struggle during treatment due to this.
2 comments | Add comment
2
S8
 E7
Alters were more a plot device than actual defined characters. Much doesn't make sense when you think back on it. Includes the dangerous alter trope. There are some things that are accurate, like how different alters can have different health conditions, or they present differently depending on the alter.
2 comments | Add comment
1
Mister
S5
 E12
A patient tries to kill himself twice due to chronic pain.
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
28
No
6
1
shamwowxl
S5
 E7
when House is trying to kill the mosquito, it's a dream
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
13
No
3
0
TooCoolForFrogJail
S2
 E18
woman is so upset by the sounds in her house and head that she essentially has a panic attack and continuously hits her head against a wall, can very much be interpreted as sensory overload leading to a meltdown
1 comment | Add comment
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
Yes
18
No
8
2
TooCoolForFrogJail
S2
 E18
episode opens with the sound of dripping water
2 comments | Add comment
Is there ABA therapy?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Is there body dysphoria?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
6
Yes
32
No
10
3
kcwonder
body dysmorphia is never discussed but there are two patients with eating disorders so it stands to reason that they probably experience body dysmorphia
2 comments | Add comment
1
shamwowxl
S2
 E22
not quite but a patient is suicidal and says "I don't want to live" and turns down treatment for cancer - episode is ambiguous about what happens after
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
42
No
7
0
ixkoals
S2
 E19
It's distressing but I don't know if it'd class as an anxiety attack, the main patient is sure that 'God knows the way' and he doesn't need treatment.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
45
No
7
3
PoppyS
Patients go into MRIs and other machines
5 comments | Add comment
4
SenMithrarin
The episodes “Control” and “half wit” involve eating disorders. In “The Softer Side” House makes himself vomit for non ED reasons, when Wilson confronts him on this he sarcastically says “you caught me, I’m bulimic, but don’t I look good in these pants?” There’s a male anorexic in Broken who House intentionally triggers.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
25
No
12
2
kcwonder
there is no autism specific physical abuse but house makes some ableist comments that could be categorised as verbal abuse
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TheHallowedAngel
Major spoilers follow-

In the episode “Simple Explanation" (05x20) a reoccurring main character, Lawrence Kutner, is found dead in his apartment after killing himself. Gunshot wound to the head, to be specific.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
24 supporters
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Yes
11
No
5
Yes
7
No
7
0
boredtrashbin
Not full scenes but there a few clips with characters underwater in a pool:
s1e19 short clip at the beginning before title
s3e1 short clip at beginning before title again
s7e16 house jumps in a pool
there could be others but those are the only ones i remember
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Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
36
No
7
0
S1
 E15
Multiple scenes where a baby cries, the baby is threatened to get it to stop.
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Is there shakey cam?
27 supporters
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Yes
24
No
11
Is there screaming?
10 supporters
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Yes
23
No
3
0
clownish
at least once maybe twice a season house has some sort of mental crisis and most of the time when it's getting worse and people around him who care force him to talk to them it usually ends with house lashing out and yelling at them as when this happened with cuddy for example he grabs her and pushes her against a wall as well
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3
illuminatemyskies
Season 1 Episode 10 starts with major flashing lights in a Rave scene. Big epilepsy warning.
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Paranoia
0
S1
 E14
Dr House checks in on a sleeping patient and observes her as he realises something.
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Yes
2
No
15
0
EthanKoa
Last episode of season one, the very end scene.

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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
Yes
10
No
12
0
shamwowxl
S5
 E11
no but it's thought to be
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Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
Yes
49
No
12
1
shamwowxl
S2
 E17
opening scene, teacher goes into labor
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Are there abortions?
16 supporters
Yes
39
No
14
1
KnightWhoSaysNi
Off screen in Season 1 Episode 19.
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0
S1
 E15
There is a baby.
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Does someone miscarry?
19 supporters
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Yes
35
No
12
Yes
34
No
12
0
shamwowxl
S5
 E11
the main patient dies shortly after giving birth due to eclampsia
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
39 supporters
Yes
65
No
8
5
EerieNobility
Several fat patients are made fun of throughout the series, as well as jokes made about various characters getting fat. S1E16, "Heavy", and S3E06, "Que Será Será", both deal heavily in this.
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EerieNobility
Several female characters are joked about as "secretly being a man". In S2E13, "Skin Deep", an intersex woman finds out she is intersex with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome and is frequently referred to as "actually a man" and "both male and female". In S5E16, "The Softer Side", a young intersex boy is referred to as "both a boy and a girl" "a h*she" and a freak by the team despite identifying as male. Despite this, once told his actual biological state, Thirteen still tells him to go with what feels right on identity. In S6E17, "Knight Fall", House brings a trans woman sex worker to a date to attempt to unnerve Wilson's date, though she is not directly misgendered she is still treated as abnormal.
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Does the black guy die first?
20 supporters
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Yes
1
No
37
Yes
43
No
9
3
S1
 E15
One of the characters is talking to his brother and is questioning if he is a "f**". The word is said at 39:27.
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3
EerieNobility
The titular character often uses antisemitic remarks when belittling Taub, a Jewish doctor. House often incorporates various forms of bigotry when belittling the people around him, and the antisemitic remarks are only made when speaking directly to/about Taub.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
26 supporters
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Yes
15
No
11
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
46
No
8
6
EerieNobility
The titular character often uses bigoted speech when belittling those around him. Additionally, various patients or patients' families can be seen to occasionally engage in it.
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Yes
9
No
12
2
clownish
besides the asexual episode (I'll agree the aphobia is pretty bad but the characters are shown being proud of who they are at least) the show is definitely lgbtq friendly with even a main character representing and that one time house and wilson pretended to be a gay couple and almost got married, also things like race, religion etc are topics in the show and majority of houses team are never just "all american" beside house himself who the actor hugh laurie himself very clearly is british if you take one look at anything he's done in the past
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Yes
35
No
11
2
roseatespoonbill
VERY MUCH SPOILERS: One of the main characters is explicitly bisexual and has a terminal illness that will eventually kill them. Another main character is subtextually queer and is given a short time to live by the end of the show.
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2
Nate2020
House is physically disabled and makes self deprecating jokes regarding this, including describing himself as crippled. Some other characters also make jokes regarding his disability but not generally in antognistic ways.
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Are there n-words?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
31
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
Yes
38
No
9
12
roseatespoonbill
S8
 E9
There's an episode in which House doesn't believe in asexuality and bets Wilson it's a medical issue for one partner and the other is lying because she wants to stay with her husband. He is proven right.
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Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Relationships
Yes
19
No
13
3
roseatespoonbill
S2
 E2
One of the doctors is talked into giving a nine year old cancer patient a (dry, no tongue, brief) kiss because she wants to "kiss a boy" before she dies. Nothing really comes of it, but it's indicated to be part of her "living her life" better than everyone around her since she's got about a year left.
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Religious
Yes
15
No
3
1
shamwowxl
S4
 E2
House bullying a Mormon into drinking
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Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Sex
Yes
51
No
8
0
shamwowxl
S5
 E5
in the opening scene
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Yes
80
No
8
0
Ninuhh
House, mostly talking about Cuddy and usually straight to her face.
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Are there nude scenes?
29 supporters
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Yes
4
No
10
Is there bestiality?
57 supporters
Yes
1
No
16
0
shamwowxl
S4
 E10
it's alluded to but not actually seen/done
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Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
Yes
7
No
6
1
S1
 E20
In the episode Love Hurts the patient is a sub in a BDSM relationship and his dom is with him the whole episode. It is also revealed that Chase is into BDSM and House makes jokes about it towards him.
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1
Mister
S2
A patient in her mid teens is revealed to have lost her virginity prior to the events of the episode. It indirectly leads to the condition that brings her to the hospital.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
63 supporters
Yes
47
No
13
5
Solou
Season 1 (maybe 2?) has a single episode of an underage model. It's handled absolutely terribly and is triggering
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Sexism
0
shamwowxl
S2
 E5
mildly in the opening scene
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Sickness
Yes
24
No
7
0
clownish
many patients stroke throughout the show including children but i don't think the main characters ever do if that's what you'd be worried about
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3
Pantalones
It is a medical show with a wide cast of chronic illnesses. House himself has chronic pain and a limp. Some patients have diseases like cancer, ALS, lupus, and other chronic mental and physical conditions.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
13
No
8
0
Markmymake
Main character foreman's mother is inferred to have memory problems similar to alzheimers or dementia.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
12
No
4
1
Avee
S8
Recurring theme of season 8
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Social
Yes
19
No
7
0
boredtrashbin
None of the main characters, but some patients are (eg s1e10 and s8e10) and wilson's brother danny wilson is homeless, but never seen on-screen.
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Yes
8
No
10
4
S3
 E17
The episode "Fetal Position" has often been described as an anti-abortion piece. In the episode a pregnant woman and her unborn child are in critical condition and need a lifesaving operation. House is at first incredulous over the concept of saving the fetus, convinced that an abortion will be the only solution. However, after getting a look at the fetus while it is being operated on, he changes his mind and notably starts referring to the child as a baby in front of its mother (up to now he only used the term "fetus") and becomes optimistic about its chances of surviving to full term.
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Are there fat suits?
18 supporters
Yes
10
No
6
2
season 3 episode 6 “que sera sera” is about a 600 pound man and it is done very insensitively.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
8
No
13
0
shamwowxl
S2
 E19
existence of god
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
22
No
13
Are there end credit scenes?
20 supporters
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0
No
8
Yes
42
No
10
4
AdrianWood
The show as a whole: YMMV but probably, it's arguably better described as bittersweet. For individual episodes/plotlines/characters, definitely and often.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
54
No
12
3
Nate2020
There is a bus crash at one point that leads to a supporting character dying.
12 comments | Add comment
Yes
21
No
8
0
shamwowxl
S2
 E20
cold open
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
4
No
29
0
iluvdata
in s03e18 "Airborne", the episode takes place in a commercial airplane, and turbulence occurs when House is about to attempt a lumbar puncture. the plane does not crash though.

in s04e02 "The Right Stuff", before the opening credits the patient, who is a military pilot, apparently crashes during a flight, but it is quickly revealed to have been only a simulated flight.
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Yes
33
No
10
0
BrendaMoe
Close call Season 4 ep. 3
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
37
Is there blood/gore?
44 supporters
Yes
108
No
8
1
PoppyS
Surgeries are shown
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
24
No
14
0
shamwowxl
S3
 E24
nearly - the cold open is a water rescue
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Yes
43
No
7
3
TheHallowedAngel
Major spoilers follow- In “No Reason" (02x24), Gregory House is shot twice. One bullet hits him in the stomach and the another grazes his neck.
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