Interesting Observation on That Pesky ‘House M.D.’ Character

by on March 6, 2011

in Entertainment

House MDIf you follow my site, you know I had knee surgery a few weeks back.  One of the side affects from the surgery is that I’m now using a cane temporarily during the healing process.  When you’re using a cane, you become attuned to all the canes around you and other places.  For me, after starting to use the cane, I had settled into the couch to watch House on Fox.

It took me all of about 5 seconds before I started laughing pretty hard after starting up the episode of House.

As we all know, House pushes the boundaries of his social and working environments.  And as I’ve discovered, I think Hugh Laurie, who plays Gregory House, he’s been taking a back-handed shot at an established medical practice on cane usage!

He’s been getting away with one subtle rule of cane use all these years and I never knew it…  since I’ve been using the cane every doctor has said to me while using the cane on the same side of the lame leg, “Don’t peg-leg it!”

Apparently you’re supposed to use the cane on the opposite side from the leg that’s bummed.  LOL, what a wonderfully insidious little trick Hugh Laurie has been pulling on us all these years.

At least that’s my presumption!  Those pesky people behind House on Fox!!!  I love it.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

D. March 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

The strange things that stick with you! No worries a’tall, and best of luck with a quick recuperation. (As typed whilst watching yesterday’s House; timing, always timing.)

Bruce Simmons March 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

“a bit of a masochist, for those of us who like understatements.”

LOL, well put D. And I must have missed the episode where he dissed the peg-legging, or it never sunk in. At least not until now, as I hobble around myself.

Thanks for the pointer/reminder.

D. March 8, 2011 at 10:47 am

As I recall, that was referenced during one of House’s earlier seasons; he was called out as making his own situation worse for himself via the aforementioned ‘peg-legging’. (For the life of me I can’t recall what his response was, but doubtless it was acerbic.) At any rate, he definitely does it intentionally. The character’s a bit of a masochist, for those of us who like understatements.

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