It stars Hugh Laurie, who is a very familiar face to anyone who's a fan of British comedy. He plays a brilliant but ornery American doctor named Gregory House. He works at a walk-in clinic that is a part of Princeton University and solves incredibly complicated cases. It would appear that Laurie learned a thing or two from Rowan Atkinson during his years on "Black Adder", because House is a master of the rejoinder. The dialogue is half the fun of the show, so I've posted a few below.
Dr. Cameron: You want me to tell a man whose wife is about to die that she may have cheated on him?And finally, in an address to people sitting in the waiting room of the clinic, House offers his services:
Dr. House: No, I want you to be polite and let her die.
Dan's Father: How can you just sit there?
Dr. House: Well, if I eat standing up, I spill.
Dr. Cameron: Men should grow up.
Dr. House: Yeah. And dogs should stop licking themselves. It's not gonna happen.
Dr. Foreman: I think your argument is specious.
Dr. House: I think your tie is ugly.
Dr. Chase: You must be joking.
Dr. House: Well, hard not to. Nothing's funnier than cancer.
Dr. Wilson: Did your pager really just go off or are you ditching the conversation?
Dr. House: Why can't both be true?
Dr. House: But not to worry, because for most of you, this job could be done by a monkey with a bottle of Motrin. Speaking of which, if you're particularly annoying, you may see me reach for this: this is Vicodin. It's mine! You can't have any! And no, I do not have a pain management problem, I have a pain problem... but who knows? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm too stoned to tell. So, who wants me?