want a better anagram for gregory house? “huge ego, sorry”.

 

housemd1Some humorless jerk at Videogum wrote a list titled The 5 most Ridiculous Things About House M.D. Because I love House, here’s a point-by-point rebuttal!

1. Point: Dr. House is racist, sexist, and homophobic.

Counterpoint: House isn’t any of those things. He just says racist, sexist, and homophobic things to rile people up. (Also, they misspelled “sexist” as “sexiest”. Freudian slip, HMMMM??)

2. Point: Dr. House plays electric guitar and drives a motorcycle.

Counterpoint: Would it be less ridiculous if played a ukulele and drove a Smart Car?

3. Point: Dr. House is a drug addict who stole from a pharmacy and faked a brain tumor, but everyone enables him because he’s such a great doctor.

Counterpoint: Yes, the show would be so much more interesting if he was a sober, mediocre doctor who never broke rules and got along with everyone. You should pitch this idea to ABC! I hear they recently cancelled some other “ridiculous” shows.

4. Point: Dr. House is always trying to kill people in order to prove that his diagnosis was right.

Counterpoint: Has the author ever actually watched this show?? This has never happened.

5. Point: In the House-verse, Dr. Gregory House is VERY FAMOUS.

Counterpoint: House isn’t famous to the general public. Only to other doctors, and at least part of that is the infamy that comes from being almost universally reviled.

Was the author of this list born without a sense of humor and suspension of disbelief, or did they have it surgically removed? If we wanted coldly realistic medical dramas, advertising would be going for a premium on The Surgery Channel, and ER wouldn’t have lasted almost 20 seasons. (Admittedly, only the first 6 or 7 were really good.)

Also, House is bone-able, and for that reason alone I’ll leave my Tuesday nights free for him. Everyone loves caustic jerks who don’t give a fuck and don’t care who knows it. On teevee anyway; in real life, not so much.

Look, you’re certainly free to dislike teevee shows I like. But would it be too much to ask that you come up with actual reasons? As opposed to pulling a lot of stuff out of your ass that reeks of a hopelessly dorky teenager trying to desperately to convince him- or herself that the thing that all the cool kids are into really sucks; and I know it, therefore I am cool! It’s just sad.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dolly
    Feb 02, 2009 @ 20:29:41

    haha fuckin’ right, baby! I’d do him six ways to Sunday.

  2. Laura
    Aug 22, 2009 @ 15:09:37

    hahahahahha… I was watching House online and interrupted to check something on the web… then I find this post by chance. It’s so funny! I also love House… What wouldn’t i do with that sexy jerk?

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