No new episode of House until January 25, but if you watch your cartoons, you’ve probably seen Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) on another show Wednesday, albeit an animated one.
Laurie lent his voice on the Family Guy episode “Business Guy” this week, and while he was only on a few scenes and said only a few lines, it was dead on, and his scenes were among the funniest on the episode.
“My methods are a little unorthodox, Mr. Griffin,” he tells Peter, after throwing a book explicitly titled Rulebook out the window. A little exaggerated and overt, but that’s kind of the thing with Family Guy. It’s not the first time the Brit made a guest appearance on the show.
On the episode, Peter’s father-in-law Carter suffered a heart attack and was sent to (I presume) Princeton Plainsboro hospital under the care of House. Carter went into a coma, and the first thing House did was to punch him just to see that he wasn’t faking it.
House made more appearances throughout the episode, giving Peter advice on running the company and later he was revealed to be the guy in the swamp monster suit. Scooby Doo, anyone?
In fact, Laurie wasn’t the only popular television character on the cartoon closer. Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, who plays Sheldon and Leonard on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory also appear as their characters. Both Family Guy and House are on Fox.
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