Hugh Laurie's message to Huddy fans: 'Buckle up!'

huddy-kissImage Credit: Kevin Perkins/Gaz Shirley/PacificCoastNews.comHard as it is to imagine, next season on House, Doc Crankypants may be—gasp!—happy. At least happy-ish. In fact, in the premiere, we’ll see him smiling, laughing, and canoodling on the beach with at-long-last ladylove Cuddy. Clearly this can mean only one thing: The relationship is doomed, right? “I don’t think [so], necessarily,” Hugh Laurie tells me. “But let’s face it, neither of these characters has a clean license.

“‘Buckle up,’” he adds, “would be my advice.”

Lisa Edelstein, who plays House’s significant other, shares her costar’s trepidation. “I was terrified of saying ‘I love you,’” she admits. “But I think that in the final scene of season 6, Cuddy makes it clear that she’s ready to go for it.”

Laurie is ready too, weird as it may feel to him. “Even the appearance of happiness [in House] has taken some getting used to,” he says. “I had a week of happiness training before the season started up, and I’m whistling more than usual.”

Is his small-screen counterpart whistling more than he did, say, when he was with Sela Ward’s Stacy? “I’ve always thought of House as a romantic, and I don’t think romantics are much given to comparing,” Laurie demurs. “But speaking as a friend of House, he seems to be attracted to strong women. He likes to get as good as he gives—and I mean that in as many senses as are suitable for a family readership.”

Your thoughts? Can Huddy make it work? Or is the beginning of their romance the end of House as we know (and love) it? Sound off below!

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  • ranger99

    I think that it is the naural progression of the storyline on HOUSE. The typical “HOUSE GETS PATIENT, PATIENT ALMOST DIES, HOUSE SAVES PATIENT, HOUSE TORMENTS EVERYONE” is getting pretty stale!

    • k

      youre sooo wrong, do you even watch house?!

      • rubynick

        ranger99 is pretty much right on. That happens in every single episode. And I watched five and a half seasons of it. So I guess I am a bit of an expert on the subject.

      • marsha

        Yeah, actually it would seem that it’s you who doesn’t watch House. Ranger 99 is spot on about a typical House episode.

    • Teresa

      I agree with Ranger99. It’s BORING as hell these past few years. But seasons 1 thru 3 were awesome IMO.

    • dave joyner

      i agree with ranger99 it is the natural progression,house needs to be happy, at least for a little while,he;s my fav. char. on tv nd seeing him miserable all the time,gets old. change is inevitable.

    • Gail Morehouse

      House will never get stale…he saves patients because he is a great doc…that’s what the show is about!!!!!! and his co stars are also great…Love You House Keep going strong!!!!

      • Chloe

        True but what was fun and interesting THIS past season was we saw a different House – a House with feelings and emotions. We saw him interact more humanely to his friends and even the patients. THAT is what broadened the Disease of The Week storylines.

      • Shelly

        I agree it’s time to change things up a little for House. I don’t think I could have watched another whole season of him popping vicodin. It’s the challenge for the writers of the show to allow House to be happy and still create a “mix-up” with the rest of his crew. He can still be outspoken, even if he’s happy. I’m just excited to see where this goes!

    • marlowe32

      You forgot a step in the format: patient almost dies and then House has a revelatory moment while talking to Wilson and runs (okay, limps really fast) to the patient’s room to save his life.

    • Bruins061766

      Ranger99 the only thing you forgot was 13 saying that the Diagnosis is Autoimmune I swear that is the only illness she knows

      • Rammkatze

        LOL That’s the same Cameron saw as an immunologist. Foreman allways sees neurological. Only chase seems to come up with different ideas (and has, on occasion, solved the case instead of House). House said himself that when you get a sick patient, the cardiologist will say it’s a heart problem, the oncologist will say it’s cancer, and so forth. :P

      • Layin low

        True…that or Lupus

    • Chloe

      Ignore “K”‘s comments. Ranger is spot on. EVERY show’s characters have to move forward within the storylines. Even Kirk and Spock’s characters grew on the TV show and in the movies.

    • cpl

      HOUSE NEEDS TO EVOLVE IN THE NATURAL PROGRESSION OF LIFE. HIS PERPETUAL UNHAPPINESS IS A DISORDER!

      SOMEONE NEEDS TO CURE IT. NOW HE IS THE PATIENT OF LIFE…

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    • brasilfreak

      First, I have to say that Hugh Laurie is brilliant. Second, the show’s success is at least 90% Laurie. So, I don’t really care about the storyline as long as Mr Laurie get a chance to show his talent. I wish House could turn into a blow up comedy. love when he play gigs, like in a sketch.
      So, producers, what make the show boring is when like last season u waste various episodes On Taub subjects. Extremely boring. Nobody who sees House turns on to see taub’s issues.Very boring. Chase is more interesting, and I think u could transfer the drug issues to him. well just thoughts.
      Focus on Gregory House writers!Give Hugh the opportunity to please us.
      bye

      • Irene

        I agree. The Taub story arc was getting me ticked off. It’s rather dull, in my opinion, and a Chase one would be m,ore interesting. But now that there’s finally some real Huddy in the show, I hope they actually focus a bit on that and not ignore it to focus on Thirteen and the reason for her ‘vacation.’

  • ranger99

    I think that it is the naural progression of the storyline on HOUSE. The typical “HOUSE GETS PATIENT, PATIENT ALMOST DIES, HOUSE SAVES PATIENT, HOUSE TORMENTS EVERYONE” is getting pretty stale!

    • k

      youre sooo wrong, do you even watch house?!

      • rubynick

        ranger99 is pretty much right on. That happens in every single episode. And I watched five and a half seasons of it. So I guess I am a bit of an expert on the subject.

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      • marsha

        Yeah, actually it would seem that it’s you who doesn’t watch House. Ranger 99 is spot on about a typical House episode.

      • Eldon

        me and my girlfriend are loyal House watchers. More me then her. I have watched every single episode and more then once that I could tell you the whole episode within the first 10 seconds or it. most of the time less.besides being entertaining and funny, it is a bit educational. enough that i will actually look up on my own what the disease is and more about it. people will say the show is repetitive, but what show isnt? CSI is the most watch show on earth right now with what like 2 other branch offs (NY and Miami) and it is tha same way. House FOREVER!!!

      • Houserocks

        All of these whinners about House’s
        staliness funny you are still watching. This is like eating a whole meal,licking the plate and complaining that the food was bad!Get Real!! House Rocks attitude and all!!

    • Angelo

      Yes, we know the formula is the same. But in case you don’t watch the show, what we’re watching is the interaction between the Drs: House and Cuddy, House and everyone, relationships, smart ass and funny comments to patients.

      • jason

        you seem like you watch the show. me my-self haven’t missed a show yet. question for you thou is have u thought or had any questions that maybe he is imaging that they kissed again like last season. because he rips off medecine cabinets is about to take some pills then she walks in and stops him. i was just wondering and since u seem to watch the show i wanted ( or really need ) ur suggestion because no-one i know really watches House enough to comment on it. thanks……

    • anon

      But that’s basically what happens in hospitals… you get a patient and you have to treat them, then you get another patient, and so on and so forth. How else can they change it about?

      • Sara

        I disagree, a bit. Procedurals very much follow a procedure. Case is presented, dead identified, suspects identified, guest stars introduced, first 1-2 suspects don’t pan out, in the end the one guest star you recognize is the murderer.

        *

        I actually sort of like the derivations from formula that House made this past season, though I may be the only one. :)

      • Ron

        In the beginning of the final episode House has a bloodied hand. Then the flash -back begins. At the end of the episode his hand is not bloodied. Did anyone notice this? I think his love affair with Cuddy is indeed a hallucination due to this discrepancy. Anyone?

    • Teresa

      I agree with Ranger99. It’s BORING as hell these past few years. But seasons 1 thru 3 were awesome IMO.

      • Amy

        The reason 1 thru 3 were awesome: Duh! It was new, and good gawd, it wasn’t ER! And I am sorry, I like a doctor who is willing to be that sarcastic bad bottom if he can get the job done in a “week” when it can take years in a normal world!

    • Bruins061766

      Ranger99 the only thing you forgot was 13 saying that the Diagnosis is Autoimmune I swear that is the only illness she knows

      • Layin low

        True…that or Lupus

    • brasilfreak

      First, I have to say that Hugh Laurie is brilliant. Second, the show’s success is at least 90% Laurie. So, I don’t really care about the storyline as long as Mr Laurie get a chance to show his talent. I wish House could turn into a blow up comedy. love when he play gigs, like in a sketch.
      So, producers, what make the show boring is when like last season u waste various episodes On Taub subjects. Extremely boring. Nobody who sees House turns on to see taub’s issues.Very boring. Chase is more interesting, and I think u could transfer the drug issues to him. well just thoughts.
      Focus on Gregory House writers!Give Hugh the opportunity to please us.
      bye

      • Irene

        I agree. The Taub story arc was getting me ticked off. It’s rather dull, in my opinion, and a Chase one would be m,ore interesting. But now that there’s finally some real Huddy in the show, I hope they actually focus a bit on that and not ignore it to focus on Thirteen and the reason for her ‘vacation.’

    • Sean

      You forgot the stare!

    • kevin

      who cares? at least it’s interesting. at least millions of people think that way. if it’s getting boring to you then stop watching. no hard feelings ;)

  • ythu

    Hugh Laurie also said “Please cancel True Blood”.

    • Emily Antonia

      ythu, Every time I scroll down to comment on just about every article I read lately I see you being a moron and saying “cancel true blood” even when true blood is not in any way, shape, or form related to the article above. Shut up and stay on topic. I mean who wastes their time just randomly commenting to cancel a show? If you hate that much why even bother? PATHETIC.

      • mee!

        can it emily!

      • Paula

        You are so right!! hahahaha Your comment was very funny! hahaha. I can’t stop laughing!!

        :)

      • Jersey Jeff

        Sadly, the posting software for these comment boards isn’t as smart as the old fashioned news reader software used for usenet boards nearly 20 years ago. You could simply set them to ignore a one-note, off-topic, obsessed poster like ythu, and never have to see their posts again.

    • Jacki

      True blood sucks -low buget crude- and as one who has been in and out of hospitals for a year – everyone starts to look the same – at least House give you a clue of how they are – of course without his skills – just his sarcasa.

      • Ian

        What a sand vag.

  • ythu

    Hugh Laurie also said “Please cancel True Blood”.

    • Liz

      LOL! Those are the two smartest & entertaining show right now!

      • samy

        True Blood is smart and not as predictable like so many ather shows..

    • Emily Antonia

      ythu, Every time I scroll down to comment on just about every article I read lately I see you being a moron and saying “cancel true blood” even when true blood is not in any way, shape, or form related to the article above. Shut up and stay on topic. I mean who wastes their time just randomly commenting to cancel a show? If you hate that much why even bother? PATHETIC.

      • Paula

        You are so right!! hahahaha Your comment was very funny! hahaha. I can’t stop laughing!!

        :)

      • Jersey Jeff

        Sadly, the posting software for these comment boards isn’t as smart as the old fashioned news reader software used for usenet boards nearly 20 years ago. You could simply set them to ignore a one-note, off-topic, obsessed poster like ythu, and never have to see their posts again.

    • lyn

      hugh is as cute as my faverite movie star clint eastwood

  • Joanne

    “He likes to get as good as he gives — and I mean that in as many senses as are suitable for a family readership”

    ROFL. Gotta love him.

    • lilian

      Second that!

      • Judy

        third that!! I think it would be great if it lasts

      • mee!!!!!

        fourth that!!!!

      • Paula

        Fifth that!!!

      • M

        Sixth that!!! (Let’s make this a long list?)

      • Sue

        seventh that!

      • Susan

        Oh,yeah…They need each other.I love the plot twist w/Cuddy…

  • Joanne

    “He likes to get as good as he gives — and I mean that in as many senses as are suitable for a family readership”

    ROFL. Gotta love him.

    • Liz

      Everyone must love Hugh Laurie!
      And please please PLEASE, make Huddy work!!! They will have many things to deal with, but with House, it can be fun! It won’t be boring, that’s for sure! :)

      • Chris

        Ah come on now! Of course it can work. I think hugh is most definitely clever enough to make it both work AND keep it constantly fresh. Im sure there will be enough drama to keep us on the edge! Give the man some cred! ;)

      • Brian Adlington

        House and Cuddy can work, sure they’ll lock horns all the time because House can never, ever back down, but that’ll just make him scheme harder.

      • AuntieD

        Chris, it’s not Hugh Laurie, it’s the writers

    • lilian

      Second that!

      • Judy

        third that!! I think it would be great if it lasts

      • mee!!!!!

        fourth that!!!!

      • Paula

        Fifth that!!!

      • M

        Sixth that!!! (Let’s make this a long list?)

      • secularist

        i dont think it would last. not as long as we think. i think the show will go pretty stale if they do work out. its exciting now because well he is going threw his own personal turmoil is inner turmoil. so i think what the writers will do is have them last for a little bit, break it off and at the end of the series have them get back together. but all you also have to realize this show is largely based on Sherlock Holmes largely inspired by it. so tell me this does Sherlock have a wife??

      • Sue

        seventh that!

      • moore209

        Eight that!

      • Gaby

        i was gonna say nineth that but it sounded quite little…
        so… c’mon just please make it last!!!! we’ve been waiting for this for too lon g for it to be a short thing!

      • Susan

        Oh,yeah…They need each other.I love the plot twist w/Cuddy…

    • greenman

      10th that!!!!!!!!1

      • maggie

        11th that!

  • millie

    what does he mean by that comment “get as good as he gives”?

    • Johnification

      I’ll tell you when you’re older.

      • Joanne

        HAHAHAHA.

      • Simmy

        You made me laugh out loud! Thx. hahaa

      • M.Hansen

        “He likes to get as good as he gives—and I mean that in as many senses as are suitable for a family readership.” Holy smokes, Hugh. You’re killin’ me here! Huddy needs to throw on some Barry White and GET BUSY for them, and for us. Sheesh!

    • tzikeh

      Think hard.

      And by that, I mean think *hard*.

      • Cat

        That’s what she said!

        Oh..oops, ‘family readership’, huh. Haha

    • jw.

      “get as good as he gives”? The imagery that comes along with that sentence is just… Those two are so freakin’ hot together. Can’t wait to see what they serve up to us in season seven. Comments like these are making it harder to wait.

  • Zing

    This line kills me: He likes to get as good as he gives — and I mean that in as many senses as are suitable for a family readership.

    Hugh is such a Huddy. I also love the fact that he says their relationship is not necessarily doomed to fail. Is it September yet?

    • FunnyBrit

      Word, Zing. The end.

    • MikeC

      I disagree that Hugh is a “Huddy.” He has to sell “Huddy” because that’s what TPTB are determined to give us, and that’s all Ausiello bothers asking about these days. What else can Hugh possibly say? There are a lot of people who are not on board with this at all; it’s his job to try and sell it to us so the show can regain some of their lost viewers.

      And YES to Ausiello’s question about whether this “romance” (and I use that word lightly) has been the beginning of the end for this show. It is unrecognizable now.

      • Bubbles

        Word, MikeC. HL would never dis the ship. He is a producer now so who knows maybe he was all for H/Cuddy too.

        A whistling House? Unrecognizable indeed. *shudders*

      • layla

        whistling house exists since the begining or did you miss season 2? he whistles and sings when he’s happy. happened with stacy and when he thought he and cuddy slept together in S5.

      • Sun

        MikeC- Just reminding you that HL IS a part of TPTB & therefore IS a part of the decision making. If HL wasn’t a Huddy, there wouldn’t BE any Huddy exploration. Storylines are no longer forced on him. He is one of the show runners.

      • CARISSA

        disagree

  • Belle

    So looking forward to seeing these two bringing this complicated relationship to our TV screens. Bring it on I say! (LOL at HL’s comments as well this guy can not help being funny bless him).

    • Chloe

      An “honest to goodness” ADULT relationship….on TV. WOW. Can’t wait.

  • mel

    The show has lost the plot for years now (since the ‘strike’ season with the idiotic way they got the new team).

    The only way I’ll watch the show is if they reunite Hugh with Stephen Fry for an arc!

    • Pop Culture Bystander

      And during the diagnosis scenes, each doctor can have a turn saying “I ‘ave a cunning plan”.

      • Geoff

        I think that would just about make my life.

      • Billy

        Oh, hell yea! Black Adder ftw!

      • mel

        Well, to be even, why not bring Jason Alexander on and reprise the “I’m full with the risotto” scene with Lisa…

    • ted

      “That diagnosis is balls!”

    • Jazzerjax

      Puleese…….!

    • Margaret

      Oh my God that would be the best day of my life. Thank you!!!!

  • Peter

    Hugh is not only the best actor on TV, he is clearly one of the most intelligent ones. I´m looking forward to see how his relationship with Cuddy plays out. I´m sure it will be interesting to watch.

  • Jess

    OMG EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this makes me so happy

    • SANTEE

      ~ME TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~ LOL

      • Jennifer, CMA

        ~~ ME THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :=) CAN’T WAIT TIL SEPTEMBER!!

    • Nelson

      I am pretty much upset that there are no plans for DVD. I am a big fan of Cher but I just could not aforfd to go to Vegas, so I hoped to see the show on DVD. Even more disappointing is that I read it is Cher herself who is against to releasing the show on DVD. I donb4t understand this.VA:F [1.9.15_1155]please wait…VA:F [1.9.15_1155](from 0 votes)

  • EmilyC

    I think this is going to be a really interesting season. We’ll get to see a new side of House which we’ve only seen glimpses of before. The show would be too predictable if House just continued to be the same grumpy miserable person for 6 years without anything new happening in his life. The medical mysteries are an important part, but are not enough to sustain the interest of the viewers for 6-7 seasons. And yaaay for Hugh Laurie being a Huddy!!

    • Chloe

      SO TOTALLY AGREE!!

      Hugh is a “Huddy” because let’s face it – Lisa E is one beautiful woman! And what’s nice about this – they both are “AGE APPROPRIATE” for each other. Makes it believable.

      • Mandai

        I did Jenny Craig some years ago and after four months on the prgroam I got sick of their food. It is a limited menu but some things were good like the cakes, pancakes with veggie sausage, cheesecurls, and the chicken sandwich.

  • M

    Why to come here and tell how the show **cks? There are several other places where you can all get together and whine. Nobody forces you to watch I swear. Your life has become miserable ’cause David Shore doesn’t listen to you, that’s sad.
    My best wishes for Lisa Edelestein and Hugh Laurie.

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  • M

    Why to come here and tell how the show **cks? There are several other places where you can all get together and whine. Nobody forces you to watch I swear. Your life has become miserable ’cause David Shore doesn’t listen to you, that’s sad.
    My best wishes for Lisa Edelestein and Hugh Laurie.

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