Stephen Colbert makes a cameo on ‘House’

Did you catch Stephen Colbert’s cameo on ‘House’? Well, his very small cameo. 4″x6″ small, as a matter of fact. If you were watching ‘House’ on Monday evening and were paying attention to the set details on the show (Season 5, Episode 15 – “Unfaithful”), you may have noticed a very familiar face behind Dr. House this evening.

Colbert on House

If you look closely, you’ll see a very familiar publicity photo sitting on the shelf behind House. The set designers of ‘House’ are definitely it-getters. I wonder if this means that the ‘House’ set designers are giving their own tribute for Stephen Colbert for his placement of Dr. House’s photo on the ‘Colbert Report’ studio set? If you want to see the whole ‘House’ episode, it should be available on Hulu very soon.

Here’s a couple of screencaps from ‘The Colbert Report’ showing Stephen’s apparent affection for the good doctor.

Stephen Colbert adds Dr. House to his collection of honored TV doctors

Stephen Colbert adds Dr. House to his collection of honored TV doctors

Fantasy #1 - Weekend With Dr. House

Fantasy #1 - Weekend With Dr. House

And click through the link to see a collection of videos featuring Dr. House mentions on ‘The Colbert Report’!

h/t Kirsta for the screencap, superduperstacy for the episode info.


  1. ColbertGirl27 says:

    Thanks for posting these vids DB! I’m starting to feel withdrawal. Stephen’s high-pitched “Huh” at :11 during the Peabody segment is hilarious…and may I add how I love that tie?!

  2. That’s cosmic – I was just thinking how awesome it would be if Stephen was a guest on “House” (one of the patients would be great!). I haven’t watched “House” in a long time, and I’d watch it if Stephen were on. (Nothing against House or Hugh Laurie – I’m just irked about the direction the show has gone). For a second I thought Stephen actually WAS on “House”!

  3. Oh My God, my two favourite programs converging, I may have a fit.

    Thank you NFZ :-)

  4. I knew it! I knew it!
    I was going to make a comment last night, but I thought I was just seeing things (mirages induced by Colbert withdrawal). That it-getting nod from the House set designers and/or Hugh Laurie is just beautiful.

  5. Haha, that’s awesome! Thanks for posting those videos. Man, each time I watch a Colbert video I just think, “how can anyone not love this guy?” Colbert is just so ridiculously funny and adorable. His fake crying gets me every time: “You stay strong my sexy, sexy brother.” Jeez, one day without new episodes and I’m already missing him!

    • I agree with everything you said Laaaura. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

      The part about missing him after just one day just shows the power and needs of the Colbert Nation.

  6. I’m not sure my brain could handle a House episode featuring Stephen (too much goodness…). I would love to see Hugh Laurie as a guest on TCR. A duet of some kind would be a must (Hugh Laurie on piano, Stephen singing along).

  7. I can only imagine the comedic gold that can be mined from Hugh Laurie appearing on the Report. Stephen will be surprised that he’s British and then they can fight and then have make-up singing (Minnie the Moocher!)with Hugh on the piano. Squee!

  8. mrtigger001 says:

    If anyone has YouTubed “A Bit of Fry & Laurie” before, they’ll know that Hugh Laurie is quite the comedian as well.

    I think he’d make a fantastic guest.

  9. I love Stephen Colbert, but I never knew he talked so much about Dr. House. When I saw that Colbert photo behind Dr. House, I almost flipped out. I loved it. I can’t wait to see Colbert do an episode on “House”. Of course, that episode would be hilarious! I posted some additional comments on how much I love Colbert, such as his hilarious interviews with government officials and being so obnoxious that he angers them… or his famous “He’s Singing in Korean” video. If you’re interested, see my post:

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