The mental state usually
developed during a House M.D.
marathon. Despite having seen every episode multiple times, the viewer will be unable to stop watching even
is used to wrongly diagnose
every case. Victims of a House coma usually fall
into a vegetative state, and may begin
to drool, depending on whether or not Olivia Wilde
's character is included in an episode
. Only after the final episode
of the marathon
will the victim again show signs
of life, yet thier mental attentiveness may still be off, as they will be unaware of anything that happened outside
the television during their period of illness.
Foreman: "He seems to be transfixed
by the television
and won't respond to any stimuli. What's wrong with
House: "It seems he's suffering from a severe
House coma. We'll just have to wait it out... or we could change the channel."
Chase: "That could kill him!"
House: I'm House. Do you think I care?"