An excerpt from Insensitive (House, Season 3, Episode 14).
House interrupted Cuddy at home while she’s with her date, pretending to consult on something about a hospital patient. When House left…
Cuddy: (covering face with hands) You heard the conversation. But I’m not interested in him.
Cuddy’s date: I don’t blame you.
Cuddy: I only said those things [typical insults and comments House would make, and how Cuddy is okay with all of it] so he wouldn’t come back.
Cuddy’s date: I don’t really care about my job. I do it well. I provide a service. But my goal was always to make enough money to do the things I really like. Music. Travel.
Cuddy: I like those things, too.
Cuddy’s date: You like them but they’re not really important to you. I don’t know whether it’s House, your job or if you just thrive on conflict but…you should hear yourself when you’re talking to him. Nothing else in the world’s going on. You’re focused, confident, compelling. Don’t… don’t take this the wrong way, but I’d like to go out with that woman.
Yeah, you know. If you don’t understand, don’t try. I’m just crazy today. Let’s dance.