Kutner’s Hokey Suicide on House

Kal Penn who plays Dr. Kutner on the Fox’s House, left the show to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison.

To send him off the show, the producers had Kutner commit suicide. That’s fine and dandy. It came a little out of nowhere, but so be it.

Land of Punt has no problems with Penn leaving or even Kutner committing suicide, what L.O.P has a problem with is how the scene was shot.

A long single shot of a body with Foreman and 13 trying in vain to revive him. Land of Punt realizes that sometimes it’s more dramatic not to show something. But this scene reeked of chintzy. Instead of it being powerful, it just made L.O.P. ask “what, they couldn’t get Penn to come back for one scene?”

It was more distracting than anything. And when you realize the person lying on the floor is probably some cook from Kraft services, it’s even funny.

Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself. The video is below.


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