In Season 1, Episode 5 of House, M.D., two of the show’s main characters refer to the Inferno while complaining about working a shift in a clinic:
House: We are condemned to useless labor.
Wilson: Fourth circle of Hell. Charting goes a lot faster when you eliminate all classic poetry.
House: Writing down what we already know to be read by nobody. I’m pretty sure Dante would agree that qualifies as useless.
Contributed by Stephanie Hotz, University of Texas at Austin