House, M.D.

Moving the Chains - S6-E12

Character mistake: Episode 6.12, Moving The Chains: Marcus tells House that he and Eric were arrested for stealing a car, he was 16 and Eric was 14. He also says that his brother never did anything criminal after that. In season 1, we were told that Eric was 16 when he was arrested for stealing a car.

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Cursed - S1-E13

Character mistake: In this episode we learn that Chase is 26 years old. His parents were divorced when he was 15, and this was stated as being 15 years ago, which would make him 30, not 26.

Carrot or Stick - S7-E10

Character mistake: The girl who admits to changing Chase's profile says that what she is doing is negative reinforcement when it is actually positive punishment. Negative reinforcement involves taking something away (eg a noise) to encourage the behaviour whereas positive punishment involves adding something (the pictures) to discourage future behaviour.

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The Greater Good - S5-E14

Character mistake: The chef at the beginning is talking about mustard greens, but is actually holding up broccoli.

Forever - S2-E22

Character mistake: House says to Chase "I've got a dead baby for you to biopsy." A biopsy is a test performed on tissue from a living patient. He should have said 'autopsy' - the procedure performed on a dead person to determine how they died. House, as a doctor, would know this distinction. (00:32:45)

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Quotes

House: As long as you're trying to be good, you can do whatever you want.
Dr. Wilson: And as long as you're not trying, you can say whatever you want.
House: So between us, we can do whatever we want. We can rule the world!

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Mistakes

House is playing 'Metroid: Zero Mission' on his Gameboy at various times. The Metroid series does not feature space monkeys, nor are there distinct levels. The sounds coming from the game in the show do not match it in real life, and Samus morphing into a ball is most definitely not a failure state.

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Trivia

Hugh Laurie auditioned for the role as Dr. Gregory House in his hotel room bathroom in Namibia. He was rehearsing his role for the film The Flight of the Phoenix and claimed that the bathroom was the only place with enough light. He also apologized for his appearance on tape before the audition as he'd just come back from filming. The fact that House has a somewhat scruffy and unkempt look, particularly his constant five o'clock shadow, has been attributed by creator David Shore to Laurie's appearance in this audition tape.

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