House, M.D.

House vs. God - S2-E19

Corrected entry: The scene with the poker game. House claims to have a straight flush. His cards showing are 2, 6, 8, 4 of clubs. He then is called, turns over his last card and says, "Nine bucks for a straight flush". A straight flush consists of five cards in a row, the same suit. No card could have made his hand.

Correction: He was bluffing. In poker you can tell people anything to get them to fold.

freshjj123

Whatever It Takes - S4-E6

Corrected entry: When House is talking to the CIA agent at the beginning of the episode, he is watching his team in the other room through a window. There is no window in the doors or next to the doors, and the doors are shut.

Correction: It is an open door, he even says "would you mind closing the door?"

Safe - S2-E16

Corrected entry: While in the elevator with House and Melinda, Foreman gives her Atropine to stabilize her heart, which has slowed to a dangerous rate while House is looking for the tick. Atropine affects the vagus nerve to increase a patient's heart rate. This nerve is cut during the heart Transplant procedure which would render Atropine completely ineffective with patients such as Melinda. The only treatment for her is a pacemaker, otherwise, she most likely would have died in the elevator.

firemedicwolf7

Correction: Atropine acts on the heart in more than one way, the antimuscarinic action of atropine will lead to an increase in the heart rate despite the Vegas nerve being severed...the action will not be quiet as potent but it does lead to an increased heart rate. As demonstrated by the effect of cardiac stimulants experiment on frogs' hearts.

Season 7 generally

Corrected entry: Zachary tells Colleen that he gave the other girl a cheat code for Red Dead Revolver to hit her with the jump-rope, forcing her to lose the bet so she'd have to kiss him. Although it's possible that the girl was playing a 7-year-old game on an outdated system, it's more likely that he meant Red Dead Redemption, the sequel released last year. (00:36:50)

Captain Defenestrator

Correction: I still play Super Mario World - a twenty year-old game on a system outdated three generations over. People like old games.

LorgSkyegon

Show generally

Corrected entry: In season 6 episode 4 Cameron calls Chase by his real name (Robert) right before Chase tells Cameron about there being something wrong with the Dibala case. (00:19:25)

rockr_chick

Correction: His name is Dr Robert Chase. So calling him Robert is simply using his first name. The actor's name in real life is Jesse Spencer.

shortdanzr Premium member

Maternity - S1-E4

Corrected entry: In the scene where House and Foreman ride the elevator down and are talking about Cameron, if you look at the the back of the elevator, there are panels where a light is shown moving up to signify that the elevator is moving down. When the elevator reaches the ground floor and there is a "ding," you can see that the light in the panels is visible while the door is opening, but then continues to go up and disappear out of sight even though Foreman and House are walking out of the elevator.

Correction: I have been on a lot of elevators where the bell goes off before the door opens and its still moving down.

freshjj123

Show generally

Corrected entry: In House M.D. season 7 titled "Now What?" They are looking for a neurosurgeon to replace the one that is sick. Foreman is a neurologist who would have studied neurosurgery, but they took the whole episode looking for a neurosurgeon.

freshjj123

Correction: Studying neurosurgery as part of neurology does not make one a qualified neurosurgeon. Foreman would undoubtedly be familiar with the basic practices involved, but he would by no means be qualified to take on that role.

Tailkinker Premium member

Correction: The show is not recorded with mikes, no show is. The show is filmed with booms - overhead microphones on sticks.

Insensitive - S3-E14

Corrected entry: In the beginning in Cuddy's office, the background goes from snowing to not snowing then snowing again between shots.

Correction: Which is exactly what happens when you have snow flurries.

rswarrior

Birthmarks - S5-E4

Corrected entry: When House and Wilson are sitting on the bench at the police station, Wilson is moving his arms while he talks. His hands are visible. Then the officer comes over and removes their handcuffs with the audible click and Wilson rubbing his wrists.

janisbmom23

Correction: Actually, he asked her if she liked to swing - to wife swap for sex.

DNR - S1-E9

Corrected entry: At the end when the jazz player comes off the elevator says that he has been discharged. Hospitals require that a patient be wheel chaired out.

dragondon

Correction: I work in a hospital and have had plenty of my patients not wheeled out. If someone says no, you can't FORCE them to.

shortdanzr Premium member

Adverse Events - S5-E3

Corrected entry: During the opening scene where the painter is painting the portrait of the woman, there is a shot of the painting where you can see the woman's shoulder and jaw profile. You can see that the picture isn't distorted like the painting you see after the painter gets hit.

Correction: That is because you see it from the painter's point of view. He had no idea his portraits were distorted, so he didn't see them that way.

Sereenie

The Softer Side - S5-E16

Corrected entry: Several references are made to the patient having both male and female DNA. There is no such thing as "male" or "female" DNA. DNA is just a molecule. It's the chromosomes (specifically the X and Y chromosomes) formed from the DNA that determine if someone is male or female.

wizard_of_gore

Correction: What they are referring to is that he has two distinct lines of cells: one with an XY pairing (thus, "male DNA") and one with an XX pairing ("female DNA"). This is a known but rare occurrence. Check out the Polite Dissent site for a doctor's review of the medicine in this episode and others.

Garlonuss Premium member

Correction: House actually uses his cane in the wrong hand all the time. He uses it on the opposite leg, something that Cuddy even points out in a previous episode.

Skin Deep - S2-E13

Corrected entry: In the men's room, the father admits to having had sex with Alex, but gives no details. House goes back and tells his team that the father said yes and was drunk. We don't learn he was drunk until later when Alex is talking to Cameron.

Living the Dream - S4-E14

Corrected entry: During the scene where House opens the door of the limo to escort Brock into the hospital, he explains that his reading speed has slowed from 2.1 to 2.9, which is an increase not a decrease.

Correction: He means the time taken to read a line - he's taking 2.9 seconds rather than 2.1 seconds.

shortdanzr Premium member

Ugly - S4-E7

Corrected entry: When House is walking out after screening the movie, Cuddy says, "Where are you going? Rescue kittens from trees, read to deaf kids?" Reading to deaf kids makes no sense. You would read to blind kids.

Correction: Cuddy's trying to wind him up. It doesn't have to make sense. In fact, given that she's trying to push House's buttons, the less sense made, the better.

Captain Defenestrator

Heavy - S1-E16

Corrected entry: When Jessica is first shown jumping rope the ground is normal. In some of the close ups of her feet after this suddenly the ground has become very bouncy like a trampoline.

Correction: Actually, having reviewed this scene, the ground is bouncy in all shots, including the initial shot. Take a look again.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the episode "Daddy's Boy", it is stated that a patient of House's collapsed while attending a frat party at Princeton University. However, Princeton does not have any fraternities or sororities.

Correction: There are still fraternity parties at Princeton as the fraternities are "underground" and the students still refer to the parties they hold as frat parties. The school does not officially recognize or sanction them, but they do exist.

Maternity - S1-E4

Factual error: House's team listed the potential offending organisms of the infection as "MRSA, H. Flu, VRE, and pseudomonas." House then suggests Vancomycin and Aztreonam. Vancomycin only covers gram (+) organisms and Aztreonam only covers gram (-) organisms. VRE is a gram (+) organism, thus it would not be covered by Aztreonam. VRE stands for vancomycin resistant enterococcus, thus it would not be covered by Vancomycin either. House's team therefore failed to cover for an offending organism that could have caused the infection during their initial differential. (00:09:10)

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Humpty Dumpty - S2-E3

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Joy to the World - S5-E11

Trivia: This episode contains another reference to Sherlock Holmes. Wilson tells the (fictional) story of who had sent House a present. Wilson says it was one of House's first patients called Irena Adler. He then explains that House had feelings for the patient, but did not take it any further and therefore regards her as the 'woman who got away'. Irene Adler was an adversary who bettered Sherlock Holmes - the woman who got away. As it happens, the fist patient House treats in the pilot episode is called Rebecca Adler.

Jeff Walker

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Whatever It Takes - S4-E6

Question: In this episode, Cuddy gives House crap about lying that he was working for the CIA. Exactly how did a CIA helicopter land on the hospital roof, and the hospital's dean not notice it?

Answer: She would have No Reason to know it belonged to the CIA. If she did know he went off in the helicopter, all she would know is that it wasn't an ambulance helicopter.

Greg Dwyer

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