House, M.D.

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 Although it's possible that the girl was playing a 7-year-old game on an outdated system, it's more likely that he meant Red Dead Redemption, the sequel released last year.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 Premium member

Correction: I still play Super Mario World - a twenty year-old game on a system outdated three generations over.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

LorgSkyegon

Acceptance - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When they do the MRI on the death row guy, House says that the ink will get sucked out due to the strong magnet. This is incorrect; the only thing that can happen is a bit itchiness or skin irritation.

Ronnie Bischof

Correction: He isn't serious, he's saying it to scare the inmate.

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

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

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

Fidelity (aka: Truth or Consequences) - S1-E7

Corrected entry: 7 minutes and 30 seconds into chapter 3, Dr. Cameron and Dr. House are walking through a hall-way and Dr. Cameron's mic wire is very evident under her shirt.

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

Season 4 generally

Corrected entry: Doctors can't just randomly work in any department they feel like. Cameron, an immunologist, is not qualified to work in the ER. Chase, on the other hand, is, as he is specialised in emergency medicine, but he works on the surgical staff despite being neither a surgeon nor an anesthesiologist.

Correction: It's stated that Chase works as some kind of assistant in the surgical team, the surgeons are referred to as his bosses. With Chase having his time in House's team on his resumée (House obviously has quite a reputation) he would have no problem getting a job like that. As for Cameron working in the ER, well, not many doctors want to work in busy ERs so they pretty much take what they can get, even doctors that technically aren't qualified (or so my mother tells me, she works in one). Also, again, working with a famous doctor like House gives advantages.

littlestar

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: What is the mistake here?

Guy

Distractions - S2-E12

Corrected entry: House says Einthoven was Belgian, but in fact he was Dutch. It does not serve a further purpose in the episode, and it would have been the character's mistake if that character hadn't been House. Because the series is based on House being near omniscient, it must be a factual mistake.

Correction: House often makes mistakes in the show. For example, in the Season 1 episode "DNR," House thinks that the jazz player has Wegner's Disease, and is proven wrong, even stating, "Another mistake."

Son of Coma Guy - S3-E7

Corrected entry: When Wilson is securing an alibi for himself and House by hitting on a woman in the casino, he asks her if she likes swing music. Robert Sean Leonard played the lead in the movie "Swing Kids".

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 Premium member

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

The Greater Good - S5-E14

Corrected entry: In the episode "The Greater Good," House is forced to use the stairs and uses his cane with the wrong hand.

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.

Correction: House is making an educated guess that the father was drunk.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

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

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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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