House, M.D.

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)

Maternity - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: All the babies in the incubation room are, very evidently, dolls. When one is moved inside, his cries are heard but he doesn't mouth them.

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Suggested correction: There are 4 children in there. How can you tell that the baby heard crying is the one who's crib is being moved?

Maternity - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: The baby that opens the episode is a real one in the close shots and a doll in the others. First of all he doesn't move, and second, his skin colour is totally different.

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Maternity - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Exactly ten minutes to the end, the couple with the baby Maxine are waiting to hear how she is doing. The mom and the husband are sitting on a bench outside the room in which their daughter is being treated. The mom lies down on her husband. She is supposed to have given birth only recently, so she still has a big tummy. As she lies against her husband, however, it is clear that she is wearing a prosthetic stomach: her blue T-shirt tucks and crinkles into and around it in a way that shows it is not an organic part of her.

Maternity - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The first baby dies on December 2nd. House's clinic patient is four months pregnant, and is given an expected due date in late March. Her due date would actually be in early May, if she's in her fourth month in early December.

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Maternity - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Right at the end, baby Maxine and her parents exit the elevator, probably on their way home. The lily bouquet, first held by the dad, jumps into the nurse's arm consecutive shots. (00:39:30)

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Humpty Dumpty - S2-E3

Dr. Foreman: You really want to screw Whitey? Be one of the few black men to live long enough to collect social security. Take the medicine.

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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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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.

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