House, M.D.

Skin Deep - S2-E13

Plot hole: When Wilson does an ultrasound to check for cancer in Alex' ovaries he fails to notice the fact that she doesn't have a uterus. If he mistook her bladder for her uterus, which sometimes happens, she would have appeared to be missing her bladder instead. Yet Wilson doesn't pick up on anything being missing.

All In - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In Season 2, Episode 17 - "All In", the young patient goes into respiratory arrest. You see the doctors remove the pillow from underneath his head to put the breathing tube in, but in the next shot, the pillow is back.

Failure to Communicate - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When the scene starts with Stacy and House in the airport about to start talking, she has a pen in her mouth. In the very next shot it's on her ear, and in the next it's gone. It switches back and forth throughout the rest of the scene.

Autopsy - S2-E2

Factual error: When Andie is going in for her MRI, Chase starts the machine with Andie's steel IV pole in the room. No doctor would ever do that considering the damage that would be done to machine and patient. (00:05:45)

Greg Dwyer

Forever - S2-E22

Plot hole: In the scene with Mikey in the NICU, the alarms start to go off, stating that he is in distress. The nurse screams "He's in V-fib!" and everyone rushes around him. In the next shot they show the heart monitor just before Chase shocks Mikey's heart. The problem is that the heart rate is so fast with one wide complex that it would actually be Supraventricular Tachycardia with 1 Premature Ventricular Contraction (SVT with 1 PVC), which is far less serious than V-fib and wouldn't require the heart to be shocked.

Forever - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: About 5 minutes in, when Foreman struggles with opening the coffee package, House rips the entire top of the package off with his teeth. In the following shots, you can see that the coffee package merely has a corner ripped off.

Deception - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When House and Anica are outside before he gives her the injection, watch the amount of snow on the lapels of her coat. It changes back and forth between barely any snow and a lot of snow several times without her ever brushing any off.

Guy

Safe - S2-E16

Character mistake: When discussing plasmapheresis, Foreman incorrectly classifies white cells as the heaviest (most dense). The correct order is red cells white cells, platelets, plasma. (00:25:06)

All In - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: Ian (the patient) moves his hand while he is in cardiac arrest, then almost immediately, Chase checks Ian's pulse and the sleeve of his shirt changes position. (00:31:10)

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)

All In - S2-E17

Character mistake: Dates on a former patient's file indicate a birthdate of 04/24/24 and an admission date of 02/04/94 (an attained age of 69 yrs 9 months 11 days); House subsequently refers to that patient as a "73-year-old woman." (00:06:19 - 00:08:37)

TB or Not TB - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Cameron is walking with Dr. Charles to go for a procedure, he barely has any facial hair before they enter the stairwell, but once they reach the stairwell his facial hair has increased quite a bit. His hair is also parted to the left prior to entering the stairwell and once in the stairwell it is parted on both sides.

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.

More quotes from House, M.D.

Trivia: Bryan Singer was looking for an American actor to play House and when he saw Hugh Laurie's audition tape said that he had found his American actor. Hugh Laurie is in fact British.

More trivia for House, M.D.

Occam's Razor - S1-E3

Question: I apologize I guessed at the episode, it was the one which featured Brandon, the boy who had the pills mix up and had sex with his fiancée at the beginning. I'm a little confused as to the ending, what was the significance of the letters on the pills? Why did the two doctors make a big deal about it when Brandon told them about it? Why was House so pleased to find those two pills in the inventory? It seemed like a sudden end to me.

Answer: You have the right episode. The big deal at the end about the letters on the pills was to show that Brandon had the wrong pills all along. House was smiling because he was right.

MoonFaery Premium member

More questions & answers from House, M.D.

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.