House, M.D.

House Divided - S5-E22

Other mistake: Amber states that Chase has a cat, even though in several other episodes Chase says he doesn't have a cat and wouldn't let Cameron get one because he hates cats. (00:16:10)

Joy - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the episode, when Cuddy presents the case to House, she has her cell phone in her left hand when handing him the file. She doesn't have it in her hand when she slides the file closer to him. When the camera faces her, you can see her arms are bent up while talking to him, and see the phone. When the camera is facing House, Cuddy's arms are hanging down by her sides, no phone. (00:03:05)

Joy - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: Becca, the pregnant woman, says that Cuddy must be mad at her for having been a drug addict and possibly causing her baby's lungs to be underdeveloped. While she's talking, her right hand is rubbing her belly. In the close up, the hem of her hospital gown just barely reaches the middle of her tummy. In the immediate next shot, it is much further to the right side. (00:21:20)

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Lucky Thirteen - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, when 13's date falls off the bed, she knocks the bedside lamp onto the floor. As 13 runs to the bedroom, the lamp is laid on its side on the bedside cabinet. As 13 bends down to attend to her date, the lamp is back on the floor. (00:01:05)

Jeff Walker

Dying Changes Everything - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Right at the end, when House is apologizing to Wilson, watch the bright spot on the TV frame on the wall behind House. In the long shots, the spot is right at the top left corner of the TV. In the close-up shots, the spot is closer to the middle. This is visible every time the shot changes from long to close-up. Light spots do not move depending on the position if the viewer. The only way a light spot changes is if the light source changes position or the reflecting surface changes position (try reflecting a flashlight beam off a mirror and then, leaving the flashlight and the mirror alone, move around. The reflected spot of light will not change position).

Guy

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Emancipation - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning, House walks in and puts his cane on the table on top of Thirteen's papers. She picks it up and moves it away, placing the bottom end on a stack of books. Cut to House and the cane is now flat on the table. (00:02:55)

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House Divided - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: During the scene in which House is offering up liquor-flavored ice cream he sets the containers in a row down the table 1-2-3-4-5. He then puts spoons in the three containers closet to Foreman, 1-2-3. The shot changes and before anyone touches the spoons they are now in containers 1, 2, and 4.

Guy

Dr. Wilson: Is there a light somewhere that goes on when I have food?
House: Green for food, orange for beverages, red for impure thoughts. That bulb burns out every two weeks.

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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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