Deliberate mistake: When extubating the patient from the respirator, the patient would have been sedated as to not cause discomfort or pain so they can die peacefully. Furthermore, the ET tube is seen being taken out, but it cuts so the actor can hold it in his mouth without choking, but in real circumstances, it's not nearly long enough to go down the trachea.
Continuity mistake: House is in the cafeteria eating chips with Adams discussing a case. Park walks up and gives Adams a cup of coffee. The cup of coffee disappears and reappears during the whole scene. The coffee is in front of Adams, then isn't. Towards the end the coffee is far to the side rather than where it originally was set. (00:17:10 - 00:18:45)
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.
Continuity mistake: A third of the way into the show when Hadley and House are arguing while walking out of House's office, Hadley's necklace watch is backwards and out of the top of her blouse. When they stop walking and switched to a shot of House then back to Hadley, her necklace watch is right-side front and inside the top of her blouse.no^life+queen*of~bordum
Factual error: The boy plays a game of chess at a tournament against some other person. The camera only shows a few pictures of the board, however, when the boy says "goodbye" and the game ends, due to an allegedly checkmate, the following is shown: the opponents king is on f7, with his own figures all around but e8 and h7-9 being free. On h5 is the boy's rook which attacks the h7, h8 and h9 fields. Now the boy moves his bishop to h6, thus attacks f7 (where the king is) and e8 (the only free spot but h6-8). Now of course h6, f7 and e8 are not available to the king anymore, but as the bishop blocks the rooks attack on the h-line, the king now has the fields h7 and h8 to go to. Thus it's by no means "checkmate." (00:01:00)David Zweistein
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
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)