Season 8 Episode 11

Nobody's Fault

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 06, 2012 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The patient is a science teacher and yet in both the viral video clip and the flashback, he is seen performing an experiment without eye protection. That would be a violation of classroom protocol at any high school.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Cofield: Do you have any questions before we get started?
      House: Yeah. Who the hell are you?
      Dr. Cofield: I'm Walter Cofield, Chief of Neurology, Mercy Hospital. I'll be deciding your fate today.

    • Dr. Cofield: What are you doing?
      House: Taking my Vico-mins.
      Dr. Cofield: Those are Vicodin. Did you have surgery recently?
      House: About a decade ago. My leg is no good at judging time.

    • House: My process is proven. Good things usually happen: bad things sometimes happen.
      Dr. Cofield: And when bad things happen, we should figure out what went wrong so we can learn from it. Correct?
      House: So we can assign blame. Instead of recognizing that sometimes bad things happen. It's nobody's fault.

    • House: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym. Those who can't move their arms or legs, teach us to laugh at others.

    • Dr. Adams: House prefers chaos over cohesion. he believes that disagreement and mistrust lead to better ideas. He's not wrong.
      Dr. Cofield: As opposed to being right?

    • Dr. Cofield: Your patient was doubled over in pain and coughing up blood, and you found that interesting?
      House: Why, is that bad?
      Dr. Cofield: It's... interesting.

    • House: If you want an accurate patient history, don't ever talk to the patient. Everybody lies. Except me. To you. Would never do that.

    • House: Are you going to have me fired for bad manners?
      Dr. Cofield: Just trying to understand you. Why a man in your position, with your abilities, is incapable of shaking the impulse to act like an ass.

  • Notes

    • The episode starts "cold" without the normal opening credits.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: February 6, 2012 on Global
      UK: March 8, 2012 on Sky1
      Israel: March 14, 2012 on HOT3
      Germany: September 18, 2012 on RTL
      Sweden: November 13, 2012 on TV4
      The Netherlands: February 7, 2013 on SBS6
      Czech Republic: February 18, 2013 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: March 19, 2013 on STV1
      Finland: September 12, 2013 on MTV3

  • Allusions

    • House: If Park is right, he goes all cuckoo's nest on us.

      Referencing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) was a novel written by Ken Kensey that was later adapted to cinema (1975). The novel features a sane criminal who is sentenced to a mental institution and feigns insanity to avoid being sentenced to hard labor at a regular prison.