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Everything you never knew about House MD –Almost Everything Anyway

Posted by mandyf on April 23, 2009

Since House, M.D. made it’s debut on the Fox Network On November 16, 2004, it has been one of the most popular shows on television. While it has many rabidly devoted fans who think they know everything there is to know about the show, there are always details that slip through the cracks. Whether they be in front of the camera or behind the scenes, House has a slew of secrets and forgotten bits of trivia all real fans should be well aware of.

The first obvious tidbit is that House was developed to be a modern day version of Sherlock Holmes. While most fans catch on to this they usually don’t specifically know the similarities the two share. Each are primarily friendless with a notable exception, House has Wilson, Holmes had Watson. Each is a musician, House plays the Piano and guitar while Holmes played the Violin. They are both drug users, Vicodin for House and Cocaine for Holmes, as well as both being egocentric and of course forensic geniuses. Both House and Sherlock Holmes have the same address which is 221-B, and they have encounters with similar characters. House was shot by Moriarty which happens to be the same name as Holmes nemesis, and in the first episode of house the show centered around a patient named Rebecca Adler which is very similar to a character in the first Sherlock Holmes short story Irene Adler.

The show was developed to be a procedural drama much like the Law and Order franchise, not something which was based on one specific main character. While most of the cast was already chosen before they ever auditioned; Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer and Robert Sean Leaonard, the choice for the role of House did not pan out as was originally hoped for. The character of House was developed with…. Find out who the choices to play House were before Hugh Lauries was chosen here!!!


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