House M.D. ◄
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The show takes place in the Mercer County area of New Jersey. In the opening credits, there are plans for various locations around the area of Princeton, Trenton, West Windsor, and Plainsong, including Princeton University. Hospital, University Hospital of Princeton, is based on a real hospital in Princeton, Princeton Hospital, University Medical Center at Princeton.
An executive producer and director of the pilot episode, Bryan Singer, is in the region, and attended West Gainsborough High School.The aerial shots of the hospital are actually of the back of Frist Student Center at Princeton University.
Hugh Laurie’s own father was a doctor, and he feels a twinge of guilt at “being paid more to become a fake version of my own father.”The motorcycle that Dr. House owns is a 2005 Honda CBR1000RR Resole Replica. Although the Diagnostic Medicine team agreed with all types of diseases, House and his colleagues hold titles in different specialties: Dr. Foreman is a neurologist, Dr. Cameron is an immunologist / allergist, Dr. Chase is an insistent Dr. Tabu is a plastic surgeon, Dr. Neuter specializes in sports medicine, Dr. Hadley (Thirteen) is an internist. As for Dr. House, it is dual certified in infectious diseases and phrenology (as mentioned in episode # 1.3). The show was inspired by The Diagnosis Column in The New York Times Magazine that highlights unusual medical cases. Executive producer Paul Anastasia came up with the concept and pitched it to networks as a medical procedure. Creator David Shore revised the idea of character in a drama where medical cases became the instrument rather than the development of the narrative. In his office, Dr. Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) has posters of movie Ordinary People by Robert Redford and touch the classic films of Orson Welles of Evil and Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock. The credit production company at the end of the show for Bad Hat Harry productions (“It’s a bad hat, Harry”) is a reference to the jaws of cinema. Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) is an insistent, a doctor who specializes in intensive care. This specialty is new and rare in the United States, but well established in Australia, where the character originated. Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer got engaged in December 2006. It was at about the time they were shooting the first episodes in which their characters, Dr. Chase and Dr. Cameron, began a romantic relationship. Dr. Gregory House was based on Sherlock Holmes … but Holmes, in turn, was based on a doctor that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knew while studying medicine, Dr. Joseph Bell, whose specialty was the diagnosis. Robert Sean Leonard was the first actor to be cast. Szakácsi Sandor, Hungarian voice of Dr. House died in March 2007, he could not finish the dubbing of 11 episodes of season two. As a tribute to him, the TV station decided to use the unfinished work, so in the first half of episode 12 of season 2, we still hear Sándor, then the new voice, János Kulka takes over the work . The commercial break (there is only one in Hungary) is inserted where the change occurs – actually in the middle of a scene. From a promo picture for the fourth season of the show, it was discovered that Dr. Wilson received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, QC. He had been seen previously wearing a McGill sweater. He also graduated from Columbia University “School of Oncolgy” [sic]. On Inside the Actors Studio Hugh Laurie has admitted that when he first read the script for the House (which has not had the title of “House MD” at the time), he felt that the character Wilson was the leader. He simply could not believe that a man like the House might be the star of the show. In the episode where Wilson moves with House (Season 2), the House Tivo list is shown. One program is recorded Black-Adder II, starring Hugh Laurie. During the hearing of Hugh Laurie, producer David Shore told how Bryan Singer, one of the executive producers, said: “You see, this is what I want,. An American” Singer was completely unaware that Hugh Laurie is British. Hugh Laurie auditioned for the role of Dr. House via video shot in a hotel bathroom in Namibia, where he was shooting Flight of the Phoenix. “It was the only place with enough light,” says the actor. When a student in the audience of Hugh Laurie’s edition of Inside the Actors Studio Laurie asked if he thought Dr. House should be romantically involved with Cameron, Cuddy or Wilson, Laurie said, “I think if the show runs long enough, he goes to run through each of them. What takes place in the order is not for me to say. I think one of these relationships is, of course, believable. Two people can always find some comfort or amusement, so I think anything is possible. I think Robert Robert Sean Leonard, who plays Dr. Wilson] might have something to say about it … I do not know how Robert would take it. But you know, I left. “ The slogan “Humanity is overrated” was used in Finland. In November 2007 Pekka-Eric Auvinen killed eight people to death in a Finnish school and used the same sentence, after which the sentence was removed from the website issuance. Three of the six original cast members are left hand: Cuddy, Foreman and Wilson. Omar Epps character, Eric Foreman, shares a name with the main character on the FOX 70’s Show, played by Topher Grace. However, the character is named Grace Forman and similar names are purely coincidental. One of the movie posters on the office of Wilson’s Touch of Evil Orson Welles, where Orson Welles plays a detective with a gimp leg, who solves crimes solely on intuition. Clearly one of the influences for the character of Dr. House. Many of the players that were presented on House MD have also been on the show “Psych” (2006). For example: Anne Dudek played Lucinda on Psych for “pilot”. She also played Dr. Amber Volakis on House for all four seasons and part of season 5. Jimmi Simpson played Mary on Psych for “An Evening with Mr. Yang”. He also played Daniel Bresson House for “Unfaithful”. Michael Weston played on Adam Hornstock for Psych “Cloudy … Chance of Murder”. He also played Lucas Douglas House for part of season 5. Robert Frank Whaley played on Psych for “Who You Gonna Call”. He also played on House for Mr. X “Mirror Mirror”. Kurtwood Smith played Brett Connors on Psych for “Forget Me Not”. He also played the Dr. House for Obyedkov on “Half-Wit”. Scott Michael Campbell played Wes Hildenbach for Euphoria on Psych “9 Lives He also played Joe Luria on House at a time.”: Part 1 “and Euphoria: Part 2”. Mackenzie Astin played for Jason Cunningham on Psych “Tuesday 17”. He also played Alan Alston House for “All In”. Franka Potente played Nadia on Psych for “one or two ways out”. She also played on Lydia House for “Broken”. Dr. House’s most famous line “Everybody Lies” was actually used by another physician about a year and a half before the pilot episode, in another medical show, the sitcom Scrubs. Dr. Bob Kelso says “Everybody lies, Dr. Turk” in season 2 episode of Scrubs: My New Old Friend, after Dr. Turk is unable to prevent an old lady to drive home because she said she was fine enough to drive and had to pick up her grandchildren. Many times throughout the series, House mentions watching The OC. In four seasons Olivia Wilde joined the cast of a regular series. She also played a recurring role during season two of The OC. In September 2009, the British tabloid The Daily Express reported that Hugh Laurie was starting to be physically injured by years of walking with her character pronounced limp. After receiving his honorary doctorate in fine arts, television satirist Stephen Colbert placed several pictures of other famous doctors television that inspired him on the mantle-piece set of her show. One of them is Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House. The others are Bill Cosby as Dr. Cliff Huxtable and Noah Drake from General Hospital. In response, the creators of the House placed a picture of Colbert on the desk of Gregory House in the fifth season of the show, which can be seen from time to time. Due to performance of both Laurie won an Emmy more than Colbert, and because Laurie was awarded an OBE while Colbert has not, Colbert House named to its list of enemies. One of the promotional posters has Hugh Laurie with two snakes wrapped in a pair of wings behind him, a reconstruction of the Greek caduceus. Foreign fans might be confused by this, because the correct symbol is the rod of Asclepius, the healer, a similar symbol with a single snake coiled and no wings. However, in the U.S., the caduceus as it is commonly used as a more correct Rod of Asclepius, that its use was popularized at the turn of the century. As the caduceus is actually the symbol of merchants and thieves, its use has long been a point of controversy and satirical humor in the American medical community. In several episodes, the Chamber is to show the home address and 221B, a tribute to Sherlock Holmes London famous address, 221B Baker Street. Several episodes were shot on location at 4Play Gentleman Club in Los Angeles, CA. In Dead Poets Society, Robert Sean Leonard played a character under pressure from his father to become a doctor, but whose passion was to become an actor. The nickname “Thirteen” for the character of Dr. Remy Hadley Olivia Wilde comes from the first episodes of Season 4. House tries to hire a new team from a possible 30 candidates. It assigns numbers 1 to 30. Dr. Hadley has the number ’13 ‘, which is considered unlucky by many. Despite the bad omen, she made the team, but the name sticks. Lisa Edelstein and Peter Jacobson both played in the movie As Good As It Gets with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt in the same scene, sitting next to each other, years before the show even premiered. Spoilers Questionnaires items below can provide important points of the plot.
David Shore has said that the character of the house is inspired by the fictional character Sherlock Holmes, in particular with regard to drug use and his desire (and ability) to solve the insoluble. House uses Holmesian deductive to diagnose technical problems of his patients. References to the range of sleuth clearly (apartment number being 221B of House) to subtle (his friendship with Dr. James Wilson and similarities between the names House and Holmes and Watson and Wilson). In the first (pilot) episode last name is Adler’s patient, and in the last episode of season two, the surname of the man who shot House is Moriarty. House act of faking cancer in “Half-Wit” (Episode 15 of season 3) is similar to Holmes story, “The Adventure of the Dying Detective,” in which Holmes feigns a fatal disease is to catch a criminal. In April 2009, Kal Penn told Entertainment Weekly that the writers killed her character on “House MD” because he had asked to be allowed to leave the show to work for the Obama administration as associate director to the White House Office of Public Relations.