Why did they steal one of "House"'s episode titles??

I just was wondering why... lol



Default avatar cat
Jun 27, 2009 3:15AM EDT

I know! I was thinking the same thing when I was watching the episode. I was like, "Now, I know that House has that exact same title for Season 2 Episode 4. I also noticed that they are both episode 4...strange coincidence? I love the show...I just hope they don't start to copy House, much like some other TV shows have. It's kind of disappointing when writers are so...run out of ideas...that they have to copy from other TV shows. -sigh- Oh well. Let's hope for the best, because I like Royal Pains, and I would hate to see it become another copy of House.

Default avatar cat
Jun 27, 2009 9:56PM EDT

You cannot steal a title. Titles cannot be copyrighted or trademarked, and are constantly re-used and recycled. TB or Not TB was used for a House. It was also used as title in a 2008 episode of ReGenesis. But before either of those it was used for the title of an episode of Steptoe and Son in 1970. The similar title TV or Not TV has also been used for several episodes of shows, and the quote both are gagging on To be or not to be has been used for as many episodes of shows as both put together.Titles are the least meaningful element of TV shows, and most titles aren't particularly original.

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