Who else sees the resemlance?

Someone pointed out to me the other day interesting character similarities between House and Wilson and Holmes and Watson (Sherlok Holmes novels). If you think about it, its hard to believe I didn't see it before. The eccentric, loner with very antisocial qualities but a brilliant mind with the best friend who keeps by his side and acts kind of like a concience.

Who else sees the similarity? Do you think the writers deliberately based them on them or is it just a coincidence. You have to admit, even their names seem the same. House, Holmes, Wilson, Watson. Freaky, huh?

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Jul 13, 2008 5:36PM EDT

yer i heard this before. I think the writer is a BIG fan of sherlock homes stories. like originally he wanted to make it a crime investigation show before he got swept up in the medical stuff. Thats why he's writing the spin off show with the private detective I think. I think i was reading about all the subtle references ages ago, cant remember where tho

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Jul 13, 2008 9:29PM EDT

Without a doubt...And house and Holmes are both drug adicts, and wilson and watson both fight against that...I hadn´t thought of it before, but now that you point it out....

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Jul 14, 2008 6:38PM EDT

Holmes had a drug addiction? That's news to me! Wow. Those books were dark weren't they? For the period at least. Go go Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!

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Jul 16, 2008 1:40PM EDT

Ha, never noticed that before, but yea, they could be twins.

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Jul 16, 2008 2:17PM EDT

Ye...The characters of House and Wilson were based on Holmes and Watson... Part of the show was modeled to be like them too...

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