"... One of the quirkiest twenty first-century homages to Sherlock Holmes belongs to the award-winning TV series House, starring the British actor, Hugh Laurie. Dr Gregory House is in many respects a medical Sherlock Holmes, and series creator, David Shore, has admitted that even the name House is meant as a subtle homage.
The show draws heavily upon Holmes archetypes, such as House's reliance on psychology to solve a case, his reluctance to accept cases he does not find interesting, his drug addiction (Vicodin instead of cocaine), his home address (apartment 221B), a complete disregard for social mores, personal talents (playing piano and guitar, rather like Holmes violin), as well as Holmes characteristic ability to judge a situation correctly with almost no effort.
Dr House's confidant and sounding board is Dr James Wilson.
In the series House, David Shore made it a point to sprinkle in references to the original source material whenever possible. A patient featured in the series pilot was named Rebecca Addler which was a reference to the character Irene Addler from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novels. In the season 2 finale, Dr. House was shot by a crazy man named 'Moriarty'."
Best known as the sardonic Dr. Gregory House on the medical drama “House,” English actor Hugh Laurie is now taking on a very different role as an international arms dealer in the TV miniseries “The Night Manager.” He said he was three chapters into the 1993 John le Carre novel on which it was based when he decided it had to be put on screen. Of Dr. House, he says, “I love the character and always will.”
"When a body is found in Holmes's 221B Baker Street lodgings on the set at Mammoth Studios during the shooting of The Valley of Fear, Groucho and his sidekick Frank Denby begin investigating".
"The victim is the German emigre director of the movie who was found in the great detective's favorite armchair, stabbed in the chest with Holmes's pearl-handled letter opener. There is another murder but it takes more than murder to stifle Groucho's quips or to quiet the laughter this surprising reincarnation inspires".