(In an interview published September 2, 2006, David was asked why a no-nonsense character like House is hooked on a soap opera.)
David Shore: You know what? I'm not sure. It just seemed to fit. I wrote that into the pilot and somehow it just seemed right. Because it's actually General Hospital that he's watching in the pilot, which is such a... glib view of medicine juxtaposed against his intense view of life. It just seemed like something he would do.