FIRST LOOK: Killer snakes rattle 'House'

House-Caduceus_lHere’s your first look at the final phase of Fox’s slithery “Snakes on a Cane” marketing campaign for House‘s sixth season. The caduceus-inspired image, which will be officially unveiled next Monday, was shot over the summer and, yes, those are real pythons canoodling Hugh Laurie. “I remember Hugh asking the snake wrangler if the snakes had names,” recalls exec producer Katie Jacobs. “He replied, ‘No, because they don’t come when you call.'” Does the artwork offer any hints about the upcoming season? “No real clues,” says Jacobs. “It’s irreverent. House is irreverent.” Not to mention fearless!

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  • Winnie

    “Snakes on a Cane” – Love. It.

    Thanks, Ausiello!

  • Jenna V.

    wait, they’re real snakes?? hahah. i like that he’s making the medicine symbol thing and i like the snakes but the wings seem kind weird to me…

    • ponygirl

      Wings are actually part of the Cadeucus of Hermes/Mercury, the American and military symbol of the medical profession.

      • HA van den Berg

        Which is the symbol of thieves and liars, which may be fine for American doctors. Medicine elsewhere employs a rod with just the one snake (and no wings).

      • ponygirl

        Mercury/Hermes was also the protector of the dead, messenger of the gods, god of commerce and invention, and protector of travelers and merchants. So… your point? House is an American doctor, so the symbol of his profession, for whatever reason, includes wings. Which, basically, was the entire point of the original reply to Jenna V. However, as Everyone Lies, how appropriate for our Doctor House.

    • Angela

      The snake body may be real, but obviously, the heads have been photoshopped to death (and not very well, they’re candidates for the Photoshop Disasters blog frankly)

      • KK

        I’d like to see you do better before you start to malign a professional’s hard work.

  • Heather

    that actually is pretty cool…

  • Nycki

    I absolutely love it!

  • Fi


  • jensey

    super cool! weird hair though, hugh.

    • Apple

      Srsly? Its only been shaved. Hair looks great.

  • lexy

    pretty damn awesome shot right there. Seriously – the best campaign pic yet

  • Ally


  • switchkosterice

    This Snakes on a Cane stuff is the makings of a great campaign. Love it.

  • lyly


    • Amanda

      damn, you took my comment.

  • Lindsay

    Creepy as hell…kudos to Hugh. Snakes absolutely terrify me, I would have been in hysterics.

    • Sami

      I don’t have a problem with some ones but huge ones like that I would of freaked. He is really brave to poise with two large snakes like that.

      • Mike

        It’s not two snakes, it’s one snake body with two photoshopped heads. That being said, one snake is enough!

  • DeeDee

    Hugh Laurie is The Awesome

  • Mindy

    This is kind of awesome. I love it! Oh my, real snakes! Great! Hope the show is better than last season.

  • Brenda C

    I’d love to see video of them doing this shoot.
    Love House and Hugh!

  • Marion

    Coolest picture ever. This guy is amazing!

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