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"Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:52:34 am »
Hey y'all ... just catching up on my Hulu queue and am watching Friday night's episode of Grimm. Imagine my surprise when the police officer/Grimm ask's the werewolf girl (they're called "blutbaden" on the show) where she was the night her brother got killed, and she answered that she was visiting a friend in New Orleans, a butcher named Adam Hauptman! Can't be a coincidence, can it? There must be a writer on staff who is a Briggs fan ...  LOL


And I'm assuming they had to get permission from Patti ... but I don't know anything about the legalities of character names.


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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 09:33:16 am »
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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 12:48:00 pm »
No, go on the net and you can find repeats of almost any name you can think of.  There's a nurse with a PhD with my name I've seen listed on Google when I looked myself up. 
It may well be a small tribute to PattY's books, though.  That would be very cool, as we agreed when Rob mentioned this scene in the "Random" thread. :)
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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 12:52:24 pm »
Doh! Where's the random thread ... I don't see it ... I hate to repeat what's already been discussed!

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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 12:53:40 pm »
Not much more than what has been said here.

Wonder if it is possible to communicate with the author of the series to find out?

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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 01:01:44 pm »
They could very well be a fan.  :P :D
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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 01:04:53 pm »
Doh! Where's the random thread ... I don't see it ... I hate to repeat what's already been discussed!

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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2011, 01:09:38 pm »
I guess I was just tickled that someone used the name in the context of a werewolf story, and it's got to be flattering to Patty when this kind of thing happens.

When I was pregnant with my first child, the name of one of my doctors--Dr. Khalil Tabsch--was used in an episode of Chicago Hope. He's a specialist in high risk pregnancy in Los Angeles (I was 38 and back in that day, an older mom was considered high risk). I was watching the show one evening and a doctor walks on to do a consult who is introduced as "Dr. Tabsch". The next time I saw him I mentioned the episode to him and he said that the head writer's wife had been a patient of his (she had triplets) so when the writer had the opportunity, he used Dr. Tabsch's name to thank him publicly. The writer gave him a heads-up when the episode was scheduled to run and Dr. Tabsch taped it. He was quite touched by the gesture.

Probably not as big a deal to writers as it would be to a doctor, I suppose, but I still wonder if the writers of Grimm gave Patty a heads-up that they were going to drop Adam's name. Anyone know?

BTW, I googled "Adam Hauptman" and the first 2 pages were references to Patty's Adam.
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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 01:37:40 pm »
That is a neat story.  :)

Google Adam H-  LOL I bet that was what you found.
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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 09:16:05 pm »
D: I promised not to watch it until my husband returned from his trip...

That's an amazing story about your doctor, btw. Really sweet.
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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 12:00:35 am »
Yeah I was just watching that, caught the name and was just...really?  Adam?  Posted a comment in the hulu discussion there.  It has to be more than coincidence in the context of the episode....

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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2011, 03:29:02 am »
Not even a title is protected. My introduction to this was when I saw the Peter Benchley book "The Deep" after having read a book of the same title by Mickey Spillane.
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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2011, 05:44:25 am »
Yeah, I forgot about that title thing. That's happened a few times that I can think of. Naming a character after a living person as a tribute is one thing. I guess I was thinking about J.K. Rowling ... what would she do if someone created a story and included a character named Harry Potter who just also happened to be a wizard? I don't think she'd be flattered or pleased. I think she'd be litigiously protective of her character. She has pretty much proven as much in the past. Of course, she might lose in court, if it got that far. But I think a cease-and-desist letter would be mailed, at the very least.


I'm not advocating for that, btw. Just thinking out loud. The "Adam Hauptman" of Grimm is a werewolf by implication that he is "involved" with a very dominant female werewolf. That seems awfully close to being a fanfic situation to me.


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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2011, 07:29:39 am »
There's a difference between a shout out and copying. TV shows especially do shout outs all the time. It's a nod to fans and sometimes creators, sometimes a little thing to see if people notice. Most of the time it's done out of the creator of one thing really loving the work of another creator.

If someone wrote a book about another Harry Potter that happened to be a wizard, that's copying. But that would have been done to try and cash in on the popularity of the real thing. Lesser known character names can get copied much more easily because it COULD be a mistake or coincidence.
However something like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A70EPBGEbhk is a shout out.

And I don't think having one character give a one liner qualifies as fanfic. Not unless the Adam in question shows up and is the same Adam and then continues to be in the show.

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Re: "Adam Hauptman" on Grimm???
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2011, 08:32:30 am »
It seems too obvious not to be a shoutout. Which was kind of pretty cool, I think. Their Adam is a butcher if I remember correctly. Which is amusing to me on a whole different level.  >D
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