August 25, 2006

Emanuel family fun

You may have never heard about the Emanuels (there are three sons, Rahm is a congressman from Illinois, Ari is an entertainment agent, and Ezekiel is a bioethicist), but you know them a lot better than you think.Turns out this super-family has been the inspiration for standout characters in two fantastic shows. First, Josh Lyman on the West Wing was based on Rahm. Second, Ari Gold on Entourage is based on Ari. Sadly, Ezekiel is not carrying his weight, but given the prevalence of medical shows he might have a good chance.