8 Things You Didn't Know About 'Californication'

Though we are all hooked to see what happens next in Hank Moody's life of sex, drugs, and rock & roll in the Showtime series Californication, there's so much we didn't know about the show! Check out these Californication fun facts below:

1. David Duchovny's character, Hank Moody, is inspired by real-life LA writer Henry Charles Bukowski (aka Hank), who died in 1994. References are made to Bukowski throughout the show, including Hank's daughter, Becca, telling him he behaves "like a poor man's Bukowski".

2. The names of Hank Moody's first three books are all names of Slayer albums: 'South of Heaven','Seasons in the Abyss', 'God Hates Us All'.

3. Pamela Adlon was originally asked to play the part of Karen (Hank's ex-wife), but she felt she was not right for that part and was instead cast as Marcy Runkle.

Hank and Karen

4. The Red Hot Chili Peppers filed for a lawsuit over the name of the series (RHCP have an album and single titled 'Californication') in 2007. The title stuck (obviously) since the band had not trademarked the title.

5. After starring on The X-Files, Duchovny didn't want to do another television show because "The schedule is so demanding and all-consuming." He decided to do the show because he liked Hank and Becca's relationship, as well as the opportunity to do comedy.

6. Similarly to his character Hank, David Duchovny had a sex addiction and voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center after wife Téa Leoni threatened to file for divorce. Filming this sex-filled show must not have been helpful for his recovery!

Hank Moody

7. Creator Tom Kapinos drew on his own writer's block experience on Dawson's Creek for Hank Moody's character. He stated "When you inherit a show that's already on the air, there's not a lot of satisfaction in it", which makes it more difficult to write.

8. Countless rock references are slipped in throughout the show, including the name of Hank's lawyer in Season 4 (Abbey Rhodes) and several episode titles, such as Filthy Lucre (a Sex Pistols' album) and Turn the Page (a Bob Seger song).


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