The One With Sherlock

I want to go and see the film and had I not been ill, me and My Mum would probably already have a date in the diary to go and see it.

A friend of mine called Rickie has seen it and she wrote this blog post about it. (Open it in another tab/window so that when you finish my post you go read hers!)

Anyhoo she asks the question

The only let down for me is that the line, ‘elementary, dear Watson’ is missing. Did he ever say it?

So the geek in me had to go find out – did he say it or what is something that appeared in popular culture.

Well I found this link. According to this the line doesn’t appear in the books by Arthur Conan Doyle, it was a bit of artistic license on the part of the writer or director of the Sherlock Holmes films. (There are a few but the main one I end up seeing is The Hound of the Baskervilles
and The Adventure of the Speckled Band)

Apparently in the books, Holmes does refer to Watson as My dear Watson but he doesn’t use the “Elementary My Dear Watson” phrase.


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