It's been only three months since Sherlock concluded its brilliant third season, but I—like many other rabid fans—already crave more of Steven Moffat and Benedict Cumberbatch's delightful, off-kilter take on the famous detective. Until then, we have Pete Holmes' very funny send-up of the character, in which all of Sherlock's swift, cocky deductions totally miss the mark.
It's a highly amusing spoof of the character, but also of the show: the sketch is shot in the style of Sherlock, with the detective arrogantly rattling off his chain of reasoning in rapid-fire sequences. Unfortunately, said reasoning is not just elementary but completely wrong.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.