Pete Holmes Shows What Happens When Sherlock Sucks at Deduction

Slate's Culture Blog
May 13 2014 8:47 PM

Pete Holmes Does a Hilarious, Spot-On Spoof of Sherlock

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Sherlock Holmes is not so smart in this Pete Holmes Show sketch.

Still from YouTube

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.

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