Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Sherlock Meets Sherlock- Episode 1
Announcer: Today, for your viewing pleasure, we have a new series entitled, Sherlock Meets Sherlock, in which the characters of your favorite Sherlock Holmes retellings get to meet. Let's watch and see how they react to each other.
(Summary: In this episode, the BBC Sherlock meets the Warner Brothers' Sherlock. As the characters from each all have the same names, Warner Brothers' Sherlock Holmes and John Watson will be denoted by their last names, while the BBC characters will go by their first names.)
The Scene: Back in Holmes' flat, Watson reads the paper in the chair by the window while Holmes lays on the floor, softly playing his violin.
Watson: Could you please stop doing that?
Holmes: (Runs the bow over the strings, creating a screeching noise). Whatever for? I find it quite relaxing.
Watson: You're giving me a headache.
Holmes: Perhaps you need your ears checked.
(Watson opens his mouth to speak, but at that moment, there is a bright flash in the back room and a crash accompanying.)
Sherlock: (Muffled yell from the back room)
John: (Muffled chiding from the back room)
Holmes: (Sitting up on his elbows) I say. (Looks at Watson) I believe we have visitors.
Watson: (Stares at Holmes and then drops the paper as he shoves to his feet) You would take an intruder lightly.
Holmes: Yes, I should like to study their behavior. Can you give them a moment so I can see what they try to take first?
Watson: (Limps across the room on his cane) Not today Sherlock.
Scene break: The lights dim and the set is changed to the back room. There are papers, as well as other odds and ends, scattered about from where Holmes left them last, yet some bits are now smoldering. Sherlock and John stand in the middle of the room.
John: Sherlock, what have you done?
John: Yes, you. (Angrily favors his war wound) I told you-- I told you not to touch it.
Sherlock: No you didn't.
John: Yes, I did!
Sherlock: (Begins to look around) Oh, don't be dramatic.
John: I am not-- (The door opens, cutting him off)
(Both John and Sherlock turn to the door. Watson stands there, his expression slightly miffed)
Watson: And what do you think you're doing?
Sherlock: (Squints, noticing the bum leg and military bearing) Who are you?
Watson: That's hardly the question to ask when invading someone's home, now is it?
John: We did not invade--
Sherlock: Don't bother to explain, John. It's not like he'll believe you.
Holmes: (Peeks head into room) Did you hear that, Watson? Our burglar has the same name as you.
John: Is this some kind of joke? (Looks at Sherlock) Tell me you're not playing another prank.
Sherlock: I do not play pranks. (Tilts his head to study the room. There is calculation in his expression) And certainly none so clever as this.
Watson: (To Holmes) Do you know what they're talking about?
Holmes: I have no idea. (Moves past Watson to study Sherlock) (To Sherlock) Have we met?
Sherlock: We certainly have not. However, I would like to know just how you were able to pull this off. (Steps forward) It is very clever.
Holmes: (Starts to circle Sherlock) It is, isn't it?
Watson: What is?
John: (To Watson) Oh, please. John? Watson? Don't pretend you don't know.
Watson: I don't know. (Shuffles to the side, looking out of the room) This is ridiculous. I'm going to have Mrs. Hudson call for the Yard.
John: Mrs. Hudson!
Sherlock: (Still studying Holmes) Do be quiet, John.
John: (Getting really angry) I will not. They have brought Mrs. Hudson into this and I will have answers.
Holmes: (Has stopped circling and now stands beside Watson) This is astonishing.
Watson: Would you just spit it out?
Holmes: (Turns to Watson and then to John) It would appear that they are us.
Watson: (Rolls eyes) You have got to be kidding me.
Scene Break: Fades to Black
Announcer: We do hope you enjoyed this installment of Sherlock meets Sherlock. Return next week for the newest episode, where the characters try to understand how there can be two of them.