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Elementary

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Drucifer, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    Yes he did, BP, but Conan Doyle never wrote it as such. I'm thinking that a radio series some decades ago (the 30s?) planted the catchy version that we mistakenly attribute to him today.
     
  2. BubblePuppy

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    Consulting my box set "The Annotated Sherlock Holmes" by William S. Baring-Gould, the Actor William Gillette uttered the line "Oh, this is elementary, my dear Watson in the 1899 play "Sherlock Holmes" in which he wrote and starred in.
    In the 1929 movie "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" the line "Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary" was said. Of course there are the few times a variation of these lines appeared in the many Basil Rathbone film interpretations.
    So yes the "Elementary, my dear Watson" did not appear in the canon. Neither did Holmes wear the famous "Deerstalker" even though Sidney Paget did illustrate Holmes wearing one in "Silver Blaze", Watson only describes it as his (Sherlock's) "...ear-flapped travelling-cap...". And so the myths continue.
     
  3. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Btw, in the canon Holmes never smoked a Calabash pipe that is often associated with him. Again it was William Gillette who created that connection. Gillette wanted a pipe which would not interfere with the audience from viewing his face on stage. In the canon Holmes only smoked three types of pipes, none of these were Calabash.
     
  4. Henry

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    Yes, I agree with that. Perhaps I should have been clearer in that it didn't become the catch phrase it is today until the radio series planted it (sheer repetition, no doubt) into our heads.
     
  5. mreposter

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    Anybody watch last week's episode with the bomb? There were two things that bothered me about the plot:

    #1 - Why would she leave the bomb in the wall? If she was able get it IN the wall with no one noticing, she could just as easily removed it. She didn't strike me at the type that would be so callus or psychotic as to leave it there to possibly someone later on.

    #2 - His having a video of his hook up with her as a prostitute. Back then she was a nobody. Were we suppose to believe that he hired lots of hookers and taped all his sessions? Sounds a little weird, and waaaay too convenient.

    I think Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Lui are developing a nice rhythm on the show, I just wish the writing was better. None of the plots have surprised me and the twists are all pretty obvious.
     
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    The Asian gambling episode was full of obvious holes and things Holmes missed. Embarrassing.
     
  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget to pad the after the Super Bowl episode!
     
  8. trh

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    And add even more time because of the power interruption.
     
  9. Tom Robertson

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    Did what I could remotely. Why can't we do a manual recording with DVR scheduler? Sigh...
     
  10. Steve

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    I can't believe they still aired it on the east coast at that late hour. I added 90 minutes. I hope I got it all.
     
  11. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I added 4 hours to Elementary because I was watching The Walking Dead marathon and wouldn't know when the SB would end.
     
  12. trh

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    It will be very close. CBS VOD has Elementary, but delayed by one week. Not sure what CBS.com has.
     
  13. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Elementary started 1:10 late, so my 1.5 pad caught it all.

    And it was a pretty good episode to boot!
     
  14. Steve

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    +1 to both.
     
  15. spartanstew

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    Can't believe they started the episode here at 10:10pm (prime time here is 7-10). That's crazy.

    Luckily I padded the game by several hours so was able to watch it at the end of my SB recording.
     
  16. Steve

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    How about starting it after 11PM in NY! :nono2: I hope they re-air it in this time zone, for DVR-less fans of the show. Or folks who didn't pad it properly.
     
  17. olguy

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    I forgot to pad Elementary. I streamed from CBS last night to my Sony lap top and used Push2TV to my 60". PQ went from very good to tolerable and back again several times but I didn't have to skip commercials. :lol: It's okay on the rare occasions I miss something.
     
  18. toobs

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    Has anyone checked to see if they are going to rerun that episode from Sunday?
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    The full episode is on cbs.com.
     
  20. Steve

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    Also, CBS on demand (on DirecTV) has the 1/31 episode available, along with the 3 before it. I assume they'll have the 2/3 episode up there in a day or so.
     

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