History Film / WithoutAClue

27th Apr '17 7:46:59 AM VVK
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* HypercompetentSidekick: Sherlock Holmes is actually an incompetent stooge that fronts for Watson, the true detective.

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* HypercompetentSidekick: Watson, since Sherlock Holmes is actually an incompetent stooge that fronts for Watson, the true detective.
15th Mar '17 5:00:12 PM morenohijazo
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* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: Many adaptations of Literature/SherlockHolmes stories both in film and television will fill the background of Holmes' Baker Street flat with chemistry equipment. While this is true to the stories, in which Holmes would sometimes use them, in these adaptations, they're usually little more than set dressing. This tendency to overpopulate the flat with chemistry equipment was parodied here, when Reginald Kincaid (posing as Holmes) actually ''does'' do something with the chemicals - with hilariously explosive results.
13th Mar '17 1:24:50 PM MikeW
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** Also, when Watson is believed dead, Kincaid realizes the police assume he can solve the crime all by himself and realizes just how much they've bought the act.
25th Feb '17 11:49:28 PM Kooshmeister
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* StaircaseTumble: Kincaid and one of Moriarty's {{Mooks}} while fighting in the Giles house.
22nd Feb '17 8:39:43 PM Kooshmeister
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-->'''Holmes:''' The Shadow of Death. The gripping drama was the last play presented at the Orpheum. It closed after only one night, but not without garnering some praise. Harris in the Daily Telegram said, 'In an otherwise dismal evening, Reginald Kincaid provided some welcome laughs.'
-->'''Wiggins:''' 'Welcome laughs'? You said it was a gripping drama!
-->'''Holmes:''' Well that doesn't matter now, does it?

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-->'''Holmes:''' -->'''Kincaid''' The Shadow of Death. The gripping drama was the last play presented at the Orpheum. It closed after only one night, but not without garnering some praise. Harris in the Daily Telegram said, 'In an otherwise dismal evening, Reginald Kincaid provided some welcome laughs.'
-->'''Wiggins:''' 'Welcome laughs'? Laughs? You said it was a gripping drama!
-->'''Holmes:''' Well that doesn't matter -->'''Kincaid:''' It's unimportant now, does isn't it?



-->'''Holmes:''' "I have a Bible! It's at my bedside." [gets it out from under the leg of his bed that it was keeping from wobbling]

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-->'''Holmes:''' -->'''Kincaid:''' "I have a Bible! It's at my bedside." [gets it out from under the leg of his bed that it was keeping from wobbling]
22nd Feb '17 8:38:22 PM Kooshmeister
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* MoodWhiplash: Occasionally. In particular, the rather gruesome murder of the dockworker who catches Moriarty's {{Mooks}} in the act, and the grisly discovery of Donald Ayers' body in the lake.



-->'''Reginald Kincaid:''' The Shadow of Death. The gripping drama was the last play presented at the Orpheum. It closed after only one night, but not without garnering some praise. Harris in the Daily Telegram said, 'In an otherwise dismal evening, Reginald Kincaid provided some welcome laughs.'

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-->'''Reginald Kincaid:''' -->'''Holmes:''' The Shadow of Death. The gripping drama was the last play presented at the Orpheum. It closed after only one night, but not without garnering some praise. Harris in the Daily Telegram said, 'In an otherwise dismal evening, Reginald Kincaid provided some welcome laughs.'



-->'''Reginald Kincaid:''' Well that doesn't matter now, does it?

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-->'''Reginald Kincaid:''' -->'''Holmes:''' Well that doesn't matter now, does it?
22nd Feb '17 8:36:03 PM Kooshmeister
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Lestrade is explaining the case to Watson, "Holmes" is in his room digging through his closet for a bottle of booze he stashed. We just see, through the open door, articles of clothing and item items being thrown around wildly like in a cartoon, thoroughly mystifying Lord Smithwick who is trying to pay attention to what Lestrade is saying.
22nd Feb '17 8:34:02 PM Kooshmeister
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* SurroundedByIdiots: Professor Moriarty has a very low opinion of pretty much everyone around him.
-->'''Moriarty:''' "How demeaning to be set upon by nitwits."
22nd Feb '17 8:32:13 PM Kooshmeister
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* BrickJoke: During Watson's argument with his editor Norman Greenhough, Wiggins bumps into the guy. The argument continues until Watson and Wiggins leaving. After they're gone, Greenhough realizes he can't find his pocketwatch. Cut to Watson and Wiggins at the paper mill. When Watson asks what time it burned down, Wiggins takes out Greenhough's watch and says it burned down at 4:00.



* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Kincaid, after falling onto the barge containing the villains' counterfeit money, pours alcohol from a lamp and threatens that there will be "an impromptu roasting" unless they surrender... without realizing that if he sets it ablaze, ''he'll'' catch fire, too. {{Lamepshaded}} by Moriarty.

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Kincaid, after falling onto the barge containing the villains' counterfeit money, pours alcohol from a lamp and threatens that there will be "an impromptu roasting" unless they surrender... without realizing that if he sets it ablaze, ''he'll'' catch fire, too. {{Lamepshaded}} {{Lampshaded}} by Moriarty.
22nd Feb '17 8:29:07 PM Kooshmeister
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* TheDragon: Sebastian.

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* TheDragon: Sebastian. DidNotThinkThisThrough: Kincaid, after falling onto the barge containing the villains' counterfeit money, pours alcohol from a lamp and threatens that there will be "an impromptu roasting" unless they surrender... without realizing that if he sets it ablaze, ''he'll'' catch fire, too. {{Lamepshaded}} by Moriarty.


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* TheDragon: Sebastian.
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