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3rd May '16 3:31:15 PM bombadil211
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* Chief Inspector Jules Maigret of ''Series/{{Maigret}}'' smokes a pipe in direct contrast to the other characters' cigarette habits. If he's not smoking, he's almost invariable fiddling with his pipe in one way or another. He keeps a rack of pipes on his office desk and another rack on his home coffee table.

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* Chief Inspector Jules Maigret of ''Series/{{Maigret}}'' smokes a pipe in direct contrast to the other characters' cigarette habits. If he's not smoking, he's almost invariable invariably fiddling with his pipe in one way or another. He keeps a rack of pipes on his office desk and another rack on his home coffee table.
3rd May '16 3:30:46 PM bombadil211
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* Chief Inspector Jules Maigret of ''Series/{{Maigret}}'' smokes a pipe in direct contrast to the other characters' cigarette habits. If he's not smoking, he's almost invariable fiddling with his pipe in one way or another. He keeps a rack of pipes on his office desk and another rack on his home coffee table.



* As noted above, Granada Television's legendary Franchise/SherlockHolmes adaptation subverted this by having him switch to cigarettes later on, as per the books. Giving 21st century Series/{{Sherlock}} a ''nicotine patch'' habit is probably the logical extension of this, although Creator/BenedictCumberbatch's take on the character comes off as more the type to smoke [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beedi beedies]] or something else aggressively obscure and unfashionable out of sheer bohemian contrariness.

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* As noted above, Granada Television's legendary Franchise/SherlockHolmes adaptation subverted this by having him switch to cigarettes later on, as per the books. Giving 21st century Series/{{Sherlock}}
** ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' gave its titular character
a ''nicotine patch'' habit is probably due to [=21st=] century London's stringent smoking laws. The show's adaptation of "The Abominable Bride" had Sherlock and Watson puffing away on pipes due to the logical extension of this, although Creator/BenedictCumberbatch's take on the character comes off as more the type to episode's Victorian setting[[note]]Creator/BenedictCumberbatch said, however, that he and Creator/MartinFreeman, rather than actually smoking, were using thermal pipes that merely created smoke [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beedi beedies]] or something else aggressively obscure and unfashionable out of sheer bohemian contrariness.from the bowl.[[/note]].
4th Mar '16 9:06:05 PM nombretomado
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** And [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Charles Xavier.]]
** Even [[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers.]]

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** And [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} [[Comicbook/XMen Charles Xavier.]]
** Even [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers.]]
29th Jan '16 6:49:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Data smoked one in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' where he used a SherlockScan to figure something out, until Picard told him to put it away.
29th Jan '16 6:44:31 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In the oldest strips, Jon had a proper one, an ivory-stemmed, mother-of-pearl inlaid meerschaum. Which Garfield used as a BubblePipe.
7th Dec '15 8:48:21 PM PaulA
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': An interesting case, where Dell's Comic Book adaptation of the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]] has Mr. Boynton carrying and smoking a pipe. In the series, the one time Boynton smokes (''Bartering With Chief Thundercloud'') he gets sick.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': ''Film/OurMissBrooks'': An interesting case, where Dell's Comic Book adaptation of the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale series finale]] has Mr. Boynton carrying and smoking a pipe. In [[Series/OurMissBrooks the series, series]], the one time Boynton smokes (''Bartering ("Bartering With Chief Thundercloud'') Thundercloud") he gets sick. sick.
8th Oct '15 8:33:05 PM nombretomado
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* Doc Magnus, creator of the MetalMen, is rarely seen without his trademark pipe. Even in the present day he looks like a stereotypical intellectual from TheSixties.

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* Doc Magnus, creator of the MetalMen, ComicBook/MetalMen, is rarely seen without his trademark pipe. Even in the present day he looks like a stereotypical intellectual from TheSixties.
30th Sep '15 2:39:04 PM Generality
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* Discussed by Music/BillBailey on ''Series/{{QI}}'', who observes that a tradesman who's puffing on a pipe looks much more knowledgeable and trustworthy than one who's taking drags on an InstantDogend. Became something of a RunningGag, with Bill Bailey pretending to have a pipe to invoke this trope. Taken to its logical extreme when, in the episode "Green" in Series G, he brought in an ''actual'' pipe and pretended to smoke it.

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* Discussed by Music/BillBailey on ''Series/{{QI}}'', who observes that a tradesman who's puffing on a pipe looks much more knowledgeable and trustworthy than one who's taking drags on an InstantDogend. Fed by Creator/StephenFry himself being, arbitrarily, the last Pipe Smoker of the Year, an honour which he has mentioned on a few occasions. Became something of a RunningGag, with Bill Bailey pretending to have a pipe to invoke this trope. Taken to its logical extreme when, in the episode "Green" in Series G, he brought in an ''actual'' pipe and pretended to smoke it.
21st Aug '15 11:30:55 PM HaggisMcCrablice
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*** Daffy Duck, when he played Sherlock Holmes in one picture. It was about the ''only'' dignified thing about that performance.
16th Aug '15 7:34:31 PM randomsurfer
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[[folder: Theater]]
* In ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot'' Pozzo, the character with the highest status, spends many minutes talking about the proper way to smoke a pipe.
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