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23rd Jun '17 2:49:02 PM jormis29
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** On the other hand, Nigel Bruce pretty much created the "Bumbling Watson" stereotype when he was teamed with Basil Rathbone's sharp and decisive Holmes in 1940s film and radio. Even so, in the radio series Bruce's Watson was given a few occasions to explicitly show that, while he was a lousy detective, he was an extremely competent doctor, able to diagnose medical problems as quickly and easily as Holmes could deduce anything else.

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** On the other hand, Nigel Bruce pretty much created the "Bumbling Watson" stereotype when he was teamed with Basil Rathbone's Creator/BasilRathbone's sharp and decisive Holmes in 1940s film and radio. Even so, in the radio series Bruce's Watson was given a few occasions to explicitly show that, while he was a lousy detective, he was an extremely competent doctor, able to diagnose medical problems as quickly and easily as Holmes could deduce anything else.
13th Jun '17 5:08:50 AM Piterpicher
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* Mike Rowe of the documentary series ''DirtyJobs'' is a professional Watson, learning the ropes of his latest dirty job from his bemused temporary co-workers.

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* Mike Rowe of the documentary series ''DirtyJobs'' ''Series/DirtyJobs'' is a professional Watson, learning the ropes of his latest dirty job from his bemused temporary co-workers.
7th Jun '17 1:41:40 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a procession of short-lived hobgoblin cleric assistants that can cast ''Transmute Redcloak to MrExposition'' at will.
** WordOfGod says that this was always Jirix; he just kept getting resurrected off-screen.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' tends to give these to its villains:
** Redcloak
has a procession of short-lived hobgoblin cleric assistants that can cast ''Transmute Redcloak to MrExposition'' at will.
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will. WordOfGod says that this was always the same guy, Jirix; he just kept getting resurrected off-screen.


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** Chancellor Kilkil serves as this for Tarquin.
26th May '17 4:11:38 AM foxley
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* Journalist Hutchinson Hatch serves this role in ''Literature/TheThinkingMachine'' stories; giving Van Dusen someone to explain his brilliance to. In the radio adaptations, his role is expanded and he becomes the narrator of the stories, much like the original Watson.
17th May '17 6:47:42 PM nombretomado
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* Little Sally from the musical ''{{Urinetown}}'' is a parody of this.

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* Little Sally from the musical ''{{Urinetown}}'' ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' is a parody of this.
10th May '17 8:52:04 PM infernape612
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* Eric in ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' is a rather dark example of this trope. When he doesn't understand what's going on, he tends to demand answers from the other heroes at gunpoint.
23rd Apr '17 12:42:57 AM PaulA
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* Mary Lennox in the musical version of ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'' takes on this role temporarily when Mrs. Medlock introduces her to her new home, conveniently telling Mary all the backstory of the home and the family for the audience to hear.

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* Mary Lennox in the musical version of ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'' ''Theatre/TheSecretGarden'' takes on this role temporarily when Mrs. Medlock introduces her to her new home, conveniently telling Mary all the backstory of the home and the family for the audience to hear.
10th Apr '17 6:48:05 PM nombretomado
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* Manta Oyamada in ''ShamanKing'' acts as The Watson to Yoh Asakura, being the narrator but not TheHero.

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* Manta Oyamada in ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' acts as The Watson to Yoh Asakura, being the narrator but not TheHero.
1st Apr '17 4:07:12 PM jamespolk
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* Literature/ErastFandorin is basically a Russian Sherlock Holmes with a large dose of Franchise/JamesBond added in, but in only one book of the 14-novel (so far) series does Fandorin have a Watson. In ''Literature/SpecialAssignments'' he takes on as a protege Anisii Tulipov, a rookie cop who is brave and good-hearted but by no means an expert in deduction. Tulipov has to have pretty much everything explained to him by Fandorin all the time.
19th Mar '17 3:55:34 PM eroock
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** This mean-spirited bit of dialogue from "[[Recap/SherlockS03E01TheEmptyHearse The Empty Hearse]]" sums it up:
--->'''John:''' I don't understand.\\

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** This mean-spirited bit of dialogue from "[[Recap/SherlockS03E01TheEmptyHearse The Empty Hearse]]" "[[Recap/SherlockS03E03HisLastVow His Last Vow]]" sums it up:
--->'''John:''' --->'''John Watson:''' I don't understand.\\
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