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** The film mashes the Victorian and Edwardian eras together indiscriminately, which results in Queen Victoria attending a party aboard the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, a ship not launched until 10 years after her death. The film also features cameos by a middle-aged UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and thirty-something Creator/HarryHoudini when both men would have been in their teens (very early teens in the case of Einstein) and ''decades'' away from achieving fame.

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** The film mashes the Victorian and Edwardian eras together indiscriminately, which results in Queen Victoria UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria attending a party aboard the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, a ship not launched until 10 years after her death. The film also features cameos by a middle-aged UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and thirty-something Creator/HarryHoudini when both men would have been in their teens (very early teens in the case of Einstein) and ''decades'' away from achieving fame.


** The film mashes the Victorian and Edwardian eras together indiscriminately, with the result that Queen Victoria attends a party on board the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'', a ship not launched until 11 years after her death. The film also features cameos by a middle-aged UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and thirty-something Creator/HarryHoudini when both men would have been in their teens (very early teens in the case of Einstein) and ''decades'' away from achieving fame.

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** The film mashes the Victorian and Edwardian eras together indiscriminately, with the result that which results in Queen Victoria attends attending a party on board aboard the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'', UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, a ship not launched until 11 10 years after her death. The film also features cameos by a middle-aged UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and thirty-something Creator/HarryHoudini when both men would have been in their teens (very early teens in the case of Einstein) and ''decades'' away from achieving fame.

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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: In the international version, Watson thinks Holmes is doing this to him through sign language and resolves not to kill himself. Actually, Holmes was [[NonverbalMiscommunication suggesting other ways of committing suicide]].


* RunningGag: Holmes experimenting with different hats, trying to find one that suits him.

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* RunningGag: Holmes experimenting with different hats, trying to find one that suits him. Another is Mrs. Hudson screwing famous historical figures such as Mark Twain, Harry Houdini, and Albert Eisenstein.


* RealLife: There is a discreet derogatory reference to UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when Holmes and Hart discuss the differences between the UK and the USA.

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* RealLife: There is a discreet derogatory reference to UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when Holmes and Hart discuss the differences between the UK and the USA.


* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Holmes attempts this at several points throughout the movies and fails every time. The scene in the ring is a parody of the boxing scene in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', which fails because Brawn completely ignores the initial distraction. The others fail do to miscalculation (the beehive), being drunk (pissing in the alley) or distraction (the bomb on the ''Titanic'').

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Holmes attempts this at several points throughout the movies movie, and fails every time. The scene in the ring is a parody of the boxing scene in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', 2009's ''Film/{{Sherlock Holmes|2009}}'', which fails because Brawn completely ignores the initial distraction. The others fail do to miscalculation (the beehive), being drunk (pissing in the alley) or distraction (the bomb on the ''Titanic'').

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* AdaptationalJerkass: Holmes is far meaner to Watson than he ever was in the books, constantly putting him down and abusing him.
* AdaptationalJobChange: Instead of being Holmes and Watson's landlady as she was in the books, Mrs. Hudson is their housekeeper.
* AdaptationalVillainy [[spoiler:Mrs. Hudson, of all people, is revealed to be the mastermind]].


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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: At one point, Dr. Heart says that in America, no citizen can be found guilty until after their case has been heard by a jury of white, property-owning men.


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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:This movie depicts Mrs. Hudson as being Moriarty's daughter]].


* LiteralMetaphor: Klinger has an HisNameIs moment were he is about to tell Holmes the details of the conspiracy, but instead announces that he has a knife in his back. Holmes thinks this metaphorical, i.e. he his partners have betrayed him or 'stabbed him in the back'. But then Klinger keels over with a literal knife in his back.

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* LiteralMetaphor: Klinger has an HisNameIs moment were he is about to tell Holmes the details of the conspiracy, but instead announces that he has a knife in his back. Holmes thinks this is metaphorical, i.e. he his partners have betrayed him or 'stabbed him in the back'. But then Klinger keels over with a literal knife in his back.



* ShootingTheSwarm: At one point, the Trigger Happy Dr. Watson attempts to shoot a swarm of killer bees with his revolver; to no effect, obviously.

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* ShootingTheSwarm: At one point, the Trigger Happy TriggerHappy Dr. Watson attempts to shoot a swarm of killer bees with his revolver; to no effect, obviously.

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* ShootingTheSwarm: At one point, the Trigger Happy Dr. Watson attempts to shoot a swarm of killer bees with his revolver; to no effect, obviously.

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Do not confuse with the comic book ''ComicBook/WatsonAndHolmes''.


** The film also has a few anachronistic Trump jokes, e.g. a "Make England Great Again" hat worn by Holmes in the beginning of the movie.

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** The film also has a few anachronistic Trump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump jokes, e.g. a "Make England Great Again" hat worn by Holmes in the beginning of the movie.


* AnachronismStew: The film mashes the Victorian and Edwardian eras together indiscriminately, with the result that Queen Victoria attends a party on board the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'', a ship not launched until 11 years after her death. The film also features cameos by a middle-aged UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and thirty-something Creator/HarryHoudini when both men would have been in their teens (very early teens in the case of Einstein) and ''decades'' away from achieving fame.

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* AnachronismStew: AnachronismStew:
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The film mashes the Victorian and Edwardian eras together indiscriminately, with the result that Queen Victoria attends a party on board the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic'', a ship not launched until 11 years after her death. The film also features cameos by a middle-aged UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein and thirty-something Creator/HarryHoudini when both men would have been in their teens (very early teens in the case of Einstein) and ''decades'' away from achieving fame.fame.
** The film also has a few anachronistic Trump jokes, e.g. a "Make England Great Again" hat worn by Holmes in the beginning of the movie.

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* LiteralMetaphor: Klinger has an HisNameIs moment were he is about to tell Holmes the details of the conspiracy, but instead announces that he has a knife in his back. Holmes thinks this metaphorical, i.e. he his partners have betrayed him or 'stabbed him in the back'. But then Klinger keels over with a literal knife in his back.


* GroundByGears: Watson is strapped to a giant gear in the ''Titantic'''s engine room, so his head will be crushed by a cog when the engines start turning.

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* GroundByGears: Watson is strapped to a giant gear in the ''Titantic'''s ''Titanic'''s engine room, so his head will be crushed by a cog when the engines start turning.


* RealLife: There is a discreet reference to UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when Holmes and Hart discuss the differences between the UK and the USA.

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* RealLife: There is a discreet derogatory reference to UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump when Holmes and Hart discuss the differences between the UK and the USA.

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