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Tear Jerker / That Mitchell and Webb Look

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  • The series 4 finale ends with a heartbreaking "sketch" featuring an elderly Sherlock Holmes with dementia. Watson spends the whole sketch pretending that Holmes is as sharp as ever while visiting him at a nursing home, but at the end Holmes reveals that he does recognize his own mental degradation.
    Dr. John Watson: Well...well, Holmes, another successful case for me to write up. Isn't that right?
    Sherlock Holmes: (with a pained expression) ...I know, John...I do know. I can't get the fog to clear...
    • Made all the worse because it starts off amusing before becoming increasingly depressing and ending with Holmes and Watson in tears
  • The "Remain Indoors" Quiz Broadcast sketches have quite a few as well, as things become increasingly hopeless and the host's Stepford Smiler act starts to slip more and more. The finale has him quietly holding the blind last surviving contestant's hand as they face the possibility there's no one else left alive ANYWHERE after having seen the formerly-human cannibalistic Them all die for no apparent reason.
    Blind Contestant: Are you here?
    Host: (Takes his hand) Yes.
  • One The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar sketch has his sidekick Ginger getting run over by a car after being shoved onto the road by Sir Digby. After being hospitalised, he's reunited with his family, cleans up and gets a steady job at a DIY store. And then Sir Digby returns and drags him back to his old ways. The real downer is his family waiting for him to return.


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