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Most of these portrayals rely heavily on the film characterization of Holmes by Basil Rathbone, including the familiar deerstalker cap and cape.
 
Most of these portrayals rely heavily on the film characterization of Holmes by Basil Rathbone, including the familiar deerstalker cap and cape.
   
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SherlockHemlock.jpg|[[Sherlock Hemlock]] from ''[[Sesame Street]]'' is a spoof of Holmes (and his dog [[Watson]], a spoof of Dr. Watson). They even starred together in a series of segments entitled ''[[Mysterious Theater]]'', which was a parody of ''[[Mystery!]]'', a show that regularly featured Sherlock Holmes.
 
SherlockHemlock.jpg|[[Sherlock Hemlock]] from ''[[Sesame Street]]'' is a spoof of Holmes (and his dog [[Watson]], a spoof of Dr. Watson). They even starred together in a series of segments entitled ''[[Mysterious Theater]]'', which was a parody of ''[[Mystery!]]'', a show that regularly featured Sherlock Holmes.
 
MS RW 03.jpg|[[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] portrayed Holmes, with Baskerville as Watson in "[[Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Clues]]", the [[UK Spots (The Muppet Show)|UK spot]] from [[Episode 103: Joel Grey|episode 103]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''.
 
MS RW 03.jpg|[[Rowlf the Dog|Rowlf]] portrayed Holmes, with Baskerville as Watson in "[[Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Clues]]", the [[UK Spots (The Muppet Show)|UK spot]] from [[Episode 103: Joel Grey|episode 103]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''.
 
Kermit sherlock.jpg|[[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] dressed as Holmes in a promotional photo included in [[Panini Trading Stickers]] amongst other merchandising
 
Kermit sherlock.jpg|[[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]] dressed as Holmes in a promotional photo included in [[Panini Trading Stickers]] amongst other merchandising
 
Baby_gonzo_sherlock_holmes.jpg|[[Baby Gonzo]] parodies Holmes as Inspector Gonzo, CIA (Chicken Investigation Agency) in the ''[[Muppet Babies]]'' episode "[[Episode 106: The Case of the Missing Chicken|The Case of the Missing Chicken]]"
 
Baby_gonzo_sherlock_holmes.jpg|[[Baby Gonzo]] parodies Holmes as Inspector Gonzo, CIA (Chicken Investigation Agency) in the ''[[Muppet Babies]]'' episode "[[Episode 106: The Case of the Missing Chicken|The Case of the Missing Chicken]]"
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Placeholder|Gonzo as Sherlock Gonzo in [[Episode 201: Once Upon an Egg Timer|Once Upon an Egg Timer]]
 
Sherlockbunsen.jpg|[[Baby Bunsen]] and [[Baby Beaker]] appeared as Sherlock Bunsen and Dr. Beaker in "[[Episode 305: The Muppet Broadcasting Company|The Muppet Broadcasting Company]]."
 
Sherlockbunsen.jpg|[[Baby Bunsen]] and [[Baby Beaker]] appeared as Sherlock Bunsen and Dr. Beaker in "[[Episode 305: The Muppet Broadcasting Company|The Muppet Broadcasting Company]]."
 
Mbabies-kermlock.jpg|[[Baby Kermit|Kermit]] appears as "Kermlock Holmes" in issue #13 of [[Muppet Babies Comics]], with [[Baby Fozzie|Fozzie]] as "Dr. Fozzie".
 
Mbabies-kermlock.jpg|[[Baby Kermit|Kermit]] appears as "Kermlock Holmes" in issue #13 of [[Muppet Babies Comics]], with [[Baby Fozzie|Fozzie]] as "Dr. Fozzie".
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* [[Benedict Cumberbatch]] plays Sherlock Holmes on ''Sherlock'' (2010-, TV)
 
* [[Benedict Cumberbatch]] plays Sherlock Holmes on ''Sherlock'' (2010-, TV)
 
* [[Robert Downey, Jr.]] played Sherlock Holmes in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (2009 film) and ''Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'' (2011 film)
 
* [[Robert Downey, Jr.]] played Sherlock Holmes in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (2009 film) and ''Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'' (2011 film)
* [[Peter Elliott]] played the great ape in ''The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes'' episode "The Creeping Man" (1991, TV)
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* [[Peter Elliott]] played the great ape in ''The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes'' episode "The Creeping Man" (1991, TV)
 
* [[David Forman]] supplied ape movement in ''The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes'' episode "The Creeping Man" (1991, TV)
 
* [[David Forman]] supplied ape movement in ''The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes'' episode "The Creeping Man" (1991, TV)
* [[Edward Fox]] played Dr. Watson in ''Dr. Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery'' (1974 TV movie) and Alistair Ross in ''The Crucifer of Blood'' (1991 TV movie)
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* [[Edward Fox]] played Dr. Watson in ''Dr. Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery'' (1974 TV movie) and Alistair Ross in ''The Crucifer of Blood'' (1991 TV movie)
 
* [[James Fox]] played Sherlock Holmes in ''The Beekeeper's Apprentice'' (2000, radio) and Sir Thomas Rotheram in in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (2009 film)
 
* [[James Fox]] played Sherlock Holmes in ''The Beekeeper's Apprentice'' (2000, radio) and Sir Thomas Rotheram in in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (2009 film)
 
* [[Martin Freeman]] plays John Watson on ''Sherlock'' (2010-)
 
* [[Martin Freeman]] plays John Watson on ''Sherlock'' (2010-)
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*[[Michael Kilgarriff]] played Inspector MacKinnon in "The Retired Colored Man" on ''Sherlock Holmes Returns'' (1964, radio), Major Sholto in ''The Sign of the Four'' (1989, radio) Sgt. Harris in "The Musgrave Ritual" on ''The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'' (1992, radio)
 
*[[Michael Kilgarriff]] played Inspector MacKinnon in "The Retired Colored Man" on ''Sherlock Holmes Returns'' (1964, radio), Major Sholto in ''The Sign of the Four'' (1989, radio) Sgt. Harris in "The Musgrave Ritual" on ''The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'' (1992, radio)
 
* [[Ben Kingsley]] played Dr. Watson in the spoof ''Without a Clue'' (1988 film)
 
* [[Ben Kingsley]] played Dr. Watson in the spoof ''Without a Clue'' (1988 film)
* [[Frank Langella]] played Sherlock Holmes in the ''Sherlock Holmes'' stage play (Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1977/1981, the latter televised on HBO) and in ''Sherlock's Last Case'' (Broadway, 1987)
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* [[Frank Langella]] played Sherlock Holmes in the ''Sherlock Holmes'' stage play (Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1977/1981, the latter televised on HBO) and in ''Sherlock's Last Case'' (Broadway, 1987)
 
* [[Jude Law]] played Dr. John Watson in in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (2009 film) and ''Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'' (2011 film)
 
* [[Jude Law]] played Dr. John Watson in in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (2009 film) and ''Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'' (2011 film)
 
* [[James Mason]] played Dr. Watson in ''Murder by Decree'' (1979 film)
 
* [[James Mason]] played Dr. Watson in ''Murder by Decree'' (1979 film)
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* [[Bruno W. Pantel]] played an auctioneer in ''Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace'' (1962 film)
 
* [[Bruno W. Pantel]] played an auctioneer in ''Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace'' (1962 film)
 
* [[Gerard Parkes]] played Dr. Watson in ''The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'' (1968, CBC radio)
 
* [[Gerard Parkes]] played Dr. Watson in ''The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'' (1968, CBC radio)
* [[Patricia Parris]] voiced Mrs. Hudson and all female roles on the ''Sherlock Holmes''/''Sherlock Hound'' anime series (1985)
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* [[Patricia Parris]] voiced Mrs. Hudson and all female roles on the ''Sherlock Holmes''/''Sherlock Hound'' anime series (1985)
 
* [[Trevor Peacock]] played Sidney Prince in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (Broadway, 1974)
 
* [[Trevor Peacock]] played Sidney Prince in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (Broadway, 1974)
* [[Edward Petherbridge]] played Captain Neville St. Claire in ''The Crucifer of Blood'' (West End, 1979), Sherlock Holmes in ''The Cases of Sherlock Holmes'' (1991-1993, NPR radio), and Culverton Smith in "The Dying Detective" episode of ''His Last Bow'' (1996, radio)
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* [[Edward Petherbridge]] played Captain Neville St. Claire in ''The Crucifer of Blood'' (West End, 1979), Sherlock Holmes in ''The Cases of Sherlock Holmes'' (1991-1993, NPR radio), and Culverton Smith in "The Dying Detective" episode of ''His Last Bow'' (1996, radio)
 
* [[Clive Revill]] played Rogozhin in ''The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes'' (1970 film) and Professor Moriarty in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (Broadway, replacement Feb.-November 1975)
 
* [[Clive Revill]] played Rogozhin in ''The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes'' (1970 film) and Professor Moriarty in ''Sherlock Holmes'' (Broadway, replacement Feb.-November 1975)
 
* [[Nicholas Selby]] played a hotel clerk in ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' (1958, radio) and James Larrabee ''Sherlock Holmes'' (Broadway, 1974)
 
* [[Nicholas Selby]] played a hotel clerk in ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' (1958, radio) and James Larrabee ''Sherlock Holmes'' (Broadway, 1974)

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Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and first published in 1887. He and his companion, Dr. Watson, have been spoofed or portrayed many times in Muppet productions, and the character Baskerville was named after the Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Most of these portrayals rely heavily on the film characterization of Holmes by Basil Rathbone, including the familiar deerstalker cap and cape.

Other mentions

  • In Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet, when Danvers tells his best friend Pasquale that he needs his help, one of the comparisons he makes is calling him "the Watson to my Sherlock".

Connections

  • Alexander Allerson played a train conductor in "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb" (1965, German radio translation of BBC series)
  • Alan Arkin played Sigmund Freud in The Seven Per-Cent Solution (1976 film)
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths played Lestrade in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985 film)
  • Sean Barrett played Woodley in the Sherlock Holmes episode "The Solitary Cyclist" (1978, radio) and Mr. Pinner in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Stockbroker's Clerk " (1993)
  • Leo Bardischewski played Duncan Ross in "The Red-Headed League", Joseph Harrison in "The Naval Treaty" and Count Negretto Silvius in "The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone" (1965-1966, German radio translation of BBC series)
  • David Buck played Dr. Watson on Sherlock Holmes (1978, radio)
  • Richard Butler played Harold Baker in the Sherlock Holmes episode "The Blue Carbuncle" (1968, TV)
  • Michael Caine played a fake Sherlock Holmes (Reginald Kinkaid) in the spoof Without a Clue (1988 film)
  • Sarah Crowden played Mrs. Hudson in Mr. Holmes (2015 film)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock (2010-, TV)
  • Robert Downey, Jr. played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009 film) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011 film)
  • Peter Elliott played the great ape in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Creeping Man" (1991, TV)
  • David Forman supplied ape movement in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Creeping Man" (1991, TV)
  • Edward Fox played Dr. Watson in Dr. Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery (1974 TV movie) and Alistair Ross in The Crucifer of Blood (1991 TV movie)
  • James Fox played Sherlock Holmes in The Beekeeper's Apprentice (2000, radio) and Sir Thomas Rotheram in in Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)
  • Martin Freeman plays John Watson on Sherlock (2010-)
  • Matt Frewer played Sherlock Holmes in the TV movies The Hound of the Baskervilles (2000), The Sign of Four and The Royal Scandal (2001), and The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)
  • Stephen Fry played Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011 film)
  • Mark Gatiss plays Mycroft Holmes on Sherlock (2010-, TV)
  • John Gielgud played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (1954, radio) and Lord Salisbury in Murder by Decree (1979 film)
  • Heini Göbel played Sergeant Coventry in "The Problem of Thor Bridge" (1963, German radio translation of BBC series)
  • Rupert Graves plays Lestrade on Sherlock (2010-, TV)
  • Joel Grey played Lowenstein in in The Seven Per-Cent Solution (1976 film)
  • Robert Hardy played Charles Augustus Milverton in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Master Blackmailer" (1992, TV)
  • David Healy played Dr. Watson in The Sign of Four (1983 TV movie)
  • Arthur Hewlett played Josia Brown in the Sherlock Holmes episode "The Six Napoleons" (1965, TV)
  • Russell Horton played Arthur Holder in The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet on CBS Radio Mystery Theater (1977, radio)
  • Michael Kilgarriff played Inspector MacKinnon in "The Retired Colored Man" on Sherlock Holmes Returns (1964, radio), Major Sholto in The Sign of the Four (1989, radio) Sgt. Harris in "The Musgrave Ritual" on The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1992, radio)
  • Ben Kingsley played Dr. Watson in the spoof Without a Clue (1988 film)
  • Frank Langella played Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock Holmes stage play (Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1977/1981, the latter televised on HBO) and in Sherlock's Last Case (Broadway, 1987)
  • Jude Law played Dr. John Watson in in Sherlock Holmes (2009 film) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011 film)
  • James Mason played Dr. Watson in Murder by Decree (1979 film)
  • Ian McKellen played Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes (2015 film)
  • Frank Middlemass played Peterson in the Sherlock Holmes episode "The Blue Carbuncle" (1968, TV), Henry Baker in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes episode "The Blue Carbuncle" (1984, TV), and Dr. Froelich in Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991 TV movie)
  • Patrick Monckton played Laszlo Karparti in Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991 TV movie)
  • Robert Morley played Mycroft Holmes in A Study in Terror (1965 film) and Dr. Watson in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "My Dear Watson" (1989, TV)
  • Bruno W. Pantel played an auctioneer in Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962 film)
  • Gerard Parkes played Dr. Watson in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1968, CBC radio)
  • Patricia Parris voiced Mrs. Hudson and all female roles on the Sherlock Holmes/Sherlock Hound anime series (1985)
  • Trevor Peacock played Sidney Prince in Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, 1974)
  • Edward Petherbridge played Captain Neville St. Claire in The Crucifer of Blood (West End, 1979), Sherlock Holmes in The Cases of Sherlock Holmes (1991-1993, NPR radio), and Culverton Smith in "The Dying Detective" episode of His Last Bow (1996, radio)
  • Clive Revill played Rogozhin in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970 film) and Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, replacement Feb.-November 1975)
  • Nicholas Selby played a hotel clerk in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1958, radio) and James Larrabee Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, 1974)
  • John Sessions played Mycroft Holmes in Mr. Holmes (2015 film)
  • Kiran Shah played Tonga in The Sign of Four (1987 TV movie) and The Crucifer of Blood (1991 TV movie)
  • Cyril Shaps played Emperor Franz Joseph in Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991 TV movie)
  • Donald Sinden played Sir Charles Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1998, radio)
  • Manfred Steffen played Dr. Watson in three German radio plays (NWDR, 1947)
  • Robert Stephens played Sherlock Holmes in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970 film) and as a replacement in Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, 1975-1976)
  • Nick Tate played James McCarthy in the Sherlock Holmes episode "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" (1968, TV)
  • Russell Tovey played Henry Knight in "The Hounds of Baskerville" episode of Sherlock (2012, TV)
  • Christopher Walken played one of the killers in the musical Baker Street (Broadway, 1965)
  • Fritz Weaver played Sherlock Holmes in the musical Baker Street (Broadway, 1965)
  • Orson Welles played Sherlock Holmes on The Mercury Theater of the Air (1938, radio) and Professor Moriarty on "The Final Problem" in Sherlock Holmes (1954, radio)
  • Paxton Whitehead played Sherlock Holmes in the Broadway play Crucifer of Blood (Broadway, 1978)
  • John Wood played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (Broadway, 1974-1975)
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