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Mar 3, 2021

“I return with an excellent appetite” [BLAC] 

 
The Sherlock Holmes stories are a cornucopia of content. A smorgasbord of smarts. A full menu of fulfillment. So it shouldn't be terribly surprising that we find buffets mentioned in the Canon.
 
Perhaps you skipped over the Canonical buffet line. We can't blame you....


Feb 24, 2021

 “Our own colours, green and white.” [WIST]  

Yes, the circle was red, the study was scarlet and the pips were orange. But there are so many other colors (or colours) to explore in the Sherlock Holmes stories.
 
Conan Doyle did a masterful job of using color to give us a vivid sense of the settings. But more than...


Feb 17, 2021

 “It is a nice household,” he murmured. “That is the baboon.” [SPEC] 

 
It seems that Dr. Grimesby Roylott had a bit of a wild side. Killed a man in India. Threw a blacksmith off a small bridge. Had a cheetah and baboon wandering his grounds. You know, as one does.
 
As we looked at the animals in detail, we...


Feb 10, 2021

“There are certainly one or two indications upon the stick.” [HOUN] 

Walking sticks were once fashionable. They were just as necessary as a pair of gloves and a hat in a gentleman's daily attire in Victorian England.
 
But they also served a practical purpose from time to time. And Sherlock Holmes was able to use...


Feb 3, 2021

“shoes, but no socks.” [PRIO]

 
Over the course of our first four seasons, we covered a wide variety of haberdashery: dressing gowns, clothes, disguises, and hats, to name a few. But we haven't covered anything related to footwear (unless you count that fleeting reference to tennis shoes in Episode 119).
 
Shoes,...