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The Adventure of the Missing Stocking

The writers of the hit TV series LOST (with my, um, help) take time out their busy schedule to write a a new Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Posted on April 18, 2007 to Elsewhere


Brilliant. Only one thing -- not enough flashbacks.

Posted by: Dan Someone on April 18, 2007 9:05 AM

Throw in a couple of cylons, and you have a Battlestar Galactica story arc.

Posted by: Mr. Big Business on April 18, 2007 10:54 AM

That was brilliant. Finally someone constructs a way to ask the original Holmes if he's For Real.

Posted by: ladypuppy on April 18, 2007 1:13 PM

Only two criticisms, Matthew; one, there was no deluge of new, confusing and highly superfluous characters introduced during the narrative; and two, your characters engaged in dialog and moved the "plot" forward at least a little bit - the real writers of LOST would have resorted to many more silent, meaningful glares that are meant to convey a solemnity and seriousness of occasion, but do nothing whatsoever to advance the audience's comprehension of the "story" or, in fact, to entertain in anyway.

Does that sound like I'm a bit bitter?

Posted by: junior on April 18, 2007 8:40 PM

Clever, caustic and well written. Thanks for this.

Posted by: brism on April 18, 2007 9:12 PM

Why would cocaine make Sherlock Holmes sleepy? Cocaine is a stimulant.

Posted by: David on April 19, 2007 12:41 AM


Posted by: Diablevert on April 19, 2007 8:51 AM

A conspicuous absence of the word "singular," but other than that you had me going until the hippo bit.

Posted by: Brendan on April 19, 2007 1:25 PM

Hehehehe. Brilliant.

Posted by: Ariel on April 19, 2007 4:32 PM

"Egress" is a noun, dude. You can't "egress" from anything. You can "effect your egress" from something, I guess.

Posted by: doctor windphone on April 19, 2007 4:55 PM

Main Entry: egress
Pronunciation: E-'gres
Function: intransitive verb
: to go or come out

Posted by: Brian on April 19, 2007 9:34 PM

David: I think he was thinking of morphine.

Posted by: Lethargi on April 21, 2007 5:52 PM

Just had to tell you that I very much enjoy this blog. I spent this past Saturday laughing out loud so much that tears of joy sprang from my eyeballs. I was reading "favorite posts". I kept reading the punch lines out loud to my husband. The Queen is my hero.

Carry on.

Posted by: Kay on April 24, 2007 10:14 PM

A reasonable satire of much of the second season through last November, but, if you've been watching since the break, I hope you'll agree that the writers have advanced the plot quite a bit, and coherently at that. It's back in my top three shows. I'd love to see you parody 24, surely the riper show for satire.

Posted by: Drew on April 25, 2007 10:06 PM