Hello chums. This is a very short post whose sole intention is to provide you with access to the following hysterical sketch from That Mitchell and Webb Look, the British sketch show featuring the comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb. In this skit, Mitchell and Webb play two famous actors (Michael and Alec) whose egos get the better of them while acting as Holmes and Watson. And then there’s some bonus footage where Mitchell and Webb play themselves, off-camera, while waiting to film the Holmes and Watson sketch. (Mitchell and Webb have other, sadder, Holmes/Watson content, but that is for another post on another day.)
For what it’s worth, I laughed so long and hard. And I needed it.
Olivia Rutigliano is the Assistant CrimeReads editor at Lit Hub. Her work appears in Vanity Fair, Lapham's Quarterly, Public Books, The Baffler, Politics/Letters, The Toast, Truly Adventurous, PBS Television, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate and the Marion E. Ponsford fellow in the departments of English/comparative literature and theatre at Columbia University, where she specializes in nineteenth and early twentieth-century literature and entertainment.