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mollydobby:

An Attempt to Eff the Ineffable - Transcript of “Knock, knock. Who’s There? Benedict Cumberbatch.” from BBC comedy sketch show “Lewis Macleod is Not Himself ” S1E01  (x)

It does a great job with imitating Benedict’s and Martin’s voice and delivery - and its observations are hilariously absurd yet not untrue at the same time. 

“Benedict”: Morning, Tim! Tim Bowler, Timbory-Tim, Timbory, Tim, Timbory Tim, Timboree! What are you doing?

“Martin”: Oh, er, you know, I’m just, you know, er … gazing despairingly at the camera like a perplexed hamster, as is my duty as the put-upon everyman character.

“Benedict”: Well, well, you know, just to whisper in your shell-like [?] *laughs raucously* - the new guy starts today. I said you could show him the ropes.

“Martin”: Fine, er … when’s he coming?

“Benedict”: [Sherlock voice] I’ve been observing you from the reception area for the last half an hour. That is to say, I’m already here. Don’t feel bad for not noticing me sooner. When I stand very still and don’t speak, I can easily be mistaken for an incredibly ornate and attractive hat stand. The kind you find in an antique shop that doesn’t have any price tags. Don’t touch - you can’t afford. Hello.

“Martin”: Good … er … yeah, good gracious. Erm, what are you?

“Benedict”: My name is long and ridiculous, like my face. They call me Benedict Cumberbatch.

*fairy tale harp chords* [medieval choral chant] Ben-ne-dict Cum-ber-baaatch!

“Benedict”: Don’t worry, that always happens.

“Martin”: Uh, OK, right, yeah. Um, OK, well, so, let’s give you the tour. Well, we’ve got, you know, the photocopier here …

“Benedict”: Pish, posh, and Duchy biscuits. You don’t think I actually care about your tedious office, do you?

“Martin”: Well, no, but I sort of imagined you’re here because -

“Benedict”: Oh, you beautifully obtuse little turnip of a man. I’m here because after Sherlock and the Hobbit, I’m now contractually obliged to appear in everything you ever do, shall do, have done, have so much as considered doing – don’t you understand, we go together like bangers and mash, like cream tea and scones, like a put-upon everyman character actor and a big posh flamboyant manic pixie dream boy with cheekbones you could balance a BAFTA on.

Is it a man? Is it several hyper-intelligent cats sitting on one another’s shoulders wearing a latex man-suit? Or is it an incredibly sexy horse that’s learned to walk on its hind legs and talk very very very fast?

“Martin”: Um … sorry, could you repeat all that please?

“Benedict”: No time, get down with me beneath the stairs.

“Martin”: Why? Is there someone going to try to kill us or something? Or …

“Benedict”: [dramatic low voice] No, we just need to get uncomfortably close to one other and gaze homoerotically into each other’s eyes. Can you feel the tension? Can you? Can you … do you want to give me a little kiss? Oh you mustn’t - I’m an alabaster Adonis, don’t touch me!

“Martin”:  Um, yeah, OK.  Erm, bit weird, er … but still, less annoying than that Gervais guy. Erm, look, erm … how much longer is this going to go on for?

“Benedict”: For the rest of your life.

“Martin”:  What?

“Benedict”: Now, if you don’t mind, I have to exit dramatically through a window or something, for no reason other than it looks fantastic. Goodbye for now, put-upon everyman character actor. Remember my name.

“Martin”: *sighs* Ahhhh - I’ll never forget you, Bumblebee Cuttlefish! 

BBC Sherlock and Marriage

abitnotgood:

My original plan behind this meta was to go through every single episode and look for marriage references, but I have a busy work schedule so this will just have to rely on my memory.  Readers are encouraged to fill in any holes or missing observations as my memory is merely human and will most certainly be flawed.  Here goes.

Observation: BBC Sherlock presents a negative perception of wedded bliss.  There is a grand total of two happy couples in the entirety of the show.  One gay couple who runs an Inn in Dartmoor and Sherlock’s parents.  TJLC reading of this is that John and Sherlock are living in a world where relationships are unsuccessful and have very little anecdotal evidence that revealing their feelings for one another will end well for them.  But the two positive influences in their lives show a glimmer of hope.  A couple that mirrors them outwardly in Sherlock’s parents.  And a pairing who reflects their potential future as a couple who works successfully together.  Both showing balanced partnerships.

Data: This is the part that gets long so here comes the read more…

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BBC Sherlock and Marriage

abitnotgood:

My original plan behind this meta was to go through every single episode and look for marriage references, but I have a busy work schedule so this will just have to rely on my memory.  Readers are encouraged to fill in any holes or missing observations as my memory is merely human and will most certainly be flawed.  Here goes.

Observation: BBC Sherlock presents a negative perception of wedded bliss.  There is a grand total of two happy couples in the entirety of the show.  One gay couple who runs an Inn in Dartmoor and Sherlock’s parents.  TJLC reading of this is that John and Sherlock are living in a world where relationships are unsuccessful and have very little anecdotal evidence that revealing their feelings for one another will end well for them.  But the two positive influences in their lives show a glimmer of hope.  A couple that mirrors them outwardly in Sherlock’s parents.  And a pairing who reflects their potential future as a couple who works successfully together.  Both showing balanced partnerships.

Data: This is the part that gets long so here comes the read more…

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webmiri:

»You hid your skeletons when I had shown you mine
You woke the devil that I thought you’d left behind
I saw the evidence, the crimson soaking through
Ten thousand promises, ten thousand ways to lose

I watched you fall apart and chased you to the end
I’m left with emptiness that words can not defend
You’ll never know what I became because of you
Ten thousand promises, ten thousand ways to lose

And you held it all, but you were careless to let it fall
You held it all, and I was by your side, powerless…«

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