Who IS Sherlock Holmes - Neil McCaw

  • Опубликовано: 5 май 2016
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    More than a century after first emerging into the fogbound, gaslit streets of Victorian London, Sherlock Holmes is universally recognizable. And yet many of his most recognizable features don't appear in Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. So who exactly is Sherlock Holmes? Who's the real "great detective," and where do we find him? Neil McCaw traces the evolution of Sherlock.
    Lesson by Neil McCaw, animation by Lasse Rützou Bruntse.

Комментарии • 1 324

  • Val Mid
    Val Mid 7 часов назад

    Some say that Holmes' arch-nemesis (the term for Moriarty is then used for calling frequent returning enemies) is based off Adam Worth-a real life criminal mastermind.

  • Kalli Kycellius
    Kalli Kycellius 2 дня назад

    I'm wholocked

  • paul angelo pineda
    paul angelo pineda 3 дня назад

    Did anyone notice Basil of Baker Street?

  • Anant Mishra
    Anant Mishra 11 дней назад

    Sherlock is Batman. Reimagined dozens of times.

  • Maria: The Demon Barber of YouTube
    Maria: The Demon Barber of YouTube 16 дней назад

    Elementary, my dear Watson!

  • Last Lone Wolf
    Last Lone Wolf 21 день назад

    *Sherlock is an idea*
    *Anyone can be Sherlock*
    *But no one is Sherlock*

  • Lily Porter
    Lily Porter 22 дня назад

    Everyone knows that it's Ciel Phantomhive.

  • Firebolt Seeker
    Firebolt Seeker 29 дней назад

    Sherlock is Benedict cumberbach it’s the rules

  • Турат Нурбеков
    Турат Нурбеков Месяц назад +1

    4:28, 4:30 R.Dauni and Camberbedj

  • Betim Mustafa
    Betim Mustafa Месяц назад

    Will the real Slim Shady please stand out. Nostalgy😍🔥

  • Jude Kanawati
    Jude Kanawati Месяц назад

    Guys! What nickname should we give the Modern Day Sherlock:
    1- Downy Holmes
    2- Cumberbach Holmes
    3- Sherlock Downy Jr.
    4- Benedict Cumberholmes
    Any other suggestions will be great. Cheers!

  • Gracelyn Nguyen
    Gracelyn Nguyen Месяц назад

    Benedict Cumberbach stands

  • Amir Ali Maniyar
    Amir Ali Maniyar Месяц назад

    Yes, I am best one
    And I am that person , you looking for

    JTDRAG0N Месяц назад

    Well no s**t Sherlock

  • Jaden Shelton
    Jaden Shelton Месяц назад

    In the beginning mrs.hudson was their landlady

  • communist michael
    communist michael 2 месяца назад


  • Jeanne Aguilar
    Jeanne Aguilar 2 месяца назад

    Sherlock Holmes to me was a investigator.

  • Charlie Keen
    Charlie Keen 2 месяца назад

    I fall in love with This character wgen Robert Downy Jr played this.

  • AniMo
    AniMo 2 месяца назад

    Conan Edogawa and Professor Hershel Layton are my Holmes’s

  • Noseey Kitty308
    Noseey Kitty308 2 месяца назад +1

    I love Sherlock Holmes. Love this video.

  • eyob bekele
    eyob bekele 2 месяца назад

    Can someone tell me the 1st book Arthur Conan Doyle first wrote Sherlock's character ?

  • Linus Reid
    Linus Reid 2 месяца назад

    Will the real *Sherlock* Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up. 🎶🎵

  • Bernadette Borlagdan
    Bernadette Borlagdan 2 месяца назад

    He was based on Dr.Joseph Bell

  • SIR Lord Henry mortimer
    SIR Lord Henry mortimer 2 месяца назад

    BBC Sherlock Holmes is probably the worst adaptation

  • doctorwhonerd912 hemmersbach
    doctorwhonerd912 hemmersbach 2 месяца назад

    Sherlock is a timelord now XD

  • Mustafa Ali
    Mustafa Ali 2 месяца назад

    Will the real Sherlock Holmes please stand up? I repeat will the real Sherlock Holmes please stand up? We got a problem...

  • Hayk Sederman
    Hayk Sederman 3 месяца назад

    Now he's a gnome..
    What humans have done...

  • Azure Blue
    Azure Blue 3 месяца назад

    Will the real Sherlock Holmes please stand up? Omg, Slim Shady 😂

  • Nazik Adam
    Nazik Adam 3 месяца назад

    Grand Sultan Abdulhamid Han loved Sherlock Holmes novels as far as I know.

  • Юра Воронин
    Юра Воронин 3 месяца назад


  • el-mehdi Benchaib
    el-mehdi Benchaib 3 месяца назад

    The amazing Sherlock Holmes. He has a huge impact on human imagination. This person of fiction turns to live with and in us forever.

  • Craig Burdes
    Craig Burdes 3 месяца назад

    Bet u 10 dollars someone got inspiration for this episode when watching the Sherlock knomes add and going wtf

  • Lejla Redzovic
    Lejla Redzovic 3 месяца назад


  • zavix is one hot dude
    zavix is one hot dude 3 месяца назад

    My boi Benedict cumberbatch at 4:32

  • Atisho long
    Atisho long 3 месяца назад

    so basically, this video is saying he might of never existed (for people that haven't watched the video yet)

  • Ysd101
    Ysd101 3 месяца назад +1

    Benedict cumberbatch is the real Sherlock

  • Benjimin Chew
    Benjimin Chew 4 месяца назад

    Colin cloud?

  • Amber Risinger
    Amber Risinger 4 месяца назад +1

    Sssssoooo pretty much, Doctor Who in a nutshell lol

  • BradyPostma
    BradyPostma 4 месяца назад

    I wonder if a change to copyright law toward public domain would make more beloved and even forgotten characters into this kind of adaptable tableaux. After all, we don't see nearly as many adaptations of Mickey Mouse (for example) because of the intense protection of Disney's copyright.

  • Alicia Coleman
    Alicia Coleman 4 месяца назад

    So is Holmes' a timelord

  • Dipti Bapat
    Dipti Bapat 4 месяца назад

    Mrs. Hudson was not the housekeeper but the landlady of the house Sherlock Holmes lived in

  • Mr Temporal
    Mr Temporal 4 месяца назад

    So Sherlock Holmes is a meme?

  • P.S. Intro
    P.S. Intro 4 месяца назад

    Will the real Sherlock Holmes please stand up

  • gayrose
    gayrose 4 месяца назад

    is the thumbnail a slim shady reference orrr

  • NoraNeko
    NoraNeko 4 месяца назад

    4:31I see you Cumberbatch

  • ᄀ숃chaeyoungie
    ᄀ숃chaeyoungie 4 месяца назад

    "Shut up Anderson! You lower the IQ of the whole street!"

  • The Batman Of Neo-Gotham
    The Batman Of Neo-Gotham 4 месяца назад

    I mean, considering that Sherlock is a master of disguise, I'd say this makes sense. Lol

  • Mayo Naisse
    Mayo Naisse 5 месяцев назад


  • Slander Sir
    Slander Sir 5 месяцев назад

    You forgot a question-mark.

  • Rishay Raghav
    Rishay Raghav 5 месяцев назад

    Iron Man is Holmes.

  • Andrew Wu
    Andrew Wu 5 месяцев назад

    bing bong ding dong

  • KMS_magic
    KMS_magic 5 месяцев назад

    It's Johnny Depp

  • Sarah Chaudhry
    Sarah Chaudhry 5 месяцев назад

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue?!

  • defne gursel
    defne gursel 5 месяцев назад

    Now Sherlock is a gnome. It is very shameful and disturbing.

  • Capo
    Capo 5 месяцев назад

    Maybe the real Sherlock Holmes was the friends we made along the way.

  • sanika borate
    sanika borate 5 месяцев назад +2

    who's read the entire series???????????i've done....

  • HB HS
    HB HS 5 месяцев назад


  • Shealyne Anglin
    Shealyne Anglin 6 месяцев назад

    The Great Mouse Detective!

  • Oli Craig
    Oli Craig 6 месяцев назад

    My favourite Sherlock Holmes adaption is Sherlock Gnomes.

  • Muffins lawl
    Muffins lawl 6 месяцев назад

    Mrs fisherrrr
    my girl

  • Cierra Anglin
    Cierra Anglin 6 месяцев назад

    4:19 Great Mouse Dective. Gotta love Disney.🐭

  • Arthur Rampage
    Arthur Rampage 6 месяцев назад

    Holmes is doctor strange, he got the infinity stone

  • Hi you Yes you
    Hi you Yes you 6 месяцев назад

    But the question is now which one do I read

  • 용대포
    용대포 6 месяцев назад

    변장의 달인이시군요! 셜록 홈즈님.

  • Asd Winxa
    Asd Winxa 6 месяцев назад

    Jeremy Brett is Sherlock Holmes.

  • StudioVRM
    StudioVRM 6 месяцев назад

    Watching this 2 years after it came out and only now realizing the tip of the hat to Basil of Baker Street. Well done.

  • David Ulloa
    David Ulloa 6 месяцев назад

    Anybody else notice how FDR is just cured of polio at 3:35?

  • Led Draws!
    Led Draws! 6 месяцев назад

    no he's a high functioning sociopath.

  • Norman speed
    Norman speed 6 месяцев назад

    And recently he became a gnome

  • Jacob Puhalla
    Jacob Puhalla 7 месяцев назад

    No dip Sherlock
    Where’s the chips Watson

  • Vít Savický
    Vít Savický 7 месяцев назад

    Questions like this one make no sense to me. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character. He can be whatever the person imagining him (or her) wants. There is no point in arguing about the "true" Sherlock. You can point to the original, but that is in no way the only or the "correct" version. The same goes for Doctor Who, James Bond etc. You may not like a particular interpretation of the character, but that doesn't make it wrong.

  • Lychee Blossoms
    Lychee Blossoms 7 месяцев назад

    And the new Sherlock of 2018 is . . .

    A f*king gnome.

  • Miss Purple
    Miss Purple 7 месяцев назад

    There is a yr 6 teacher called mrs Hudson

  • Sridhar HS
    Sridhar HS 7 месяцев назад

    The animation is beautiful and incredible 😊😊

  • Mary Offenderman
    Mary Offenderman 7 месяцев назад

    the great mouse detective reference...ahh childhood

  • Denise Fisher
    Denise Fisher 7 месяцев назад

    Sherlock us like doctor who, basically...😂

  • Jemima Del Ángel
    Jemima Del Ángel 7 месяцев назад

    I thought he was going to mention that the first Sherlock was actually Dupin (by Poe).

  • Ankur Kumar Dubey
    Ankur Kumar Dubey 7 месяцев назад

    4:26 and 4:31 For all the Cumberbitches out there.

  • Daous Dava
    Daous Dava 8 месяцев назад +1

    No mention of Poe's Alexandre Dupin?...that's a mistake!

  • Steve Schultz
    Steve Schultz 8 месяцев назад

    There was a reference to disney in this.

  • Iso lopp
    Iso lopp 8 месяцев назад

    Guys we all know that vsauce is sherlock holmes

  • Saira Iqbal
    Saira Iqbal 8 месяцев назад

    0:32 "Not your housekeeper!"

  • dhilbeel
    dhilbeel 8 месяцев назад

    or the real one might be japanese and his name is conan

  • Black Diamond Ltd
    Black Diamond Ltd 8 месяцев назад

    so... Sherlock is the Doctor?

  • Luke Carlson
    Luke Carlson 8 месяцев назад

    Who else caught the Poirot reference?

  • BadMan
    BadMan 8 месяцев назад

    The real sherlock is the one who appears no 1 in google search

  • radio of bread
    radio of bread 8 месяцев назад


  • Muhammad Aidil Rahman Hidayat
    Muhammad Aidil Rahman Hidayat 9 месяцев назад

    Bagaimanapun penampilan dan tampang Sherlock Holmes, bagi saya dia adalah seorang pemikir dan detektif yang hebat... (y)
    salam dari Indonesia (y) :)

  • AENask
    AENask 9 месяцев назад

    The best Sherlock Holmes will always be a mouse.

  • Samwise The Legend
    Samwise The Legend 9 месяцев назад

    I repeat,
    Will the real Sherlock Holmes
    Please stand up?

    We're gonna have a problem here.

  • J Games
    J Games 9 месяцев назад

    Th real question is , is Sherlock Holmes real?

  • Sumin
    Sumin 9 месяцев назад

    Benedict at 3:03 and 4:31

  • Maksymilian Piskorowski
    Maksymilian Piskorowski 9 месяцев назад

    My favourite Holmes is than from Game of Shadows (2011)

  • kaiji700m
    kaiji700m 9 месяцев назад +1

    4:31 cucumberbatch

  • Yoshioka
    Yoshioka 9 месяцев назад

    Jeremy Brett is the real Holmes on screen. The Granada series was purposely a canon accurate project, after there being so many takes on the character in the past.

  • dudethis username
    dudethis username 9 месяцев назад

    Bbc Sherlock Holmes is the best

  • Wattsel
    Wattsel 9 месяцев назад

    I think you mean Sherlock Gnomes. 😤😤😤

  • BriefCon1
    BriefCon1 9 месяцев назад

    Of course - Jeremy Brett

  • valenlinda L
    valenlinda L 9 месяцев назад

    The last one is inspector gadget