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 • 1 349

  • UGD_InsanityStar
    UGD_InsanityStar День назад

    WILL THE REAL SLIM SHADY PLEASE STAND UP (friend sitting next to me = you mean Sherlock Holmes not slim shady right (me)= ummm ... yea sure

  • Sujeet Ghorpade
    Sujeet Ghorpade 6 дней назад

    Sherlock Holmes isn't just one person. He's become a symbol .

  • Marie-Lou Zhong
    Marie-Lou Zhong 6 дней назад

    Great animation!

  • Rieleyhunt
    Rieleyhunt 7 дней назад

    So who is he?

  • Anvika Chatterji
    Anvika Chatterji 8 дней назад

    Don't lie, you were waiting for Benediction Cucumberbatch too. (If you honestly weren't, then I apologise.)

    • Anvika Chatterji
      Anvika Chatterji 8 дней назад

      (Before anyone comments, I know it's spelt Benefits Cumbersome. Benjamin Cumulative? Benedict Cumberbatch.)

  • Diana Dee
    Diana Dee 13 дней назад

    Wait people doesn't know about this? I read almost all books about SH and i don't remember the quote "Elemntary, my dear Watson" instead i remember "You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear"

  • *Insert Epic Name Here*
    *Insert Epic Name Here* 16 дней назад

    Okay but who is he tho?

  • CuttleCraft Emexis
    CuttleCraft Emexis 21 день назад

    THat mouse XD

  • Snifey
    Snifey 22 дня назад

    My sherlock is will Ferell

  • samarendra chandan bindu Dash
    samarendra chandan bindu Dash Месяц назад

    I have read the stories written by Conan Doyle . And in all he had amazing deduction skills. He was able to tell many thing about a person just by seeing them. 1:00 so I don't know where you got that.

  • adriana !
    adriana ! Месяц назад

    Our Sherlock

  • Sean Daniel
    Sean Daniel Месяц назад

    Anyone notice the last two were Robert Downey Jr. And Benedict commerbatch?

  • Matthew (Student) Agonoy
    Matthew (Student) Agonoy Месяц назад

    Wait what?
    Adolfo and Churchill both liked Sherlock! 0_0
    Well then, I’ve herd everything now.

  • Jasmine Zheng
    Jasmine Zheng Месяц назад


  • Francheska Antipolo
    Francheska Antipolo Месяц назад

    Benedict Cumberbatch IS Sherlock

  • dhananjay dixit
    dhananjay dixit Месяц назад

    May I have your attention plz...Will the real Sherlock Holmes plz stand up?..We are gonna have a problem here..cool

  • Krishna Prasad
    Krishna Prasad Месяц назад

    Next one : Who is Hercule Poirot😂😂

  • 달캐슬
    달캐슬 Месяц назад

    Couldn't pass the video because of SLIM SHADY...

  • Jazzy Jaz
    Jazzy Jaz Месяц назад

    My favorite Sherlock is...
    Sherlock Holmes in the 27th century

  • Shadow Hunter
    Shadow Hunter 2 месяца назад


  • Fellipe Carvalho
    Fellipe Carvalho 2 месяца назад

    Alright, but Holmes is Dupins grandson.

  • Choose your Difficulty
    Choose your Difficulty 2 месяца назад

    Will the real S. Holmes please stand up.
    We are gonna have a problem here.

    Have you ever seen a white bottle before
    He killed him using the door.

  • Grand Dimensioneer
    Grand Dimensioneer 2 месяца назад

    he changes faces?! he's a time lord!

  • Val Mid
    Val Mid 2 месяца 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 месяца назад

    I'm wholocked

  • paul angelo pineda
    paul angelo pineda 2 месяца назад

    Did anyone notice Basil of Baker Street?

  • Anant Mishra
    Anant Mishra 2 месяца назад

    Sherlock is Batman. Reimagined dozens of times.

  • Maria: The Demon Barber of YouTube
    Maria: The Demon Barber of YouTube 3 месяца назад

    Elementary, my dear Watson!

  • Omar Moustafa
    Omar Moustafa 3 месяца назад

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

  • Lily Porter
    Lily Porter 3 месяца назад

    Everyone knows that it's Ciel Phantomhive.

  • The Shy Skeleton
    The Shy Skeleton 3 месяца назад

    Sherlock is Benedict cumberbach it’s the rules

  • Турат Нурбеков
    Турат Нурбеков 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • Betim Mustafa
    Betim Mustafa 3 месяца назад

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

  • Jude Kanawati
    Jude Kanawati 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    Benedict Cumberbach stands

  • Maha Tycoon
    Maha Tycoon 4 месяца назад

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

    JTDRAG0N 4 месяца назад

    Well no s**t Sherlock

  • Jaden Shelton
    Jaden Shelton 4 месяца назад

    In the beginning mrs.hudson was their landlady

  • communist michael
    communist michael 4 месяца назад


  • Jeanne Aguilar
    Jeanne Aguilar 4 месяца назад

    Sherlock Holmes to me was a investigator.

  • Charlie Keen
    Charlie Keen 4 месяца назад

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

  • AniMo
    AniMo 5 месяцев назад

    Conan Edogawa and Professor Hershel Layton are my Holmes’s

  • Noseey Kitty308
    Noseey Kitty308 5 месяцев назад +1

    I love Sherlock Holmes. Love this video.

  • eyob bekele
    eyob bekele 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Linus Reid
    Linus Reid 5 месяцев назад

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

  • V D
    V D 5 месяцев назад

    He was based on Dr.Joseph Bell

  • SIR Lord Henry mortimer
    SIR Lord Henry mortimer 5 месяцев назад

    BBC Sherlock Holmes is probably the worst adaptation

  • doctorwhonerd912 hemmersbach
    doctorwhonerd912 hemmersbach 5 месяцев назад

    Sherlock is a timelord now XD

  • Mustafa Ali
    Mustafa Ali 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Azure Blue
    Azure Blue 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Nazik Adam
    Nazik Adam 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Юра Воронин
    Юра Воронин 5 месяцев назад


  • el-mehdi Benchaib
    el-mehdi Benchaib 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Lejla Redzovic
    Lejla Redzovic 6 месяцев назад


  • zavix is one hot dude
    zavix is one hot dude 6 месяцев назад

    My boi Benedict cumberbatch at 4:32

  • Atisho long
    Atisho long 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Ysd101
    Ysd101 6 месяцев назад +1

    Benedict cumberbatch is the real Sherlock

  • Benjimin Chew
    Benjimin Chew 6 месяцев назад

    Colin cloud?

  • Ursine Times
    Ursine Times 6 месяцев назад +1

    Sssssoooo pretty much, Doctor Who in a nutshell lol

  • BradyPostma
    BradyPostma 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад

    So is Holmes' a timelord

  • Dipti Bapat
    Dipti Bapat 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Mr Temporal
    Mr Temporal 7 месяцев назад

    So Sherlock Holmes is a meme?

  • P.S. Intro
    P.S. Intro 7 месяцев назад

    Will the real Sherlock Holmes please stand up

  • gayrose
    gayrose 7 месяцев назад

    is the thumbnail a slim shady reference orrr

  • NoraNeko
    NoraNeko 7 месяцев назад

    4:31I see you Cumberbatch

  • ᄀ숃chaeyoungie
    ᄀ숃chaeyoungie 7 месяцев назад

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

  • The Batman Of Neo-Gotham
    The Batman Of Neo-Gotham 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Send Help
    Send Help 7 месяцев назад


  • Slander Sir
    Slander Sir 7 месяцев назад

    You forgot a question-mark.

  • Rishay Raghav
    Rishay Raghav 7 месяцев назад

    Iron Man is Holmes.

  • Andrew Wu
    Andrew Wu 7 месяцев назад

    bing bong ding dong

  • KMS_magic
    KMS_magic 7 месяцев назад

    It's Johnny Depp

  • Sarah Chaudhry
    Sarah Chaudhry 7 месяцев назад

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue?!

  • defne gursel
    defne gursel 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Capo
    Capo 8 месяцев назад

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

  • sanika borate
    sanika borate 8 месяцев назад +2

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

  • HB HS
    HB HS 8 месяцев назад


  • Shealyne Anglin
    Shealyne Anglin 8 месяцев назад

    The Great Mouse Detective!

  • Oli Craig
    Oli Craig 8 месяцев назад

    My favourite Sherlock Holmes adaption is Sherlock Gnomes.

  • Muffins lawl
    Muffins lawl 8 месяцев назад

    Mrs fisherrrr
    my girl

  • Cierra Anglin
    Cierra Anglin 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Arthur Rampage
    Arthur Rampage 8 месяцев назад

    Holmes is doctor strange, he got the infinity stone

  • Hi you Yes you
    Hi you Yes you 8 месяцев назад

    But the question is now which one do I read

  • 용대포
    용대포 8 месяцев назад

    변장의 달인이시군요! 셜록 홈즈님.

  • Asd Winxa
    Asd Winxa 9 месяцев назад

    Jeremy Brett is Sherlock Holmes.

  • StudioVRM
    StudioVRM 9 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 9 месяцев назад

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

  • Led Draws!
    Led Draws! 9 месяцев назад

    no he's a high functioning sociopath.

  • Norman speed
    Norman speed 9 месяцев назад

    And recently he became a gnome

  • Jacob Puhalla
    Jacob Puhalla 9 месяцев назад

    No dip Sherlock
    Where’s the chips Watson

  • Vít Savický
    Vít Savický 9 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 10 месяцев назад

    And the new Sherlock of 2018 is . . .

    A f*king gnome.

  • Miss Purple
    Miss Purple 10 месяцев назад

    There is a yr 6 teacher called mrs Hudson

  • Sridhar HS
    Sridhar HS 10 месяцев назад

    The animation is beautiful and incredible 😊😊

  • Mary Offenderman
    Mary Offenderman 10 месяцев назад

    the great mouse detective reference...ahh childhood

  • denise Fisher
    denise Fisher 10 месяцев назад

    Sherlock us like doctor who, basically...😂