CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Who Shot Sherlock? - S5-E11

Corrected entry: Grissom expresses admiration for the (dead) Sherlock Holmes' attention to detail, since he has a cape, a deerstalker hat and a Meerschaum pipe. Grissom - and the dead Sherlock - should know better. None of these items appear anywhere in Conan Doyle's books; they were invented by Hollywood as part of Basil Rathbone's portrayal of the character, and are considered to be abominations by Holmes' afficionados.

Correction: The Deerstalker was not "invented" for the Basil Rathbone series. The artist for the original stories printed in The Strand Magazine, Sidney Paget, illustrated Sherlock with a Deerstalker in such adventures as "The Dancing Men", "Hound of the Baskervilles", and "The Boscombe Valley Mystery". As these were published during the author's original run of the stories, it was there since the beginning.Conan Doyle also mentions Holmes wearing a "ear-flapped travelling cap" in at least one story - "The Adventure of Silver Blaze".He also mentioned a handful of times of Holmes smoking a pipe. Meerschaum is a mineral that a pipe can be carved out of, So while they may not have been a hat (or pipe) that Holmes always used - a deerstalker is mainly used in the countryside, not the city, it certainly was used if only a handful of times.

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Nick Stokes: There's a sucker born every minute.
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This episode featured a guest appearance by Tom Noonan. Noonan and series star William Petersen played villain and hero, respectively, in the film "Manhunter."

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