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I know the video you mean, and I took it to be Jack having fun with Mr. Roper by suggesting a phrase that actually meant nothing at all, knowing Mr. Roper was too dumb to know the difference and would assume it meant sex. But it's actually meaningless, is how I read the scene. Could be wrong.

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I didn't mean to imply that I thought the phrase was already a thing before Three's Company.  I don't think it was.  I assume that in that scene, "putting up shelves" was meant to be just a random innocuous phrase, and I assume that's why Jack chose it, and why Mr. Roper was so comfortable using it.  But since it was so obvious (to Jack and to us) what Roper really meant, that scene was the birth of the euphemism.  At least that's my assumption.

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Ah, I see. Yeah, that makes sense. So Sherlock may have known all that (how popular was "Three's Company" in Britain?) Which rather makes my mind reel … and that was a Gatiss episode, wasn't it? It strikes me as his kind of humor..... :D 

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2 hours ago, Arcadia said:

Ah, I see. Yeah, that makes sense. So Sherlock may have known all that (how popular was "Three's Company" in Britain?) Which rather makes my mind reel … and that was a Gatiss episode, wasn't it? It strikes me as his kind of humor..... :D 

Plus he's apparently something of an American-television buff.  (He likes Leave it to Beaver.)

Also, since Three's Company was based on a British show, there may have been more than the average interest in it over there, which could explain Molly's reaction.  According to Ariane DeVere, she giggles, and Sherlock's smile is apparently a reaction to that.

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6 minutes ago, besleybean said:

What's Leave it to the Beaver about?

It's a circa-1960 show about a little boy (nicknamed "The Beaver," presumably on account of his rather prominent front teeth) and his family, his school, etc.  As Mr. Gatiss accurately noted, it's very sweet (though, I hasten to add, not in a cloying sort of way).  It's pretty realistic too, which I always appreciated.

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Aw...

When I was at primary school, we played a game where I was a pet, talking beaver.

Presumably inspired by my name...

Unless we saw that show over here?!

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I dunno, Bev.  It may have been broadcast there, which could explain how MG saw it -- though nowadays there are multiple other ways to watch foreign TV shows.

But yeah, could have been your name.  (Which was definitely not the case on the show, since the boy's real name was Theodore.)

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Yeah, just with Mark and I being similar ages and from the same TV area!

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2 hours ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

 According to Ariane DeVere, she giggles, and Sherlock's smile is apparently a reaction to that.

Is it? I've never noticed that, I'll have to watch. But I don't remember her giggling.

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On 11/9/2018 at 7:48 AM, T.o.b.y said:

... When you find yourself wondering (at work, too) who does Sherlock's taxes.

Late to the party but I just can't see Sherlock wasting time with VAT.

 

I imagine he has an accountant.

 

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Hey, that's my filing system! I see nothing wrong with it.... :D 

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Why John, what big blue eyes you have!

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... When the audiobook series you're currently listening to is the first thing in a long while to hit a nerve and then it turns out it's heavily inspired by Sherlock Holmes and full of references. Towards the end of the first volume I began to suspect as much but at first I thought it was just in me seeing Sherlock everywhere - then it was revealed that the villain's name (or maybe pseudonym) is "J. Moriarty". :D 

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...When you have reached forty yourself and start wondering if you will live long enough to watch the putative fifth season!

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Last night I dreamt there was a new Sherlock Holmes show running, also starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  So apparently my brain finds the concept of “Sherlock” ever returning so inconceivable that it would dream up a scenario in which a new show starring the same actors was more likely than a S5 of “Sherlock”.  :lol: 

In the dream, I was like part of the show, switching between sometimes being Sherlock and sometimes being Lestrade, trying to help him.  Then, when the villain was dispatched and the story properly resolved (it’s so rare that I actually reach the conclusion to a dream!), I became “me” again.  And I remember thinking, “That show was pretty good, but it wasn’t quite as good as ‘Sherlock’.”  Then I turned on an episode of “Sherlock”, and for some reason BC was changing his shirt, and I thought, “Wow, I forgot how much younger he looked in this show!”  And then I woke up.

 

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When you begin to make british friends just to hear their accent ..

When you re-watch the series while doing the household chores or exercising ..

When you use Sherlock example to explain to people your fundamental inadequation to society ( supposedly from high intelligence lol ) ..

When you go buy crisps at your local supermarket, hear sellpersons talking about glasses a client lost in the store on the morning, and you find them in 3 minutes ...

Other occurences may happen in the future ( sadly ? :) )

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2 hours ago, algebraist said:

When you go buy crisps at your local supermarket, hear sellpersons talking about glasses a client lost in the store on the morning, and you find them in 3 minutes ...

You found the customer or their glasses?  In either case, we'd like to hear all about it!  :smile:

 

 

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