Favorite Characters - Sherlock Hemlock

Favorite Characters - Sherlock Hemlock

If you grew up on old school Sesame Street, I’m sure you will remember Sherlock Hemlock. He was always one of my favorite characters! I’m sad that he doesn’t appear on the show anymore. I think with the popularity of Sherlock Holmes shows these days that he could certainly enjoy a comeback!

Here are a few fun tidbits (from wikipedia and muppet wiki entries):

  • Sherlock Hemlock starred in all of the episodes of a former recurring Sesame Street segment, “Mysterious Theater” (hosted by Vincent Twice Vincent Twice), which is spoof of the TV series Mystery! (once hosted by Vincent Price). In these sketches, he is aided a trusted companion, Watson (a dog performed by Kevin Clash), a spoof of Sherlock Holmes’s companion, Dr. Watson. Watson frequently solved the case long before Hemlock, but is unable to communicate this to his master who wouldn’t find what Watson discovered until the end of each segment (very similar to Inspector Gadget).

  • Sherlock’s last major appearance occurred in a Season 27 episode (Episode 3424), where the letter x wanted to quit the alphabet. After this, he was only seen in old sketches until the early 2000s. Then, in 2010 for the show’s 40th season, Sherlock reappeared on Sesame Street in a brief speaking cameo at Hooper’s Store in Episode 4206.

  • In 1998, Sherlock Hemlock and Watson starred as playable characters in the computer game as playable characters in the computer game Search and Learn Adventures. Fun fact – Alex used to play that game. It was such a cute program, wish it was still available!

  • Sherlock Hemlock was performed by Jerry Nelson.

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