Sherlockian scholars have been electrified by the entirely unsubstantiated report that Pulsating Productions is mounting an innovative TV series starring Jackie Mason as Sherlock Holmes. Oprah Winfrey and Madelaine Albright are to alternate in the role of Watson, and in a creative break with tradition, Irene Adler will be played by a newly svelte and contrite Arnold Schwartzeneger.
The part of Inspector Lestrade is not yet cast, although Callista Gingrich is said slated to portray Mrs. Hudson.
Both independent booksellers in the western world took the news philosophically. “If it sells books, it’s a gift !” said one dealer, as with trembling hands he unpacked a large carton of deerstalkers.
EJ Dissecting Room hopes to reach out to internationally known experts such as Les Klinger, Peter Blau, and Roger Johnson for their take on the matter.