Friday, March 14, 2014

‘You’re extremely short and well-mannered’: Wacky Norwegians parody Sherlock in style

Caroline Westbrook
Entertainment Reporter
Friday 14 Mar 2014 10:37 am

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have found themselves no stranger to parody since Sherlock began.

And the latest spoof of the detective duo comes courtesy of a couple of Norwegian lookalikes, who have taken their obvious resemblance to Holmes and Watson – not to mention the duo’s bromance – to new levels of silliness.

‘Vidar Magnussen (Sherlock Holmes) and Bjarte Tjøstheim (John Watson) in the Entertainment Department at NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) are both fans of the BBC series “Sherlock,’ the pair explain on YouTube.

‘When they realised the similarity they decided to make a parody.’

The ensuing clip sees the duo delivering oddly accurate portrayals of Cumberbatch and Freeman’s protagonists, even going as far as a romantic liason.

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