Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

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Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:03 pm

I was watching a DVD of Sherlock this morning and it occurred to me that there's a certain similarity between Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg.

Granny is incredibly talented - the best witch ever (possibly), but she has little idea how to deal with people, or understanding of their feelings. Nanny is like Watson to Granny's Holmes, in that she is her sort of moral compass. She watches over Granny to make sure she doesn't do anything too stupid.

They are both unlikely pairs, but best of friend nonetheless.

What do you think? :)
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:26 pm

I have trouble imagining Martin Freeman's Doctor Watson drinking Scumble to excess and singing the Hedgehog song! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby LilMaibe » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:50 pm

Try imagining Nanny in a sweater.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:51 pm

Bloody big sweater!!
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby spideyGirl » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:35 pm

Tonyblack wrote:... Nanny is like Watson to Granny's Holmes, in that she is her sort of moral compass. ....


You sure about that bit? :P :lol:
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby meerkat » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:41 pm

immoral surely? :lol: ;)
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:49 pm

She could have been the original 'Sweater Girl' could Nanny :lol:

The original Roundworld one (scroll down a bit ;) )

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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby spideyGirl » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:50 pm

:lol:

that scrolling should have a warning- nearly took my eye out! :o
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby Cool Middle Name » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:36 pm

Interesting theory. Nanny is always looking out for Esme, particularly in Masquerade.

Though, imagine Watson being as... sexually active as Nanny... difficult.

Of course with Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock, different story. But Watson? No.
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:28 pm

Watson was actually married through a lot of the books. ;)
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby Sister Jennifer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:30 am

I'd like to see Watson sing The Hedgehog Song... While Homes is detectoring... Just to see if it puts him off.

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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby ladyramkin » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:39 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I have trouble imagining Martin Freeman's Doctor Watson drinking Scumble to excess and singing the Hedgehog song! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


I don't :lol:
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Re: Granny Holmes and Nanny Watson?

Postby high eight » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:40 pm

spideyGirl wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:... Nanny is like Watson to Granny's Holmes, in that she is her sort of moral compass. ....


You sure about that bit? :P :lol:


I don't have a problem with it. Nanny Ogg is deeply moral - it is just that her morality isn't sex-based.
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