Wednesday, January 1, 2014



Fellow Iddiot Rich Shapiro wrote to me about a missed opportunity for a 'Doctor Who' in-joke that could have been made in the penultimte episode of 'Inspector Lewis':

They wasted a great chance (or were sensible enough to avoid the easy joke) on an 'Inspector Lewis' episode - the victim was a doctor, and one suspect was the blond Dr. Who from several regenerations ago (Peter Davison).

Instead of "When was the last time you saw Dr. Whitby?", they really could have just gone with, "When was the last time you saw the Doctor?"

It may have been too bloody obvious; everyone in England would have gotten it.

That's never stopped the writers in the past from beating the audience over their collective heads with splainins for their references.  Usually I hate the practice, but in this case I would have welcomed it - especially since it slipped right past me as is.

Thanks for sharing, Shap!


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