Episode #81 – Watching (and Reading) the Detectives

Everyone loves a good mystery. A well crafted “Who Done It?” is among the most exciting kind of story to read or watch; and a huge part of those stories is the Detective, a focal character who learns all the plot details of the case as the audience does. A common practice for the mystery genre, is to take the audience through a brand new case, populated with a whole new slew of supporting players and the detective character acting as the only returning character. Often, over time, we get to peel the layers of these brilliant men and women of mystery and discover more about our favorite sleuths. Today the panel will list their favorite fictional detectives.



Zack Slater
Frank Melman (on Twitter)
Tommy Smithereens (on Twitter)
Clifton (on Twitter)

Produced by Zack Slater

Produced/Edited by Clifton (on Twitter)

Engineered by Mike BlueLion209

Music: Arpy – Dan Henig  
Support by RFM – NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

Episode Notes for Fictional Detectives

Shinichi Kudo from Detective Conan, also known as Case Closed

Martian Manhunter and TV from New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke

Martian Manhunter from Supergirl (2015) 

Benoit Blanc portrayed by Daniel Craig in Knives Out (2019)

Lakeith Stanfield in Knives Out 

Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary (2012)

Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary

Natlie Dormer as Irene Adler in  Elementary

Simon as Sherlock Holmes from Alvin and the Chipmunks Season 6 episode “Elementary, My Dear Simon”


Opening to Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (1999)

L from Death Note

L portrayed by Lakeith Stanfield in Death Note (2017) Netflix film 

James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams as Hap and Leonard in Hap and Leonard (2016) TV Series based on the novels written by Joe R. Lansdale

Essie Davis portaying Miss Fisher in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysterys (2012) TV Series

The Scooby Doo Gang Over the Years

Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (1998) Straight-to-Video Movie

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo (1985) TV Series

Trailer for Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost  (2019) – The long-awaited conclusion of The 13 Ghost of Scooby Doo

Phillip Marlowe portrayed by Dick Powell Murder My Sweet (1944) 

Phillip Marlowe portrayed by Humphry Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946)

Zack mistakenly said Farewell My Lovely, but Michael Lark adapted a different Phillip Marlowe piece by Raymond Chandler….

The Little Sister adapted by Illustrator Michael Lark, originally published in 1997

Maddie Hayes & David Addison portrayed by Cybill Shepherd & Bruce Willis in Moonlighting (1985)

Alvin and Britney as David Alvinson and Bratty Hayes from Alvin and the Chipmunks Season 6 episode “Dreamlighting” 


Lt. Frank Columbo portrayed by Peter Faulk in Columbo (1968 – 2003)

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