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[Explaining the inadvertent demise of the Police Commissioner by stabbing]
He's taken a turn for the worse, I'm afraid. He's terribly ill. In fact he's so desperately ill, he's dead.
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Cleese and Lowe can't save this utterly wretched comedy
This isn't just bad for a TV comedy, this is bad for a comedy film made by high school students.
The very first scene, in which a Kissinger-esque character mugs and does a funny voice, instantly establishes that this will be broad, amateurish comedy. The next scene with a confused U.S. president confirms it.
Things pick up when Sherlock and Watson arrive. John Cleese is quite amusing, and Arthur Lowe is marvelously funny. But the script is awful, and the acting is remarkably bad (outside of Cleese and Lowe, the only competent performance is by Connie Booth).
Basically, you've got some laughs whenever Cleese and Lowe are around, and everything else is embarrassingly bad. I'm just shocked that this was made and actually broadcast to the world. It should have been burned, and the ashes buried.
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