Meaghan Kirby
January 02, 2017 11:58 am
PBS

It’s safe to say things were looking pretty bleak at the end of the Sherlock Season 4 premiere. “The Six Thatchers” brought the [SPOILER!!] death of Mary Morstan, who shielded Sherlock from a bullet meant for him. While things in the world of Sherlock have gotten pretty dark, we can’t help but laugh a lot at a small Sherlock error that has Twitter in a frenzy. 

All fans of Sherlock know, John Watson keeps a blog of Sherlock’s adventures solving crimes around London. An early moment in “The Six Thatchers” features a sequence in which Sherlock solves cases, and John blogs about it. Unfortunately for co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, there was an unfortunate camera angle that captured an important blog error.

As John “types” a blog post, the file is clearly a screenshot of the blog, labeled JOHN BLOG POST.jpg.

Twitter is loving it:

Okay, so this probably isn’t hilarious for ~that~ many people but for people who work in the editorial or photo industries, it’s one of those ridiculous mishaps that’s just too funny. For those who aren’t familiar, a .jpg is a photo file, something you couldn’t possibly type a blog page on.

In short, John is not typing a blog post, he’s simply banging nonsense on a keyboard with a screenshot of his blog page in front of him. Oh John, you silly amateur writer, stick to practicing medicine.

While, admittedly, whether or not John was actually typing a blog post wasn’t exactly relevant to the plot of ‘The Six Thatchers”, it was nice to find something to laugh at during a dark episode of Sherlock.

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