The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, Season One
by Joe Bevilacqua, Daws Butler, Robert J. Cirasa & Arthur Conan Doyle
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As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations! The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume One of The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, produced and directed by Joe Bevilacqua, written by Joe Bevilacqua, Daws Butler, and Robert J. Cirasa. Comedy and mystery are happy bedfellows in The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. Veteran award-winning radio producer Joe Bevilacqua’s 10-part radio theater series pays humorous homage to the classic characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories are filled with sly references to the original "canon", as it is called. Even the Baker Street Irregulars and other Holmesian groups and scholars have enjoyed this about the series. The fine cast of British and American actors includes Sherlock Holmes: Vernon Morris; Dr. John H. Watson, M.D.: Henry J. Quinn; Ms. Hudson: Jan Meredith; Professor Moriarty: Ed Hyland; Irene Adler: Terry Price; Mary Morstan: Gwendolyn Lewis; Tavis Mac Millian: B.H. Barry; Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Bert Stover ,and roles: Joe Bevilacqua. Titles include: Episode One: “The Mystery of the Creepy Hack Writer”; Episode Two: "My Dinner at Baker Street"; Episode Three: "Sherlock Holmes in Trouble"; Episode Four: "A Study in Lavender"; Episode Five: "The Death of Mr. Sherlock Holmes"; Episode Six: "The Giant Rat of Sumatra"; Episode Seven: "Tales from the Vienna Wards"; Episode Eight: "His Second to Last Bow"; Episode Nine: "Revenge of the Beekeeper"; Episode Ten: "Holmes' Creepy Christmas". For more about The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, go to: http://www.comedyorama.com
Fans of the legendary figure of Sherlock Holmes are sure to get a kick out of this
I love this series. Here is a great review I found from the Audibook Review blog...
AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: "Fans of the legendary figure of Sherlock Holmes are sure to get a kick out of
this. Arthur Conan Doyle spent many years recounting the adventures of the world’s greatest detective,
but now the truth is revealed. In these dramatic and hilarious episodes, we find an aging Dr. Watson,
finally setting the record straight in the form of his personal journal.
"In episode 1, The Mystery of the Creepy Hack Writer, we learn that Sherlock Holmes was a beggar on
the streets when Dr. Watson took pity and invited him to stay at his flat on Baker Street. Furthermore, it
is revealed that Holmes is little more than a bumbling fool who couldn’t solve his way out of a wet
paper bag. Presently, Watson is approached by a hack writer by the name of Arthur Conan Doyle who
strikes a deal with Watson. They will co-write a series of detective stories featuring Sherlock Holmes.
Of course no one will want to read about a blithering idiot, so they will make Holmes out to be a master
of deductive reasoning.
And so, the legend of Sheer-luck, er I mean Sherlock Holmes begins. As recounted in later episodes,
Doyle and Watson’s gimmick is a tremendous success, and the books sell like onion buns. That’s a
rather obscure reference, I know, but if you listen to these episodes, you’ll understand.
"Of course, you can’t have Sherlock without the nefarious Professor Moriarty. That would be like
pickled rhubarb without the toast. Forgive me, another obscure reference. In episode 2, My Dinner at
Baker Street, we learn how the two really met, as the foes sit down to dinner. Maybe it was the food
that set them off. The landlady, Miss Hudson, served beef brisket and plums, artichoke pudding (she
used all the plums in the brisket), a vegetable dish of carrots in mustard and ice cream sauce, and for
dessert (you guessed it) pickled rhubarb on milk toast. This was a funny episode as you can imagine.
After dinner, Holmes and Moriarty engage in a sword fight, before which Moriarty has to show Holmes
how to hold the sword correctly. I got plenty of laughs from this one.
And that’s only the beginning. This volume includes ten episodes in all, explaining in great detail the
truth behind the myth.
Other episodes include:
Sherlock Holmes in Trouble, A Study in Lavendar, The Death of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, The Giant Rat of
Sumatra, Tales from the Vienna Wards, His Second to Last Bow, Revenge of the Bee Keeper, and
Holmes’ Creepy Christmas.
"These full cast audio productions include the voice talents of Vernon Morris as Sherlock Holmes,
Henry J Quinn as Dr. John Watson, Jan Meredith as Miss Hudson, Ed Hyland as Professor Moriarty,
and William Gillette as Arthur Conan Doyle. Other voice artists include Terry Price, Gwendolyn Lewis,
B H Barry, and Joe Bevilacqua. Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with these names, their voice
characterizations are as good as any you’ll hear.
"Like I said, fans of Sherlock will get a real kick out of these comedies. Personally, I’m not very familiar
with Holmes, but I got a kick out of these anyway. The humor is sometimes campy and sometimes
rather clever and subtle. And the acting and sound effects are of the highest quality. Give this a try, you
won’t be disappointed."