The Story of the Magic Traffic Cone
We’ve had lots of traffic cone fanart on the blog lately and there’s still more to come. I expect this is confusing for those of you who haven’t followed the long chain of links back through the archive required to understand how it all started. So here’s the story in a single post.
In The Reichenbach Fall, there’s a shot of Sherlock being wheeled into St. Bart’s on a trolley. It’s only a couple of seconds long. In the corner of that shot is a traffic cone with the words “SLOW DOWN” taped to it.

Funny thing?
If you do what the traffic cone says and slow down (watch the shot frame-by-frame) you’ll see that it wasn’t Sherlock on the trolley.

This random object was giving out clues.
But was it placed by the Sherlock crew or something that’s really at St. Bart’s? I asked, and not one but two awesome people checked the actual filming location and reported back. The cone is real. A real inanimate object that clearly wants to be a Sherlockian. It’s amazing and I love it.
Hence the fanart.
(Any chance the cone is trolling and the body swap was a mistake? Always possible, and that would be amazing in its own way. But here’s why I think it loves us instead.)

The Story of the Magic Traffic Cone

We’ve had lots of traffic cone fanart on the blog lately and there’s still more to come. I expect this is confusing for those of you who haven’t followed the long chain of links back through the archive required to understand how it all started. So here’s the story in a single post.

In The Reichenbach Fall, there’s a shot of Sherlock being wheeled into St. Bart’s on a trolley. It’s only a couple of seconds long. In the corner of that shot is a traffic cone with the words “SLOW DOWN” taped to it.

Funny thing?

If you do what the traffic cone says and slow down (watch the shot frame-by-frame) you’ll see that it wasn’t Sherlock on the trolley.

This random object was giving out clues.

But was it placed by the Sherlock crew or something that’s really at St. Bart’s? I asked, and not one but two awesome people checked the actual filming location and reported back. The cone is real. A real inanimate object that clearly wants to be a Sherlockian. It’s amazing and I love it.

Hence the fanart.

(Any chance the cone is trolling and the body swap was a mistake? Always possible, and that would be amazing in its own way. But here’s why I think it loves us instead.)

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