Watson
PERFORMER Kevin Clash

Watson is the faithful dog owned by Sherlock Hemlock. Appearing in "Mysterious Theater" sketches on Sesame Street, Watson often sniffs out the solution before his master, and tries, unsuccessfully, to communicate that fact through barks and whines. His name is a reference to Sherlock Holmes' companion Dr. Watson.

Outside of the "Mysterious Theater" segments, Watson has also accompanied Sherlock Hemlock in a few street plots, including Episode 2751, Episode 2816 and Episode 2873.

Watson's first known appearance occurs in the book A Bird's Best Friend, where he was depicted as a medium-sized long-haired orange-brown dog in a deerstalker cap and matching coat like Sherlock's. In his Muppet appearances, Watson is a smaller brown dog who wears only a collar.

Book Appearances

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