Sherlock Holmes is the popular literary creation of famed British novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who appeared in countless crime novels and pulp fictions from 1887 to 1927. Often followed by his comrade, Dr. John Watson, the lean, hawk-nosed private detective was known for his incredible deductive skills and the quote, "Elementary, my dear, Watson." - a quote actually created and derived from Hollywood motion pictures than from Doyle's work. Holmes is the idol of Mickey Daniels (who grows up to be a truancy officer) and Alfalfa Switzer. Mickey calling himself "Sherlock Hawkshaw," even refers to Joe Cobb as "Waston" in The Mysterious Mystery. One of Murphy's Sideshow Midgets eventually refers to Mr. Smithers, a school truancy officer as "Sherlock."