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24 Wackiest Detectives of Movies and TV

by and | May 17, 2016 | Comments

With The Nice Guys, writer/director Shane Black returns to the volatile buddy-cop template that defined his early writing career with hits like Lethal WeaponThe Last Boy Scout, and The Long Kiss Goodnight. Ryan Gosling is one-half of said Nice Guys, a down-on-his-luck detective in the ’70s and his whole steez inspires this week’s 24 Frames gallery: the wackiest private eyes ever to grace film and television.

  • Greg

    Zoidberg is not a detective…

  • Patrick Walls

    2 versions of Sherlock Holmes (Neither of which are cumberbatch) and you couldn’t make room for Shawn Spencer?

    • Russ Duncan

      Short lived TV shows by traditional sidekicks, a reoccurring character that appears in less than 10% of a shows episodes and like you said, 2 Sherlock Holmes, yet Shawn and Gus are nowhere to be found. I’m usually not one to complain about such lists, but this is just wrong.

  • Dan Ball

    Where’s The Dude, man? Is it because he was the laziest detective in Los Angeles County, not the wackiest? What about Jim Rockford? Raines with Jeff Goldblum?

  • mongoink

    Umm, what a bout Geoff Stults as Walter Sherman in The Finder?

  • Schwinn


  • Rouel

    Young Sherlock Holmes was a very good movie

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