In the original stories, John was a flat character to emphasize by contrast Sherlock's extraordinary qualities. In this BBC incarnation, John is just a constantly confused but compassionate person, to emphasize by contrast that Sherlock is crazy
It's a brilliant conversation starter, I do believe I have used it before - not because Sherlock did, but because it's all I could think to say. I'm not exactly great at small talk…haha <-- pretty sure this is a sheldon cooper quote actually
How does NO ONE know why he is, seriously? Ugh but if I saw him in a movie in school, I'd just sit there silently fangirling and bouncing up in down in my seat but did you respond "thanks. i stole them from the president.
The funny thing is Mary said this to john in the empty hearse. John-"I don't shave for Sherlock Holmes" Mary-" you Gould put that on a t-shirt" coincidence or a catch phrase Mary first heard somewhere else?