Happy birthday, Ronald Howard!

Ronald “Wink” Howard, bless his heart, would have been 94 today! So here is a little birthday tribute to the dear man.

A young, handsome Ronald looking a lot like his daddy Leslie.

Ronald became my all time fashion hero when I first saw him in that stripped scarf and cloth cap.

In The Mother Hubbard Case, Howard as Sherlock Holmes brandishes a piece of poisoned fudge, suggesting that it go to the murderess’ pet parrot, instead of himself, and thus getting her to confess. Murderers are always softies for their pets.

Holmes holds up little Toni in The Case of the Baker Street Nursemaids, a young baby that has been delivered to him for safe keeping. Not even Sherlock Holmes can resist a cute kid!

In The Case of the Red-Headed League Holmes has a very refined and sophisticated method to tell if someone is alive or dead – *Poke* (click to see)

I’m not sure which episode this is from, but I believe it illustrates a point I’d like to make – Ronald Howard is by far the cutest Sherlock Holmes of all time! (click to see) Now take a look at the GIF again… your argument is entirely invalid.

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2 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Ronald Howard!

  1. Thank you for this post as well.

    I couldn’t remember the title of the episode and my copy of the DVD is missing. I’m trying to do a modern version of The Mother Hubbard for a special project I’m working on for The Salvation Army and now I have the title to work with. 😉

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