Of all the Classic Doctors I have watched – which, granted, isn’t very many – my favorite is Three. I love his sense of humor, his dapperness, his odd fondness for escaping in either super-fast wheelchairs or bright yellow cars. But enough of Three. He’s not the reason I’m writing this post.
Instead, I’m writing about Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, a character who worked for UNIT. He was also an occasional companion of multiple versions of the Doctor, including Three. In the rebooted series you might know him through the episode “Closing Time.”
Anyway, I always giggle when I see the Brigadier because he reminds me of someone else…
And it gets better – it amuses me to no end to imagine the Brigadier being just as clumsy as Clouseau. Maybe he accidentally, like, pulls the door off the TARDIS or destroys the sonic screwdriver. Or maybe he’s trying to help the Doctor by rounding up evil aliens but he mistakenly lets all the aliens go and arrests normal citizens.
I don’t know, I think it’s funny. But maybe I’m just weird that way.
Is it just me or do you think the two characters look alike as well?
P.S. If you’re weird like me, we can play the game of “does this photo show the Brigadier or Clouseau?” so let me know if you’re interested.