Basically, this is what happened. The lovely Benedict Cumberbatch won an award recently and reacted by saying "Oh crumpets!" This, as someone at sherlockbbc pointed out, is a very Penfold thing to say. Then I remembered that Dangermouse and Penfold used to live under a postbox on the corner of Baker Street. And then I thought, reinvention of old-school heroes for the modern age is terribly fashionable nowadays, isn't it?
And then this thing popped out.
Because every city needs a high-functioning sociopathic mouse and his post-traumatic hamster sidekick, it's Sherlock Dangermouse and Penfold Watson!
Now shush, Penfold, before you lower the IQ of the whole street...