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'Elementary' and 'Sleepy Hollow' scribes ignite a Twitter 'feud'

What if Sherlock Holmes, Joan Watson, Abbie Mills, and Ichabod Crane teamed up to solve crimes and duel mythical headless creatures?

Not that that’s happening, of course. But Thursday night, the writers of Elementary and Sleepy Hollow began a silly mini-feud over Ping-Pong, the attractiveness of their protagonists, and, of all things, socks. The shows even looped in the writers of CSI, who more or less called for a detente.

The “feud” began with the tweets above, as the Elementary staff decided to challenge Sleepy Hollow’s to Ping-Pong. The tweeting escalated to photos and awkward photoshops, all of which delighted fans, who mostly either sided with a show or demanded crossovers.

But amid all the tweets, the feuding did result in some gems, which we’ve collected below:

A battle of attractive casts began with Elementary

https://twitter.com/ELEMENTARYStaff/status/388379538628964353

… which prompted Sleepy Hollow to counter with their leading man.

https://twitter.com/sleepywriters/status/388385153401098240

So Elementary tried the cute angle with Clyde the turtle.

https://twitter.com/ELEMENTARYStaff/status/388393041859330048

And Sleepy Hollow delivered a head. (Not cute, for the record.)

https://twitter.com/sleepywriters/status/388408316516241408

Elementary began to pick at costuming instead.

https://twitter.com/ELEMENTARYStaff/status/388421047524917248

With this strike, Sleepy Hollow enlisted help from the CSI writers, who didn’t ally themselves with either side, and instead tried to loop in American Horror Story. Ryan Murphy and the AHS writers sadly didn’t respond.

https://twitter.com/CSIWritersRoom/status/388448184441135105

Elementary continued the war, hitting ultimate silliness by presenting its socks as an argument.

https://twitter.com/ELEMENTARYStaff/status/388445610480660480

And Sleepy Hollow delivered the best photoshop job of the night, with…

https://twitter.com/sleepywriters/status/388447106643394560

Eventually, the shows’ writers stopped feuding (and presumably got back to work), but not before posting one last image:

https://twitter.com/ELEMENTARYStaff/status/388692662485655552

Pop stars, take note: This is how you should feud on Twitter from now on.

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