The pilot episode of Sherlock (dubbed ‘The Gay Pilot’ by many fans) is the initial result at the first go at BBC Sherlock that was proposed. It’s on the bonus features of the Season 1 DVD and Blu-Ray, I know. It was initially named ‘A Touch of Pink’ and it’s called the gay pilot because in it Sherlock and John are like full-blown gay for one another and many people think they had to tone it down a notch for the real deal so that it wasn’t so obvious.
It’s about half an hour shorter than most episodes of the show, doesn’t feature Mycroft at all, has a different actress for Sally, and Anderson looks in the pilot like he does in Series 3. It’s super gay with skinny jeans, bad special effects, bad music, 221B had a different set that looked like a rockstar-themed child bedroom from a Pottery Barn catalog, the cabbie and Sherlock have their ‘good bottle v. bad bottle’ showdown in 221B and Sherlock looks like the Most twink you would not believe.