A television mystery: Is Parks & Rec borrowing plot points from Sherlock? [spoilers, duh]

In a recent episode of Parks and Recreation, evil millionaire Dennis Feinstein (Jason Mantzoukas) taunts a group of protestors before relating the following instruction to his minions:

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(I’ll take Ron Swanson’s line:) What hounds?

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The rest of that sentence: “I’ve been working on that makes everything smell like wet dog. Make it rain!”

You may recall that in BBC’s Sherlock “The Hounds of Baskerville” episode, H.O.U.N.D. also turned out to be a chemical weapon:

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Oh, Sherlock, what do we say about coincidence? The universe is rarely so lazy. Lucky, I’m on the case.

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