Benedict Cumberbatch and Sesame Street: two great tastes that taste great together? Come on, like you even have to ask. Whoever's running the guest-star side of things at Sesame Workshop should get a biscuit for bringing everyone's favorite awkwardly-named British hottie on the show, because the results are predictably awesome.
In the clip, Sherlock -- excuse me, Cumberbatch -- must face a tricky challenge presented by Murray-arity the Muppet. Does the table have more apples on it or more oranges? I'm not going to spoil the answer for you, but I will tell you that the clip includes a very, very sneaky Sherlock spoiler. If you've seen season 3 cliffhanger finale, you'll definitely recognize a certain scene in the Sesame Street version.
So here's the setup: Murray-arity, Benedict's self-declared arch-nemesis, presents a "brain-bending challenge." Sherlock -- dammit, Cumberbatch -- enlists the help of an expert in counting: Snuffleupagus.
Ha. No. The COUNT, obviously. Anyway, before the apples/oranges mystery unraveling gets underway, the clip opens with Murray blurting a familiar line. Check it out:
Well, DID YOU? The game is on!
Anyway, I like the Muppets and I like Benedict Cumberbatch and I like sly references to nerdy TV shows most of all, so I find this entire thing quite enjoyable. Then again, I'd probably watch a clip of Cumberbatch laboriously synching his smartphone, so it's maybe theoretically possible my personal bar for this video wasn't all that high.
What did you think of this clip? Are you a Sherlock fan?
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