Cumberbatch, who is up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series this year, has achieved a bit of notoriety not only for his outspoken opinions on popular culture, but for the, well, sheer oddity that is his name. (For the record: I think his name is perfect in practically every way, but apparently there are people out there who have yet to realize that fact. I don’t even know how to respond to this, except apparently to give a lot of Los Angeles residents the side-eye.)
At any rate, Kimmel’s studio audience – save one brave soul that the host dismissed as “British” – didn’t appear familiar with Cumberbatch or his work. Kimmel then sent a camera crew into the streets of L.A in order to put the question to random pedestrians on Hollywood Boulevard: “What is a Cumberbatch?”
The results are kind of hilarious. Warning: This does contain a bit of adult humor, just so everyone knows. But it’s generally all in good fun and, well, it’s really, really funny?
So….who is going to start the petition to get Cumberbatch on Kimmel’s show? I think he’d get a kick out of this.