Amazing Internet Things: Benedict Cumberbatch's Chewbacca Impression

Harrison Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch share a couch. (Photo: BBC America)
Harrison Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch share a couch. (Photo: BBC America)
So, does anyone else have a list of links that they turn to if they’re having a bad day? And you can just watch them whenever because they never stop being awesome and making you smile? Today’s Amazing Internet Thing is one of those.

(It’s really not an internet thing in the strictest sense, however, as it’s not a fan creation or anything like that, but since it’s a clip that lives on the internet and is not exactly new news at this point, I’m going with it. Indulge me, thank you muchly.)

Anyway. Sherlock star and general internet heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show to promote his Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate, and it just so happens that one of the other guests on Norton’s red sofa that evening happened to be movie legend Harrison Ford. Both Cumberbatch and Ford have been rumored to be taking part in the Star Wars sequels that are currently in pre-production, though no casting details on any of those films have been released as yet. Plus, well, Ford’s already been in Star Wars, and apparently Cumberbatch is a big fan, so there’s no way this topic wasn’t going to come up.

And that’s how we know that we can add the Wookie Chewbacca to Cumberbatch’s impressive list of on-point celebrity impressions. (Though, let’s be real, the Alan Rickman one is way more fun.) 

A lot of you out there who are hard core Cumberbatch fans have probably already seen this clip, but even if you have, you know it’s worth watching again. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t necessarily like to stay up late to watch British chat shows, then get ready to have your mind blown.

Oh and keep an eye on Harrison Ford’s reaction. It’s kind of the best part. 

Do you have any must-watch videos you keep on file for emergencies? Is there an Amazing Internet Thing we should know about? Share in the comments.

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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