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About That Time Benedict Cumberbatch Used A Stuffed Monkey To Spoil The Next Season Of "Sherlock"

By Joanna Robinson | Videos | July 19, 2013 | Comments ()


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Because they couldn’t make the “Sherlock” panel at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch recorded a short little loving message for their fans. Freeman’s is fine (if a bit terse). It is jarring to see a hobbit in shades. Cumberbatch, however, is a g-d delight. No actual plots we spoiled nor stuffed monkeys harmed in the making of it. Enjoy!

Happy Friday! Byeeee!!!

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P.S. More Comic-Con coverage to come this afternoon.

P.P.S. Someone labeled that header photo “Benjamin Cumberbatch.” It wasn’t me, but I would like their job.


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  • Captain_Tuttle

    Lemon curry?

  • Yes, yes, I'm 3 days late to this party. Whatever. My vote on the "Benjamin Cumberbatch" thing? The monkey is Benjamin...voila! Accurate labeling!

  • PerpetualIntern

    Benedict Cumberbatch is a DELIGHT.

    Oh, helloooo.

  • PDamian

    Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes) said at the Comic-Con "Sherlock" panel that when on set, Martin is dry and sardonic, and Benedict is funny and goofy. Is there a better combination in nature?

  • emmalita

    No. And I would watch the hell out of a nature show that had the two of them interacting in their natural habitat. Who should narrate?

  • PDamian

    Oh, Sir David Attenborough, of course. "The smaller of the males remains aloof while the taller fans his curls and prances comically ... Extraordinary." Drink!

  • Ginger

    The voice and the curls and the insane cat eyes and the aristocratic nose and the obscene mouth and the calves - have you seen his calves?? - kill me DEAD. I want him to spank me with Sherlock's violin bow. Happy, happy birthday to a hot guy from a cool chick on a warm day.

  • Ginger

    Can't believe I forgot to mention - the hands. Such hands!

  • annie

    Martin Freeman is such a little shit; I love him. Benedict, though, is incredibly adorable and is also lounging confidently and sexily on a leather chair, which is how a few dreams I've had have started, minus some lit candles and baby oil. He's Mr Drama, but the guy has such a knack for comedy, too.

  • profession: none, or starlet

    That was made of win. And monkeys, and invisible machine-guns, but mostly win. Cumberbatch is a baaaaaad man.

  • Haystacks

    Martin Freeman is made of Sass. Have you ever seen him in an interview? He takes no shit. Cumberbatch is sweet and charming in contrast.

  • Jen

    Today is Benedict's birthday, so happy birthday you Hot Fucking Dork!

  • emmalita

    Worldwide Celebration!!!!!

  • koko temur

    How DO one celebrates this glorious event, emm?

  • JoannaRobinson

    Quick, everyone, whip off your scarves. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tum...

  • PerpetualIntern

    Any day that includes this gif is a good day.

  • Wigamer

    I love me some sexy neck porn.

  • emmalita

    I couldn't have said it better.

    And in honor of the heat - sashay about in a sheet.

    Other Benedict Cumberbatch celebratory activities: Practice with a crop or a violin.
    Notice things about people.
    Solve an unsolvable crime.
    Watch Sherlock on an endless loop.

  • DataAngel

    Martin Freeman as himself, in Hobbit Gear is possibly the single most adorable thing on this planet. Sorry to all the baby animals out there, but you have a new god and his name is Martin.

  • koko temur

    I love how despite having the most fucking amazing voice ever, he doesnt use it all the time. I mean, if i had that ability i would order people around and pranked and made women pregnant by wispering and just abuse this kind of power all over the place.

  • Ruthie O

    You are so right! If he and Alan Rickman ever teamed up, resistance would be futile.

  • annie
  • $27019454

    But, God I'd like to try!

  • PerpetualIntern

    Is it possible to be part of an audible sandwich?

  • MissAmynae

    headphones- one in each channel. Which is of course What She Said.

  • koko temur

    Mmm have you heard him doing Rickman impression?

  • Ruthie O

    Thank you! How have I missed that? Cumberbatch really is as charmingly silly as I imagine him to be, isn't he?

  • emmalita
  • Meli_V

    Wow, that made me feeling tingly!

  • profession: none, or starlet

    That is scary. And wonderful. Seriously, he and Rickman need to do something together; I think they even look kinda-sorta alike when Cumberbatch has his hair darkened.

  • barlowjk

    I knew it! The whimpering dog!

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