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‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch appears on ‘Sesame Street’

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In a segment filled with in-jokes, “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on “Sesame Street” on Feb. 4, as reported in The Huffington Post.

In the video “Benedict Cumberbatch and the Sign of Four (or is it Three?)” posted on the official PBS YouTube page, Cumberbatch is challenged to see if a table has more apples than oranges.

The video includes jokes surrounding Cumberbatch’s role as the iconic Sherlock Holmes in the hit BBC show that also airs stateside on PBS. Murray Monster was introduced as “Murray-arty,” a nod to the character of Jim Moriarty played by Andrew Scott. “Murray-arty” also confuses Cumberbatch with his role of Sherlock, and refers to Cumberbatch as “Benedict Sherlock.” The Count also makes an appearance in the video, which is almost 2.5 minutes in length.

The video was uploaded on Feb. 4 and has already received approximately 75,000 views as of press time. The YouTube video title is a play on “The Sign of Three,” the second episode of the latest season of “Sherlock.” The last of the three-episode season aired on Sunday, Feb. 2, on PBS.

Cumberbatch has appeared in several films covering a range of characters in the last year alone, including “Star Trek into Darkness,” “The Fifth Estate,” “Little Favour,” “August: Osage County,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and “12 Years a Slave.”

Many celebrities have appeared on “Sesame Street” over the years, including Jon Hamm, Beyonce, Paul Rudd, Stephen Colbert and Donald Faison. Celebrity guests have introduced concepts to viewers, including word definitions and how to get along with others. Several musical guests have also performed on the show.



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