In a new clip from the children’s show, Murray Monster, now known as Murray-arty, puts Cumberbatch on the spot, and asks him to deduce whether there are more apples or oranges. Much like his onscreen counterpart, the Brit turns to a good friend for help – no, not Dr. Watson – the Count.
The spot-on parody of the actor’s turn as Sherlock Holmes is the latest foray for the long-running series into pop culture. Check out five more fun ones below:
In this Homeland send-up, Carrie informs the Special Sheep Agents, “Ba-a-a-a-rody is not the sheep you think he is!”
Upside Downton Abbey
In this Downton Abbey spoof, a muppet Maggie Smith learns that inverted gravity makes it difficult to enjoy tea and crumpets.
Sesame Street‘s take on Mad Men is quite literal. A plush Don Draper schools his “sycophants” on the emotional power of advertising, alternately identifying images from a Happy Honeybear campaign as “mad,” “sad” and “happy.”
"Share It Maybe"
Carly Rae Jepsen’s ubiquitous 2012 hit “Call Me Maybe” gets the Cookie Monster treatment. (Sample lyric: “It hard to look at your snack, baby. But you got cookie. So share it maybe.”)
Feist sings "1,2,3,4"
Canadian chanteuse Leslie Feist, alongside a chorus of colorful monsters, uses her 2007 hit “1234” to give a lesson on – what else? – counting.