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Then / Now
Presented without further comment…
The Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch meme was actually just a statistical error. The average otter does NOT look like Benedict Cumberbatch. A single otter who hangs around movie premieres and TOTALLY looks like Benedict Cumberbatch was an outlier and should not have been counted.
according to the site: Dunlop’s new spokesperson
This looks like a set-up for an appalling joke to me:
Q: Why is Benedict Cumberbatch like a Dunlop tyre?
- He’s pumped up, firm and bouncy to the touch
- He grips close, even in wet conditions
- He can get changed in under two minutes
- He only comes in black rubber
- After I’ve gone around the block with him a few times, he’ll be completely worn out…
I happened to see the abovementioned Steven Moffat quote (from this interview) on my dashboard the other day, and as soon as I read it, I knew the concept would make a startling and unexpected opener to Sherlock season 4. It’ll stretch the BBC’s special effects budget to the limits, of course, but I’m sure the results will be earthshaking…
Rumours that Benedict Cumberbatch might be cast as Doctor Strange are running amok today, but since it might never happen, I thought I’d jump on the chance for a silly crossover joke while the going was good…
Gosh, it’s a Sherlock behind-the-scenes exclusive
that I have completely made up! While Sherlock was doing his best French waiter impersonation in The Empty Hearse, little did we know that he ALSO slipped a cunningly prepared fake winelist in front of John, hoping that he might get the subtle hint. Sadly, John was too preoccupied to notice and Sherlock had to opt for the UNsubtle approach to returning from the dead…
And so the Flower People of Blargon 7 decided that they loved Benedict Cumberbatch more than anything else in the galaxy, and unanimously voted to make him their Perpetual Emperor of Fragrant Loveliness. To which he shrugged modestly and responded: “Oh crumpets.”
[Original picture from here, with thanks and apologies!]
There was some delightful news today when Tennessee Aquarium announced that they have named one of their otters after Benedict Cumberbatch! They explain that it’s because of “viral Internet posts comparing his face to otter faces”, so I’m very proud. According to their website, Benny the otter is “always first in line at feeding time and is very vocal." They don’t mention whether he also does motion capture, but I bet he does.
Sadly I’m unlikely to have a reason to go to Tennessee in the near future, but I’ve provided this handy visual guide to help you distinguish between the snuffly-nosed playful cutie-pie and the otter who’s named after him…
Benedict Cumberbatch vividly recreates the experience of me finding a spider in the bathroom.
Has anybody else noticed that Benedict Cumberbatch reminding everyone that he did the motion capture is starting to sound like Martin Crieff reminding everyone he’s the captain?
In the unlikely event of actor non-recognition, actor doffs cap and gestures to motion capture dots.
this is the standard amount of gold they put in a dwarf kingdom…
I AM THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF THIS DRAGON
*starts x-raying hobbits to find out which one swallowed the One Ring*
Somehow, two years have passed since I first posted Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch. This makes today my second Otterversary. Gosh.
In those two years, the Cumberotters have appeared in umpteen newspapers and magazines, on the Letterman Show and on Graham Norton (twice), and have been discussed by Benedict in several interviews, and they’re even trotted out regularly as a standard example of silly internet memes. Despite what must be a rather tedious ongoing barrage of inquiries, Benedict has continued to be charmingly polite about the whole thing (to the extent of acknowledging a resemblance), while I remain mildly astonished, often uncredited (alas!), but always highly amused.
Some day, I hope to meet Mr Cumberbatch face to face and apologize profusely. Until then, I can only say: Benedict, I’m so, so sorry: I had no idea what I was releasing upon the world. However, in spite of what you keep telling the media, I maintain that the top otter’s hands ARE in front of its mouth. But let me buy you a drink and we’ll call it evens…
10 Romantic Novel Heroes With Sillier Names Than Benedict Cumberbatch
(All are from real books that actually exist and are apparently not parodies.)
1. Chance Quarrels
2. Steed Dare
3. Tweed Brown
4. Breed Grayhawk
5. Lord Phineas Trimble
6. Thorne the Relentless
7. The Honorable Brixton Smythe-Medway
8. King Vandergiff
9. Zurich Kingdom
10. Sir Marmaduke Strongbow
You may have seen a recent announcement that there are plans to build a Sherlock Holmes theme park in Portsmouth. In the interests of giving this admirable venture the best possible chance of success, I’ve come up with some frankly ridiculous attractions that few Sherlockians will be able to resist…
Edited to add: You can now buy this design as a greetings card or postcard from my Redbubble store.