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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…

The world and her costume designer have already seen plenty of pics of Benedict Cumberbatch being admirably silly at the Oscars, but because the Daily Mirror used the event as an excuse to revive my otter meme, I thought I’d put together this mini-tribute. (The otter comes from The Daily Otter, fittingly enough.)

It also serves as convincing evidence that Benedict wasn’t actually trying to detract attention from Bono and his fellow U2vians, but was in fact trying to catch a small chunk of tuna thrown by a considerate onlooker. After all, the Oscar ceremony goes on for a loooong time, so he probably needed all the sushi he could get…

dudeufugly:

Benedict Cumberbatch on German TV 14.01.2014 (general interview)

[A translation of the German voiceover is over here.]

The most exciting part of this interview for me is Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch making their German TV debut (at around the 4:10 minute mark)! Not only does my Tumblr URL appear in the corner of the screen, but the programme-makers asked my permission in advance, which was very nice of them.

Otters That Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch Hating Liquids

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Apparently this is what happens when my meme and mums-the-nerd’s meme get together and breed. I really hope I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night and feed the little monstrosity…

Otters: they’re not just there for the adorably fluffy things in life.

I’m pretty sure the sound you can hear is Benedict Cumberbatch’s agent trying to option both of the gripping tales illustrated above…

Everyone’s thrilled about the possibility of Benedict Cumberbatch starring in Hamlet in Spring 2014 Summer 2015, so I thought it was time to put together my own cutting-edge concept for the show.
(I confess I am partly reworking my previous movie pitch, but since Hollywood wouldn’t give me the backing, I’ve got to do something with all these classically trained otters, haven’t I?)

Everyone’s thrilled about the possibility of Benedict Cumberbatch starring in Hamlet in Spring 2014 Summer 2015, so I thought it was time to put together my own cutting-edge concept for the show.

(I confess I am partly reworking my previous movie pitch, but since Hollywood wouldn’t give me the backing, I’ve got to do something with all these classically trained otters, haven’t I?)

What’s more global and glamorous than Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch? Making their debut to celebrate this week’s edition of the Graham Norton Show, it’s Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch, Harrison Ford and Jack Whitehall…

dailyotter:

Otter Pup Cuddles Up to HumanOriginal source and context unknown; submitted by Claudia!

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go to bed with Benedict Cumberbatch, here’s a possible answer…

dailyotter:

Otter Pup Cuddles Up to Human
Original source and context unknown; submitted by Claudia!

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go to bed with Benedict Cumberbatch, here’s a possible answer…

dailyotter:

GIF of One Sea Otter Grabbing Another’s PawVia Reddit; check out more gifs here!

"Take my hand."
"Now people will definitely talk…”

dailyotter:

GIF of One Sea Otter Grabbing Another’s Paw
Via Reddit; check out more gifs here!

"Take my hand."

"Now people will definitely talk…”

wokeupwithasmileonmyface:

this was in the sunday mirror magazine today hahaha 

The Cumberotters have made it into the British press once again. “We don’t know who had the time to do this”, says the caption. It’s rather peculiar to find your personal productivity levels being questioned in the national press, I must say…

wokeupwithasmileonmyface:

this was in the sunday mirror magazine today hahaha

The Cumberotters have made it into the British press once again. “We don’t know who had the time to do this”, says the caption. It’s rather peculiar to find your personal productivity levels being questioned in the national press, I must say…

First there was The Social Network. Then Grumpy Cat got a movie deal. Now I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Hollywood comes knocking at my door, desperate to turn Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch into a cinematic blockbuster. So I thought: why not start the ball rolling with a bit of pre-release hype?Now all I have to do is think of an actual storyline, write a script, blackmail sweet-talk Benedict Cumberbatch into signing on, and train a thousand otters to do exactly what I tell them. How hard can it be…?

First there was The Social Network. Then Grumpy Cat got a movie deal. Now I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Hollywood comes knocking at my door, desperate to turn Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch into a cinematic blockbuster. So I thought: why not start the ball rolling with a bit of pre-release hype?

Now all I have to do is think of an actual storyline, write a script, blackmail sweet-talk Benedict Cumberbatch into signing on, and train a thousand otters to do exactly what I tell them. How hard can it be…?

Shamelessly reblogging one of my ottery posts to celebrate the fact that 29th May is Otter Awareness Day, according to the International Otter Survival Fund!
Although in my case, pretty much EVERY day is Otter Awareness Day…


Shamelessly reblogging one of my ottery posts to celebrate the fact that 29th May is Otter Awareness Day, according to the International Otter Survival Fund!

Although in my case, pretty much EVERY day is Otter Awareness Day…

notcanonyet:

I demand an answer.

I can only reply that perhaps I was right all along? But whatever the reason, the beauty of this visual coincidence is a source of total delight to me…

Goodness me, another US media mention of my otters, this time as part of this interview (from 5:55 mins onwards)!

I can happily forgive the fact that he criticized the top otter’s hand position again because he also said the following lovely thing:

A friend on set just thrust it in my face on their iPhone, and it’s just… it was very funny. I mean, it’s hysterical. Who knew, who knew that a wet amphibious creature could bear such a resemblance to the number one consulting detective?

Awww.

So Benedict Cumberbatch was on the Letterman show, and my Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch made an extended cameo appearance. Otter action begins at around the 2.50 mark.

Letterman is really not the greatest of interviewers, to put it mildly, but Ben looks deliciously good and seems to take everything in his stride. He also makes his (now standard) comment about the first two pictures not quite matching up: my quibble with his quibble is on record over here. One day, I hope he’ll let me buy him a drink and we can chat about accurate otter anatomy…
 
Oh, and the show also credited this Tumblr at the end of the show:

Crikey, and hello to the new followers that I’ve acquired since that moment! I only hope I can keep you entertained somehow…