‘SNL’: Benedict Cumberbatch won an Oscar slap in the opening monologue

After returning to the Middle Ages in this week’s cold opening, Benedict Cumberbatch took center stage for the show’s introductory monologue, where he returned the Oscar slap to the conversation.

While explaining how he was in the movies except Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness– despite what sketch writers might think – he recalled starring in Jane Campion The power of the dog Lorne Michaels who asked what other films he starred in. “I said,‘ Well, The power of the dog, for example ‘, and he said,’ Nobody saw it. ‘ I said, ‘Come on, man. I was nominated for an Oscar for that. I did well, ‘Cumberbatch explained. “I mean, I didn’t win. I was beaten by Will Smith… No, not physically. ”

After touching the slap for the Oscars, he then turned to the debate about hosting an episode for Mother’s Day. “Of course, I want to wish my mother a very happy Mother’s Day,” he said. “She is currently on holiday in Greece SNL offered her to bring her here first class, and she said, ‘No, I am on a beach in Greece. Are you normal? ‘”

Then he remembered how he and his mother would call each other “those weird, funny names.” “I called her‘ Pookie ’and she called me‘ Benedict Cumberbatch ’,” the host said.

Cumberbatch later said his mother could always help him solve his problems. “For example, when I lost two front teeth, I was worried he was going to tease me, but you said,‘ It’s okay. Just try to smile without opening your mouth, ‘he said. “That’s great advice, but it also explains why to this day, in every photo on the red carpet, I laugh like this.” The actor’s eerie smile followed.

After paying tribute to his mother, Cumberbatch called out his wife Sophie, who was in the audience. “I am seriously in constant, constant awe of you. I mean, for a start, you gave birth to our three beautiful boys, and it’s just a little miracle that every woman will tell you, “he said. “In the meantime, according to you, I was dressed like a wizard – even though he’s a technical wizard.”

This week’s episode of SNL he hosted Cumberbatch for the second time, which followed just a day after his film Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness hit the movies. He last appeared on the show in 2016 with musical guest Solange.

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