Sherlock vs. Murray-arty

Benedict Cumberbatch, the Sherlock Holmes star, faces arch-nemesis Murray-arty on Sesame Street. The mystery: Are there more apples or oranges?

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  1. I enjoy this sort of thing because I know who Benedict Cumberbatch and Sherlock Holmes are. But how many people know who they are *and* are challenged by the act of counting to 4?

    I guess I’m just wondering why they bother getting Cumberbatch to do it. Does it just make parents prefer the show to alternatives?

    • I remember watching Sesame Street with my daughter when she was three or four. I got a laugh out of Placido Flamingo. She didn’t get it. I think one of the show’s goals is to keep parents from going crazy.

      • Yeah, they’ve always done that. I remember seeing a lot of things on SS like that when I was a kid that I didn’t get, but I enjoyed the show anyway and it must have entertained my mom. Now I get the jokes if I see those old videos on YouTube.

    • Mark Roulo says:

      “I guess I’m just wondering why they bother getting Cumberbatch to do it.”
       
      I think a lot of celebrities *want* to be on Sesame Street. The Muppet Show had Alice Cooper on it a long time ago …

    • Roger Sweeny says:

      “I guess I’m just wondering why they bother getting Cumberbatch to do it.”

      Lots of actors want to do it because it merchandises themselves. “Look what a public-spirited person I am, appearing on this great show that helps kids learn.”

      • If I became a celebrity, the first thing I’d want to do is be on Sesame Street. Because MUPPETS. I miss Jim Henson.