Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Solve a Sesame Street Mystery

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Feb. 4 2014 1:08 PM

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Solve a Sesame Street Mystery

Benedict Cumberbatch has the kind of mesmerizing face and onscreen charisma that make fans say things like, "I could watch Benedict Cumberbatch count fruit." Well, today is their lucky day: PBS has just released a video in which Muppet Murray—in the guise of Sherlock Holmes's nemesis Murray-arty—challenges Cumberbatch to solve a mystery that requires the help of Count Von Count:

Sure, the puzzle is a bit elementary. But charming videos like this one are a welcome distraction from the long wait Sherlock fans have between now and the beginning of Season 4. Maybe PBS could have Cumberbatch read from a phone book next?

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. 

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