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Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch So Hot? 'SNL' Tries to Figure It Out.

Published On 11/06/2016 Published On 11/06/2016
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Earlier this year, when Glamour ranked Benedict Cumberbatch No. 16 on its "100 Sexiest Men of 2016," fans of the actor rejoiced, feeling validated that their Cumberhunk had finally received the real mainstream respect he deserved. Saturday Night Live's Beck Bennett, on the other hand, started having a personal crisis, wondering why more classically handsome American men -- with juicy, juicy, pink lips, like himself -- were being so under-appreciated.

Bennett's trouble came to a head this week, after working with the Doctor Strange star for last night's SNL. "Every girl in the cast has been so horny for this dude all week," he explains in the clip above. "So as a guy, I'm just kinda trying to figure that out." For Beck, "trying to figure that out" means hosting an impromptu game show called Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?

Thankfully, as part of SNL's meta weekend, which had more than one sketch with cast members playing themselves, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, and Cumberbatch himself all agreed to help their confused friend solve the mystery and see the light. Viewers at home: come for the closure, stay for the topless Beck and truly spot-on Big Bad Wolf impressions.

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Sean Fitz-Gerald is a staff writer at Thrillist Entertainment and is here for any and all Beck game show ideas. Find him on Twitter: @srkfitzgerald.

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