Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Corden Election-Themed Bedtime Story

Doctor Strange‘s Benedict Cumberbatch visited with James Corden on Monday, telling the Late Late Show host an epic tale about a lady in beige (Hillary Clinton) and a big orange monster (Donald Trump).

The fable, aptly titled “The Story of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election,” followed Clinton, “a lady who wanted to rule the kingdom very, very much,” on her journey through a scary forest with lots of computers filled with emails.

Though nearly defeated by an “old man with hair of white and a face like that of a wizard” (aka Bernie Sanders), her biggest opponent turned out to be a orange-tinted creature who had already defeated the likes of a “prince named Jeb,” “a sleeping beauty named Ben Carson” and “a Texas senator named Ted who came from a tea party.” By the end of the story, Corden was left fearing what the creature might do should he ever get his hands on his beloved stuffed pussycat.

Press PLAY on the video above to watch Cumberbatch recite his election-themed bedtime saga, then drop a comment below and tell us how you think the unfinished tale will eventually conclude. 

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  1. Volcfom says:

    This sketch was better than 90% of his SNL episode.

  2. Jim says:

    Once again citizens of a foreign country want to believe that they can tell us stupid Americans how we should vote.

    • Angela says:

      Well, considering what our country does has a huge impact on the world at large, and considering the fact that our country butts our noses into other nations’ political affairs all the freaking time, I’d say that yeah, non-Americans kind of have a right to voice their opinions on this particular issue in turn.

  3. AngelWasHere says:

    That was hilarious! OMG! I hope the big orange monster doesn’t win.

    • christopher bee says:

      and Germany (me) is awake and thanks to James and Cumberbatch, we´re all laugh our butts off. Writers gold.

  4. dman6015 says:

    Maybe the writers on SNL should take notes from Corden’s show.