Cute Overload :D
An excerpt from Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch: A Visual Examination by Red Scharlach.
Actually, the otter is more reminiscent of the lovely gentleman who played Watson in the Basil Rathbone Holmes movies. (wish I could remember his name!)
The best part is that he knows about these images and is amused by them.
A Scandal in Belgravia was very clever, The Hounds of Baskerville – just meh.
p.s. Dear BBC, a television “season” here in U.S is more than 3 episodes [shake tiny otter fist].
OMG…you mentioned David Tennant? I think I love you.
I’m not much of a pushover for otters however somehow I recently wound up with my teevee watching me, from the pbs station and watched an epi of this edition of Sh. Holmes ….it were quite enjoyable, I must say …..
Next up, Koalas who resemble Russell Tovey. If we’re going down the Russell Davies route.
I will say the series is freshingly canon compared to those rd movies.
The British are into quality, not quantity. I’ve always admired that. I completely enjoyed “Scandal” — I think it’s the best of the five I’ve seen so far. “Hounds” was uncomfortably similar to an episode of “Scooby Doo,” complete with the villain reveal at the end.
I have no idea who David Tennant or Benedict Cumberbatch are. Have I mentioned that I don’t watch tv? (hardly ever…)
They’re British actors from British TV shows, so they may be obscure to a lot of our readers. I thought that might be an issue, so I apologize to anyone who feels left out.
ceejoe, I had no idea who they were either. I think we non-current-tv types may need to go and stay with Fird Birfle for a while and get caught up. I’ve already told her I will bring snacks.
Excuse me, are you insinuating something about the artistic merits of “Scooby Doo”?
Lol, that Scooby Doo music and the footstep sound effects were definitely playing in my head when when I saw the characters running through the fog.
I’ll have you know that my young library patrons consider Scooby films to be some of the highest achievements of the cinematic art form.
I mean, have you actually sat down and watched “Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders” lately? Perhaps you need to educate yourself, Mr. Snobbypants Tom Nom or whatever your name is.
also, Benedict Cumberbatch is delightfully fun to say
I love both David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch but I squeeeee for otters!!
baaahhhhahahahahha oh man… got landed in moderation for typing the man’s name… *facepalm*
SIGH. Shoulda known…
Wait until you see what his female fans call themselves (4th paragraph).
Give the otter a sonic screwdriver and a trenchcoat and he be ready for battle against the Daleks.
Don’t worry, there’s a lot geeks and anglophiles on this board who get the references.
Y’know, the ones who are prone to make rererences about “the spice must flow,” “a moose once bit my sister,” “that parrot has passed on,” etc.
I haven’t seen it yet. Do you mean Sherlock catches the villain with the help of those meddling kids?
Must see David Tennant! Please hurry! Time is running out.
Hurry, Watson! The game is aflipper!
So THAT’S why I’m in moderation, the man’s name. I wonder if he know his name is a no no on web site!! ROFL!!!!
Benedict is more of a leucistic otter, I think. He is one pasty dude.
*stifled giggles behind skippymom’s back*
Believe me, I say this with all the love in the world, but If the Brits are “into quality” how do you explain . . . THIS???
Has anyone else noticed that said otter is actually a river otter, not a sea otter, and therefore would not have just gotten back from Monterey? Benedict Cumberbatch obvi has no clue.
Okay, you all…..David Tennant played the 10th (?) incarnation of Dr. Who in the BBC series. (If you’re a Harry Potter fan, he also played Barty Crouch, Jr. in the “Prisoner of Azkaban” movie.)
Benedict Cumberbatch….I’ve no clue. (Wonder if his name will send me to the Mod Lounge?)
I resemble that remark.
Yup. Mr. Benedict C’s name is a Mod Lounge password……
we can’t even ask Sharpy to docu*ment the problem for their records!
Here, Gigi, have a pre-pickled pickle. & I’ve just made up a fresh batch of fizzy boy-chicken-tales
eep! tails, I mean. Boy-chicken-tails.
Though I bet they do have some stories…
Is it okay to like them both? Sherlock and Scooby?
I don’t watch TV, either. I just happen to know who he is because he’s going to be in the Hobbit movies, the first of which is coming out this December!!!
But you can’t post those without his sidekick: Hedgehogs that look like Martin Freeman
Ooh, wait til you see Reichenbach Fall. Completely awesome!!
For Benedict Cumberbatch fans … if you missed the National Theatre Live broadcast of Frankenstein last year, they’re rebroadcating — and both versionsl with BC as The Creature this time as well as him playing Victor (which was the version I saw last year). Coming to a movie theatre near you in June. http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/63286/productions/frankenstein.html
Oh, silly me, should have noted the name=mod lounge warnings … *sigh.* It’s Friday afternoon, and a long weekend here. What’s on tap?
I would love a fizzy boy-chicken-tale!!
Thanks!! Got the Nigel but got stuck on the Bruce. Shoulda consulted IMDB like a proper geek.
Do we have to say it three times really fast? Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch. Benedict Cumberbatch. I just love saying it anyway. (I wonder if it’s his “real” name?)
*see above comment (when it finally makes it through the moderation anyway)
My friend calls me a David Tennant “fangirl”. Is that a bad thing? I love him so much! And Benedict Cumberbatch was in the movie “War Horse” too. I like him a lot also.
And otters are adorabuhls.
Mike is batting a thousand today!
Yup yup skippy’s right NOMTOM…mmmhmm. I myself am a connoisseur of Scooby. And agree…it is the highest blah blah blah…ooooh scooby snax!
hmmmm wow. Today’s post has the lounge filling up.
*puts up a sign :
no made to order sammiches today…either pick a mater and mozz sammich or fresh beast of the day
chips/veggies….wine by the tap
walks away…ready to take orders. *
bwahahaha wine. Sasha’s mum…wine
I understand he holds the Guiness World Record for “Most English Name Ever”.
Well, it’s no Cats That Look Like Ron Swanson.
The David Tennant thing already exists, he doesn’t look like a whooping crane. HE LOOKS LIKE AN OWL.
David played the tenth regeneration of THE DOCTOR, not doctor Who. Doctor Who was in movies in the 60′s and couldn’t regenerate :P.
Benedict plays Sherlock in the modern-times adaptation made by Moffet, who is currently also running Doctor Who with the wonderful Matt Smith. He’s also someone many consider perfect to play the next incarnation of The Master.
I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.
Benedict was also in Starter for Ten. Watch James McAvoy try to headbutt him….
Is this Benedict looking at himself in the mirror at the Baskerville animal lab? I think he would fancy himself as an otter!
Tracy, really! Show a little circ*mspection, will you!
You can still see him if you hurry, but you’ll have to RUN! RUUUUUNN!
That IS the best part. I needed a good snort of laughter after the Winston news. These images are just killing me.
Benedict is also going to be Smaug in the upcoming Hobbit movies. While the fellow who plays Watson to his Holmes (Martin Freeman) plays Bilbo.
Wrap your heads around that for a few minutes.
I love to slip in BritRefs (TM) just to see how many people catch it.
Bless you for this. So wonderful.
Theresa, I’m usually fairly decently equipped for vocab moments but GEEZ
wot tha (*)(*^&)*(&(U is “leucistic” ???
Immature and Resentful of yer skillz
(not too much)
just to state the obvy, Mr. Benedict has some *ahem* rather attractive eyeballs.
Hmmm, Leucistic: Think Billy Idol, or…
*Hangs Brit head in shame*
Actually, Antiques Roadshow is practically a classic over here. I am proud to say, however, that I don’t even a third of the other names and have watched the occasional episode of only one or two of the others. I liked the original “Gladiators”, though. It were a right laff!
The mod machine has decided to go into overdrive. I’m in mod and I didn’t even type his name. Mater and mozz, please, Emmylee.
I don’t think even he would object to me saying that he is definitely one handsome man. But odd looking. very odd. All the more mesmerising to watch, of course.
Oh my yes, that man’s eyes… *fans self*
Can’t be. No hyphen. Most English name ever has to be something like Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps or Gussie Fink-Nottle.
You never have to apologize here, NOMTOM. I will enjoy looking at the cute otter pics!
He has some very attractive a lot of things.
“it is an ex-parrot”
But it has beautiful plumage!
Yay! Jeeves and Wooster references!
” ‘e’s just pinin’ for the fjords”
I noticed. Just got back from Monterey myself so it was on my mind. (and i like sea otters better than river otters – shhh!)
@ pyrit & Th.: THANKS !!! How groovy.
I knew about albinism but I hadn’t ever even ENCOUNTERED the term “Leucism” or “leucistic” previously, never mind, having any familiarity with the idea of gradations among levels of albinism. I feel edu-camated, now. Appreciate the researchology you both did !!!
ok evidently I am distinctly *not* clevaire. I just went to that article and found a pikcha of Andrew Scott and I don’t quite understand how such relates to a person who is being ref to as Benedict somethingorother and yet the name David Tennant is mentioned in the title above. AND the fellow in the attached/ linked article ain’t got no pretty-boy leucistic glittering bright-blue eyes; they’re dark and probably brown.
I haz a pout.
1: I like the rule about punctuating Brit names with a hyphen mark.
2: Also I like the hyphened name “Fink-Nottle”.
Thusly, Theresa gets an A+ for today.
to Angel & to skippymom:
I will cancel my pout regarding the part about David Tennant b/c I just noticed that victoreia provided that answer, above. The Rest of my Rant Remains, however.
If you don’t get PBS I am more than sorry for you. That’s the one channel I’d actually write in protest about if they took it away.
RVR: Are you serious?!?!? I had not heard that, what good news, so cool, cannot wait!!!
That is, in fact, his real name. Don’t'ya love it?
The name his female fans used to call themselves is his last name with one letter switched out, the ‘a’ in ‘batch’ is substituted with ‘i’.
Ad hoc Sherlock otter spotter