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Benedict Cumberbatch faces off with Murray-arty on Sesame Street

Benedict Cumberbatch turns up to solve a challenge posed to him by Sesame Street's 'Murray-arty.'
Posted By Gabrielle Levy   |   Feb. 4, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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LOS ANFeb. 4 (UPI) -- Television super sleuth (and superstar) Benedict Cumberbatch paid a visit to Sesame Street this week, where he took on an arch-nemesis far more adorable than the one he tackles on Sherlock.

A preview segment gives away a bit of a spoiler from the BBC drama's third series finale, with Murray transforming into "Murray-arty" insisting the Brit was really the famed detective.

"Murray, I don't really have an arch-nemesis in real life," Cumberbatch explains.

"Well you do today, and his name is Murray-arty!" the puppet shouts, letting out a worthy cackle. "Are you ready for my brain-bending challenge, Sherlock?"

Murray-arty won't hear of it when the actor tries to explain that he's not actually the character he plays on TV, and insists Cumberbatch solve a puzzle. Cumberbatch enlists the help of Count Von Count, and together, they solve Arthur Conan Doyle">The Sign of Four (or is it Three?)

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