In just two weeks, Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, will appear on the big screen to defend humanity against the supernatural threats of the MCU. And while Stephen Strange is well-suited for fighting his own inner-demons and otherworldly threats, he may not be great with kids.
During Benedict Cumberbatch‘s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he appeared in-character as Strange for a comedy skit in which he was hired by Kimmel to entertain a children’s birthday party. Naturally, this gig is supposed to be beneath a true master of the mystic arts. Unfortunately, it seems that Strange committed a common sin: exaggerating your resume on Linkedin. But as the good doctor pointed out, it’s not like Kimmel isn’t guilty of the same offense.
Stephen Strange had a vice before his enlightenment: he only cared about making money. That side of Strange resurfaced here, as he accepted the job for a mere $150 rather than simply leaving any money on the table. However, that didn’t mean that he was ready to let the kids get away with anything. By the end of the clip, the birthday party was largely deserted, and not because the children went “home.”
The skit was actually a very clever way to show off some of Strange’s powers for new fans, and there was even a moment where Strange’s Eye of Agamotto came into play. We doubt that Strange will be quite this funny in the final film, but we loved seeing this!
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