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In a bit of British perfection, The Simpsons asked actor Benedict Cumberbatch to play both Severus Snape and the British Prime Minister on this Sunday’s episode of the animated Fox hit.

Viewable below, watch as Homer realizes he needs to watch British movies (in this case he’s watching Love, Indubitably – a spin off of Love Actually) to learn how he and other married men can win back their wives. He believes following in the steps of British men who bring out their charm will help him get back with Marge. Also in this episode, Bart’s heart strings are pulled once again when Mary Spuckler returns to Springfield.

Watch below, thanks to EW:

We think Cumberbatch puts on a great Snape. If we weren’t told in advance, we’d probably assume it was Snape actor Alan Rickman himself! We believe that these couple of lines are Cumberbatch’s only dialogue in the episode. The Simpsons frequently has celebrities on their show for cameos, and the stars love to come on given the animated comedy’s deep roots in pop culture.

Cumberbatch’s next film is Star Trek Into Darkness, and yesterday we think we finally received confirmation on what villain he’s really playing. This past Sunday a new trailer for the film debuted during the Super Bowl, and features some incredibly powerful lines from the actor.

Catch this episode of The Simpsons this Sunday, February 10 on Fox. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in theaters this May.

  • http://twitter.com/G_Foote15 Gina Foote

    He also voices what is supposed to be Hugh Grant.

    • Allison L.

      thats what I thought!

      • http://twitter.com/ShortlockHolmes Mr. Shortlock Holmes

        He did. I can recognize his voice, but if some people can’t, that just proves how great he is!

  • Phantomfluteplayer

    This is kind of amazing actually. Benedict Cumberbatch has a great voice. :)

  • daff

    i haven’t even watched this and I already highly dislike it!! (which sucks cus I bet it will be hilarious)They have gotten the prime minister to voice himself before (Tony Blair) so why not again and NO ONE!! NO FUCKING ONE!! IS SNAPE BY ALAN RICKMAN!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

      In the movie they’re watching, Hugh Grant plays the Prime Minister, so Benedict is doing Hugh Grant’s voice and not the actual Prime Minister.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

      but you got to admit, Benedict does a great Alan Rickman impression. He sounds just like him! It’s his party trick don’t cha know. There’s a couple vids on youtube on Benedict doing impressions of Mr. Rickman. Perfection!

    • Glaciusx

      Whoa, there. Ben’s Snape/Alan impression is genius!! It’s not a big deal who voices the character; SOUNDING like the character is what really matters. Besides,Tony Blair must be pretty busy and has no time for this. So you should probably watch it before getting mad and all caps lock crazy. Just saying.

  • Me

    If you love this, you should look up him singing like Alan Rickman. Great stuff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    OMG! Perfection! Benedict could have been a serious contender to play Snape if he was 30 years older at the time of casting

  • http://twitter.com/emma198975 Emma Standard

    Love this!! But is Love, Indubitably the only stereotypical British movie title anyone can think of? I mean it is pretty funny but it was even funnier on Arrested Development as Maeby’s big movie. The Tunnel of Love Indubitably is one of my favorite things.

  • Glaciusx


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vaida-Kuodytė/100000258812627 Vaida Kuodytė

    My ovaries exploded all over the walls. There even was a friggin TARDIS.

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