Jimmy Fallon seems to bring the funny out in everyone. After making some name jokes with Benedict Cumberbatch earlier this week, Fallon welcomed Blake Shelton to his show, but it doesn’t seem like The Voice judge has any idea who the British actor is.
During his Shelton’s appearance, the country singer agrees to take part in Fallon’s Whisper Challenge, where they each take turns guessing random names and phrases while wearing headphones that are blasting loud music. When it’s Fallon’s turn to guess the answers, Shelton does his best to pronounce the Oscar nominated actor’s name, but advises that he “doesn’t even know how to say” the Brit’s name. Fortunately for Fallon, the late-night host guesses Benedict Cumberbatch pretty quickly. Ding ding ding!
“There is no way. That doesn’t even mean anything,” the singer says after jokingly throwing the card with Cumberbatch’s name on the floor. Fallon does the minimal to explain who Cumberbatch is, but sort of appears surprised at Shelton’s blonde moment. “That’s a human. He’s nominated for an Oscar,” he says with a chuckle. “You got to get out of the house, man.”
“I’ve never even heard of that,” Shelton remarks, causing the live studio audience to laugh in an uproar.
Shelton has definitely grown on SheKnows in the past few years, especially during his time on The Voice. However, we’re going to need him to watch a few more movies in between his time on the spinning chair or, even better, is there any way to get Shelton a ticket to the 2015 Oscars? It would probably do him wonders.
Watch Shelton get frustrated over not knowing who Benedict Cumberbatch is in the video below.