Chadwick Boseman Brings 'Black Panther' Character to 'Black Jeopardy' on 'SNL'

Lawrence Kim
April 8, 2018

T'Challa overcomes a steep learning curve.

Chadwick Boseman embodied his role from the box-office smash Black Panther during his hosting stint this weekend on Saturday Night Live, joining host Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson) and fellow contestants Shanice (Leslie Jones) and Rashad (Chris Redd) for the game show bit. As we know from Black Panther, the King has spent the majority of his time in Wakanda, isolated from most of the world beyond going to conferences at the United Nations at the behest of his late father. Another Panther-themed hero took issue with that declaration, though, which led to the unlikely combo of Black Panther and Pantha from Thundercats onstage at the same time.

T'Challa eventually got the hang of the game, though.

"The policeman says there's been some robberies in your neighborhood and asks if you have any information", Hayes reads.

On a question about where "you send your smart-(expletive) child here 'cause she thinks she grown", T'Challa offers: "What is, to one of our great free universities, where she can apply her intelligence and perhaps one day become a great scientist". After all, our ministers of law and justice are only here to protect us. T'Challa however just didn't know and demonstrated this naiveté.

"I mean, it should be". And although I have not had potato salad I sens that this white woman does not season her food. "It is noble that she volunteer to cook for everyone. Keep your bland ass potato salad to yourself", T'Challa answers.

It's easy to plop pop culture sensations into "SNL" sketches. Rather than attempting some kind of sketch that was more devoted to Wakandan culture (like the one Panther co-star Sterling K. Brown got when he hosted earlier this year), the show made a decision to cast Boseman's T'Challa as a contestant on the game show parody "Black Jeopardy!".

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