Wakanda-mania is showing no signs of slowing down as Marvel Studios' Black Panther continues to smash box office records. It's reached such a fever pitch that Wakanda's leader T'Challa dropped by NBC studios in New York City for a special appearance on "Black Jeopardy."
Chadwick Boseman donned his Marvel superhero garb to the delight of Saturday Night Live audience members for a hilarious skit depicting an uproarious twist to everyone's favorite game show.
Kenan Thompson as host, Darnell Hayes, enthused prior to starting the game:
"This might be the blackest 'Black Jeopardy' yet!"
Categories included "Grown Ass," "Fid'Na," "Aw Hell Naw," "Girl Bye," "I Ain't Got It," and "White People."
Unfortunately, our visitor from Wakanda did not fare so well in the competition. When Hayes read the question from the "Fid'Na" category: "This is the reason your cable bill is in your grandmama's name," T'Challa, in his dignified Wakandan accent, replied:
"What is, to honor her as the foundation of the family."
A bewildered Hayes responded:
"Hmm ... That's really nice. It's wrong, but it's really nice. Anybody else?"
Shanice, played by Leslie Jones, took a stab at it and delivered the correct response:
"What is 'cause, I'm fid'na get a car and I don't need all that on my credit."
There was a sliver of hope for the superhero, however, when Hayes read the next answer:
"You send your smart-ass child here 'cause she thinks she grown."
"What is, to one of our free universities where she could apply her intelligence and perhaps one day become a great scientist."
Appearing on the verge of imploding, Hayes replied:
"Okay, well, the answer we was looking for was 'out my damn house.'"
But he gave the points to the Wakandan leader anyway.
Next, Hayes read from the "Aw Hell Naw" category, but things didn't bode well for T'Challa this time, though his participation in the game was still a commendable effort.
"The policeman says there's been some robberies in your neighborhood and asks if you have any information," read Hayes.
T'Chall answered, "Not only do I tell this man what I know, but I also assist him in tracking down the offender. After all, our ministers of law and justice are only here to protect us. Is this correct?"
Nice try, however, Hayes did offer:
"I mean, it should be. But I don't think you've spent much time in America."
Viewers laughed at home and in the studio.
And some swooned.
Those prizes, by the way, were quite winners. They included ridiculous items like, "Uesta Hold Margarine – plastic containers that uesta hold margarine," and "Well Done Steaks – If I see a speck of red it's going back."
Last but not least was "Sprite – How did we become the black soda?"
Though T'Challa didn't exactly nail the competition, we're perfectly content with the fearless leader slaying it while fighting for justice.