James Corden Asks Benedict Cumberbatch To Tell Him An Election Bedtime Story

Who better to narrate the tale?

Last night was Election Eve, and Late Late Show host James Corden gave Americans the best thing to fall asleep to — actor Benedict Cumberbatch telling a bedtime story. But if you were expecting him to read a classic like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, think again. Instead, Benedict cracks open The Story of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, and manages to weave this year's rocky political climate into a whimsical (if occasionally scary) fairy tale.

Benedict begins by describing a familiar-sounding lady who wore "a jacket of beige, and trousers of beige, and shoes of beige," and wanted to rule the land called America. Her journey to the White House led her through a "scary forest" full of emails. After defeating an old wizard, she had another obstacle to face — "the big orange monster" who wanted to build a wall. If you've ever wished to hear Benedict Cumberbatch do an impression of Donald Trump, prepare to have that wish fulfilled.

He ends the tale with a cliffhanger and reminds Americans that it's up to us to decide how the story ends by voting, "and as long as you do, no one can tell you that this election was rigged."

Hear the whole story in the video below: