T’Challa tries to conquer the cultural divide on SNL’s Black Jeopardy

Leslie Jones, Chris Redd, Chadwick Boseman
Screenshot: Saturday Night Live

On last night’s Saturday Night Live, it was inevitable that host Chadwick Boseman would have a lot of Black Panther stuff thrown at him. His monologue even teased SNL’s, let’s call it inconsistent, history of host-centric hot-button sketch work. (Thankfully, morning show Wake Up, Wakanda remains unproduced.) As it turned out, there were a couple of genuinely clever Black Panther-centric sketches on the show, with the biggest hit being the unlikely appearance of the film’s fictional monarch/superhero on the recurring sketch Black Jeopardy.

With Boseman reprising his kingly role opposite American contestants Chris Redd and Leslie Jones, T’Challa at first found himself at sea. After all, coming from a nation where college is free, technological

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