Way back in the distance recesses of time, you know about 20 years ago, way before dating apps there were dating videos. So instead of having a dating profile on Tinder men and women would have a dating profile video, where you would disclose how damn attractive and irresistible you were. Would-be daters could then fast forward to the next person or make a note of the vision before them and get in touch.
And it turns out Bryan Cranston used to work on some of those. When he appeared on UK talkshow The Graham Norton Show recently, along with Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch, host Graham Norton reminded him of this fun fact.
Cranston revealed that his job was at a company called Great Expectations and it involved conducting the video tape interviews. Often he said the interviewees would be uptight, so his role was to tell them a joke, chill them out, and then get them to loosen up so they appeared more relaxed.
Norton also dug out an example of one of these videos to remind us all just how awful and cheesy they were (although no doubt many of us are here today because of them), and also so he could asked the three celebs—Cranston, Redmayne, and Cumberbatch—to act out a profile.
So that's exactly what they did, while also shoehorning in groan-worthy puns related to their films and TV shows. The results are, of course, irresistible.
Meanwhile, elsewhere on the show Redmayne and Cumberbatch showed off their magic skills—it turns out Redmayne is pretty damn good.
And here's Benedict Cumberbatch comparing Doctor Strange to Donald Trump, via an internet Photoshop battle.