Black Panther's King T'Challa rules on SNL's Black Jeopardy

Host Chadwick Boseman brings Wakanda's ruler to the game-show skit. Turns out he knows a lot about white people's potato salad.

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Is there anything that Black Panther's King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) can't do? On Saturday, Boseman hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared as the Wakandan monarch on the recurring Black Jeopardy! game show skit. Needless to say, he ruled.

Host Kenan Thompson posed the answers and T'Challa gamely tossed out questions, in true Jeopardy! form. Turns out a Wakandan leader is able to figure out quite a bit about how a white woman named Karen might make potato salad, but he's less-than-informed on cable-billing practices, US educational institutions and how black people in America might feel about their local police.

Fans found the skit to be a winner.

In another Black Panther-themed skit, Boseman, Leslie Jones and Chris Redd play movie fans who are uncomfortable with two white moviegoers (Beck Bennett and Pete Davidson) attempting the Wakanda Forever salute. Turns out that Kenan Thompson's pretty terrible at it too.

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