T'Challa is a ruler of Wakanda and the box office, but he wasn't born the king of Black Jeopardy.
"Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, and the "Black Panther" star reprised his role from the hit Marvel flick. He portrayed T'Challa in not one but two sketches, including the "SNL" parody quiz show Black Jeopardy. When pitted against contestants Shanice (Leslie Jones) and Rashad (Chris Redd), T'Challa got off to a rough start. Growing up in Wakanda, he had some gaps in his knowledge of life in America. The Wakandan leader was at a loss when faced with questions about dealing with Sallie Mae and airline baggage fees, for example.
However, much as Black Jeopardy host Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson) cringed as T'Challa got used to the game, the Wakandan leader eventually caught on, and in hilarious fashion. Watch below.
T'Challa also showed up in a "new scene" from "Black Panther" and spent some quality time with his ancestors.
"Saturday Night Live" airs at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Read More