Listen to Benedict Cumberbatch Talk American

There are some things that just don't go together: oil and water; wine and Twitter; Jimmy Choos and a hardhat ... You get the idea. And as much as Americans seem to love "Star Trek Into Darkness" star Benedict Cumberbatch, he's not quite ready to pledge fealty to, as he put it, "the stars and stripes."

For the latest MTV After Hours special, Benedict Cumberbatch gave American Talk his very best go, and he was totally down to pimp the health benefits of the McRib and to start going by Sherlock Awesomepants (though only because the surname portion has the same number of syllables as his own). Also, his Arnold Schwarzenegger impression was pretty legit.

But the oh-so-proper Cumby had to draw the line somewhere, and he found his breaking point with the U.S. of A. when it came to the name of a certain game.

"No, no, no. It's not called soccer, it's called football," he declared. "I can't do this pledge nonsense." The Brit, who has proven to look ridiculously intense even whilst showering alone, got especially scrunchy over the long-lasting international vocabulary crisis. Harrumph.

Of course, he totally made up for it by closing out with "Texas forever, baby" in a deep southern drawl.