Though Elliott himself has only played a cowboy, he explained that he’s familiar with the ranching lifestyle after working on the Paramount+ series in Texas. “I was hanging out with families—not men—but families,” the Sacramento-native said. It was a long and complicated story about cowboys that led to a large, extended, multi-generational family. And boy, when I f–king saw that I thought, ‘What the f–k? “Where are we today in the world?”

Maron recognized Elliott’s sadness, but stated, “I’m not sure that that’s what’s most important.” 

Elliott said, “It is not the greatest issue but it was for me the most important issue.” Cumberbatch didn’t get enough of his chaps. There were two types of chaps: a pair made from wool and one that was leather. And every f–king time he would walk in from somewhere—he never was on a horse, maybe once—he’d walk into the f–king house, storm up the f–king stairs, go lay in his bed in his chaps and play his banjo. This is how it felt.