The extent of Saturday Night Live‘s take on Chicago team sports used to begin and end with “Da Bullsss” and “Da Bearss,” and feature Chris Farley faking a heart attack after stuffing his face, but like everyone else in America (except perhaps diehard Cleveland fans), they just couldn’t stay cynical in the wake of the Chicago Cubs‘ massive underdog victory this past week.
Not that they didn’t try, necessarily–the team’s Anthony Rizzo, David Ross, and Dexter Fowler initially appeared on a skit that involved humping a dead grandmother, played by Aidy Bryant:
Fortunately, that wasn’t all. At the end of Weekend Update, in a moment bizarrely set up as the finals of The Voice (though not, we were informed, the famous show by that name), Rizzo, Ross, and Fowler appeared again, but this time they had a fourth man on the team.
Arguably upstaging fellow alumnus Dana Carvey, who had returned earlier as the Church Lady, Bill Murray led the Cubs players in a rousing rendition of “Go, Cubs, Go!”, in an attempt to outdo his rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at game 3 of the World Series…which he did in his version of Daffy Duck’s voice. This time, however, there was no need to fire up the crowd, as victory had already been achieved, and the fans were happy to see one of the show’s earliest breakthrough stars back home. So it’s all fairly chill and joyful. Check out the footage above.
Even if you’re not a Cubs fan, Bill Murray in a funny hat is worth watching. His fun was infectious.
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