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Bill Murray and the Chicago Cubs Serenade 'Saturday Night Live' With Fun, Heartfelt Musical Number

by Zach Seemayer 4:48 AM PST, November 06, 2016
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Saturday Night Live alum and die-hard Chicago Cubs fan Bill Murray returned to Studio 8H to sing a song alongside some very special new friends: World Series champs Dexter Fowler, David Ross, and Anthony Rizzo.

Murray, Rizzo, Ross, and Fowler joined Colin Jost and Michael Che at the close of "Weekend Update" for an enthusiastic rendition of the Chicago fight song, "Go Cubs Go."

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The carefree performance -- featuring an increasingly emotional Murray -- was an all-around joyful conclusion to a politics-heavy "Weekend Update" segment, as well as a nice complement to the Cubs' long-awaited victory after a 108-year drought.

While Benedict Cumberbatch skillfully hosted this week's episode, the charming Brit was upstaged by the trio of baseball pros in an earlier sketch in which they all played strippers.

In the bizarrely dark segment, Cumberbatch and new SNL castmember Mikey Day play exotic dancers at a bachelorette party who are giving a lap dance to an old woman (Aidy Bryant), who, unbeknownst to everyone else at the party, is dead.

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After Cumberbatch rubs his crotch in Bryant's face and eats a cherry out of her mouth (all without her breaking character, somehow), he announces that the old woman has won a group lap dance from the World Series champs.

Out came Fowler, Rizzo and Ross, who seemed to have a great time hamming it up, and didn't shy away from showing some skin, as they pulled off their best stripper moves up against a dead lady.

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This was SNL's last episode before the general election on Nov. 8, and the show subverted expectations with their amazing cold open, which saw Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon break character as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for an emotional and inspirational message about unity and the importance of voting.

For more on SNL's coverage of this year's contentious race to the White House, check out the video below.

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