Fancy seeing you here! Bill Murray crashed a White House press briefing on Friday, October 21, to offer his predictions about the World Series and his beloved Chicago Cubs. Watch the unexpected moment in the clip above!
The comedian, 66, who was dressed in full Cubs attire, surprised the press after visiting with President Barack Obama (a fan of the rival Chicago White Sox), which he called “a very good meeting,” according to CNN.
The Saturday Night Live alum is in Washington, D.C., to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 23.
The Groundhog Day star took the podium in the White House briefing room after press secretary Josh Earnest finished up a press conference. One reporter jokingly addressed Murray as “Mr. President” and asked his thoughts on the Cubs’ postseason chances in their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which the Cubs are currently leading 3–2. “I feel very confident that [Dodgers player] Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher, but we’ve got too many sticks,” Murray replied.
“At home with our crowd, there’s the weather,” he continued, referring to the upcoming Game 6 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. “You get a little bit of autumn in Chicago. You don’t get that in Los Angeles. Trees just die in Los Angeles.”
The Cubs are just one win away from going to the World Series, which could create a scheduling conflict for Murray if the Dodgers win on Saturday to force Game 7 on Sunday, October 23. That’s the same day he’s officially receiving the award from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which he reluctantly agreed to attend over the baseball game.
“I’m going to be there [at Kennedy Center] having people say, ‘Oh, he’s a funny, funny man,” he told the The Washington Post on Wednesday, October 19. “I’d much rather be sitting there in a good box seat at Wrigley Field.”
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