Just one of the guys! Bill Murray, a renowned Chicago Cubs fan, joined several of the team’s star players on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, November 5, for a rousing performance of “Go Cubs Go,” much to the delight of comedy and sports fans everywhere.
The 66-year-old comedian was the last in a lineup of four men who won the show’s faux singing competition, “Weekend Update’s The Voice” contest, the first three being Cubs players Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and Dexter Fowler.
Asked about their feelings about the win (and, undoubtedly, the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win earlier this week), Rizzo responded, “It’s unbelievable.” Ross: “I can’t describe it.” And Fowler: “This is the best thing we’ve ever done.”
When it came Murray’s turn to answer, however, “Weekend Update” host Colin Jost seemed to recognize the famous actor’s face.
“You on the end. You look familiar. Did you used to work here?” Jost, 34, asked. “I did. But that was so many lifetimes ago,” Murray responded with a deadpan expression on his face. “Right now for me it’s all about our music.”
The four men — along with the help of several back-up vocalists — then launched into a rousing rendition of “Go Cubs Go,” Steve Goodman’s Cubs theme, as members of the audience sang along.
Murray caused a commotion online on Wednesday, November 2, when Twitter caught a glimpse of the Ghostbusters star rejoicing as the Cubs won against the Cleveland Indians, breaking a 108-year curse.
“This makes me want to cry tears of joy,” one fan tweeted, along with a GIF of the Oscar nominee with a huge smile on his face. “When Bill Murray is happy I am happy.”
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