The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in incredibly dramatic fashion on Wednesday, and three of the members of that ballclub popped up on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend as well.
Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and Dexter Fowler first appeared in a sketch in which they did a stripper routine for a dead grandma (Aidy Bryant). They came back later in the show during Weekend Update to perform a song with “SNL” alum and lifelong Cubs fan Bill Murray.
“With us tonight are the winners of Weekend Update’s first ever ‘The Voice’ contest,” “SNL” cast member Colin Jost said, before the quartet came on stage and introduced themselves.
When asked how it felt to be the first winners of this ersatz singing competition, Fowler called it “the best thing we’ve ever done.” After which Jost asked Murray if he used to work here or something.
“I did,” said Murray, who was an “SNL” regular in the 1970s. “But that was so many lifetimes ago. Right now, for me, it’s all about our music.”
From there, the four launched into a rousing rendition of “Go Cubs Go,” the 1984 Steve Goodman song that is considered to be the Cubs victory song — a song that carries new meaning now that it’s being sung in the wake of a World Series victory for the first time.
In light of that, ah, shocking development, Rizzo, Ross, Fowler and Murray added some new lyrics to the song. As they wrapped their “SNL” performance, the quartet swapped “The Cubs are gonna win today” for “The Cubs are world champs today” in the chorus.