Winning the World Series comes with its share of perks: city-wide parades, trips to the White House, appearances on late night talk shows and so forth. The Cubs have already gotten a taste of the postseason festivities with their record-breaking parade on Friday and an appearance on Saturday Night Live.
Anthony Rizzo, David Ross, and Dexter Fowler repped the Cubs during the fifth episode of SNL, first appearing as a trio of male dancers who are hired for the bachelorette party of an unconscious 83-year-old grandmother, as portrayed by SNL repertory player Aidy Bryant. The players got up close and personal with Bryant’s character when one of the other dancers (SNL featured player Mikey Day) offered the grandmother a complimentary performance from the “World Series champion Chicago Cubs.”
Fowler: “What’s up, girls? Who wants to hit a ‘granny slam’?”
Ross: “Don’t worry, Grandma, Grandpa Rossy’ll take good care of you.”
Rizzo: “It’s your lucky night, we’re about to pull a triple-header.”
The three Cubs later returned for Weekend Update, during which Update co-anchor Colin Jost congratulated the trio on becoming the first-ever winners of Weekend Update’s “The Voice” competition. Jost was quick to press them for their reactions to the news:
Rizzo: “It’s unbelievable.”
Ross: “I can’t describe it.”
Fowler: “This is the best thing we’ve ever done.”
Resplendent in boater hats and monogrammed sweaters, the Cubs were joined by Bill Murray for a lively rendition of “Go Cubs Go,” accompanied by a troupe of back-up singers that they “didn’t know was against the rules.”
The Cubs will return to late-night television on Monday evening, when Rizzo, Fowler, and World Series MVP Ben Zobrist are scheduled to appear on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon. Ross and Kris Bryant will make an additional appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday.