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‘Saturday Night Live’: Kate McKinnon Parodies Tilda Swinton While Bill Murray Sings with the Cubs

Allow Benedict Cumberbatch to introduce himself.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Benedict Cumberbatch" Episode 1709 -- Pictured: (l-r) Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon as Tilda Swinton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata, and Melissa Villaseñor during the monologue on November 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC)

“Saturday Night Live.”

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The Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought this week. Unless you’re a diehard Cleveland Indians fan or utterly indifferent to our national pastime, you were probably pretty pleased about this — who doesn’t like an underdog, after all? — but you weren’t as excited about it as Bill Murray. The lifelong Cubbies fan joined Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and Dexter Fowler for a celebratory song on “Saturday Night Live” last night; watch it below.

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Said episode was hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch, AKA Doctor Strange, whose monologue was also of the musical variety. The “Sherlock” star opened with a Barry White–style “aww yeahh” before bragging about his accomplishments for the benefit of those in the audience who’ve yet to familiarize themselves with him: CBE, an Oscar nomination for “The Imitation Game,” devoted fans (better known as Cumberbitches) who wrote unsettling fan fiction.

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Leslie Jones, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata and Melissa Villaseñor helped Cumberbatch along in his slow jam — and so, eventually, did Kate McKinnon, who took on Tilda Swinton’s “Doctor Strange” role. Watch the full segment below.

 

 

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