Back to IndieWire

‘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.”

Dana Edelson/NBC

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.

READ MORE: Chicago Cubs’ World Series Win: Watch Bill Murray Freak Out Over Victory

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.

READ MORE: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: ‘Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?’ And Other Non-Election Concerns

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.



Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Television and tagged , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox