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Benedict Cumberbatch & the Chicago Cubs were strippers on SNL & it was glorious

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Benedict Cumberbatch made all his fans' dreams come true with this SNL debut

It happened: Benedict Cumberbatch hosted Saturday Night Live. He sang, he danced, he debated his own hotness and he stripped.

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Cumberbatch didn't hide from his sex symbol status when he hosted SNL, starring in a sketch called "Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?" and then taking it one step further by playing a handyman stripper. In the sketch of the night, Cumberbatch appeared as a mullet-rocking stripper working a grandmother's bachelorette party. The grandmother, played by the wonderful Aidy Bryant, died when she was surprised by her party, but her grandchildren were so busy laughing about the strippers they didn't even notice!

The entire sketch was basically the two strippers — Cumberbatch and SNL newbie Mikey Day — humping an "unconscious" Bryant. In other words: Bryant lived out the dreams of many a Cumberbitch. And if you thought Cumberbatch as a stripper was great, just you wait. To finish the skit, SNL brought out three Chicago Cubs stars, Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and Dexter Fowler, who celebrated their World Series win by dancing in short shorts as strippers on live television.

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Of course, this week's episode didn't just mark Cumberbatch's SNL debut. It was also the final episode before the presidential election. To commemorate the occasion, tonight's cold open was a sketch of Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) and Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) discussing her revived e-mail controversy.

The sketch poked fun at the double standard Clinton has faced in the press before completely switching gears. Baldwin and McKinnon both broke character, deciding to take a break from the ugliness of the campaign and frolic around New York City instead.

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The sketch ended with McKinnon and Baldwin rushing back onstage and reminding viewers everywhere to get out and vote. "On Tuesday, we all get a chance to choose what kind of country we want to live in," McKinnon said. No one could have said it better.

Benedict Cumberbatch made all his fans' dreams come true with this SNL debut
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