The Chicago Cubs advanced to their first World Series in 71 years, so it was only appropriate Will Ferrell would honor the moment by bringing back his version of Harry Caray.
Ferrell impeccably impersonated Caray on Saturday Night Live during the 90s and with the Cubbies playing for baseball’s biggest trophy, Caray resurfaced on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. Armed with Wetzel’s Pretzels, the former Chicago Cubs broadcaster discussed what it was like being dead, the U.S. election and “putting the stones to Janis Joplin.”
Ferrell’s impression was solid as always, filled with references to baseball, random tangents (he went on a rant about hoping U.S. President Barack Obama opened a shrimp shack), and of course some Budweiser.
Kimmel coaxed Ferrell’s Caray into calling a clip of him hitting a home run during a celebrity All-Star Game. It was a bad idea, as Caray called him fat, saying the building wasn’t up to code because of the shaking following Kimmel trotting around the bases. They ended the segment with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” with more shots at Kimmel’s former weight.
Even if you hate the Cubs, at the very least, their World Series birth gave more screentime to Ferrell’s impression, which is normally a welcome sight.