Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 39x17: Anna Kendrick & Pharrell Williams

April 07, 2014




Minding the P’s and Q’s of SNL
PROBLEMATIC: You aren’t listening to the DEEP THOUGHTS podcast? Go! Do it! For a more in-depth breakdown of the happenings of SNL from some quality personalities? LISTEN TO THE PODCASTSubscribe to us on iTUNES!
QUALITY: So, the women of SNL are going to be in Cosmo just in time for the finale, hey? Now I can save time and get sex tips AND SNL info from the same place! Other then Colin Jost’s twitter, of course. 
PROBLEMATIC: Yes, you will see that Killam gets the “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…” points, as opposed to McKinnon, stealing the capper in an unprecedented move! A first for SNL Fantasy League, with this on top of the early season audit of Fantasy League Saturday Night Live on twitter… Taran is certainly making a late charger case for MVP!
QUALITY:
QUALITY: Anna Kendrick was a quality host, supported amply by her musical theatre background ala Anne Hathaway. What puts her in the top five and not in the top three was the uneven writing on sketches, giving us strong reoccurring sketches but nothing that was especially new and exciting save for the above related image. Even “Dongs All Over the World” wasn’t quite what “(Do It In My) Twin Bed” or “Boy Dance Party” had been. So yes, pretty good! Even if Kendrick wasn’t ask to do much other then stand around and sing, I have strong hopes that her first show won’t be her only hosting duties on SNL!

REPARATORY CAST
Taran Killam, 84 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 20 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 5 points - sketch (FOX and Friends)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Mine Collapse)
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Pharrell Audition)

Kate McKinnon, 65 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 10 points - digital short (Dongs All Over the World)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Angela Merkel)
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)

Cecily Strong, 55 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 10 points - digital short (Dongs All Over the World)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 10 points - Weekend Update

Bobby Moynihan, 72 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (FOX and Friends)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - sketch (Little Mermaid)
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (George R.R. Martin)
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Mine Collapse)

Vanessa Bayer, 54 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 5 points - sketch (FOX and Friends)
  • 10 points - digital short (Dongs All Over the World)
  • 10 points - digital short (Neighbors)
  • 2 points - swearing ("I'm just going to go f*ck this guy...")
  • 5 points - sketch (Norfolk Zoo)
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Pharrell Audition)
  • 5 points - singing

Kenan Thompson, 44 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 5 points - sketch (FOX and Friends)
  • 5 points - sketch (Norfolk Zoo)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Gym Teacher)
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Mine Collapse)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Pharrell Audition)
  • 5 points - commercial parody post-second song (NCAA Best of the White Guys)

Jay Pharoah, 40 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Little Mermaid)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - sketch (Norfolk Zoo)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Principal Frye)

Aidy Bryant, 35 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 10 points - digital short (Dongs All Over the World)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Little Mermaid)

Nasim Pedrad, 30 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - dancing


FEATURED CAST
Kyle Mooney, 42 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 10 points - digital short (Neighbors)
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Mine Collapse)
  • 5 points - singing

Brooks Wheelan, 40 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Brooks Wheelan)
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - dancing

Sasheer Zamata, 37 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 10 points - digital short (Dongs All Over the World)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Pharrell Audition)
  • 5 points - singing

Mike O'Brien, 35 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 5 points - commercial parody post-second song (NCAA Best of the White Guys)

Beck Bennett, 32 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 10 points - digital short (Neighbors)
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Mine Collapse)
  • 5 points - commercial parody post-second song (NCAA Best of the White Guys)

John Milhiser, 32 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Mine Collapse)
  • 5 points - singing

Noel Wells, 27 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - dancing/singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Mine Collapse)


HOST
Anna Kendrick, 69 points
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - Lorne Michaels cameo
  • 2 points - sketch (FOX and Friends)
  • 10 points - digital short (Dongs All Over the World)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 2 points - sketch (Little Mermaid)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - swears ("You're being kind of a bitch...")
  • 2 points - sketch (Les Jeunes De Paris)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 2 points - sketch (Norfolk Zoo)
  • 5 points - swears ("Bitch you tell me.")
  • 5 points - crying
  • 2 points - sketch (Mine Collapse)
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Pharrell Audition)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points - hugs musical guest first


EBERSOL GROUP

DAN AYKROYD RAGE - Mark
Vanessa Bayer - 54
Bobby Moynihan - 72
Kyle Mooney - 42
Noel Wells - 27
Anna Kendrick - 69
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: 1) Happy & 2) Marilyn Monroe
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 279


RECLUSIVE PENINSULA - Rob
Taran Killam - 84
Aidy Bryant - 35
Mike O' Brien - 35
Kyle Mooney - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: 1) Happy & 2) Marilyn Monroe
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 211


THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kate McKinnon - 65
Cecily Strong - 55
Beck Bennett - 32
John Mihiser - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: 1) Happy & 2) Marilyn Monroe
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 199

FIVE TIMERS CLUB - Leah
Kenan Thompson - 44
Nasim Pedrad - 30
Mike O'Brien - 35
Beck Bennet - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: 1) Happy & 2) Lost Queen
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 146

EXTREME CLOSE-UP! - Jack
Jay Pharoah - 40
Brooks Wheelan - 40
Noel Wells - 27
John Mihiser - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 139


DOUMANIAN GROUP

MILLION DOLLAR BILL MURRAYS - Russel
Bobby Moynihan - 72
Jay Pharoah - 40
Kyle Mooney - 42
Beck Bennett - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: 1) Happy & 2) Marilyn Monroe
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 201



BILL BRASKY - Saad
Taran Killam - 84
Aidy Bryant - 35
Mike O'Brien - 35
John Mihiser - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 186


THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Kate McKinnon - 65
Cecily Strong - 55
Mike O' Brien - 35
Noel Wells - 27
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: 1) Marilyn Monroe & 2) Gush
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 182

SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah
Kenan Thompson - 44
Brooks Wheelan - 40
Noel Wells - 27
Kyle Mooney - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: 1) Happy & 2) Marilyn Monroe
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 168

YOU KNOW, IT'S THE TEAM THE HIGH-WASITED MIDGETS THAT HAVE, LIKE, THE RED PANTS AND THE BIG ASS - Kevin
Nasim Pedrad - 30
Vanessa Bayer - 54
Beck Bennett - 32
John Mihiser - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Pharrell Williams - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE SEVENTEEN TOTAL 148


PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY OVERALL STANDINGS (after Episode 39x17)
  1. MILLION DOLLAR BILL MURRAYS - 2, 645
  2. THE IGNORANT SLUTS - 2, 517
  3. THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - 2, 476
  4. RECLUSIVE PENINSULA - 2, 364
  5. DAN AKROYD RAGE - 2, 320
  6. BILL BRASKY - 2, 234
  7. SUCK IT TREBEK - 2, 215
  8. FIVE TIMERS CLUB - 2, 082
  9. YOU KNOW IT'S THE TEAM WITH THE HIGH-WAISTED MIDGETS THAT HAVE, LIKE, THE RED PANTS AND BIG ASS - 1, 882
  10. EXTREME CLOSE-UP - 1, 876

Stay in the conversation! Trivia Club would LOVE to hear feedback on Saturday Night Live Fantasy so far, either in the blogs comment section, on Trivia Club's facebook page or in our twitter feed. For now we'll be taking a week away to discuss, debate, and possibly trade amongst ourselves. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!

After a long Wrestlemania week (I'm a man of diverse interests, folks) we're keeping the breakdown TIGHT this week. With Seth Rogen up next week as well, and the Don of the Apatow Gang having not been picked in the Host Prospectus Draft (no Brian, Seth Green doesn't count) we're left with the distinct possibility that the FINAL THREE ANNOUNCED HOSTS... will help very much in deciding who wins the FIRST Phil Hartman Trophy!

Less dramatic news includes Mihiser breaking his silence, and Kyle Mooney coming into his own as the go to cast member for the odd celebrity appearance in sketch (you can add Captain Picard alongside the Pope now), and Taran Killam is taking NAMES (and "LIVE FROM..."'s) as the rep cast member to watch in these final four shows.

How will it all shake out, as we wrap things up? Tune in NEXT WEEK to watch Seth Rogen (and no doubt Franco, Segal, McBride, Jay, and maybe Paul Rudd again... JGL?!) play around with the SNL cast! Of course, I would love to be in the room when Killam talks comics, and the planned Preacher adaptation, with Rogen... but such is life.


Also, Ed Sheeran. The kind of rock star that makes Seth Rogen look like a movie star.
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