Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 39x18: Seth Rogen & Ed Sheeran

April 13, 2014


Minding the P’s and Q’s of SNL
QUALITY: Connect to the Trivia Club Network and LISTEN to that Deep Thoughts on SNL podcast! And not just because the Saturday Night Live Fantasy League commissioner is on the horn for this episode either! A good time was had by all on this weeks podcast, even with prevailing technical difficulties. LISTEN TO THE PODCASTSubscribe to us on iTUNES!
PROBLEMATIC: Something about the post-Weekend Update portion of the show this week could not hold up to the promise of the opener, with Seth Rogen being capable as a host but not enough to make up for abrasive (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner) or rudderless (420) sketches. In the unofficial power rankings Rogen falls below Paul Rudd and Kerry Washington and their uneven episodes, putting him in the lower half of hosts in Season 39.
QUALITY: One thing that was certainly positive, as you will see, was the renewed perspective on those cast members who have not yet gotten a spotlight shown on them this season. Nasim Pedrad! Mike O’Brien!

REPARATORY CAST
Taran Killam, 57 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Paul Ryan)
  • 2 points - swearing ("...basic bitch")
  • 20 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 10 points - digital shorts (Monster Pals)
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner)

Nasim Pedrad, 50 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 20 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 5 points - sketch (Shallon & Officer Kelloge)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Shallon)
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner)

Kenan Thompson, 42 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Shallon & Officer Kelloge)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 10 points - digital shorts (Monster Pals)
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - sketch (Undercover Sharpton)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Al Sharpton)
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Herman & Sons Sperm Bank)

Vanessa Bayer, 40 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 10 point - commercial parody (CNN Pregnancy Test)
  • 5 points - sketch (Blue River Dog Food)
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Jacob)
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner)

Cecily Strong, 37 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Birthday Dinner)
  • 5 points - sketch (Blue River Dog Food)
  • 2 points - swearing ("... get that ass!")
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner)
  • 5 points - sketch (Undercover Sharpton)
  • 5 points - singing

Bobby Moynihan, 30 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Shallon & Officer Kelloge)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner)
  • 5 points - sketch (Undercover Sharpton)

Aidy Bryant, 27 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 5 points - sketch (Shallon & Officer Kelloge)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - sketch (Birthday Dinner)
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner)
  • 2 points - sketch post-second song (Herman & Sons Sperm Bank)

Kate McKinnon, 25 points
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Shallon & Officer Kelloge)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (teacher)
  • 5 points - sketch (Birthday Dinner)

Jay Pharoah, 10 points
  • 10 points - digital shorts (Monster Pals)


FEATURED CAST
Beck Bennett, 62 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 2 points - ("extend that bitch")
  • 20 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 10 point - commercial parody (CNN Pregnancy Test)
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner)
  • 5 points - sketch (Undercover Sharpton)
  • 5 points - digital short post-second song (A Very Smokey 420 Time)

Brooks Wheelan, 50 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 20 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 5 points - sketch (Birthday Dinner)
  • 10 points - digital shorts (Monster Pals)

Noel Wells, 40 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 10 points - opening monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Shallon & Officer Kelloge)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - host hug

Mike O'Brien, 25 points
  • 10 points - digital shorts (Monster Pals)
  • 10 points - alongside former SNL host (James Franco)
  • 5 points - sketch (Undercover Sharpton)

Sasheer Zamata, 20 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 5 points - sketch (Undercover Sharpton)

Kyle Mooney, 15 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Birthday Dinner)
  • 5 points - sketch (Undercover Sharpton)
  • 5 points - digital short post-second song (A Very Smokey 420 Time)

John Milhiser, 12 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Shallon & Officer Kelloge)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - sketch (Birthday Dinner)


EBERSOL GROUP

FIVE TIMERS CLUB - Leah
Kenan Thompson - 42
Nasim Pedrad - 50
Mike O'Brien - 25
Beck Bennet - 62
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: 1) A Team & 2) Drunk
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 179

THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kate McKinnon - 25
Cecily Strong - 37
Beck Bennett - 62
John Mihiser - 12
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: 1) Sing & 2) Don't
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 151

DAN AYKROYD RAGE - Mark
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Bobby Moynihan - 30
Kyle Mooney - 15
Noel Wells - 40
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: 1) Sing & 2) Don't
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 140

RECLUSIVE PENINSULA - Rob
Taran Killam - 57
Aidy Bryant - 27
Mike O' Brien - 25
Kyle Mooney - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: 1) Give Me Love & 2) Sing
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 124

EXTREME CLOSE-UP! - Jack
Jay Pharoah - 10
Brooks Wheelan - 50
Noel Wells - 40
John Mihiser - 12
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 112


DOUMANIAN GROUP

YOU KNOW, IT'S THE TEAM THE HIGH-WASITED MIDGETS THAT HAVE, LIKE, THE RED PANTS AND THE BIG ASS - Kevin
Nasim Pedrad - 50
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Beck Bennett - 62
John Mihiser - 12
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 164

SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah
Kenan Thompson - 42
Brooks Wheelan - 50
Noel Wells - 40
Kyle Mooney - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 147

MILLION DOLLAR BILL MURRAYS - Russel
Bobby Moynihan - 30
Jay Pharoah - 10
Kyle Mooney - 15
Beck Bennett - 62
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: 1) Sing & 2) Don't
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 132

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Kate McKinnon - 25
Cecily Strong - 37
Mike O' Brien - 25
Noel Wells - 40
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: 1) Sing & 2) I See Fire
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 132

BILL BRASKY - Saad
Taran Killam - 57
Aidy Bryant - 27
Mike O'Brien - 25
John Mihiser - 12
MUSICAL GUEST - Ed Sheeran - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE EIGHTEEN TOTAL 119


IT’S SAAAATURDAY NIIIGHT QUOTES with the Saturday Night Live Fantasy League
“Rogen was 23 when he first hosted?!”
“You are just so far behind, Rob. Don’t look up Drew Barrymore’s age.”RECLUSIVE PENINSULA’s Rob & FIVE TIMERS CLUB’s Leah
“Should have known Franco was self promoting and not being supportive with his twitter update.”FIVE TIMERS CLUB’s Leah
“I’m seriously upset I chose fucking Ty Burrell over Rogen.”RECLUSIVE PENINSULA’s Rob
“via Vulture: http://www.bluebuffalo.com/tv-commercials -- RECLUSIVE PENINSULA’s Rob


PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY OVERALL STANDINGS (after Episode 39x18)
  1. MILLION DOLLAR BILL MURRAYS - 2, 777
  2. THE IGNORANT SLUTS - 2, 668
  3. THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - 2, 608
  4. RECLUSIVE PENINSULA - 2, 488
  5. DAN AKROYD RAGE - 2, 460
  6. SUCK IT TREBEK - 2, 362
  7. BILL BRASKY - 2, 353
  8. FIVE TIMERS CLUB - 2, 261
  9. YOU KNOW IT'S THE TEAM WITH THE HIGH-WAISTED MIDGETS THAT HAVE, LIKE, THE RED PANTS AND BIG ASS - 2, 046
  10. EXTREME CLOSE-UP - 1, 988
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Andrew Garfield and Coldplay are the host and musical guest respectively, three weeks from now, on May 3rd. We talked about it on the Deep Thoughts with SNL podcast, something that may or may not make it into the final edit, but on top of being hyper aware of screen time for your specific cast member, I'm now more aware of the television schedule for Saturday Night Live. It feels just when I'm getting into the habit of watching it again every week, they take another prolonged break and it's been hard to gather momentum for the show ever since the Fallon/Timberlake Christmas show. Hopefully Spider-Man and the formerly "biggest rock band in the world after U2" (TM) can help boost the show towards the finale.

Speaking of which, we have some fun plans for the finale in terms of SNL Fantasy League goodness! OH, and might I add, congrats to BILL BRASKY's Saad on his second correct host prediction! It's two and a half if you count Timberlake's musical guest/co-hosting stint with Jimmy "So excited!" Fallon.

So see you in THREE WEEKS for Andrew Garfield and Coldplay!

Keep an eye on the blog for not just more SNL Fantasy League goodness, but also new editions of Ask Trivia Club and the Winter 2014 edition of Trivia Club's Quarterly Awards!


Coldplay, like Spider-Man, deal in primary colors. Though mostly Yellow.
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