Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 40x02: Sarah Silverman & Maroon 5

October 05, 2014


Minding the P’s and Q’s of SNL
QUALITY: DTJ – Down To Jehad! It’s your new favorite acronym.
QUALITY: Live From New York… it’s LINDSEY! Honestly, it was an excellent monologue and this put the LIVE in the Saturday Night Live. Bravo.
PROBLEMATIC: MIKE O’BRIEN SIGHTING! Meaning, yes, he got more screen time tonight then Pete Davidson. We don’t have the Tim Robinson Rule for nothin’! 
QUALITY: The Isolated Archipelago's Rob on Adam Levin’s outfit choice: “He's dressed like off-brand K-Mart Star-Lord.”
QUALITY: The Triple Club. “Because after you eat it, you’ll take a leeegendary number two.”
PROBLEMATIC: The Airport Pickup sketch had a hell of a good start, but literally had no end. It just had an endorsement for Pizza Hut.
QUALITY: Sarah Silverman backing away from the Maroon 5 that surround her, to give Beck a hug! Yeah! By the way, the Zapruder Film like detail, looking at angles and dress shirt patterns, that the Featured League chat went into to ascertain this was… wonderful.
PROBLEMATIC: After a big debut last week, there was NOTHING to be done with Pete Davidson, sadly. Bayer, Bryant, Pharoah, and Moynihan were also underused to a lesser extent.

REPERTORY CAST
Taran Killam, 46 points
  • 5 points - host promos
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (The Ebola in Our Everything)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Whites)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Forgotten TV Gems)
  • 5 points - sketch (Airport Pickup)
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)

Kenan Thompson, 39 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (The Ebola in Our Everything)
  • 5 points - sketch (Forgotten TV Gems)
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Al Sharpton)
  • minus 2 points - breaks ("WHO tells the JOKES?!")
  • 5 points - sketch (The River Sisters)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Airport Pickup)

Kate McKinnon, 37 points
  • 5 points - Joan Rivers in Heaven
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)
  • 5 points - sketch (Forgotten TV Gems)
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Airport Pickup)
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)

Jay Pharoah, 32 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (President Obama)
  • 10 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK...!"
  • 5 points - Joan Rivers in Heaven
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)

Cecily Strong, 25 points
  • 5 points - Joan Rivers in Heaven
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)
  • 5 points - sketch (Forgotten TV Gems)
  • 5 points - sketch (The River Sisters)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing

Bobby Moynihan, 20 points
  • 5 points - Joan Rivers in Heaven
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)
  • 5 points - sketch (Airport Pickup)
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)

Aidy Bryant, 17 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Whites)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Forgotten TV Gems)

Vanessa Bayer, 15 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Whites)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 3 points - pre-songs sketch (Vitamix)

FEATURED CAST
Beck Bennett, 41 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Whites)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Airport Pickup)
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (The December Generation)
  • 5 points - host hug

Sasheer Zamata, 20 points
  • 5 points - Joan Rivers in Heaven
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)
  • 5 points - sketch (The River Sisters)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing

Kyle Mooney, 17 points
  • 5 points - Joan Rivers in Heaven
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (The December Generation)

Pete Davidson, DNP
  • Did Not Perform

HOST
Sarah Silverman, 105 points
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (The Ebola in Our Everything)
  • 5 points - Joan Rivers in Heaven
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Whites)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Forgotten TV Gems)
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (The River Sisters)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Airport Pickup)
  • 5 points - crying
  • 5 points - former host (Adam Levine)
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (The December Generation)
  • 5 points - sketch (Vitamix)
  • 10 points - embraces cast member


REPERTORY LEAGUE

PARDO GROUP

THE NOT READY FOR FIRST PLACE PLAYERS - Kevin M
Jay Pharoah - 32
Cecily Strong - 25
Beck Bennett - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Maps
5 points - First Song
10 points - Second Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 113

ISOLATE ARCHIPELAGO - Rob
Taran Killam - 46
Kenan Thompson - 39
Pete Davidson - 0
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Maps
5 points - First Song
10 points - Second Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 100

THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kate McKinnon - 37
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Beck Bennett - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Animals
2 points - Song
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 97

BILLION DOLLAR MURRAYS - Russel
Cecily Strong - 25
Kenan Thompson - 39
Sasheer Zamata - 20
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Sugar
5 points - First Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 89

NATALIE PORTMAN'S DRY CLEANING - Sarah R
Kate McKinnon - 37
Bobby Moynihan - 20
Kyle Mooney - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Animal
2 points - Song
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 78

THE FUTURE MRS. RANDY GOLDMAN - Leah
Taran Killam - 46
Sasheer Zamata - 20
Aidy Bryant - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Animals
2 points - Song
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 77

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Jay Pharoah - 32
Bobby Moynihan - 20
Pete Davidson - 0
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) It Was Always You & 2) Animals
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 54

KEYROCK, KHAN, & ASSOCIATES - Saad
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Aidy Bryant - 17
Kyle Mooney - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 39


FEATURED LEAGUE

MCKAY GROUP

THE NIGHT CRAWLERZ - Kevin K
Taran Killam - 46
Jay Pharoah - 32
Beck Bennett - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Animals
2 points - Song
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 123

DAN AKROYD RAGE - Mark
Kate McKinnon - 37
Bobby Moynihan - 20
Beck Bennett - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Maps
5 points - First Song
10 points - Second Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 113

DAMIAN AND THE FELINE SOCIOPATHS - Andrew
Kate McKinnon - 37
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Kenan Thompson - 39
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Maps
5 points - First Song
10 points - Second Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 106

THE VONDRUKES - Samantha
Jay Pharoah - 32
Sasheer Zamata - 20
Cecily Strong - 25
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Sugar
5 points - First Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 82

PARDO ME - Hannah
Taran Killam - 46
Aidy Bryant - 17
Kyle Mooney - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Animals
2 points - Song
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 84

SKANKY LITTLE PROSTITUTES - Mike
Aidy Bryant - 17
Cecily Strong - 25
Sasheer Zamata - 20
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Maps
5 points - First Song
10 points - Second Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 77

FALLON IN LOVE - Johnny
Kenan Thompson - 39
Bobby Moynihan - 20
Pete Davidson - 0
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Animals
2 points - Song
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 63

FEY GROUP

THREE LEGGED JEANS - Lori
Kate McKinnon - 37
Bobby Moynihan - 20
Kenan Thompson - 39
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Maps
5 points - First Song
10 points - Second Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 111

SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah C
Jay Pharoah - 32
Cecily Strong - 25
Beck Bennett - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Animals
2 points - Song
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 102

MARTHA STEWART'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: TOPLESS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Robb
Taran Killam - 46
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Sasheer Zamata - 20
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Maps
5 points - First Song
10 points - Second Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 96

SANTA'S MY BOYFRIEND - Megan
Taran Killam - 46
Cecily Strong - 25
Aidy Bryant - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Animals
2 points - Song
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 92

THE LAND SHARKS - Jason
Kate McKinnon - 37
Kyle Mooney - 17
Aidy Bryant - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Maps & 2) Moves Like Jagger
2 points - Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 73

MY DOLL'S NAME IS JENNY - Doug
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Bobby Moynihan - 20
Kyle Mooney - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Maroon 5 - SONGS: 1) Animals & 2) Sugar
5 points - First Song
EPISODE TWO TOTAL 57


PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (after Episode 40x02)
  1. The Team You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party - 273
  2. The Not Ready For First Place Players - 252
  3. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman - 233
  4. Isolated Archipelago - 216
  5. The Ignorant Sluts - 208
  6. Keyrock, Khan, & Associates - 207
  7. Billion Dollar Murrays - 190
  8. Natalie Portman's Dry Cleaning - 189

FEATURED LEAGUE STANDINGS
  1. The Vondrukes - 294
  2. Santa's My Boyfriend - 287
  3. Pardo Me - 261
  4. The Night Crawlerz - 252
  5. Skanky Little Prostitutes - 233
  6. Suck It Trebek - 231
  7. Dan Akroyd Rage - 223
  8. The Land Sharks - 223
  9. Three Legged Jeans - 218
  10. Damian and the Feline Sociopaths - 203
  11. Martha Stewat's Home for the Holidays: Topless Christmas Special - 196
  12. Fallon In Love - 185
  13. My Doll's Name is Jenny - 181

Silverman, on her return to SNL, had quite a strong hosting night, and is probably the best of the season so far in this small hosting sample of quality hosts. The opening monologue was possibly the best one since Louis C.K. last season, showing the strength of a stand-up in a situation like this, and Silverman was game in sketches, showing respect to Joan Rivers in a brave sketch that fell flat but had it’s heart in the right place. 

It was a low-scoring week points-wise, across the board, proving to shake up the standings and condense the standings as a whole, while also taking away from the leading teams in both the Repertory and Featured Leagues. More then anything, the lower point totals showed the importance of Song Choices! Next week, with Bill Hader hosting, the Ignorant Sluts could certainly jump from fifth to first, but until them just one point separates the reigning Phil Hartman Trophy winner and the second place team from the first week, Keyrock, Khan, & Associates (the only team, not to make a song choice this week, actually). Also making a big jump, though trending in the forward direction, could the Not Ready For First Place Players make up even MORE ground on our first place Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party?

Tune in next week, as I noted above the host is recent SNL alumni Bill Hader making his hosting debut, continuing this celebratory 40th season! Congrats to the Ignorant Sluts for picking him, let’s see if the last generation of SNL cast member jackpot strikes twices (yeah, I know, horrible analogy) and Hader brings the wealth of points that Samberg brought the Sluts last year in a time of need! Joining Hader will be musical guest Hoser—er, Hozier. Eh.

We're all very excited, hoping to see Mrs. Seth Myers.
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