Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 40x03: Bill Hader & Hozier

October 12, 2014


Minding the P’s and Q’s of SNL
QUALITY: Though the ratings continue to go down to match the all-time lows of last season, Bill Hader was of course an apt host, bringing his best-of collection of reoccurring characters and sketch concepts that (maybe other then Stefon) hadn't been burnt out. I would even put him beyond Silverman so far, making my host rankings an inverse of the shows ratings.
PROBLEMATIC: The show has been very hot and cold on Pete Davidson over these first three shows, though a hot episode beside the guy that brought him to the dance wasn't a big surprise.
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REPERTORY CAST
Cecily Strong, 45 points
  • 3 points - musical guest promos
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - sketch (Herb Welch)
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 5 points - sketch (Puppetry For Advanced Students)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Inside SoCal 2)
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Cat In The Hat)
  • 5 points - crying

Taran Killam, 44 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - sketch (Herb Welch)
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Christoph Waltz)
  • 5 points - sketch (Puppetry For Advanced Students)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Inside SoCal 2)
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Cat In The Hat)
  • 2 points - goodnights in costume

Bobby Moynihan, 39 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Kim Jong-Un)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 10 points - "... IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"
  • 5 points - sketch (Puppetry For Advanced Students)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Inside SoCal 2)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Abusive Dad)

Jay Pharoah, 22 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Morgan Freeman)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Help Fund)

Kate McKinnon, 22 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Jane Lynch)
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Inside SoCal 2)

Aidy Bryant, 18 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Cat In The Hat)
  • 5 points - dancing

Vanessa Bayer, 17 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Help Fund)

Kenan Thompson, 15 points
  • 5 points - host promos
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Help Fund)
  • 3 points - voice-over (Puppetry For Advanced Students)

FEATURED CAST
Pete Davidson, 48 points
  • 5 points - cold open NPC
  • 5 points - sketch (Herb Welch)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Group Hopper)
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - as Himself
  • 4 points - swearing (bitch x2)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Inside SoCal 2)
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Cat In The Hat)
  • 5 points - host hug

Beck Bennett, 36 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Group Hopper)
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Inside SoCal 2)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Casey)

Kyle Mooney, 26 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Group Hopper)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Inside SoCal 2)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Todd)

Sasheer Zamata, 14 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Group Hopper)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Help Fund)

HOST
Bill Hader, 99 points
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 5 points - sketch (Herb Welch)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Herd Welch)
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Group Hopper)
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Al Pacino)
  • 5 points -alongside former host (Kristen Wiig)
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Help Fund)
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Stefon)
  • 5 points - sketch (Puppetry For Advanced Students)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Anthony Peter Coleman)
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Inside SoCal 2)
  • 2 points - swears ("... fuckin' museum")
  • 5 points - sketch (Cat In The Hat)
  • 2 points - hugs guest first

Kristen Wiig, 27 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Kathie Lee Gifford)
  • 2 points  - musical guest intro


REPERTORY LEAGUE

PARDO GROUP

THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kate McKinnon - 22
Vanessa Bayer - 17
Beck Bennett - 36
Bill Hader - 99
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) Sedated
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 179

ISOLATE ARCHIPELAGO - Rob
Taran Killam - 44
Kenan Thompson - 15
Pete Davidson - 48
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 112

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Jay Pharoah - 22
Bobby Moynihan - 39
Pete Davidson - 48
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) From Eden & 2) Sedated
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 109

THE NOT READY FOR FIRST PLACE PLAYERS - Kevin M
Jay Pharoah - 22
Cecily Strong - 45
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 108

THE FUTURE MRS. RANDY GOLDMAN - Leah
Taran Killam - 44
Sasheer Zamata - 14
Aidy Bryant - 18
Kristen Wiig - 27
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) From Eden & 2) Take Me To Church
2 points - song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 105

NATALIE PORTMAN'S DRY CLEANING - Sarah R
Kate McKinnon - 22
Bobby Moynihan - 39
Kyle Mooney - 26
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) From Eden & 2) Take Me To Church
2 points - song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 89

BILLION DOLLAR MURRAYS - Russel
Cecily Strong - 45
Kenan Thompson - 15
Sasheer Zamata - 14
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 79

KEYROCK, KHAN, & ASSOCIATES - Saad
Vanessa Bayer - 17
Aidy Bryant - 18
Kyle Mooney - 26
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 61


FEATURED LEAGUE

MCKAY GROUP

FALLON IN LOVE - Johnny
Kenan Thompson - 15
Bobby Moynihan - 39
Pete Davidson - 48
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
2 points - Sophia Vergara impersonation
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 109

THE NIGHT CRAWLERZ - Kevin K
Taran Killam - 44
Jay Pharoah - 22
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 107

DAN AKROYD RAGE - Mark
Kate McKinnon - 22
Bobby Moynihan - 39
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 102

PARDO ME - Hannah
Taran Killam - 44
Aidy Bryant - 18
Kyle Mooney - 26
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Angel of Small Death and Codeine Scene & 2) Take Me To Church
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 92

THE VONDRUKES - Samantha
Jay Pharoah - 22
Sasheer Zamata - 14
Cecily Strong - 45
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 81

SKANKY LITTLE PROSTITUTES - Mike
Aidy Bryant - 18
Cecily Strong - 45
Sasheer Zamata - 14
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Sedated & 2) From Eden
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 77

DAMIAN AND THE FELINE SOCIOPATHS - Andrew
Kate McKinnon - 22
Vanessa Bayer - 17
Kenan Thompson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 61

FEY GROUP

SANTA'S MY BOYFRIEND - Megan
Taran Killam - 44
Cecily Strong - 45
Aidy Bryant - 18
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 112

MARTHA STEWART'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: TOPLESS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Robb
Taran Killam - 44
Vanessa Bayer - 17
Sasheer Zamata - 14
Kristen Wiig - 27
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) Sedated
2 points - Christoph Waltz impression
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 109

SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah C
Jay Pharoah - 22
Cecily Strong - 45
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) From Eden
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 108

THREE LEGGED JEANS - Lori
Kate McKinnon - 22
Bobby Moynihan - 39
Kenan Thompson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) Take Me To Church & 2) Work Song
5 points - first song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 83

MY DOLL'S NAME IS JENNY - Doug
Vanessa Bayer - 17
Bobby Moynihan - 39
Kyle Mooney - 26
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 82

THE LAND SHARKS - Jason
Kate McKinnon - 22
Kyle Mooney - 26
Aidy Bryant - 18
MUSICAL GUEST - Hozier - SONGS: 1) From Eden & 2) Take Me To Church
2 points - song
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 68


PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (after Episode 40x03)
  1. The Ignorant Sluts - 387
  2. The Team You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party - 382
  3. The Not Ready For First Place Players - 360
  4. Isolated Archipelago - 328
  5. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman - 328
  6. Natalie Portman's Dry Cleaning - 278
  7. Billion Dollar Murrays - 269
  8. Keyrock, Khan, & Associates - 268

FEATURED LEAGUE STANDINGS
  1. Santa's My Boyfriend - 399
  2. The Vondrukes - 375
  3. The Night Crawlerz - 359
  4. Pardo Me - 353
  5. Suck It Trebek - 339
  6. Dan Akroyd Rage - 323
  7. Skanky Little Prostitutes - 310
  8. Martha Stewat's Home for the Holidays: Topless Christmas Special - 305
  9. Three Legged Jeans - 299
  10. Fallon In Love - 294
  11. The Land Sharks - 291
  12. Damian and the Feline Sociopaths - 264
  13. My Doll's Name is Jenny - 263

Pete Davidson KILLED it, this week! Bringing even more funny as himself, and proving more comfortable in sketches, even with his distinct voice, then other stand-ups in the past. And my, what a show we had this week with not only Bill Hader giving The Ignorant Sluts a boost into first place, but also the announcement of Jim Carrey as the next show in TWO WEEKS!

But that wasn't all, just because the reigning Phil Hartman Trophy winner is in first place once again, that wasn't just the only big moment of the week. Santa's My Boyfriend finally took the first place spot it was threatening to snatch up in the featured league. The featured league also saw the first points handed out for the impressions of a host, while those who drafted Kristen Wiig also got their own boost in points!

So once again we'll see you in two weeks when the biggest ever to get away from SNL, Jim Carrey, comes back to host for a third-time! For such a nostalgic filled season so far, think of this of not only a nod to the 90's and 00's but also to all those SNL killers over the years, from In Living Color to Mad TV to that over Saturday Night Live to yes, even Fridays. But back to Jim Carrey...

A source of endless .gif joy! 
And really, how did it take Iggy Azalea this long to be musical guest? You had the song of the summer! Fire your agent and hire Ariana Grande's.

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