Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 40x05: Chris Rock & Prince

November 03, 2014



Minding the P’s and Q’s of SNL
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PROBLEMATIC: This was not a strong show. Chris Rock, surprisingly enough, was the weakest host of the season so far, not even having as much fun as Jim Carrey seemed to have. The edgy perspective of his monologue seemed more to be the words of a highly famous comedian who has been out of touch for a few years now. Of course this also means that the ratings were far and away the best so far this season. And sure, his controversial subject matters will get people talking...
QUALITY: The pre-taped sketches were far and away the most entertaining of the week, with GoProbe, Swiftamine, and the Bank Robbers sketch being heads and shoulders above their live counter-parts.
QUALITY: Che and Jost continue to improve their chemistry on Weekend Update, even if Pete Davidson was uncharacteristically punchless as Himself.

REPERTORY CAST
Kenan Thompson, 53 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (GoProbe)
  • 5 points - sketch (How's He Doing?)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Suge Knight)
  • 5 points - sketch (Shark Tank)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Swiftamine)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Bank Robbers)

Jay Pharoah, 45 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Vlog)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (How's He Doing?)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Katt Williams)
  • 3 points - sketch NPC (Shark Tank)
  • 5 points - sketch (Women in the Workplace)
  • 5 points - kissing

Aidy Bryant, 39 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Shark Tank)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Swiftamine)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Bank Robbers)
  • 5 points - sketch (Women in the Workplace)
  • 10 points - open mouth kissing

Cecily Strong, 39 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Megyn Kelly)
  • 10 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Swiftamine)
  • 5 points - sketch (Women in the Workplace)
  • 5 points kissing


Bobby Moynihan, 34 points
  • 5 points - host promos
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Chris Christie)
  • 5 points - sketch (Couple)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Bank Robbers)
  • 5 points - singing


Taran Killam, 31 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (GoProbe)
  • 5 points - sketch (Shark Tank)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Swiftamine)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Bank Robbers)
  • 5 points - sketch (Women in the Workplace)

Kate McKinnon, 31 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (GoProbe)
  • 5 points - sketch (Shark Tank)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Bank Robbers)
  • 5 points - sketch (Women in the Workplace)

Vanessa Bayer, 27 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Swiftamine)
  • 5 points - sketch (Women in the Workplace)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • minus 2 points - breaking
  • 5 points - kissing

FEATURED CAST
Beck Bennett, 36 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (GoProbe)
  • 5 points - sketch (Shark Tank)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Swiftamine)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Bank Robbers)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Women in the Workplace)

Kyle Mooney, 34 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Vlog)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (GoProbe)
  • 5 points - sketch (Shark Tank)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Bank Robbers)
  • 5 points - singing

Sasheer Zamata, 32 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Vlog)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (How's He Doing?)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - sketch (Couple)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Bank Robbers)

Leslie Jones, 27 points
  • 5 points - sketch (How's He Doing?)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Swiftamine)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Couple)
  • minus 2 points - break
  • 2 points - "THIS BITCH!"
  • 5 points - kiss

Pete Davidson, 15 points
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - as Himself
  • 3 points - sketch NPC (Shark Tank)

HOST
Chris Rock, 37 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Vlog)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (How's He Doing?)
  • 5 points - sketch (Shark Tank)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Swiftamine)
  • 5 points - sketch (Couple)
  • 5 points - sketch (Women in the Workplace)



REPERTORY LEAGUE

PARDO GROUP

THE NOT READY FOR FIRST PLACE PLAYERS - Kevin M
Jay Pharoah - 45
Cecily Strong - 39
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 120

BILLION DOLLAR MURRAYS - Russel
Cecily Strong - 39
Kenan Thompson - 53
Leslie Jones - 27
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 119

THE FUTURE MRS. RANDY GOLDMAN - Leah
Taran Killam - 31
Sasheer Zamata - 32
Aidy Bryant - 39
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 102

KEYROCK, KHAN, & ASSOCIATES - Saad
Vanessa Bayer - 27
Aidy Bryant - 39
Kyle Mooney - 34
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 100

NATALIE PORTMAN'S DRY CLEANING - Sarah R
Kate McKinnon - 31
Bobby Moynihan - 34
Kyle Mooney - 34
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 99

ISOLATED ARCHIPELAGO - Rob
Taran Killam - 31
Kenan Thompson - 53
Pete Davidson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 99


THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kate McKinnon - 31
Vanessa Bayer - 27
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 94

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Jay Pharoah - 45
Bobby Moynihan - 34
Pete Davidson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 94


FEATURED LEAGUE

MCKAY GROUP

THE NIGHT CRAWLERZ - Kevin K
Taran Killam - 31
Jay Pharoah - 45
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 112

THE VONDRUKES - Samantha
Jay Pharoah - 45
Leslie Jones - 27
Cecily Strong - 39
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 111

DAMIAN AND THE FELINE SOCIOPATHS - Andrew
Kate McKinnon - 31
Vanessa Bayer - 27
Kenan Thompson - 53
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 111

SKANKY LITTLE PROSTITUTES - Mike
Aidy Bryant - 39
Cecily Strong - 39
Sasheer Zamata - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 110

PARDO ME - Hannah
Taran Killam - 31
Aidy Bryant - 39
Kyle Mooney - 34
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 104

DAN AKROYD RAGE - Mark
Kate McKinnon - 31
Bobby Moynihan - 34
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 101


FALLON IN LOVE - Johnny
Kenan Thompson - 53
Bobby Moynihan - 34
Pete Davidson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 97

FEY GROUP


SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah C
Jay Pharoah - 45
Cecily Strong - 39
Beck Bennett - 36
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 120

THREE LEGGED JEANS - Lori
Kate McKinnon - 31
Bobby Moynihan - 34
Kenan Thompson - 53
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 118

SANTA'S MY BOYFRIEND - Megan
Taran Killam - 31
Cecily Strong - 39
Aidy Bryant - 39
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 109

THE LAND SHARKS - Jason
Kate McKinnon - 31
Kyle Mooney - 34
Aidy Bryant - 39
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 104

MY DOLL'S NAME IS JENNY - Doug
Vanessa Bayer - 27
Bobby Moynihan - 34
Kyle Mooney - 34
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 95

MARTHA STEWART'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: TOPLESS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Robb
Taran Killam - 31
Vanessa Bayer - 27
Sasheer Zamata - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Prince - SONGS: No songs this week, eight minute jam instead!
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 90


PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (after Episode 40x05)
  1. The Ignorant Sluts - 670
  2. The Not Ready For First Place Players - 617
  3. The Team You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party - 603
  4. Isolated Archipelago - 572
  5. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman - 540
  6. Billion Dollar Murrays - 521
  7. Natalie Portman's Dry Cleaning - 500
  8. Keyrock, Khan, & Associates - 450

FEATURED LEAGUE STANDINGS
  1. Santa's My Boyfriend - 639
  2. The Vondrukes - 602
  3. The Night Crawlerz - 601
  4. Martha Stewat's Home for the Holidays: Topless Christmas Special - 597
  5. Suck It Trebek - 586
  6. Three Legged Jeans - 585
  7. Dan Akroyd Rage - 568
  8. Pardo Me - 562
  9. Fallon In Love - 543
  10. Skanky Little Prostitutes - 518
  11. Damian and the Feline Sociopaths - 511
  12. My Doll's Name is Jenny - 496
  13. The Land Sharks – 466

What a quiet week. With the 8-minute jam from Prince in the center of the show throwing off the traditional groove of the show, Chris Rock looking old (and mostly played old, at that) and concepts running longer then they maybe should have (as has been the habit for the most part at the start of this 40th season), we were left with one of the most spread out shows in the history of our SNL Fantasy League points-wise.

Well, spread out and also low scoring.

Woody Harrelson was announced as the next host, two weeks from now, with Kendrick Lamar as the musical guest! One, I’m excited for more Kendrick Lamar, and two, I’m excited for Harrelson to be coming back to SNL for the first time since 1992. So yes, as much as I was disappointed with this weeks episode, I can’t help but be excited for a good host choice and the best musical guest so far this season! Congrats to The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman an their astute late round host pick, especially since we all thought you were either drunk and/or not paying attention at the time!


Stay in the conversation! Trivia Club would LOVE to hear feedback on the Saturday Night Live Fantasy League and how we could even improve on it all! Comment in the blog's comment section, on Trivia Club's facebook page or in our twitter feed. We want to hear from you, as we make our way through Season 40! LISTEN TO THE PODCASTSubscribe to us on iTUNESDo the same on YouTube!

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