Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 40x07: Cameron Diaz & Mark Ronson w/ Bruno Mars

November 23, 2014

 
Minding the P’s and Q’s of SNL
PROBLEMATIC: This wasn’t the strongest episode of the season, suffice to say though it wasn’t nearly as problematic as the Chris Rock episode though. In the unofficial Host Power Ranking for the season, I would put it higher then Jim Carrey, and likely higher then Sarah Silverman, but not quite as good as Pratt, Hader, or Harrelson in ascending order.
QUALITY: And I gotta say, this is the second week where the musical guest has been aces. Though last weeks was a transcendent talent in Kendrick Lamar, this week Mark Ronson helped show that Lorne Michaels needs a better musical producer on the show, by showing what a PROFESSIONAL producer is capable of putting together. Bruno Mars and Mystikal had crossover appeal, played to most demographics, while also bringing an interesting look and fun feel to the Musical Guest stage. Oh, and one hell of a set too!
QUALITY: Trivia Club would LOVE to hear feedback on the Saturday Night Live Fantasy League! 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!

REPERTORY CAST
Vanessa Bayer - 59 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Back Home Baller)
  • 5 points - as herself
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (HBO First Look Annie)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 7 point - pre-taped sketch (Nest-spresso)
  • 5 points - sketch (Theatre Showcase)
  • 5 points - sketch (Poetry Class)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Mrs. Meadows)

Kate McKinnon - 59 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Back Home Baller)
  • 5 points - as herself
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (HBO First Look Annie)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 7 point - pre-taped sketch (Nest-spresso)
  • 5 points - sketch (Theatre Showcase)
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Angela Merkel)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Night Rumors)

Aidy Bryant - 52 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Back Home Baller)
  • 5 points - as herself
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (HBO First Look Annie)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Theatre Showcase)
  • 5 points - sketch (Poetry Class)
  • 5 points - reoccurring

Kenan Thompson - 52 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points - swearing ("black ass...")
  • 3 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 5 points - sketch (HBO First Look Annie)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Theatre Showcase)
  • 5 points - sketch (Baby Boss)
  • 5 points - sketch (Animal Hour)
  • 5 points - sketch (Poetry Class)
  • 5 points - reoccurring

Cecily Strong - 42 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Back Home Baller)
  • 5 points - as herself
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (HBO First Look Annie)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - kissing
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Night Rumors)

Jay Pharoah - 40 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Barak Obama)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 3 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 5 points - sketch (HBO First Look Annie)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Animal Hour)
  • 5 points - host hug

Bobby Moynihan - 30 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - singing
  • 3 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 10 points - monologue

Taran Killam - 24 points
  • 7 point - pre-taped sketch (Nest-spresso)
  • 5 points - sketch (Theatre Showcase)
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - kissing

FEATURED CAST

Kyle Mooney - 47 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 3 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Theatre Showcase)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (I'm Going To Fight Andy Rydell)
  • 10 points - swearing ("good ass posters...", "bitch" x3, "ass")
  • 5 points - crying

Beck Bennett - 44 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Theatre Showcase)
  • 5 points - sketch (Baby Boss)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Baby Boss)
  • 5 points - kissing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (I'm Going To Fight Andy Rydell)
  • 2 points - swearing
  • 5 points - crying

Leslie Jones - 41 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Back Home Baller)
  • 5 points - as herself
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 2 points - swearing ("up to my ass in bowls!")
  • 5 points - sketch (HBO First Look Annie)
  • 2 points - swearing ("big ass hands!")
  • 5 points - dancing

Sasheer Zamata - 32 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Back Home Baller)
  • 5 points - as herself
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Baby Boss)
  • 5 points - sketch (Poetry Class)
  • 5 points - reoccurring

Pete Davidson - 8 points
  • 3 points - pre-taped sketch NPC (I'm Going To Fight Andy Rydell)
  • 5 points - sketch (Poetry Class)

HOST
Cameron Diaz - 59 points
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch  (Back Home Baller)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 2 points - swearing ("Run. This. Bitch.")
  • 5 points - sketch (HBO First Look Annie)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Theatre Showcase)
  • 5 points - sketch (Baby Boss)
  • 5 points - kissing
  • 5 points - sketch (Animal Hour)
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (I'm Going To Fight Andy Rydell)
  • 5 points - sketch (Poetry Class)
  • 5 points - sketch (Night Rumors)
  • minus 10 points - didn't thank cast
  • 2 points - embraces Musical Guest


REPERTORY LEAGUE

PARDO GROUP

THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kate McKinnon - 59
Vanessa Bayer - 59
Beck Bennett - 44
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Feel Right
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 177

KEYROCK, KHAN, & ASSOCIATES - Saad
Vanessa Bayer - 59
Aidy Bryant - 52
Kyle Mooney - 47
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: No songs chosen.
2 points - Jamie Foxx impersonation
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 160


NATALIE PORTMAN'S DRY CLEANING - Sarah R
Kate McKinnon - 59
Bobby Moynihan - 30
Kyle Mooney - 47
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Young Girls
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 141

BILLION DOLLAR MURRAYS - Russel
Cecily Strong - 42
Kenan Thompson - 52
Leslie Jones - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Daffodils
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 140

THE NOT READY FOR FIRST PLACE PLAYERS - Kevin M
Jay Pharoah - 40
Cecily Strong - 42
Beck Bennett - 44
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 131

THE FUTURE MRS. RANDY GOLDMAN - Leah
Taran Killam - 24
Sasheer Zamata - 32
Aidy Bryant - 52
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 108

ISOLATED ARCHIPELAGO - Rob
Taran Killam - 24
Kenan Thompson - 52
Pete Davidson - 8
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) When I Was Your Man
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 89

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Jay Pharoah - 40
Bobby Moynihan - 30
Pete Davidson - 8
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Gorilla
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 83


FEATURED LEAGUE

MCKAY GROUP

DAMIAN AND THE FELINE SOCIOPATHS - Andrew
Kate McKinnon - 59
Vanessa Bayer - 59
Kenan Thompson - 52
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Locked Out of Heaven
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 175

DAN AKROYD RAGE - Mark
Kate McKinnon - 59
Bobby Moynihan - 30
Beck Bennett - 44
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Gorilla
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 138

SKANKY LITTLE PROSTITUTES - Mike
Aidy Bryant - 52
Cecily Strong - 42
Sasheer Zamata - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Valerie
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 131

PARDO ME - Hannah
Taran Killam - 24
Aidy Bryant - 52
Kyle Mooney - 47
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Gorilla
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 128

THE VONDRUKES - Samantha
Jay Pharoah - 40
Leslie Jones - 41
Cecily Strong - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 123

THE NIGHT CRAWLERZ - Kevin K
Taran Killam - 24
Jay Pharoah - 40
Beck Bennett - 44
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Daffodils
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 113

FALLON IN LOVE - Johnny
Kenan Thompson - 52
Bobby Moynihan - 30
Pete Davidson - 8
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Daffodils
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 95

FEY GROUP

THE LAND SHARKS - Jason
Kate McKinnon - 59
Kyle Mooney - 47
Aidy Bryant - 52
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 158

THREE LEGGED JEANS - Lori
Kate McKinnon - 59
Bobby Moynihan - 30
Kenan Thompson - 52
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Valerie
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 146

MY DOLL'S NAME IS JENNY - Doug
Vanessa Bayer - 59
Bobby Moynihan - 30
Kyle Mooney - 47
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Valerie
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 141


SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah C
Jay Pharoah - 40
Cecily Strong - 42
Beck Bennett - 44
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 131

MARTHA STEWART'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: TOPLESS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Robb
Taran Killam - 24
Vanessa Bayer - 59
Sasheer Zamata - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) Valerie
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 125

SANTA'S MY BOYFRIEND - Megan
Taran Killam - 24
Cecily Strong - 42
Aidy Bryant - 52
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson - SONGS: 1) Uptown Funk & 2) some sort of mashup, also bruno mars will wear a hat
5 points - first song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 123


PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (after Episode 40x07)
  1. The Ignorant Sluts - 972
  2. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman - 892
  3. The Not Ready For First Place Players - 850
  4. Isolated Archipelago - 823
  5. Billion Dollar Murrays - 788
  6. The Team You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party - 786
  7. Natalie Portman's Dry Cleaning - 774
  8. Keyrock, Khan, & Associates - 707

FEATURED LEAGUE STANDINGS
  1. Santa's My Boyfriend - 904
  2. Three Legged Jeans - 884
  3. The Night Crawlerz - 880
  4. Martha Stewat's Home for the Holidays: Topless Christmas Special - 861
  5. The Vondrukes - 852
  6. Dan Akroyd Rage - 856
  7. Pardo Me - 837
  8. Damian and the Feline Sociopaths - 834
  9. Suck It Trebek - 821
  10. Fallon In Love - 761
  11. My Doll's Name is Jenny - 757
  12. Skanky Little Prostitutes - 743
  13. The Land Sharks – 740

A strong night overall, with season nights for McKinnon and especially for Bayer making waves for a number of teams. In the Featured League the standings were uncharacteristically stable, with Damian and the Feline Sociopaths making a big jump in the standings and Three Legged Jeans inching ever closer to the top spot still held by Santa’s My Boyfriend.

With the first third of the season over, the Race for the Phil Hartman Trophy continues it’s dramatic chase as our reigning champions The Ignorant Sluts widen their lead atop the standings jump when they looked their weakest! Isolated Archipelago slip to the bottom of the top half of the Reparatory League standings, while the Billion Dollar Murrays climb to the top of the bottom half!

SNL’s hosts for December were announced, and for the first time in a couple of seasons they aren’t bringing in a former cast member for the Christmas episode! In two weeks, our next three week run will begin with James Franco as host, then shift to Martin Freeman’s hobbit heavy Saturday night, before brining in Amy Adams of all people for the Christmas episode!

An Oscar-nominee is a hell of a way to change up a recent tradition, and yes, in TWO WEEKS on December 6th SNL’s ersatz documentarian James Franco will be hosting Saturday Night Live with Musical Guest (with a hell of a lot easier to peg second song at that, as far as Suck It Trebeck would hope) Nicki Minaj!

Recent history in mind, the chances for nudity points are HIGH!

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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