Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 40x09: Martin Freeman & Charli XCX

December 16, 2014


Minding the P’s and Q’s of SNL
QUALITY: In the cold open, Taren Killam becomes the fourth cast member to do a Charlie Rose impression after Mark McKinney, Daryl Hammond, and Jeff Richards. Which, yes, makes him the second cast member of both Mad TV and SNL to do that impression. It’s what you learn along the way!
PROBLEMATIC: Also what you learn along the way? There are NINETEEN ways to skin a cat.
PROBLEMATIC: Even with a grey-suited Haim as her backing band, Charli XCX has gotten WAAAAY far past singing the hook and if her live performances are any indication, that’s probably where she should have stayed.
PROBLEMATIC: The Weekend Update desk took a step back this week, with even Jacob’s appearance feeling like a warmed up version of when the character visited Seth Myers at the desk.
QUALITY: The beginning of the episode really was a high point of the season so far, with the only potential downfall of the episode being the pointless sketches that almost felt like filler, I’m look at you Right Side of the Bed! That’s more a commentary of the strength-to-weakness ratio of the writers room, however. Martin Freeman was an incredibly likeable and very good host. Better then Franco (I just like him more, what can I say), in that Jim Carrey-range in the Host Power Rankings.
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REPERTORY CAST
Taran Killam, 74 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 10 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK...!"
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Objections)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (The Office: Middle Earth)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Right Side of the Bed)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)
  • 5 points - sketch (Heinz Assembly Line)
  • 5 points - sketch (Pine River Lodge)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Waterbed Warehouse)

Kate McKinnon, 49 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Objections)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (The Office: Middle Earth)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Right Side of the Bed)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)

Bobby Moynihan, 43 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (The Office: Middle Earth)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - multiple characters in a sketch
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)
  • 5 points - singing

Aidy Bryant, 42 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Objections)
  • 5 points - sketch (Right Side of the Bed)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)
  • 5 points - singin
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Waterbed Warehouse)
  • 5 points - singing

Kenan Thompson, 39 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Objections)
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - sketch (Pine River Lodge)
  • 5 points - singing

Cecily Strong, 38 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Objections)
  • 5 points - sketch (Right Side of the Bed)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 2 points - swearing ("Bitch don't lie.")

Vanessa Bayer, 34 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Objections)
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy)
  • 5 points - sketch (Pine River Lodge)

Jay Pharoah, 22 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Waterbed Warehouse)

FEATURED CAST
Kyle Mooney, 48 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (The Office: Middle Earth)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Right Side of the Bed)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)
  • 5 points - sketch (Pine River Lodge)
  • 5 points - host hug

Beck Bennett, 29 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Objections)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Pine River Lodge)

Sasheer Zamata, 24 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - as Herself

Leslie Jones, 22 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Objections)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 2 points - swearing ("bitches")
  • minus 2 points - break
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)

Pete Davidson, 19 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Christmas Mass Spectacular)

HOST
Martin Freeman, 62 points
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Sump'n Claus)
  • 5 point - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Wedding Vows)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (The Office: Middle Earth)
  • 5 points - sketch (Right Side of the Bed)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Heinz Assembly Line)
  • 5 points - sketch (Pine River Lodge)
  • 5 points - sketch (Waterbed Warehouse)
  • 5 points - singing
  • minus 10 points - No thanks to cast
  • 2 points - hugs guest first


REPERTORY LEAGUE

PARDO GROUP

NATALIE PORTMAN'S DRY CLEANING - Sarah R
Kate McKinnon - 49
Bobby Moynihan - 43
Kyle Mooney - 48
Martin Freeman - 62
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Breaking Up
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 207

THE FUTURE MRS. RANDY GOLDMAN - Leah
Taran Killam - 74
Sasheer Zamata - 24
Aidy Bryant - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 140

ISOLATE ARCHIPELAGO - Rob
Taran Killam - 74
Kenan Thompson - 39
Pete Davidson - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Breaking Up
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 137

KEYROCK, KHAN, & ASSOCIATES - Saad
Vanessa Bayer - 34
Aidy Bryant - 42
Kyle Mooney - 48
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Breaking Up
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 129

THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kate McKinnon - 49
Vanessa Bayer - 34
Beck Bennett - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Breaking Up
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 117

BILLION DOLLAR MURRAYS - Russel
Cecily Strong - 38
Kenan Thompson - 39
Leslie Jones - 22
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Breaking Up
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 104

THE NOT READY FOR FIRST PLACE PLAYERS - Kevin M
Jay Pharoah - 22
Cecily Strong - 38
Beck Bennett - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Break the Rules
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 104

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Jay Pharoah - 22
Bobby Moynihan - 43
Pete Davidson - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Break the Rules
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 99


FEATURED LEAGUE

MCKAY GROUP

DAN AKROYD RAGE - Mark
Kate McKinnon - 49
Bobby Moynihan - 43
Beck Bennett - 29
Martin Freeman - 62
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Break the Rules & 2) Boom Clap
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 187

PARDO ME - Hannah
Taran Killam - 74
Aidy Bryant - 42
Kyle Mooney - 48
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 164

DAMIAN AND THE FELINE SOCIOPATHS - Andrew
Kate McKinnon - 49
Vanessa Bayer - 34
Kenan Thompson - 39
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Break the Rules
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 137

THE NIGHT CRAWLERZ - Kevin K
Taran Killam - 74
Jay Pharoah - 22
Beck Bennett - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Break the Rules & 2) Boom Clap
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 129

FALLON IN LOVE - Johnny
Kenan Thompson - 39
Bobby Moynihan - 43
Pete Davidson - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Breaking Up
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 106

SKANKY LITTLE PROSTITUTES - Mike
Aidy Bryant - 42
Cecily Strong - 38
Sasheer Zamata - 24
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Breaking Up & 2) Boom Clap
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 106

THE VONDRUKES - Samantha
Jay Pharoah - 22
Leslie Jones - 22
Cecily Strong - 38
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 82

FEY GROUP

SANTA'S MY BOYFRIEND - Megan
Taran Killam - 74
Cecily Strong - 38
Aidy Bryant - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Breaking Up
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 159

MARTHA STEWART'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: TOPLESS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Robb
Taran Killam - 74
Vanessa Bayer - 34
Sasheer Zamata - 24
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Breaking Up & 2) Break The Rules
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 142

THE LAND SHARKS - Jason
Kate McKinnon - 49
Kyle Mooney - 48
Aidy Bryant - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 139

THREE LEGGED JEANS - Lori
Kate McKinnon - 49
Bobby Moynihan - 43
Kenan Thompson - 39
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Breaking Up & 2) Boom Clap
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 133

MY DOLL'S NAME IS JENNY - Doug
Vanessa Bayer - 34
Bobby Moynihan - 43
Kyle Mooney - 48
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Break the Rules & 2) Breaking Up
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 127

SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah C
Jay Pharoah - 22
Cecily Strong - 38
Beck Bennett - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Charli XCX - SONGS: 1) Boom Clap & 2) Break the Rules
5 points - first song
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 104


PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (after Episode 40x09)
  1. The Ignorant Sluts - 1176
  2. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman - 1133
  3. Isolated Archipelago - 1087
  4. Natalie Portman's Dry Cleaning - 1082
  5. The Not Ready For First Place Players - 1080
  6. The Team You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party - 1076
  7. Billion Dollar Murrays - 1004
  8. Keyrock, Khan, & Associates - 968

FEATURED LEAGUE STANDINGS
  1. Santa's My Boyfriend - 1185
  2. Three Legged Jeans - 1144
  3. The Night Crawlerz - 1142
  4. Dan Akroyd Rage - 1131
  5. Pardo Me - 1115
  6. Martha Stewat's Home for the Holidays: Topless Christmas Special - 1107
  7. Damian and the Feline Sociopaths - 1069
  8. The Land Sharks - 1056
  9. The Vondrukes - 1042
  10. Suck It Trebek - 1036
  11. My Doll's Name is Jenny - 1000
  12. Fallon In Love - 991
  13. Skanky Little Prostitutes – 941

The top of both the Repertory and Featured League held tight this week, but thanks to a boost from Martin Freeman both Dan Akroyd Rage and Natalie Portman’s Dry Cleaning took big steps into the top five of their respective leagues!

Keyrock, Khan, & Associates’ Saad and The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman’s Leah joined Isolated Archipelago’s Rob on the Deep Thoughts on SNL podcast this week to talk about all things Martin Freeman and Charli XCX!

Next week we’ll have our last Saturday Night Live of 2014 before the mid-season Christmas break! Yes, Amy Adams will be hosting and One Direction as the musical guests!

Hope you like Amy Adams!


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