Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 40x10: Amy Adams & One Direction

December 22, 2014


Minding the P’s & Q’s of SNL
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!
QUALITY: Mike Myers is never more at home, then when he’s on Saturday Night Live. Wayne’s World was seminal for a generation, and yes Austin Powers (more or less a character too big to simply be in a three minute sketch) is still a damn classic, realized even more when you see Dr. Evil after what feels like 20 years. It’s been too long you Dutch bastard!
PROBLEMATIC: No Kristen, put away the hat. No, not maracas. NO, DON’T DO THE SPLITS FOR A SECOND TIME! Also, Garth and Kat make me do this:
PROBLEMATIC: Why don’t we have an Amy Adams and Kate McKinnon romantic comedy out yet?! Something is wrong with the world!
PROBLEMATIC: One Direction, you are sorely lacking dance moves! I kid. Though they continue to not be my bag in the least, it’s at least reasonable to see why they’re as popular as they all, with their hair and tattoos and seemingly heart felt delivery. Keep up the… work work.
QUALITY: They do get into this more on our Deep Thoughts on SNL podcast but HOLY SHIT, that Serial parody though! Have we come so far that Fred Armisen famously (to me) wasn’t able to do his Ira Glass impersonation because Glass wasn’t famous enough but SERIAL is made into a beautifully rendered documentary show that makes you want to see that TV show?!
QUALITY: After we made that Adams/McKinnon rom-com, I need Rhys Thomas (Christmas Serial’s director) on a Serial documentary program, stat!
QUALITY: With very few flat spots (I’m looking at you weirdly long and over-stuffed Cuban Christmas, puppet Fidel won’t save you!), and not an awful lot of awkwardly past her SNL prime Kristin Wiig, a strong night of writing on the back end of a third show in a row (UNHEARD OF!) helps put Amy Adams in the top half of the season’s hosts so far! If you’re keeping score at home, it goes Bill Hader, Chris Pratt, Woody Harrelson, Martin Freeman, Amy Adams, Sarah Silverman, Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, James Franco, and Chris Rock in the Unofficial Host Power Rankings, or UHPR for short!

REPERTORY CAST
Taran Killam, 77 points
  • 5 points - promo
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Sam Smith)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former SNL host
  • 5 points - Tenderfield Holiday Rap 2014
  • 5 points - rapping/dancing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (A Magical Christmas)

Kate McKinnon, 72 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former SNL host
  • 5 points - Tenderfield Holiday Rap 2014
  • 5 points - rapping/dancing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Serial: The Christmas Surprise)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)
  • 2 points - swearing ("little biiitch")
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (A Magical Christmas)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (Whiskers R We)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Barbara)

Kenan Thompson, 61 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former SNL host
  • 5 points - Tenderfield Holiday Rap 2014
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Serial: The Christmas Surprise)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - crying
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)

Bobby Moynihan, 52 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former SNL host
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Kim Jong Un)
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (A Magical Christmas)

Cecily Strong, 45 points
  • 3 points - voice over (Asian American Doll)
  • 2 points - swearing ("oh f*ck")
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Serial: The Christmas Surprise)
  • 5 points - sketch (Girlfriend's Talk Show)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Keira)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (A Magical Christmas)
  • 5 points - singing

Aidy Bryant, 32 points
  • 3 points - voice over (Serial: The Christmas Surprise)
  • 5 points - sketch (Girlfriend's Talk Show)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Morgan)
  • 2 points - swearing ("bitch sandwich")
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - dancing

Jay Pharoah, 29 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Serial: The Christmas Surprise)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Barack Obama)

Vanessa Bayer, 14 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Asian American Doll)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)

FEATURED CAST
Kyle Mooney, 42 points
  • 5 points - Tenderfield Holiday Rap 2014
  • 5 points - rapping/dancing
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Serial: The Christmas Surprise)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)
  • 3 points - post-songs sketch (A Magical Christmas)
  • 5 points - host hug

Sasheer Zamata, 20 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former SNL host

Pete Davidson, 19 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 2 points - swearing ("turn this bitch up")
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)

Beck Bennett, 15 points
  • 3 points - voice over (A Very Somber Christmas)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)

Leslie Jones, 7 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)

HOST
Amy Adams, 77 points
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former SNL host
  • 5 points - Tenderfield Holiday Rap 2014
  • 5 points - rapping/dancing
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Serial: The Christmas Surprise)
  • 5 points - sketch (Girlfriend's Talk Show)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Office Christmas Party)
  • 5 points - dancing?/singing
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)
  • 5 points - sketch (A Magical Christmas)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Whiskers R We)
  • 2 points - embraces guest first

Kristen Wiig, 37 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 2 points - in sketch alongside former SNL cast
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Kat)
  • 5 points - singing

Mike Myers, 32 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 2 points - swearing ("the eff")
  • 15 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."

Fred Armisen, 30 points
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former SNL host
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Garth)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (A Very Cuban Christmas)


REPERTORY LEAGUE

PARDO GROUP

THE FUTURE MRS. RANDY GOLDMAN - Leah
Taran Killam - 77
Sasheer Zamata - 20
Aidy Bryant - 32
Kristen Wiig - 37
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Night Changes & 2) Stockholm Syndrome
5 points - first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 171

NATALIE PORTMAN'S DRY CLEANING - Sarah R
Kate McKinnon - 72
Bobby Moynihan - 52
Kyle Mooney - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 166

ISOLATE ARCHIPELAGO - Rob
Taran Killam - 77
Kenan Thompson - 61
Pete Davidson - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Steal My Girl & 2) Night Changes
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 159

BILLION DOLLAR MURRAYS - Russel
Cecily Strong - 45
Kenan Thompson - 61
Leslie Jones - 7
Fred Armisen - 30
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Night Changes & 2) Steal My Girl
5 points - first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 148

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Jay Pharoah - 29
Bobby Moynihan - 52
Pete Davidson - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Night Changes & 2) Fool's Gold
5 points - first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 105

THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kate McKinnon - 72
Vanessa Bayer - 14
Beck Bennett - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Steal My Girl & 2) Night Changes
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 103

THE NOT READY FOR FIRST PLACE PLAYERS - Kevin M
Jay Pharoah - 29
Cecily Strong - 45
Beck Bennett - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: No songs chosen.
2 points - Seth Rogen impersonation
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 91

KEYROCK, KHAN, & ASSOCIATES - Saad
Vanessa Bayer - 14
Aidy Bryant - 32
Kyle Mooney - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Steal My Girl & 2) Night Changes
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 90


FEATURED LEAGUE

MCKAY GROUP

THE NIGHT CRAWLERZ - Kevin K
Taran Killam - 77
Jay Pharoah - 29
Beck Bennett - 15
Fred Armisen - 30
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Steal My Girl & 2) Night Changes
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 153

PARDO ME - Hannah
Taran Killam - 77
Aidy Bryant - 32
Kyle Mooney - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 151

DAMIAN AND THE FELINE SOCIOPATHS - Andrew
Kate McKinnon - 72
Vanessa Bayer - 14
Kenan Thompson - 61
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Steal My Girl & 2) Night Changes
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 149

DAN AKROYD RAGE - Mark
Kate McKinnon - 72
Bobby Moynihan - 52
Beck Bennett - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Night Changes & 2) Steal My Girl
5 points - first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 144

FALLON IN LOVE - Johnny
Kenan Thompson - 61
Bobby Moynihan - 52
Pete Davidson - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Night Changes & 2) Steal My Girl
5 points - first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 137

SKANKY LITTLE PROSTITUTES - Mike
Aidy Bryant - 32
Cecily Strong - 45
Sasheer Zamata - 20
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Steal My Girl & 2) Night Changes
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 99

THE VONDRUKES - Samantha
Jay Pharoah - 29
Leslie Jones - 7
Cecily Strong - 45
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: No songs chosen.
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 81

FEY GROUP

THREE LEGGED JEANS - Lori
Kate McKinnon - 72
Bobby Moynihan - 52
Kenan Thompson - 61
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Night Changes & 2) Midnight Memories
5 points - first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 190

SANTA'S MY BOYFRIEND - Megan
Taran Killam - 77
Cecily Strong - 45
Aidy Bryant - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Steal My Girl & 2) Night Changes
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 156

MARTHA STEWART'S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: TOPLESS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Robb
Taran Killam - 77
Vanessa Bayer - 14
Sasheer Zamata - 20
Kristen Wiig - 37
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Night Changes & 2) Steal My Girl
5 points - first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 153

THE LAND SHARKS - Jason
Kate McKinnon - 72
Kyle Mooney - 42
Aidy Bryant - 32
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: No songs chosen.
2 points - Seth Rogen impersonation
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 148

MY DOLL'S NAME IS JENNY - Doug
Vanessa Bayer - 14
Bobby Moynihan - 52
Kyle Mooney - 42
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Night Changes & 2) Steal My Girl
5 points - first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 113

SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah C
Jay Pharoah - 29
Cecily Strong - 45
Beck Bennett - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - One Direction - SONGS: 1) Steal My Girl & 2) Night Changes
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 91


PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (after Episode 40x10)
  1. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman - 1, 304
  2. The Ignorant Sluts - 1, 279
  3. Natalie Portman's Dry Cleaning - 1, 248
  4. Isolated Archipelago - 1, 246
  5. The Team You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party - 1, 181
  6. The Not Ready For First Place Players - 1, 171
  7. Billion Dollar Murrays - 1, 152
  8. Keyrock, Khan, & Associates - 1, 058

FEATURED LEAGUE STANDINGS
  1. Santa's My Boyfriend - 1, 341
  2. Three Legged Jeans - 1, 334
  3. The Night Crawlerz - 1, 295
  4. Dan Akroyd Rage - 1, 275
  5. Pardo Me - 1, 266
  6. Martha Stewat's Home for the Holidays: Topless Christmas Special - 1, 260
  7. Damian and the Feline Sociopaths - 1, 218
  8. The Land Sharks - 1, 204
  9. Fallon In Love - 1, 128
  10. Suck It Trebek - 1, 127
  11. The Vondrukes - 1, 123
  12. My Doll's Name is Jenny - 1, 113
  13. Skanky Little Prostitutes - 1, 040

Yes, the Featured League remains steady (though much tighter), with Fallon In Love making a two spot leap up the board an—

WHA, The Ignorant Sluts are no longer in first place in the Race for the Phil Hartman Trophy?! By the beard of Zeeeeus! Yes, with a strong night from her entire cast, as well as the second Kristen Wiig appearance of the season, The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman takes the lead atop the standings! Natalie Portman’s Dry Cleaning also continues a steady climb, into THIRD PLACE now! The Isolated Archipelago became the sole team this week without a host even being impersonated, let alone cameoing, or being picked, yet still stays in the hunt at fourth!

And SPEAKING of Host picks, The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman may only have until January 17th to enjoy that top spot because our reigning Phil Hartman Trophy winner, The Ignorant Sluts, has attained a THIRD correct pick with Kevin Hart’s hosting being announced during this last episode! Congrats to The Ignorant Sluts, as well as Fallon In Love of the Featured League, on that Kevin Hart pick!

As noted above we will return in FOUR WEEKS time for more Saturday Night Live Fantasy League goodness, when Kevin Hart hosts joined by a Musical Guest to be determined! Check out Time Capsle, a new podcast by the people behind Deep Thoughts on SNL, which will touch on big moments of note happening in the world of pop culture! The first two episodes are on the finale of the Colbert Report and Sony Cancelling The Interview (featuring someone who has seen the film!), respectively.

You can also look forward to the year end Quarterly Awards from Trivia Club, catching up on all four quarters of 2014 and the excellent and interesting things you should be reading, watching, and listening to. And lastly, be on the look out for the first annual Trivia Club Comedy 100 finally debuting in January, and celebrating the best and brightest in the world of funny!

MERRY HO HO HO and a HAPPY NEW HART!

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! Seriously, the more you like us the better we are at this.

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