Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 41x08: Chris Hemsworth & Chance The Rapper

December 14, 2015

Minding the P’s and Q’s (and T's) of SNL
TRIVIA: Jon Hamm was the most recent host to appear twice on Saturday Night Live, in one calendar year, but he and Chris Hemsworth are far from the only people to do so. However, Hamm was the first in 14 years to do so, as Phil Hartman hosted twice in 1996. Alec Baldwin is also part of this esteemed group, hosting twice in 1994, the first time hosting alongside his wife (at the time) Kim Basinger (we’ll talk about co-hosts next week), and speaking of co-hosts Tom Arnold of all people, hosted twice in 1992, though the first time he hosted he ALSO hosted with his wife, Roseanne.
Two times Tom Hanks has hosted twice in the same calendar year, doing so in 1990 & 1988. Billy Crystal was not only a host twice in the same calendar year, but in the same season, when he hosted the season 9 finale in 1984 alongside four others. Bill Murray hosted twice during 1981, during a time in his career (as he noted in the SNL oral history "Live From New York") when he couldn't get arrested anywhere else. Elliot Gould hosted twice in 1980, as well as twice in 1976 during SNL’s premiere season. Dick Cavett hosted twice during 1976, as well.
A special section has to be set a side for Buck Henry and Steve Martin, however. Steve Martin hosted THREE times in the calendar year of 1978, twice during season 3, while also hosting twice during 1977. Buck Henry also hosted twice during 1977, as well as twice during 1979, and was the first person to host three times in a calendar year, doing so in 1976, which included hosting twice during season 1.
The first person to host multiple times in the same calendar year? Candice Bergen in 1975, not only during season 1 but also over the course of two months. Bergen was the first, and including Chris Hemsworth only thirteen hosts have hosted twice in the same calender year, in the forty years of Saturday Night Live.
QUALITY: The reviews were mixed on this episode, but I personally quite enjoyed what Hemsworth brought to the table, and what the episode brought forward for Hemsworth to play with. He has a physicality, and a willingness to play ball that I believe makes him much more of a Jon Hamm then a Tom Arnold, in the piece above.
QUALITY: Chance The Rapper is also an excellent musical guest, with both of his feet in the world of colaboration, humor, and energy making him a perfect fit for SNL.
PROBLEMATIC: If we're being perfectly honest, SNL still hasn't full recovered in terms of political satire, since the Trump episode. Keep the Weekend Update firing away though and we'll no doubt get somewhere someday on this, even if the show never gets back to the relevence that it once had in a post-Daily Show world.

REPERTORY CAST
Taran Killam, 65 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Star Wars Action Figures)
  • 5 points - sketch (On The Record)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Ted Cruz)
  • 5 points - sketch (Brother 2 Brother)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - crying 
  • 5 points - sketch (Deborah's Time)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Mark the Pirate)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - host hug

Kate McKinnon, 45 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (On The Record)
  • 5 points - sketch (Deborah's Time)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Angela Merkel)
  • 5 points - sketch (Claire)
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)

Beck Bennett, 33 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 3 points – sketch voice-over (Star Wars Action Figures)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Time to Bleed)
  • 5 points - sketch (Brother 2 Brother)
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)
  • 5 points - dancing

Bobby Moynihan, 32 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Star Wars Action Figures)
  • 5 points - sketch (On The Record)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Chris Christie)

Kyle Mooney, 29 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Star Wars Action Figures)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Time to Bleed)
  • 5 points - sketch (Brother 2 Brother)

Kenan Thompson, 28 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Time to Bleed)
  • 5 points - sketch (Deborah's Time)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Mark the Pirate)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • minus 2 points - breaking
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)

Cecily Strong, 23 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Deborah's Time)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Claire)
  • 5 points – sketch (Mark the Pirate)
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)

Aidy Bryant, 18 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Claire)
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)

Jay Pharoah, 18 points
  • 5 points - sketch (On The Record)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Ben Carson)
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)
  • 5 points - dancing

Sasheer Zamata, 17 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Time to Bleed)
  • 5 points - sketch (Deborah's Time)
  • 5 points - singing

Vanessa Bayer, 15 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Claire)

FEATURED CAST
Leslie Jones, 41 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 2 points - swearing ("ass")
  • 7 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - as Herself
  • 4 points - swearing ("ass", "bitch")
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)
  • 5 points - dancing

Jon Rudnitsky, 25 points
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Time to Bleed)
  • 5 points - sketch (Brother 2 Brother)
  • 5 points - sketch (Mark the Pirate)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 3 points - 10-to-1 sketch (Hunk Junktion)

Pete Davidson, 15 points
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - sketch (Brother 2 Brother)

HOST
Christ Hemsworth, 59 points
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Time to Bleed)
  • 5 points - sketch (Brother 2 Brother)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 5 points - sketch (Deborah's Time)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 5 points - sketch (Claire)
  • 12 points - swearing ("bitches" x6)
  • 5 points - sketch (Mark the Pirate)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Hunk Junktion)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 2 points - embraces guest first
  • minus 10 points - doesn't thank cast

Will Ferrell, 35 points
  • 15 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (George W. Bush)
  • 15 points - "LIVE FROM NEW YORK...!"


HARTMAN GROUP

DESOLATE ISLE - Rob M.
Taran Killam - 65
Aidy Bryant - 18
Leslie Jones - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Family Matters
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 124

THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kenan Thompson - 28
Jay Pharoah - 18
Kyle Mooney - 29
Will Ferrell - 35
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Paradise
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 112

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Kate McKinnon - 45
Leslie Jones - 41
Jon Rudnitsky - 25
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 111

THE NOT READY FOR FIRST PLACE PLAYERS - Kevin M.
Taran Killam - 65
Jay Pharoah - 18
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Nights in White Satin
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 98


WAR HORSE CAN DANCE - Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 23
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Beck Bennett - 33
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Sunday Candy
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 98

BILLION DOLLAR MURRAYS - Russel
Kate McKinnon - 45
Aidy Bryant - 18
Beck Bennett - 33
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Family Matters
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 96

THE FUTURE MRS. RANDY GOLDMAN - Leah
Kenan Thompson - 28
Kyle Mooney - 29
Jon Rudnitsky - 25
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Zion
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 82

MARK WAHLBERG ATE MARK WAHLBERG - Sarah R.
Cecily Strong - 23
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Home Studio (Back Up In This Bitch) & 2) Angels
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 70

The Ignorant Sluts continue to be the only team so far this season to gain Song Choice points on every week, an especially nice feather in the cap when only a third of the teams that chose songs this week garnered points from their choices. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman continues to be more then an episode behind the next highest team, in points (meaning their point total this week doesn’t even match the point last week, of The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party). Desolate Isle retake the lead off of the strength of Taran Killam, and an especially productive Leslie Jones.

PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (after Episode 41x08)
  1. Desolate Isle - 1072
  2. The Not Ready for First Place Players - 1064
  3. Billion Dollar Murrays - 1002
  4. Mark Wahlberg Ate Mark Wahlberg – 961
  5. War Horse Can Dance - 925
  6. The Ignorant Sluts – 894
  7. The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party - 856
  8. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman – 707


RADNER GROUP

LIL BABY AIDY - Will
Aidy Bryant - 18
Taran Killam - 65
Beck Bennett - 33
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Family Matters & 2) Sunday Candy
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 141

THE DARK, CLENCHED HOLE OF EVIL - Robb
Taran Killam - 65
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Cecily Strong - 32
Sasheer Zamata - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Family Matters
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 137

MY DOLL'S NAME IS JENNY - Douglas
Kate McKinnon - 45
Kyle Mooney - 29
Jay Pharoah - 18
Leslie Jones - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Paradise
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 135

THREE-LEGGED JEANS - Lori
Kenan Thompson - 28
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Leslie Jones - 41
Pete Davidson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Paradise
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 118

KEBERT XELA - Christopher
Kenan Thompson - 28
Aidy Bryant - 18
Beck Bennett - 33
Kyle Mooney - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Chain Smoker
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 108

SKANKY LITTLE PROSTITUTES - Mike
Kate McKinnon - 45
Cecily Strong - 23
Jay Pharoah - 18
Pete Davidson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) All My Friends
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 101

The second Song Choice for Chance The Rapper, “Sunday Candy” helped push Lil Baby Aidy ahead of The Dark, Clenched Hole of Evil, for the episode’s top score, also strengthening their lead in the overall Group standings for the Gilded Radner.

GILDED RADNER STANDINGS (after Episode 41x08)
  1. Lil Baby Aidy - 1371
  2. The Dark, Clenched Hole of Evil - 1336
  3. Skanky Little Prostitutes - 1285
  4. My Doll’s Name Is Jenny - 1192
  5. Kebert Xela – 1095
  6. Three-Legged Jeans – 982


MYERS GROUP

THE VONDRUKES - Samantha B.
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Jay Pharoah - 18
Leslie Jones - 41
Will Ferrell - 35
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) All My Friends
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 126

ANTHONY'S JOE PESCI SHOWMANSHIP - Anthony
Pete Davidson - 15
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Beck Bennett - 33
Chris Hemsworth - 59
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Surf
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 122

COLIN JOST'S GHOSTS - Colm
Taran Killam -65
Kyle Mooney - 29
Jon Rudnitsky - 25
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Something new!
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 119

SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah C.
Taran Killam - 65
Kenan Thompson - 28
Aidy Bryant - 18
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 111

ORGANIC WIFI - Andrew K.
Kate McKinnon - 45
Jay Pharoah - 18
Leslie Jones - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Paradise & 2) Angels
5 points - first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 109

DAN AKROYD RAGE - Mark
Kate McKinnon - 45
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Aidy Bryant - 18
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 95

SPOOKY BEHAVIOR - Emily
Cecily Strong - 23
Beck Bennett - 33
Kyle Mooney - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 85

NOT A STRONG SWIMMER - Krissy
Cecily Strong - 23
Kenan Thompson - 28
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Family Matters
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 66

Antony's Joe Pesci Showmanship were cloooose to grabbing that episode leading score, as was talked about last week, but will continue to be the last team in Myers Group within an episode-topping score. The Vondrukes instead grab the high mark off the strength of the Will Ferrell appearance as the episode's cold open, making them the first team in the Myers Group to nab the top-episode score twice!

WAYNE’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (after Episode 41x08)
  1. Suck It Trebek - 1063
  2. Dan Akroyd Rage - 1027
  3. Organic Wifi - 994
  4. Not A Strong Swimmer - 972
  5. The Vondrukes - 881
  6. Colin Jost’s Ghost – 855
  7. Spooky Behavior - 802
  8. Anthony’s Joe Pesci Showmanship – 725


FARLEY GROUP

DRUNCLE - Mick
Kate McKinnon - 45
Kenan Thompson - 28
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Sasheer Zamata - 17
Will Ferrell - 35
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 157

MURRY'D WITH CHILDREN - Johnny
Kate McKinnon - 45
Cecily Strong - 23
Beck Bennett - 33
Leslie Jones - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 142

EFFIE VILLALOPOLUS' PROFESSIONAL COMPLAINERS - David S.
Taran Killam - 65
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Pete Davidson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS:  1) Angels & 2) Sunday Candy
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 137

BILL BRASKY'S DRINKING BUDDIES - Saad
Taran Killam - 65
Aidy Bryant  - 18
Jay Pharoah - 18
Sasheer Zamata - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Sunday Candy
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 128

THIS TEAM HAS EVERYTHING - Sarah S.
Beck Bennett - 33
Kyle Mooney - 29
Aidy Bryant - 18
Jay Pharoah - 18
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Family Matters
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 98

MISS SWAN'S LOWERED EXPECTATIONS - Patrick
Cecily Strong - 23
Kenan Thompson - 28
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Kyle Mooney - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 95

Will Ferrell points push Druncle into first place both in the episode and overall in the Farley Group, proving the power of a Prospective Host when they don’t even host an episode! Miss Swan’s Lowered Expectations falls from first to fourth, while Song Choice totals show the tale of two teams either getting all the points or nothing at all.

FARLEY GROUP STANDINGS (after Episode 41x08)
  1. Druncle – 1270
  2. Murry’d With Children - 1234
  3. Effie Villalopolus’ Professional Complainers – 1228
  4. Miss Swan’s Lowered Expectations – 1211
  5. Bill Brasky’s Drinking Buddies – 1183
  6. This Team Has Everything – 1031


BELUSHI GROUP

NUNI AND THE HAIR CHAIR - Megan R.M.
Aidy Bryant - 18
Taran Killam - 65
Leslie Jones - 41
Beck Bennett - 33
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Sunday Candy & 2) Angels
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 159

TOTAL BASTARD AIRLINES - Andrew R.
Kate McKinnon - 45
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Kyle Mooney - 29
Sasheer Zamata - 17
Will Ferrell - 35
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 158

THE NIGHT CRAWLERZ - Kevin K.
Taran Killam - 65
Cecily Strong - 23
Kenan Thompson - 28
Jay Pharoah -18
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Wanna Be Cool & 2) Angels
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 134

COLOMBIAN DECAFFEINATED COFFEE CRYSTALS - Dylan
Kate McKinnon - 45
Beck Bennett - 33
Cecily Strong - 23
Pete Davidson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 116

CRISIS OF CONFORMITY - David W.
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Jay Pharoah - 18
Kyle Mooney - 29
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 94

HARRY CARAY'S BBQ MOON RIBS - Ian
Kenan Thompson - 28
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Aidy Bryant - 18
Pete Davidson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Family Matters & 2) Angels
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 76

Nuni and the Hair Chair grab the episode high score for the first time, edging by Total Bastard Airlines by a correct Song Choice, even if it wasn’t in the right position! Yes, that’s how close things can get!

BELUSHI GROUP STANDINGS (after Episode 41x08)
  1. The Night Crawlerz - 1472
  2. Nuni and the Hair Chair - 1241
  3. Total Bastard Airlines - 1195
  4. Columbian Decaffeinated Coffee Crystals - 1151
  5. Crisis of Conformity - 1046
  6. Harry Cary’s BBQ Moon Ribs – 1019


POEHLER GROUP

HADERS TO THE LEFT - Samantha L.
Kate McKinnon - 45
Taran Killam - 65
Pete Davidson - 15
Leslie Jones - 41
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Sunday Candy
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 176

HEATHER FROM WORK - Lauren
Cecily Strong - 23
Taran Killam - 65
Beck Bennett - 33
Kyle Mooney - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Wanna Be Cool & 2) Angels
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 150

BOYFRIENDS TALK SHOW - Andrew E.
Jay Pharoah - 18
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Aidy Bryant - 18
Leslie Jones - 41
Will Ferrell - 35
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Angels & 2) Family Matters
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 144

LAZY SUNFEYS - Meg
Kenan Thompson - 28
Cecily Strong - 23
Beck Bennett - 33
Kyle Mooney - 29
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) All My Friends & 2) Angels
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 113

INTERNATIONAL NASTY GIRL$ - Abby
Kate McKinnon - 45
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Aidy Bryant - 18
Sasheer Zamata - 17
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS:  1) Angels & 2) Sunday Candy
10 points - second song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 105

THE WEEKENDERS - Justin
Kenan Thompson - 28
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Jay Pharoah - 18
MUSICAL GUEST - Chance The Rapper - SONGS: 1) Sunday Candy & 2) Angels
2 points - song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL 95

Haders to the Left switches places with International Nasty Girl$ in the Poehler Group Standings, because you just know if Leslie Jones or Pete Davidson have a good episode then Haders to the Left will be hard to beat!

POEHLER GROUP STANDINGS (after Episode 41x08)
  1. Haders to the Left – 1312
  2. Heather From Work - 1302
  3. International Nasty Girl$ - 1273
  4. The Weekenders - 1159
  5. Lazy Sunfeys - 1144
  6. Boyfriends Talk Show – 1112

Will Ferrall appearing in the cold open and scoring more points then any other cast member, save for Killam and McKinnon is the story of this episode to a tee. Not a lot of in-sketch points were handed out, especially not at the rate that they were last week during the Ryan Gosling-hosted episode!

The Holiday trio of episodes is not quite over, as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are CO-HOSTING on the 19th of December, before we take something akin to a month off! They'll be joined by Musical Guest Bruce Springsteen, making you wish as a Saturday Night Live Fantasy League participant that the ease of selection with Chance The Rapper and his impossibly unhelpful wikipedia was back in action! It'll be an incredibly fun episode though, no doubt.
I'm just fine if they decide to co-host everything, forever.
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