Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 41x09: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler & Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

December 20, 2015


Minding the P’s and Q’s of SNL
PROBLEMATIC: Though they didn’t go too in-depth with their analysis (it is Uproxx), we here at Trivia Club were usurped by the TV folks over at Uproxx when it came to looking back at co-hosted editions of Saturday Night Live. Enjoy their look back!
PROBLEMATIC: It may be my bias towards lost points, for the Fantasy League, but this was the second episode in a row that a former cast member and not a current cast member, said “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”! Now maybe it’s to reestablish the importance of the moment for cast members more then anything, and at least this week it involved someone that worked in the building (while also showing just how far Taran’s Trump has to go to measure up to Hammond), but it always feels more exciting when a cast member gets the chance to scream those immortal words.
QUALITY: Jumping ahead to the goodnights, and “Santa Clause Is Coming To Town” (PLUS SIR PAUL)! Not only did everyone who chose the song get points, because I’m in a giving mood as the Commish, but damn if the excitement and revelry isn’t in the air with moments such as those! A lot of people suspected the E Street Band wouldn’t be able to hold themselves at two songs… but I think Vanessa Bayer symbolized the joy most appropriately.
QUALITY: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were fun hosts, and were a part of some quality sketches but by and large the episode suffered to a surprising degree from lack of direction and poor execution. At least with Gosling and Hemsworth their was a palpable idea of the show knowing what it had to work with but the SNL crew seemed surprisingly caught off-guard with two of the best hosts (see Golden Globes) and funniest comedians in the business (see Trivia Club’s Comedy 100 for 2014)! Surely the co-hosting harmed more then it helped, as well. I’m surprised that in the Host Unofficial Power Rankings that they won’t rank higher!
QUALITY: Adam Driver was announced, because of COURSE Star Wars will still be relevant come mid-January, and honestly Driver has me excited for the very fact that he is either perfect for weird live comedy or a beautiful train wreck waiting to happen due to his many watchable idiosyncrasies.
QUALITY:  You can enjoy our Deep Thoughts on SNL podcast! Subscribe, listen, enjoy! And heck, join in on the conversation on twitter, which'll give you an inroad on getting involved in the League for #SNL42!

REPERTORY CAST
Kenan Thompson, 52 points
  • 5 points - promo
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)
  • 5 points - sketch (Sarah's Desire)
  • 5 points - reoccurring
  • 2 points - swearing ("bitch")
  • 5 points - sketch (Chad and Mrs. Douglas Show)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Bill Cosby)
  • 5 points - singing

Taran Killam, 37 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Ted Cruz)
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)
  • 5 points - sketch (Chad and Mrs. Douglas Show)

Bobby Moynihan, 32 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Chris Christie)
  • 10 points - monologue
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)

Aidy Bryant, 22 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Dope Squad)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former host (Amy Schumer)

Kate McKinnon, 22 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Hilary of Christmas Past)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Hilary Clinton)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 7 points - Weekend Update

Beck Bennett, 19 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Jeb Bush)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Hoverboards)

Kyle Mooney, 19 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Rand Paul)
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Hoverboards)

Vanessa Bayer, 15 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)
  • 5 points - sketch (Chad and Mrs. Douglas Show)
  • 5 points - host hug

Jay Pharoah, 12 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Ben Carson)

Cecily Strong, 12 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)

Sasheer Zamata, 5 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Sarah's Desire)

FEATURED CAST
Pete Davidson, 14 points
  • 7 points - cold open
  • 7 points - pre-taped sketch (Hoverboards)

Jon Rudnitsky, 7 points
  • 7 points - cold open

Leslie Jones, 5 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)

HOST
Amy Poehler, 117 points
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Hilary of Christmas Past)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Hilary Clinton)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)
  • 5 points - sketch (Sarah's Desire)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - sketch (Chad and Mrs. Douglas Show)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 2 points - jumps through wall
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Dope Squad)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former host (Amy Schumer)
  • 5 points - sketch (Bronx Beat)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Betty Caruso)
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former host (Maya Rudolph)
  • 10 points - embraces cast member first
  • 15 points - 5.0 rating or higher (5.1)

Tina Fey, 106 points
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Hilary of Christmas Past)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Sarah Palin)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Meet Your Second Wife)
  • 5 points - sketch (Sarah's Desire)
  • 5 points - crying
  • 10 points - Weekend Update
  • 5 points - sketch (Chad and Mrs. Douglas Show)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Dope Squad)
  • 4 points - swearing ("shut the f*ck up...", "bitch")
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former host (Amy Schumer)
  • 5 points - sketch (Bronx Beat)
  • 5 points - in sketch alongside former host (Maya Rudolph)
  • 2 points - embraces guest first
  • 15 points - 5.0 rating or higher (5.1)

Maya Rudolph, 25 points
  • 5 points - sketch (Chad and Mrs. Douglas Show)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing
  • 5 points - sketch (Bronx Beat)
  • 5 points - reoccurring (Jodi Deitz)
  • 5 points - crying

Amy Schumer, 15 points
  • 10 points - pre-taped sketch (Dope Squad)
  • 5 points - singing/dancing


HARTMAN GROUP

DESOLATE ISLE - Rob M.
Taran Killam - 37
Aidy Bryant - 22
Leslie Jones - 5
Amy Poehler - 102
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Meet Me in the City & 2) Party Lights
5 points - first song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 171

WAR HORSE CAN DANCE - Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 12
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Beck Bennett - 19
Tina Fey - 91
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 154

THE IGNORANT SLUTS - Matt
Kenan Thompson - 52
Jay Pharoah - 12
Kyle Mooney - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 83

THE FUTURE MRS. RANDY GOLDMAN - Leah
Kenan Thompson - 52
Kyle Mooney - 19
Jon Rudnitsky -7
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The Ties That Bind & 2) Sherry Baby
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 80

BILLION DOLLAR MURRAYS - Russel
Kate McKinnon - 22
Aidy Bryant - 22
Beck Bennett - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The Ties That Bind & 2) Santa Clause Is Comin' to Town
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 67

THE NOT READY FOR FIRST PLACE PLAYERS - Kevin M.
Taran Killam - 37
Jay Pharoah - 12
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 64

MARK WAHLBERG ATE MARK WAHLBERG - Sarah R.
Cecily Strong - 12
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The Ties That Bind & 2) Santa Clause Is Comin' to Town
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 63

THE TEAM YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH AT A PARTY - Brian
Kate McKinnon - 22
Leslie Jones - 5
Jon Rudnitsky - 7
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 34

PHIL HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (after Episode 41x09)
  1. Desolate Isle - 1243
  2. The Not Ready for First Place Players - 1128
  3. War Horse Can Dance - 1079
  4. Billion Dollar Murrays - 1069
  5. Mark Wahlberg Ate Mark Wahlberg – 1024
  6. The Ignorant Sluts – 977
  7. The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party - 890
  8. The Future Mrs. Randy Goldman – 787


RADNER GROUP

LIL BABY AIDY - Will
Aidy Bryant - 22
Taran Killam - 37
Beck Bennett - 19
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Amy Poehler - 102
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The River & 2) Merry Christmas Baby
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 195

SKANKY LITTLE PROSTITUTES - Mike
Kate McKinnon - 22
Cecily Strong - 12
Jay Pharoah - 12
Pete Davidson - 14
Tina Fey - 91
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Hungry Heart & 2) Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 153


THREE-LEGGED JEANS - Lori
Kenan Thompson - 52
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Leslie Jones - 5
Pete Davidson - 14
Maya Rudolph - 25
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Hungry Heart & 2) Merry Christmas Baby
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 128

KEBERT XELA - Christopher
Kenan Thompson - 52
Aidy Bryant - 22
Beck Bennett - 19
Kyle Mooney - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Jungleland & 2) Thunder Road
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 112

THE DARK, CLENCHED HOLE OF EVIL - Robb
Taran Killam - 37
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Cecily Strong - 12
Sasheer Zamata - 5
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The Ties That Bind & 2) Merry Christmas Baby
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 88

MY DOLL'S NAME IS JENNY - Douglas
Kate McKinnon - 22
Kyle Mooney - 19
Jay Pharoah - 12
Leslie Jones - 5
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Hungry Heart & 2) Merry Christmas Baby
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 58

GILDED RADNER STANDINGS (after Episode 41x09)
  1. Lil Baby Aidy - 1566
  2. Skanky Little Prostitutes - 1438
  3. The Dark, Clenched Hole of Evil - 1424
  4. My Doll’s Name Is Jenny - 1250
  5. Kebert Xela – 1207
  6. Three-Legged Jeans – 1110


MYERS GROUP

ORGANIC WIFI - Andrew K.
Kate McKinnon - 22
Jay Pharoah - 12
Leslie Jones - 5
Tina Fey - 91
Amy Poehler - 102
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Hungry Heart & 2) The River
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 232

SUCK IT TREBEK - Sarah C.
Taran Killam - 37
Kenan Thompson - 52
Aidy Bryant - 22
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Hungry Heart & 2) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 113


DAN AKROYD RAGE - Mark
Kate McKinnon - 22
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Aidy Bryant - 22
Maya Rudolph - 25
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The River & 2) Ramrod
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 101

NOT A STRONG SWIMMER - Krissy
Cecily Strong - 12
Kenan Thompson - 52
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The Ties That Bind & 2) Santa Clause Is Comin' to Town
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 83

COLIN JOST'S GHOSTS - Colm
Taran Killam - 37
Kyle Mooney - 19
Jon Rudnitsky - 7
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 63

SPOOKY BEHAVIOR - Emily
Cecily Strong - 12
Beck Bennett - 19
Kyle Mooney - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 50

THE VONDRUKES - Samantha B.
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Jay Pharoah - 12
Leslie Jones - 5
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 49

ANTHONY'S JOE PESCI SHOWMANSHIP - Anthony
Pete Davidson - 14
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Beck Bennett - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 48

WAYNE’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (after Episode 41x09)
  1. Organic Wifi - 1226
  2. Suck It Trebek - 1176
  3. Dan Akroyd Rage - 1128
  4. Not A Strong Swimmer - 1055
  5. The Vondrukes - 930
  6. Colin Jost’s Ghost – 918
  7. Spooky Behavior - 852
  8. Anthony’s Joe Pesci Showmanship – 773


FARLEY GROUP

EFFIE VILLALOPOLUS' PROFESSIONAL COMPLAINERS - David S.
Taran Killam - 37
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Pete Davidson - 14
Tina Fey - 91
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town & 2) Party Lights
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 191

MURRY'D WITH CHILDREN - Johnny
Kate McKinnon - 22
Cecily Strong - 12
Beck Bennett - 19
Leslie Jones - 5
Amy Poehler - 102
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 160

DRUNCLE - Mick
Kate McKinnon - 22
Kenan Thompson - 52
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Sasheer Zamata - 5
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 111

MISS SWAN'S LOWERED EXPECTATIONS - Patrick
Cecily Strong - 12
Kenan Thompson - 52
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Kyle Mooney - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The River & 2) Santa Clause Is Comin' to Town
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 100

BILL BRASKY'S DRINKING BUDDIES - Saad
Taran Killam - 37
Aidy Bryant  - 22
Jay Pharoah - 12
Sasheer Zamata - 5
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 76

THIS TEAM HAS EVERYTHING - Sarah S.
Beck Bennett - 19
Kyle Mooney - 19
Aidy Bryant - 22
Jay Pharoah - 12
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town & 2) The River
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 74

FARLEY GROUP STANDINGS (after Episode 41x09)
  1. Effie Villalopolus’ Professional Complainers – 1419
  2. Murry’d With Children - 1394
  3. Druncle – 1381
  4. Miss Swan’s Lowered Expectations – 1311
  5. Bill Brasky’s Drinking Buddies – 1259
  6. This Team Has Everything – 1105


BELUSHI GROUP

THE NIGHT CRAWLERZ - Kevin K.
Taran Killam - 37
Cecily Strong - 12
Kenan Thompson - 52
Jay Pharoah - 12
Tina Fey - 91
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The Ties That Bind & 2) Santa Clause Is Comin' to Town
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 208

COLOMBIAN DECAFFEINATED COFFEE CRYSTALS - Dylan
Kate McKinnon - 22
Beck Bennett - 19
Cecily Strong - 12
Pete Davidson - 14
Amy Poehler - 102
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 169

HARRY CARAY'S BBQ MOON RIBS - Ian
Kenan Thompson - 52
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Aidy Bryant - 22
Pete Davidson - 14
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Meet Me In The City & 2) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
5 points - first song
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 110


TOTAL BASTARD AIRLINES - Andrew R.
Kate McKinnon - 22
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Kyle Mooney - 19
Sasheer Zamata - 5
Maya Rudolph - 25
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 103

NUNI AND THE HAIR CHAIR - Megan R.M.
Aidy Bryant - 22
Taran Killam - 37
Leslie Jones - 5
Beck Bennett - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Santa Clause Is Coming To Town & 2) Merry Christmas Baby
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 85

CRISIS OF CONFORMITY - David W.
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Jay Pharoah - 12
Kyle Mooney - 19
Vanessa Bayer - 15
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 78

BELUSHI GROUP STANDINGS (after Episode 41x09)
  1. The Night Crawlerz - 1680
  2. Nuni and the Hair Chair - 1326
  3. Columbian Decaffeinated Coffee Crystals - 1320
  4. Total Bastard Airlines - 1298
  5. Harry Cary’s BBQ Moon Ribs – 1129
  6. Crisis of Conformity - 1124


POEHLER GROUP

LAZY SUNFEYS - Meg
Kenan Thompson - 52
Cecily Strong - 12
Beck Bennett - 19
Kyle Mooney - 19
Tina Fey - 91
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The River & 2) Glory Days
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 193

HADERS TO THE LEFT - Samantha L.
Kate McKinnon - 22
Taran Killam - 37
Pete Davidson - 14
Leslie Jones - 5
Amy Poehler - 102
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The River & 2) Glory Days
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 180

THE WEEKENDERS - Justin
Kenan Thompson - 52
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Jay Pharoah - 12
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 111

HEATHER FROM WORK - Lauren
Cecily Strong - 12
Taran Killam - 37
Beck Bennett - 19
Kyle Mooney - 19
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 87

BOYFRIENDS TALK SHOW - Andrew E.
Jay Pharoah - 12
Bobby Moynihan - 32
Aidy Bryant - 22
Leslie Jones - 5
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) The Ties That Bind & 2) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 75

INTERNATIONAL NASTY GIRL$ - Abby
Kate McKinnon - 22
Vanessa Bayer - 15
Aidy Bryant - 22
Sasheer Zamata - 5
MUSICAL GUEST - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - SONGS: 1) Born in the USA & 2) The River
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 64

POEHLER GROUP STANDINGS (after Episode 41x09)
  1. Haders to the Left – 1492
  2. Heather From Work - 1389
  3. International Nasty Girl$ - 1337
  4. Lazy Sunfeys - 1337
  5. The Weekenders - 1270
  6. Boyfriends Talk Show – 1187


Even with my experience with this game, I couldn’t have predicted how dangerous two hosts could be to the overall team scores! If their ever was a game breaker then this week was it! Looking to spotlight to stellar former cast members which Saturday Night Live were lucky enough to have host together, the rest of the cast was marginalized to a noticeable degree. Add to that the usual biases, and Poehler and Fey separately far and away outscored most TEAMS! We’ll be feeling the ramifications of this Christmas episode for WEEKS!

It’s a good thing we’re taking a break, in fact, as when we return Adam Driver will be hosting on January 16th! A member of each Group was smart enough to draft the most publicized antagonist of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and to be honest Adam Driver is the kind of performer you hope to see host Saturday Night Live! His is a performing style, as noted in the P’s and Q’s full of interesting eccentricities, and it is our hope in the SNL Fantasy League that this won’t be the last we see of the weirdest and most wonderful leading man in Hollywood on this sketch comedy institution!

Right back atcha, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR at that!
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