Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Scoring System (UPDATED 10/06/18)

April 02, 2012

While we watch each episode of Saturday Night Live, the key to how any specific team will win all come down to how many points are scored by their Cast, and if they're lucky their Host! If you're wondering how we discern point totals from the comedy of a television institution... look no further!

SCORING SYSTEM
If the commissioner determines that a member of your team has committed any of the following, that team receives the corresponding number of points, rounded up to the nearest full point. All scoring is at the discretion of the commissioner.

CAST POINTS
SPOTLIGHT
TV/Internet promo w/ host and/or musical guest: 5 points
In the cold open: 7 points
Says "It's SATURDAY NIGHT!" to open the show (if multiple cast say "LIVE FROM NEW YORK…", it will be divided between them. half points rounded up): 10 points
In the opening monologue: 10 points
on Weekend Update: 7 points

SKETCH
Cast member in a sketch: 5 points
Cast member does voice over in sketch, though does not appear: 3 points

PRE-TAPED (including digital shorts, commercial parodies, and pre-taped segments within live sketches)
Cast member in a pre-taped sketch: 7 points
Cast member does voice over in pre-taped sketch, though does not appear: 3 points

10 TO 1 (anything happening after the second song)
Cast member in a sketch: 3 points
Cast member does voice over in a 10 to 1 sketch, though does not appear: 3 points

IN SKETCH (points are for the first occurence in the entire sketch, unless otherwise noted)
Reoccurring character; including celebrity/politician: 5 points

In sketch along-side former SNL cast member (announcer Daryl Hammond not included): 2 points
In sketch along-side former (but not that night's) SNL host: 5 points
Lorne Michaels dares to acknowledge your cast member: 10 points (plus 5 points if your cast member talks down TO Lorne)

Breaks/Laughs during a sketch: minus 2 points (once per sketch)
Causes cast-mate to break: 5 points (multiplied per host/cast member, once per sketch)

Swearing (scripted; bleeped, shit, ass, bitch; per word): 2 points
Swearing (unscripted; per word) : 10 points

Open-mouth kissing: 10 points
Kissing: 5 points

Crying: 5 points
Sings/Dances: 5 points
Eats food: 5 points

Set destruction (breaks through window/door/wall/prop broken on them): 5 points
Gushes fluid (blood or vomit, spit takes not included): 5 points
Spit take: 2 points

Blurkled Nudity: 5-15 points (both breasts/genitals/full front will get you 15, 10 for one breast, 5 for a butt shot)

VOICE-OVER (in sketch, for puppet/animated character, as announcer, etc.)
Cold open: 5 points
Sketch (any between cold open and post-songs): 3 points

Performs as TWO or more characters in a single sketch: 5 points (not PER, just 5)
Appears as “him/herself”: 5 points
Sneaker-upper (when an impression becomes notorious to the point where the "celebrity" shows up on camera along-side the impersonator, though impersonating the host is not included in this): 20 points

INTERSTIALS/GOODNIGHT
Introduces Musical Guest (when the host is also the musical guest): 2 points

First cast member embraced by the Host: 5 points
In costume during the goodnight: 2 points

SEASON OVERALL
Cast member leaves mid-season, only to be replaced by new mid-season featured cast member: minus 10 points
Is made a rep player mid-season: 25 points (Featured Cast only)

Not on the show for three straight weeks: minus 5 points

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HOST POINTS
Host Points will be given to all hosts drafted in the Host Perspectus Draft, whether they host a specific episode or simply make a guest appearance.

SPOTLIGHT
In the cold open: 15 points
Says "It's SATURDAY NIGHT!" to open the show (undivided with multiple guests, also does not divide cast points): 15 points
Monologue (though not that night's host): 10 points

SKETCH
Sketch: 5 points
Pre-taped: 10 points
Weekend Update: 10 points

IN SKETCH (points are blanket points for the entire sketch, unless otherwise noted)
Reoccurring character; including celebrity/politician: 5 points
In sketch along-side former SNL cast member: 2 points
In sketch along-side former (but not that night's) SNL host: 5 points
Lorne Michaels dares to acknowledge your host: 5 points (plus 5 points if your host pulls a “Tracey Morgan” talks down TO Lorne)

Breaks/Laughs during a sketch: minus 2 points
Causes cast-mate to break: 5 points (multiplied per cast member)

Swearing (scripted; bleeped, shit, ass, bitch; per word): 2 points
Swearing (unscripted; per word) : minus 5 points

Open-mouth kissing: 10 points
Kissing: 5 points

Crying: 5 points
Sings/Dances: 5 points
Eats food: 5 points

Set destruction (breaks through window/door/wall/prop broken on them): 5 points
Gushes fluid (blood or vomit, spit takes not included): 5 points
Spit take: 2 points

Blurkled Nudity: 5-15 points (both boobs/genitals/full front will get you 1510 for one boob, 5 for a butt shot)

Performs as TWO or more characters in a single sketch: 5 points (not PER, just 5)
Appears as “him/herself”: NO POINTS (as the host, they're the special attraction)
Sneaker-upper (when an impression becomes notorious to the point where the "celebrity" shows up on camera along-side the impersonator, though impersonating the host is not included in this): 20 points

GOODNIGHTS
Isn't hugged by any cast member when saying goodnight: minus 5 points
Doesn't thank the cast when says goodnight: minus 10 points
Embraces Musical/Musical Entourage/Surprise Guest first: 2 points
Embraces Cast Member first: 10 points

Makes first appearance of night during goodnights, though no other points are received or given from this appearance: 10 points

SEASON OVERALL
If SNL featuring said HOST gets 5.0 rating or higher: 15 points

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MUSICAL GUESTS
Each week, the team owners will submit the titles of the TWO SONGS that will be performed by the MUSICAL GUEST of the episode, no later then that 11:30PM EST Saturday

Guessing the first song correctly: 10 points
Guessing the second song correctly: 20 points 
Guessing the correct song(s) but in an incorrect order: 5 points

Medleys are not chosen, but points are awarded according in 10/20/5 system, depending on when a medley of multiple songs is performed during the show. 
The same song can not be chosen as both song choices, if it is then it will be used as the first song, and the second song will be blank.


DRAFT RULES

TIM ROBINSON RULE
In effect before the beginning of the season. If a cast member is drafted, only to be removed from and the show and a new cast member is brought on, one-for-one, then the drafting team is simply given the new cast member. Named after former cast member Tim Robinson, who was available to draft before Season 39 of SNL, before being moved to the writers room to make room for new hire Brooks Wheelan.

THE ELVIS COSTELLO or FEATURED DRAFT
“I’m sorry ladies and gentlemen, but there’s really no reason to do this song here tonight…”
After the Cast Draft, if a new cast member is brought onto the show (be it pre-season or during the season) the team with the first draft pick has the ability to replace a cast member on their roster with the new cast member. If they decline, then the option goes to each team down the draft ladder. If they DO replace a cast member on their team with the new cast member then that person is available to the next team down the draft ladder. The order of decline/replace follows the order in which we drafted cast members at the beginning of the season, round to round. The Featured Draft should not take place later then three episodes into a new cast members tenure.

KATE MCKINNON RULE
Named for the Emmy-award winning leading point getting cast member that more or less ensured a victory. Beginning with the 44th season of SNL, and our sixth season of SNL Fantasy League Kate McKinnon is NO LONGER ELIGIBLE to be drafted. This is our version of the Gretzky Rule in Fantasy Hockey during the 80's and 90's. With Kate McKinnon off the board, League disparity is in theory more spread out and the chance of winning more wide open. We still love you, Kate McKinnon.

ALEC BALDWIN RULE
With the casting of Baldwin as Donald Trump in Season 42, and the election of Donald Trump the last President of the United States, Baldwin was effectively made a cast member (and was even nominated for an Emmy award as such). So to that effect, to the discretion of a League commissioner, actors who might otherwise be drafted in the host draft should and will be drafted in the cast draft, ala Alec Baldwin in Season 43 of Saturday Night Live or NO LONGER ELIGIBLE to be drafted as neither Cast nor Host, ala Season 44. Trump, in all forms, is exhausting.

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