Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 42x05: Benedict Cumberbatch & Solange

November 06, 2016

Minding the P's & Q's of SNL
QUALITY:  Benedict Cumberbatch is the solid kind of Saturday Night Live host that we all expected he would be. It was excellent to see him pretty quickly playing into the strange (pun not intended) nature of his sex symbol statice, what with his deeply British looks almost added to that gravitas and charm that has been his M.O. Beck Bennett hosting “Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?” was aces.
PROBLEMATIC: "Office Hours" and the return of good natured yet wonderfully dumb Chad was a great extension from the pool boy debut of the character last season, once again showing the importance of changing the setting for a reoccurring character. It’s what makes the return of Gema all the more frustrating. I’m not asking you to take Cecily Strong’s character on the road, but if she’s going to keep meeting the same couple over and over again then for the sake of not pulling me out of the sketch either have her recognize them, have them recognize her, or change the couple! If you’re expecting return viewers, a little continuity goes a long way.
QUALITY: "Meeting with Mr. Shaw" was classic 10 to 1 gold.
QUALITY: It can be safely stated that Beck Bennett, as an evident Chicago Cubs fan, is living his best life.
QUALITY: Also, just an added note on Bobby and Pete giving Mr. Shaw a hug during Goodnights. Bravo.
QUALITY: For more of my thoughts on this episode of Saturday Night Live, join me and Brian Edwards, of the SNL Fantasy League team The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party, on the Deep Thoughts on SNL podcast! Subscribe, listen, enjoy! Deep Thoughts, when they can, also tweets during the show, so join in on twitter! There's even plans to do intermittent episodes over the summer. Stay tuned!


REPERTORY CAST
Cecily Strong, 63 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Erin Burnett)
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (The Koohl Toilet)
  • 5 points – sketch (Grandma’s Surprise Bachelorette Party)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 3 points – Weekend Update V/O (The Voice)
  • 5 points – sketch (Ricky & Gema)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Gema)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Criminal Mastermind)

Beck Bennett, 55 points
  • 5 points - promo
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Vladamir Putin)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – kiss
  • 5 points – sketch (Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?)
  • 5 points – as Himself
  • 5 points – sketch (Criminal Mastermind)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Meeting with Mr. Shaw)
  • 5 points – crying
  • 5 points – host hug

Kate McKinnon, 52 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Hillary Clinton)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 10 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Tilda Swinton)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Grandma’s Surprise Bachelorette Party)

Vanessa Bayer, 40 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Koohl Toilet)
  • 5 points – sketch (Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?)
  • 5 points – as Herself
  • 5 points – sketch (Grandma’s Surprise Bachelorette Party)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Ricky & Gema)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Gene’s wife)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Meeting with Mr. Shaw)

Aidy Bryant, 25 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?)
  • 5 points – as Herself
  • 5 points – sketch (Grandma’s Surprise Bachelorette Party)
  • 10 points – open-mouth kiss

Kyle Mooney, 22 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 5 points – sketch (Criminal Mastermind)

Leslie Jones, 17 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 2 points – swearing (“Cumber-bitches”)

Sasheer Zamata, 15 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Kenan Thompson, 13 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Ricky & Gema)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Gene)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Meeting with Mr. Shaw)

Pete Davidson, 12 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Hours)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Chad)

Bobby Moynihan, DNP – Did Not Participate

FEATURED CAST
Alex Moffat, 34 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Koohl Toilet)
  • 5 points – sketch (Ricky & Gema)
  • 5 points – sketch (Criminal Mastermind)

Melissa Villaseñor, 32 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Koohl Toilet)
  • 5 points – sketch (Grandma’s Surprise Bachelorette Party)
  • 5 points – dancing

Mikey Day, 24 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Koohl Toilet)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Hours)
  • 5 points – sketch (Grandma’s Surprise Bachelorette Party)
  • 5 points - dancing

HOST
Benedict Cumberbatch, 95 points
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (The Koohl Toilet)
  • 5 points – sketch (Why Is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Hours)
  • 5 points – sketch (Grandma’s Surprise Bachelorette Party)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 10 points – open-mouth kiss
  • 5 points – sketch (Ricky & Gema)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Criminal Mastermind)
  • 5 points – sketch (Meeting with Mr. Shaw)
  • 10 points – embraces cast first
  • 15 points – 5.0 episode rating or higher

Alec Baldwin, 40 points
  • 15 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Donald Trump)
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 15 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”

Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler, & David Ross of the Chicago Cubs, 25 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Grandma’s Surprise Bachelorette Party)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 10 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Dana Carvey, 20 points
  • 10 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Church Lady)
  • 5 points - singing

Bill Murray, 17 points
  • 10 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights


War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Mikey Day - 24
Aidy Bryant - 25
Leslie Jones – 17
Benedict Cumberbath – 95
Alec Baldwin - 40
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 216

The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Beck Bennett - 55
Melissa Villaseñor - 32
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 154

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Cecily Strong - 63
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Leslie Jones - 17
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Mad
5 points – first song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 125

Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Kenan Thompson - 13
Beck Bennett - 55
Kyle Mooney - 22
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 105

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Aidy Bryant - 25
Kyle Mooney - 22
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Don’t Tough My Hair & 2) Cranes in the Sky
2 points - points
2 points - points
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 103

The Style Boyz – Rob M.
Mikey Day - 24
Melissa Villaseñor - 32
Vanessa Bayer - 40
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Rise
5 points – first song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 101

Buffalo Bill Murrays – Russel H.
Cecily Strong - 63
Kenan Thompson - 13
Bobby Moynihan - 0
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 91

HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (as of 42x05)
# Team Name ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 The Ignorant Sluts -- 178[01/03] 57 44 765
2 War Horse Can Dance ∧3 216[05] 316 41 731
3 Holtzwomenn ∨1 213[02] 79 19 696
4 The Team You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party
∨1 171[03] 0 30 658
5 Buffalo Bill Murrays ∨1 156[01] 0 44 615
6 Not Ready For First Place Players -- 132[04] 87 41 577
7 The Style Boyz -- 221[03] 108 31 540


Night CrawlerZ - Kevin K.
Beck Bennett - 55
Cecily Strong - 63
Pete Davidson - 12
Mikey Day – 24
Benedict Cumberbatch – 95
Alec Baldwin - 40
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 289

Jenny Slate’s Potty Mouth  - Doug T.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Aidy Bryant - 25
Melissa Villaseñor - 32
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Rise
5 points – first song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 154

Suck It Trebek - Sarah C.
Kenan Thompson - 13
Cecily Strong - 63
Aidy Bryant - 25
Sasheer Zamata - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 131

Three Legged Jeans - Lori D.
Kenan Thompson - 13
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Kyle Mooney - 22
Melissa Villaseñor - 32
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Rise
5 points – first song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 112

Murry’d With Children - Johnny H.
Beck Bennett - 55
Leslie Jones - 17
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 111

Martha Stewart’s Home For The Holidays Topless Christmas Special - Robb O.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Kyle Mooney - 22
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Alex Moffat - 34
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 108

Kebert Xela - Christopher L.
Pete Davidson - 12
Leslie Jones - 17
Sasheer Zamata - 15
Alex Moffat - 34
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 78

GILDED RADNER STANDINGS (as of 42x05)
# Team Name ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 Night CrawlerZ -- 355[03] 364 27 1208
2 Suck It Trebek -- 247[04] 166 37 937
3 Jenny Slate’s Potty Mouth -- 236[03] 0 25 835
4 Martha Stewart’s Home For The Holidays
Topless Christmas Special
-- 193[02] 10 40 720
5 Three Legged Jeans -- 153[03] 0 25 588
6 Murry’d With Children -- 159[03] 0 20 572
7 Kebert Xela -- 123[03] 0 15 451


Jon Bovi - Nick D.
Kyle Mooney - 22
Leslie Jones - 17
Pete Davidson – 12
Benedict Cumberbatch - 95
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 161

Jones’n For A Good Time - Scott L.
Cecily Strong - 63
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 142

Lazy Sunfeys - Meg C.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Kyle Mooney – 22
Alec Baldwin - 40
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Rise
5 points – first song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 119

Boyfriend’s Talk Show - Andrew E.
Beck Bennett - 55
Kenan Thompson - 13
Melissa Villaseñor - 32
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 115

Haders To The Left - Samantha L.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Pete Davidson - 12
Aidy Bryant - 25
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 104

International Na$ty Gals - Abby J.
Cecily Strong - 63
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Bobby Moynihan - 0
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 103

Lorne Again Christians - Connor N.
Beck Bennett - 55
Leslie Jones - 17
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 96

The Gay You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party - Zac H.
Aidy Bryant - 25
Kenan Thompson - 13
Sasheer Zamata - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 53

WEEKEND WARRIOR AWARD STANDINGS (as of 42x05)
# Team Name ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 Jones’n For A Good Time -- 217[02/04] 166 50 877
2 Lazy Sunfeys -- 197[03] 211 32 788
3 Haders To The Left -- 162[01] 57 50 699
4 International Na$ty Gals -- 167[03] 0 8 605
5 Boyfriend’s Talk Show ∧1 128[03] 0 50 527
6 The Gay You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party
∨1 202[03] 108 0 504
7 Lorne Again Christians -- 126[03] 0 6 471
8 Jon Bovi -- 161[05] 95 17 432


Johnny Switchblade - John McD.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Cecily Strong - 63
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Pete Davidson – 12
Benedict Cumberbatch - 95
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Rise
5 points – first song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 267

Go Gene Rayburn! - Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 63
Beck Bennett - 55
Leslie Jones - 17
Kyle Mooney - 22
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 172

I Know Why The Caged Bird Laughs - Andrew K.
Kenan Thompson - 13
Beck Bennett - 55
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Aidy Bryant - 25
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 148

Space Pants - Ian M.
Cecily Strong - 63
Beck Bennett - 55
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Pete Davidson - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 145

DJ Baby Bok Choi - Rebekkah W.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Aidy Bryant - 0
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Sasheer Zamata - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 122

Don’t Make Me Sing - Thomas A.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Aidy Bryant - 25
Leslie Jones - 17
Kyle Mooney - 22
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 116

Wookin’ Pa Nub - Meghan McD.
Kenan Thompson - 13
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Leslie Jones - 17
Kyle Mooney – 22
Alec Baldwin - 40
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 107

CHRISTOPHER GUEST GROUP STANDINGS (as of 42x05)
# Team Name ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 Johnny Switchblade -- 288[04] 182 45 1177
2 Go Gene Rayburn! ∧1 213[01] 67 39 868
3 DJ Baby Bok Choi ∨1 328[03] 108 29 845
4 Space Pants -- 228[02] 87 31 831
5 Don’t Make Me Sing -- 178[03] 10 0 738
6 Wookin’ Pa Nub -- 159[01] 201 35 694
7 I Know Why The
Caged Bird Laughs
-- 184[03] 0 65 580


This Team Has Everything - Sarah S.
Beck Bennett - 55
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Mikey Day – 24
Benedict Cumberbatch - 95
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 214

Not A Strong Swimmer - Krissy R.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Kyle Mooney - 22
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 153

Lil Baby Aidy - Will H.
Beck Bennett - 55
Kenan Thompson - 13
Aidy Bryant - 25
Alex Moffat - 34
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 142

The Weekenders - Justin L.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Aidy Bryant - 25
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Sasheer Zamata – 15
Alec Baldwin - 40
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 132

Heather From Work - Lauren C.
Cecily Strong - 63
Leslie Jones - 17
Kyle Mooney - 22
Pete Davidson - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 129

Skanky Little Prostitutes - Mike J.
Kenan Thompson - 13
Cecily Strong - 63
Leslie Jones - 17
Pete Davidson - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 120

YVONNE HUDSUCKER PROXY STANDINGS (as of 42x05)
# Team Name ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 The Weekenders -- 239[03] 221 0 909
2 Skanky Little Prostitutes -- 227[04] 87 45 823
3 Not A Strong Swimmer -- 218[03] 0 41 822
4 This Team Has Everything ∧1 222[02] 174 22 802
5 Lil Baby Aidy ∨1 269[03] 108 50 774
6 Heather From Work -- 153[02] 0 45 703


Kristen Wiig In A Box - Ashley M.
Beck Bennett - 55
Aidy Bryant - 25
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Melissa Villaseñor – 32
Benedict Cumberbatch - 95
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 262

Dan Akroyd Rage - Mark P.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Cecily Strong - 63
Kenan Thompson - 13
Pete Davidson - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 155

Total Bastard Airlines - Andrew R.
Pete Davidson - 12
Beck Bennett - 55
Cecily Strong - 63
Leslie Jones - 17
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 147

E. Buzz Miller’s Saturday Night Live Fantasy League Team - Eric S.
Kyle Mooney - 22
Kenan Thompson - 13
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Sasheer Zamata - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 90

The Vondrukes - Samantha R.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Leslie Jones - 17
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Sasheer Zamata - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 84

The Ninos - Dylan McG.
Kyle Mooney - 22
Aidy Bryant - 25
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Melissa Villaseñor - 32
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 79

LOUIS-DREYFUSS GROUP STANDINGS (as of 42x05)
# Team Name ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 Dan Akroyd Rage -- 332[03] 108 34 1063
2 Kristen Wiig In A Box -- 262[05] 182 34 874
3 Total Bastard Airlines -- 188[03] 0 5 749
4 The Vondrukes -- 185[03] 0 0 654
5 E. Buzz Miller’s Saturday Night Live
Fantasy League Team
-- 148[02] 10 0 536
6 The Ninos -- 135[02] 0 0 487


Sports Team! - Jason S.
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Leslie Jones - 17
Bobby Moynihan – 0
Benedict Cumberbatch - 95
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 152

El Nino - Steve C.
Vanessa Bayer - 40
Kenan Thompson - 13
Beck Bennett - 55
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 123

@TheRealLindseyBuckingham - Colm W.
Kate McKinnon - 52
Kyle Mooney - 22
Melissa Villaseñor - 34
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Don’t Touch My Hair & 2) Cranes in the Sky
2 points - song
2 points - song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 110

A One-Dimensional Female Character From A Male Driven Comedy - Julia J.
Melissa Villaseñor - 32
Kate McKinnon - 52
Aidy Bryant - 25
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 109

Blizzard Man - Aidan D’A.
Beck Bennett - 55
Kyle Mooney - 22
Sasheer Zamata - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange - SONGS: 1) Cranes in the Sky & 2) Don’t Touch My Hair
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 107

Lovitz Knows No Bounds - Anthony C.
Mikey Day - 24
Cecily Strong - 63
Kenan Thompson - 13
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 100

Junk Squad - David W.
Pete Davidson - 12
Aidy Bryant - 25
Sasheer Zamata - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 52

Scrumtrelescent - Griffin T.
Bobby Moynihan - 0
Leslie Jones - 17
Pete Davidson - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Solange – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE FIVE TOTAL 29

GOLDEN ROCKET MAN STANDINGS (as of 42x05)
# Team Name ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 Lovitz Knows No Bounds -- 158[01] 0 20 652
2 A One-Dimensional Female Character
From A Male Driven Comedy
-- 175[03] 0 10 648
3 @TheRealLindseyBuckingham -- 165[02] 0 21 617
4 El Nino -- 149[03] 0 42 553
5 Sports Team! ∧1 152[05] 103 17 497
6 Blizzard Man ∧1 119[02] 0 41 448
5 Scrumtrelescent ∨2 146 [04] 87 25 409
8 Junk Squad -- 94[02] 0 0 345


Because the possible series finale of the United States of America on November 8th wasn't enough, Saturday Night Live has been swinging for the fences when it comes to hosts! To lead into November we had Tom Hanks return for the first time in a decade to join the season 42 cast at 30 Rock! Then, to follow up Hanks, we get Cumberbatch... who was no doubt the most drafted host in our Fantasy League, season after season, group after group. 

Together, these two host picks have shifted the momentum of most every group in our Saturday Night Live Fantasy League. Everyone who hasn't picked them, are now forced to play catch-up. On top of that, with Donald Trump revealing the dirt worst in American political discourse, we've also been treated to Alec Baldwin putting in a tour de force performance, which has gifted several teams with an additional 200+ points and counting!

And just to reward us all, for making it through the last 15 months of bullshit, etc., is... and let me catch my breath, because I'm still not convinced this is real, even after the hand-written name cards on the cork board... and the title card on Saturday night...

HOLY SHIT, DAVE CHAPPELLE IS HOSTING SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE NEXT WEEK!

Of course I fell in love with The Chappelle Show, and like all of you, I owned the first two seasons and the third almost season on DVD. It might be the last true gasp of the DVD, before we even knew it, and it made Dave Chappelle a multi-millionaire... who rightfully didn't want to deal with... everything?

It's insane on a career level that Dave Chappelle is hosting SNL, when I still distinctly remember a time when I knew him to be fully and unequivocally retired. Do not cross go. It's even more insane on a style level that the man responsible for... well... let's start with Clayton Bigsby (like Chappelle did), will be doing sketch comedy again on Saturday Night Live. What will that even look like? All the reasons we need to make it through to November 12th, America, AND with musical guests A TRIBE CALLED QUEST!

I was going to talk about Bobby Moynihan joining Alex Moffat, and Vanessa Bayer on the DNP list... but I need to lie down. Don't touch a damn thing until Saturday!
LAST EPISODE: TOM HANKS

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