Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 42x12: Aziz Ansari & Big Sean

January 22, 2017

Minding the P's & Q's of SNL
QUALITY: For all those who chose “Moves” as your Song Choice, which was a 18 of the 23 who made picks, it WAS played it was just played during the first Aziz promo. What I’ll call The Cinematic. By the way, I’m loving the Cinematic promos that have started this year with the Cumberbatch hosted episode. An amazing use of an ace production team, while also giving us wonderful little short comedy pieces like this week’s Aziz walk, and the Emma Stone elevator bit from a few episodes ago.
QUALITY: Seriously though, my favorite part of a stand-up hosting is the monologue… and Aziz did not dissapoint, with an excellent monologue! Casual white supremists and the lower case kkk are terms that are sticking with me, to describe those “alt” assholes.
QUALITY: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
PROBLEMATIC: Michael Che: somehow more unlikable then ever?
QUALITY: It might not be David S. Pumpkins, but Peppy Ronnie and his crew were still excellently weird characters in the same Kyle Roberts vein. Well done!
QUALITY: I see you in your NWO Wolfpac shirt, Aziz!
QUALITY: “To Sir, With Love” further proves the honest nerd heart that lives within this current cast. I’m sorry if they aren’t your thing but damn it if I don’t enjoy ‘em. And yes, I also realize it brings them to a point of self parody which could make this a scene from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, but I don’t care.
QUALITY: For more of my thoughts on Saturday Night Live, join 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!


REPERTORY CAST
Beck Bennett, 57 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Putin)
  • 10 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (Beat the Bookworm)
  • 5 points – sketch (The Night Of La La Land)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Lead with Jake Tapper)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Jake Tapper)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Peppy Ronnie)

Kate McKinnon, 39 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Olya)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Lead with Jake Tapper)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Kelly-Anne Conway)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Broderick & Ganz)

Cecily Strong, 30 points
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (Beat the Bookworm)
  • 5 points – sketch (The Night Of La La Land)
  • 2 points – swearing (“son of a bitch”)
  • 5 points – breaks window
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 3 points – sketch (To Sir With Love)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Bobby Moynihan, 27 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Broderick & Ganz)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Five Stars)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Peppy Ronnie)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Leslie Jones, 19 points
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – as Herself
  • 2 points – swearing (“that bitch”)
  • 5 points – host hug

Sasheer Zamata, 18 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 5 points – sketch (Broderick & Ganz)
  • 3 points – sketch (To Sir With Love)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Aidy Bryant, 17 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Night Of La La Land)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peppy Ronnie)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Kenan Thompson, 15 points
  • 5 points – sketch (The Night Of La La Land)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peppy Ronnie)
  • 5 points - dancing

Vanessa Bayer, 10 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Beat the Bookworm)
  • 5 points – sketch (The Night Of La La Land)

Pete Davidson, 5 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Broderick & Ganz)

Kyle Mooney, 5 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Peppy Ronnie)

FEATURED CAST
Mikey Day, 24 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Beat the Bookworm)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 2 points – swearing (“little baby bitch boy”)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peppy Ronnie)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Melissa Villaseñor, 15 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Broderick & Ganz)
  • 5 points – sketch (Sunday Night Sex)
  • 2 points – swearing (“bitch”)
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (Peppy Ronnie)

Alex Moffat, 5 points
  • 5 points - promos

HOST
Aziz Ansari, 67 points
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Beat the Bookworm)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (The Night Of La La Land)
  • 5 points – sketch (Broderick & Ganz)
  • 5 points – sketch (Sunday Night Sex)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Five Stars)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peppy Ronnie)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 2 points – embraces guest first
  • 15 points – 5.0 rating or higher


The Style Boyz – Rob M.
Mikey Day - 24
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
Vanessa Bayer – 10
Aziz Ansari - 67
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 116

The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Beck Bennett - 57
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 111

Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Kenan Thompson - 15
Beck Bennett - 57
Kyle Mooney - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 82

Buffalo Bill Murrays – Russel H.
Cecily Strong - 30
Kenan Thompson - 15
Bobby Moynihan - 27
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 77

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Aidy Bryant - 17
Kyle Mooney - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Halfway Off The Balcony
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 66

War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Mikey Day - 24
Aidy Bryant - 17
Leslie Jones - 19
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 65

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Cecily Strong - 30
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Leslie Jones - 19
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 59

HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (as of 42x12)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1The Ignorant Sluts--197[11]112751824
2Holtzwomenn--229[07]142501671
3War Horse Can Dance--216[05]485711590
4Buffalo Bill Murrays--196[08]1711011567
5Not Ready For First Place Players--204[07]114551516
6The Team You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party 
--171[03/08]45451402
7The Style Boyz--221[03]195401230


Suck It Trebek - Sarah C.
Kenan Thompson - 15
Cecily Strong - 30
Aidy Bryant - 17
Sasheer Zamata – 18
Aziz Ansari - 67
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 147

Murry’d With Children - Johnny H.
Beck Bennett - 57
Leslie Jones - 19
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 127

Night CrawlerZ - Kevin K.
Beck Bennett - 57
Cecily Strong - 30
Pete Davidson - 5
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 121

Jenny Slate’s Potty Mouth  - Doug T.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Aidy Bryant - 17
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 86

Martha Stewart’s Home For The Holidays Topless Christmas Special - Robb O.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Kyle Mooney - 5
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Alex Moffat - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 76

Three Legged Jeans - Lori D.
Kenan Thompson - 15
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Kyle Mooney - 5
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 50

Kebert Xela - Christopher L.
Pete Davidson - 5
Leslie Jones - 19
Sasheer Zamata - 18
Alex Moffat - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 47

GILDED RADNER STANDINGS (as of 42x12)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1Night CrawlerZ--373[07]715822576
2Jenny Slate’s Potty Mouth--266[08]0591909
3Suck It Trebek--247[04]233431891
4Murry’d With Children∧1276[07]104301731
5Martha Stewart’s Home For The Holidays
Topless Christmas Special
∨1233[07]10401720
6Three Legged Jeans--235[08]55591520
7Kebert Xela--160[07]0151028


Haders To The Left - Samantha L.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Pete Davidson - 5
Aidy Bryant – 17
Aziz Ansari - 67
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 128

Lorne Again Christians - Connor N.
Beck Bennett - 57
Leslie Jones - 19
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 100

Boyfriend’s Talk Show - Andrew E.
Beck Bennett - 57
Kenan Thompson - 15
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 87

International Na$ty Gals - Abby J.
Cecily Strong - 30
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Bobby Moynihan - 27
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 72

Lazy Sunfeys - Meg C.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Kyle Mooney - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 71

Jones’n For A Good Time - Scott L.
Cecily Strong - 30
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Halfway Off The Balcony & 2) Bounce Back
2 points - song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 66

The Gay You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party - Zac H.
Aidy Bryant - 17
Kenan Thompson - 15
Sasheer Zamata - 18
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 50

Jon Bovi - Nick D.
Kyle Mooney - 5
Leslie Jones - 19
Pete Davidson - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 29

WEEKEND WARRIOR AWARD STANDINGS (as of 42x12)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1Lazy Sunfeys--253[07]407621862
2Jones’n For A Good Time--217[02/04]166911641
3Haders To The Left--179[07]134831595
4International Na$ty Gals--239[07]78461417
5Boyfriend’s Talk Show--194[11]55701411
6Lorne Again Christians--257[08]77231406
7The Gay You Wish You Hadn’t Started
A Conversation With At A Party
--202[03]10801141
8Jon Bovi--161[05]11521961


Space Pants - Ian M.
Cecily Strong - 30
Beck Bennett - 57
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Pete Davidson – 5
Aziz Ansari - 67
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 191

Go Gene Rayburn! - Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 30
Beck Bennett - 57
Leslie Jones - 19
Kyle Mooney - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 116

I Know Why The Caged Bird Laughs - Andrew K.
Kenan Thompson - 15
Beck Bennett - 57
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Aidy Bryant - 17
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Halfway Off The Balcony
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 104

DJ Baby Bok Choi - Rebekkah W.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Aidy Bryant - 27
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Sasheer Zamata - 18
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 94

Johnny Switchblade - John McD.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Cecily Strong - 30
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Pete Davidson - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Moves & 2) Bounce Back
2 points - song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 86

Don’t Make Me Sing - Thomas A.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Aidy Bryant - 17
Leslie Jones - 19
Kyle Mooney - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 80

Wookin’ Pa Nub - Meghan McD.
Kenan Thompson - 15
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Leslie Jones - 19
Kyle Mooney - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 71

SPECIAL GUEST STAR STANDINGS (as of 42x12)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1Johnny Switchblade--288[04]182712244
2I Know Why The
Caged Bird Laughs
--340[08]771202039
3Go Gene Rayburn!--313[07]157552032
4Space Pants∧1274[07]179731940
5DJ Baby Bok Choi∨1328[03]133341891
6Don’t Make Me Sing--267[08]2001821
7Wookin’ Pa Nub--252[08]360661760


Not A Strong Swimmer - Krissy R.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Kyle Mooney - 5
Mikey Day – 24
Aziz Ansari - 67
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 150

This Team Has Everything - Sarah S.
Beck Bennett - 57
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Mikey Day - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 118

The Weekenders - Justin L.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Aidy Bryant - 17
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Sasheer Zamata - 18
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 101

Lil Baby Aidy - Will H.
Beck Bennett - 57
Kenan Thompson - 15
Aidy Bryant - 17
Alex Moffat - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 99

Skanky Little Prostitutes - Mike J.
Kenan Thompson - 15
Cecily Strong - 30
Leslie Jones - 19
Pete Davidson - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Moves & 2) Halfway Off The Balcony
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 69

Heather From Work - Lauren C.
Cecily Strong - 30
Leslie Jones - 19
Kyle Mooney - 5
Pete Davidson - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Halfway Off The Balcony & 2) Bounce Back
2 points - song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 61

YVONNE HUDSUCKER PROXY STANDINGS (as of 42x12)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1The Weekenders--255[07]44602083
2Not A Strong Swimmer--292[08]77932074
3Lil Baby Aidy--271[08]202841985
4This Team Has Everything--283[07]201461954
5Skanky Little Prostitutes--227[04]157921761
6Heather From Work--276[07]83611551


Total Bastard Airlines - Andrew R.
Pete Davidson - 5
Beck Bennett - 57
Cecily Strong - 30
Leslie Jones - 19
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 111

The Vondrukes - Samantha R.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Leslie Jones - 19
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Sasheer Zamata - 18
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 103

Kristen Wiig In A Box - Ashley M.
Beck Bennett - 57
Aidy Bryant - 17
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Moves & 2) Bounce Back
2 points - song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 101

Dan Akroyd Rage - Mark P.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Cecily Strong - 30
Kenan Thompson - 15
Pete Davidson - 5
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Halfway Off the Balcony & 2) Moves
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 89

The Ninos - Dylan McG.
Kyle Mooney - 5
Aidy Bryant - 17
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 64

E. Buzz Miller’s Saturday Night Live Fantasy League Team - Eric S.
Kyle Mooney - 5
Kenan Thompson - 15
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Sasheer Zamata - 18
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 48

LOUIS-DREYFUSS GROUP STANDINGS (as of 42x12)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1Dan Akroyd Rage--332[03]185692244
2Kristen Wiig In A Box--262[05]182681926
3Total Bastard Airlines--245[07]2751739
4The Vondrukes--225[08]4501659
5E. Buzz Miller’s Saturday Night Live
Fantasy League Team
--218[08]1001388
6The Ninos--279[07]7301320


Scrumtrelescent - Griffin T.
Bobby Moynihan - 27
Leslie Jones - 19
Pete Davidson – 5
Aziz Ansari - 67
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 118

El Nino - Steve C.
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Kenan Thompson - 15
Beck Bennett - 57
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 87

Blizzard Man - Aidan D’A.
Beck Bennett - 57
Kyle Mooney - 5
Sasheer Zamata - 18
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Halfway Off The Balcony
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 85

A One-Dimensional Female Character From A Male Driven Comedy - Julia J.
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
Kate McKinnon - 39
Aidy Bryant - 17
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean - SONGS: 1) Bounce Back & 2) Moves
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 76

Lovitz Knows No Bounds - Anthony C.
Mikey Day - 24
Cecily Strong - 30
Kenan Thompson - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 69

@TheRealLindseyBuckingham - Colm W.
Kate McKinnon - 39
Kyle Mooney - 5
Melissa Villaseñor - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 59

Sports Team! - Jason S.
Vanessa Bayer - 10
Leslie Jones - 19
Bobby Moynihan - 27
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 56

Junk Squad - David W.
Pete Davidson - 5
Aidy Bryant - 17
Sasheer Zamata - 18
MUSICAL GUEST – Big Sean -  NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWELVE TOTAL 40

GOLDEN ROCKET MAN STANDINGS (as of 42x12)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1El Nino--275[08]177811711
2A One-Dimensional Female Character
From A Male Driven Comedy
--175[03]0201450
3Lovitz Knows No Bounds--179[07]0331416
4@TheRealLindseyBuckingham--178[08]0301385
5Blizzard Man--167[07]0771230
6Sports Team!--175[08]133171171
7Scrumtrelescent--224[07]242301074
8Junk Squad--132[07]00815

As happened with Louis C.K. last season, a strong stand-up presence in sketches, made for funny television but didn't warrant additional guest stars or extra wackiness to bolster the show. Which neither hurts nor hinders Saturday Night Live itself, though it does make for fewer points to be won by Fantasy League teams!

In TWO WEEKS the next host of Saturday Night Live will be Kristen Stewart, whose choice is interesting to say the least! As the February 4th host, with musical guest Alessia Cara, she will be promoting her horror movie Personal Shopper (though that doesn't go wide until March), and otherwise SNL will be riding on the personality of Stewart in a Bruce Willis or Ed Norton as host kind way... which is unexpected! So unexpected that she was not selected by any of the participants this year, in our Prospective Host Drafts! Here I was hoping Chappelle would be our only miss of the season (Casey Affleck who?), but there you go...

LAST EPISODE: FELICITY JONES

NEXT EPISODE: KRISTEN STEWART

Yeah, I still don't know why either. Good money is she'll be better then Felicity Jones though! 
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