Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 42x21: Dwayne Johnson & Katy Perry

May 22, 2017

Minding the P's & Q's of SNL
QUALITY: This was another well hosted episode from an ace host. It’s wonderful that, like Drake more recently, The Rock has transitioned quite wonderfully from a “Better then I thought they’d be…” host seventeen years ago, and in the process of taking over the entertainment industry, becoming the highest paid movie star in the world and the Sexiest Man Alive, is now also a member of SNL’s Five Timers Club.
QUALITY: One of THREE new members of the Five Timers Club this season. The first time more then two people have entered the Club in a single year. With Scarlett Johansson’s appearance in the cold open, they all appeared in these last two episodes of Season 42 as well! With the sudden influx of members to the Five Timers Club, you might be wondering who else is on the cusp? Glad you asked!
PROBLEMATIC: Four Timers Club members, and potential hosts for Season 43, natch: Tom Arnold (wait, what?) and Lindsey Lohan (oh, I see why this is problematic…), Jonah Hill (better?),  Louis C.K. (see that’s better!), and potentially more but I’ll stop it at that.
PROBLEMATIC: Dr. Horrible will be VERY disappointed that he missed out on that International Mad Scientist Society mixer.
QUALITY: Wait no, never mind, he will NOT be disappointed… and neither will White Castle, with their ad dollars put to such good use!
QUALITY/ PROBLEMATIC: I would love to talk more about this particular episode, but this being the end of the year I need to check on a few things before we reveal this years Group CHAMPS, the League Awards, and a final thank you! It’s been a weird year this Season 42. The writers have certainly kept Saturday Night Live sketch comedy weird, even during a year were the capitalistic side of Lorne’s ship has never been more evident and craven to a Jimmy Fallon-shaded degree. This gives an added platform to those on the show, certainly, and Weekend Update is officially Ready For Weekday Primetime… but with heat-seaking casting choses that go above and beyond the cast themselves… Kate McKinnon is your star, that goes without saying, but the remaining cast (none of which have nearly the same heat as McKinnon) are helped when the press and push are placed on McCartney, Larry David, and of course Donald Trump. It makes  certain celebrities a Greek chorus of chirps for certain roles, as opposed to think pieces dream casting… within the cast! It also leads to an end of an era, with Bobby Moynihan and Vannessa Bayer leaving the show.
QUALITY: Bayer and Moynihan have also felt like the NICEST PEOPLE, so I’m both happy to see them move on to more diverse projects, but sad that such GLUE PEOPLE are being lost within the cast. This will of course give the next generation a chance to be that glue that the show needs. I will also say for Sasheer Zamata, she always felt underused, the kind of nerd who I’m very excited to see the next step from. With those cast members gone, will anyone else leave in the off season? Best money has either Pete Davidson or Leslie Jones moving on, in my mind, to bigger projects or different directions in their careers. I wouldn’t be shocked if either or both aren’t part of the cast in Season 43. I also wouldn’t be shocked if Mikey Day graduates into the Rep Cast as well for SNL43, as he’s already picked up the slack that Killam left, that Beck Bennett of course didn’t grab and run with.
QUALITY: For more thoughts on Saturday Night Live, join the Deep Thoughts on SNL podcast! Subscribe, listen, enjoy! Deep Thoughts, when they can, also tweets during the show, so join in on twitter! Look for new episodes with Season 43, our FIFTH Saturday Night Live Fantasy League season!


REPERTORY CAST
Bobby Moynihan, 109 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Wrestlemania promos)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Trashyard Mutt)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – causes break (Dwayne Johnson)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Xentrex)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Drunk Uncle)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points - crying
  • 5 points – sketch (RKO Studios)
  • 5 points – sketch (International Mad Scientist Society)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (The Threesome Idea)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Senior Awards Night)
  • 5 points - dancing

Beck Bennett, 96 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Mike Pence)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Cartier Fidget Spinner)
  • 5 points – sketch (Wrestlemania promos)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 5 points – sketch (RKO Studios)
  • 5 points – sketch (International Mad Scientist Society)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (The Threesome Idea)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Senior Awards Night)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Cecily Strong, 84 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Melania Trump)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 5 points – sketch (Scorpio)
  • 5 points – sketch (Gemma & Ricky)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Gemma)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (The Threesome Idea)

Vanessa Bayer, 80 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Cartier Fidget Spinner)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 5 points – sketch (Gemma & Ricky)
  • 5 points – reoccurring
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Dawn Lazarus)
  • 5 points – sketch (RKO Studios)
  • minus 2 points – break
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (The Threesome Idea)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Senior Awards Night)
  • 5 points - dancing

Aidy Bryant, 73 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Sarah Huckabee Sanders)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Cartier Fidget Spinner)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 5 points – sketch (Scorpio)

Kate McKinnon, 68 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Kelly-Anne Conway)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Cartier Fidget Spinner)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)

Kyle Mooney, 64 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 5 points – sketch (Wrestlemania promos)
  • 5 points – reoccurring
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Xentrex)
  • 5 points – sketch (International Mad Scientist Society)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Senior Awards Night)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 5 points – host hug
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Sasheer Zamata, 47 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Cartier Fidget Spinner)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 5 points – sketch (Scorpio)
  • 5 points – sketch (International Mad Scientist Society)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (The Threesome Idea)

Kenan Thompson, 44 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 2 points – swearing (“aw sh*t”)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 5 points – sketch (Gemma & Ricky)
  • 5 points – reoccurring
  • 5 points - dancing

Pete Davidson, 34 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 4 points – swearing (“Yung Bitch”x2)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Senior Awards Night)

Leslie Jones, 30 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Senior Awards Night)

FEATURED CAST
Alex Moffat, 91 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Eric Trump)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Cartier Fidget Spinner)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Senior Awards Night)
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Mikey Day, 71 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Donald Trump Jr.)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 5 points – sketch (Gemma & Ricky)
  • 5 points – sketch (RKO Studios)

Melissa Villaseñor, 30 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Senior Awards Night)

HOST
Dwayne Johnson, 113 points
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – sketch (Wrestlemania promos)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Koko Watch Out)
  • minus 2 points - breaks
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Tom Hanks)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)
  • 5 points – sketch (Scorpio)
  • 5 points – sketch (Gemma & Ricky)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Ricky)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Xentrex)
  • 5 points – sketch (RKO Studios)
  • minus 2 points – break
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 5 points – sketch (International Mad Scientist Society)
  • 5 points – sketch (The Threesome Idea)
  • 5 points – sketch (Senior Awards Night)
  • 2 points – embraces guest first
  • 15 points – 5.0 rating or higher

Alec Baldwin, 57 points
  • 15 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Donald Trump)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 15 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 2 points – swearing (“son of a bitch”)

Scarlett Johansson, 45 points
  • 15 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Ivanka Trump)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 15 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”

Tom Hanks, 30 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (David S. Pump/Pimpkins)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Katy Perry)

Katy Perry, 15 points
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (One Voice)
  • 5 points – along-side former host (Tom Hanks)

Alec Baldwin will be available to be drafted as a Cast member next year, if he stays on as Donald Trump. You heard it hear first. The impact he had as a drafted Host in Season 42 is unquestionable, as you’ll see. With 699 points across 16 guest appearances, and an official hosting gig, Alec Baldwin gained more points over the course Season 42 then Kyle Mooney (698 points),  Kenan Thompson (694),  Alex Moffat (687), Aidy Bryant (681),  Bobby Moynihan (668), Leslie Jones (564),  Sasheer Zamata (507),  Melissa Villasenor (436), and Pete Davidson (359). Yes, even with the thing margin over Money and Thompson, that makes Baldwin the sixth most valuable CAST MEMBER of the past year.

Kate McKinnon is of course the blue chipper of the season, gaining more then 1,000 points for her teams, though she was more alone in this plateau as Beck Bennett had a breakout season as the new male lead of Saturday Night Live, and also gained more then 1,000 points in the over the season making him the second most valuable cast member for Season 42.

One more interesting statistic (for yours truly, at least) the only cast member to gain more 100 points in a single episode… was Bobby Moynihan with his 109 points in the Finale episode! With himself and a top five cast member for SNL 42, Vanessa Bayer, leaving at the end of the year, it will no doubt be interesting to see how new cast members change the shape of our Saturday Night Live Fantasy League.



The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Beck Bennett - 96
Melissa Villaseñor – 30
Dwayne Johnson – 113
Katy Perry - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Bon Appetit & 2) Swish Swish
2 points – song
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 326

Buffalo Bill Murrays – Russel H.
Cecily Strong - 84
Kenan Thompson - 44
Bobby Moynihan - 109
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Bon Appetit & 2) Swish Swish
2 points – song
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 241

Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Kenan Thompson - 44
Beck Bennett - 96
Kyle Mooney – 64
Tom Hanks - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Bon Appetit & 2) Swish Swish
2 points – song
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 238

War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Mikey Day - 71
Aidy Bryant - 73
Leslie Jones – 30
Alec Baldwin - 57
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Bon Appetit & 2) Swish Swish
2 points – song
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 235

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Aidy Bryant - 73
Kyle Mooney - 64
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Bon Appetit
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 215

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Cecily Strong - 84
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Leslie Jones - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 194

The Style Boyz – Rob M.
Mikey Day - 71
Melissa Villaseñor - 30
Vanessa Bayer - 80
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 181

Powered by a veritable fourth cast member, in Alec Baldwin, not only did War Horse Can Dance finish in the top-two of the Hartman Group for the second straight season but the team also gained the Baldwin & Martin Award in the Hartman Group with 948 host points, over Alec Baldwin’s hosted episode and 16 guest appearances, along with host points from Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jimmy Fallon, and two separate guest appearances by Tina Fey. The Baldwin & Martin Award was perfectly named for this second year of its official awarding, because if you weren’t lucky enough to pick-up Alec Baldwin in the Host draft then you probably didn’t win at least THAT award in either your Group or Overall.  And within the Group, it was a VERY GOOD YEAR for picking hosts, with all teams picking up Host points from the draft, with five of the seven teams picking two hosts over the course of the season and the other two teams picking at least two guest appearances!

The Bufallo Bill Murrays picked up the G.E. Smith Award in the Hartman Group with 171 Song Choice points, including 15 first songs, 8 second songs, and 30 songs correctly chosen overall. The Eddie Murphy Award was shared, in the Hartman Group, by the two teams that you would expect… with both teams gaining the episode topping high score on five separate occasions each, War Horse Can Dance and The Ignorant Sluts (who themselves got the top score in the premiere AND the finale, but more on THAT in a sec).

The Ignorant Sluts had been in the lead position for most of the season, after weathering an early battle for the top spot of the Hartman Group against Holtzwomenn, the combined momentum of both Kate McKinnon and Beck Bennett proved as fruitful as The Ignorant Sluts had hoped. McKinnon and Bennett were of course members of the first two Hartman Trophy winning teams, as part of The Ignorant Sluts, before they were dethroned by War Horse Can Dance in Season 41. So it would be poetic that the reigning Hartman Trophy winner War Horse Can Dance would make the late season surge towards the top spot, taking the position for themselves a week before the Season Finale without Kate McKinnon on their team (just as they didn’t have her last season) but with Alec Baldwin adding the needed fire to War Horse Can Dance’s push towards the top.

Though The Ignorant Sluts had drafted not one, but three hosts, up until the Finale… it was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that was needed to truly bring them to potentially become THREE-TIME Hartman Trophy winners! As it should, it all came down to the Season Finale!

HARTMAN TROPHY FINAL STANDINGS (as of 42x21)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1The Ignorant Sluts∧1326[21]2781443165
2War Horse Can Dance∨1256[18]9481373096
3Holtzwomenn--229[07]1421132879
4Not Ready For First Place Players--238[21]1491042713
5Buffalo Bill Murrays--241[21]1711692664
6The Team You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party 
--194[21]55902431
7The Style Boyz--221[03]195402187
Congratulations to the now THREE-TIME Hartman Trophy winner… Matthew Smith and The Ignorant Sluts, with Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, and Melissa Villasenor!


Murry’d With Children - Johnny H.
Beck Bennett - 96
Leslie Jones - 30
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Mikey Day – 71
Dwayne Johnson - 113
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 419

Night CrawlerZ - Kevin K.
Beck Bennett - 96
Cecily Strong - 84
Pete Davidson - 34
Mikey Day – 71
Alec Baldwin - 57
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 342

Martha Stewart’s Home For The Holidays Topless Christmas Special - Robb O.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Kyle Mooney - 64
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Alex Moffat - 91
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 332

Suck It Trebek - Sarah C.
Kenan Thompson - 44
Cecily Strong - 84
Aidy Bryant - 73
Sasheer Zamata – 47
Tom Hanks - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 278

Jenny Slate’s Potty Mouth  - Doug T.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Aidy Bryant - 73
Melissa Villaseñor - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 251

Three Legged Jeans - Lori D.
Kenan Thompson - 44
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Kyle Mooney - 64
Melissa Villaseñor - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 218

Kebert Xela - Christopher L.
Pete Davidson - 34
Leslie Jones - 30
Sasheer Zamata - 47
Alex Moffat - 91
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 202

Our second longest running Group within the Saturday Night Live Fantasy League, home to a host of participants playing in their third season saw one team rock Season 42 and throw the competitive balance out the window for a second straight year. And they didn’t even need Kate McKinnon to do it. Winning the G.E. Smith Award with 115 points,  the Baldwin/Martin Award with 1, 097 points off hosts for, and the Eddie Murphy Award with a episode leading point total in ELEVEN of the twenty-one episodes this seasons… the NIGHT CRAWLERZ! If you think Night CrawlerZ’s Belushi Group victory from Season 41 was impressive, next to the Sword of Destiny on his book shelf will now be the Gilded Radner!

GILDED RADNER FINAL STANDINGS (as of 42x21)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1Night CrawlerZ--373[07]10971154411
2Martha Stewart’s Home For The Holidays
Topless Christmas Special
--332[21]134403484
3Murry’d With Children∧1419[21]217303360
4Jenny Slate’s Potty Mouth∨1266[08]0963233
5Suck It Trebek--278[21]263853189
6Three Legged Jeans--235[08]55962742
7Kebert Xela--202[21]0152132
Congratulations to the new Gilded Radner winner… Kevin K. and Night CrawlerZ, with Beck Bennett, Cecily Strong, Pete Davidson, and Mikey Day!


Lazy Sunfeys - Meg C.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Kyle Mooney – 64
Alec Baldwin – 57
Dwayne Johnson - 113
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 411

Jones’n For A Good Time - Scott L.
Cecily Strong - 84
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Mikey Day – 71
Tom Hanks - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Swish Swish & 2) Bon Appetit
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 280

International Na$ty Gals - Abby J.
Cecily Strong - 84
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Bobby Moynihan - 109
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 273

Lorne Again Christians - Connor N.
Beck Bennett - 96
Leslie Jones - 30
Mikey Day - 71
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 197

Haders To The Left - Samantha L.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Pete Davidson - 34
Aidy Bryant - 73
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Bon Appetit
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 185

Boyfriend’s Talk Show - Andrew E.
Beck Bennett - 96
Kenan Thompson - 44
Melissa Villaseñor - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Bon Appetit
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 180

The Gay You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party - Zac H.
Aidy Bryant - 73
Kenan Thompson - 44
Sasheer Zamata - 47
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 164

Jon Bovi - Nick D.
Kyle Mooney - 64
Leslie Jones - 30
Pete Davidson - 34
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 128

Following in the tradition of the Hartman Trophy and the Gilded Radner, it was great to see the Weekend Warrior Award continue as the newest returning Group Award! Hurray tradition! The Poehler Group were competitive with their Song Choices, and largely consistent along the board with Jones’n For A Good Time taking the group’s G.E. Smith Award for Song Choices! In the last five episodes of the season, the Lazy Sunfeys would not only lock down the Eddie Murphy and Baldwin & Martin Award within the group they would also…

WEEKEND WARRIOR AWARD FINAL STANDINGS (as of 42x21)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1Lazy Sunfeys--411[21]1070943787
2Jones’n For A Good Time--280[21]1961812912
3Haders To The Left--189[16]1341522583
4Lorne Again Christians--257[08]82232550
5International Na$ty Gals--273[21]78512519
6Boyfriend’s Talk Show--194[11]551452398
7The Gay You Wish You Hadn’t Started
A Conversation With At A Party
--202[03]10801990
8Jon Bovi--161[05]115211757
Congratulations to the new Weekend Warrior Award winner… Meg C. and Lazy Sunfeys, with Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, and Kyle Mooney!


Wookin’ Pa Nub - Meghan McD.
Kenan Thompson - 44
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Leslie Jones - 30
Kyle Mooney – 64
Alec Baldwin – 57
Dwayne Johnson - 113
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Bon Appetit
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 427

Space Pants - Ian M.
Cecily Strong - 84
Beck Bennett - 96
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Pete Davidson - 34
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 323

Johnny Switchblade - John McD.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Cecily Strong - 84
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Pete Davidson – 34
Tom Hanks - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Bon Appetit
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 306

DJ Baby Bok Choi - Rebekkah W.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Aidy Bryant - 109
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Sasheer Zamata - 47
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 304

I Know Why The Caged Bird Laughs - Andrew K.
Kenan Thompson - 44
Beck Bennett - 96
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Aidy Bryant - 73
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Swish Swish & 2) Chained to the Rhythm
5 points – first song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 298

Go Gene Rayburn! - Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 84
Beck Bennett - 96
Leslie Jones - 30
Kyle Mooney - 64
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Swish Swish
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 276

Don’t Make Me Sing - Thomas A.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Aidy Bryant - 73
Leslie Jones - 30
Kyle Mooney - 64
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 235

The Christopher Guest Group were another strong Song Choice group, with only two people gaining less then 100 points in Song Choices this year, and the Overall winner coming from the Group as well! SPOILERS! Wookin’ Pa Nub grabbed the Baldwin & Martin Host Points award, with the Alec Baldwin points they received this year capped off with Dwayne Johnson as host that boosted them all the way to third! That one-two punch also gave them the Eddie Murphy Award within the Group as well,  though eeeeveryone in the Group led an episode at least once this season! More then any other Group, the Guest Group has proven the most balanced and competitive in Season 42. Ultimately, the closest race of the season was not in the Hartman Group, but amongst another live-drafting group of friends with NINETEEN POINTS the closest finish in Saturday Night Live Fantasy League history!

SPECIAL GUEST STAR FINAL STANDINGS (as of 42x21)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1Go Gene Rayburn!--334[18]2811243694
2Johnny Switchblade--306[21]2121253675
3Wookin’ Pa Nub∧2427[21]8121263562
4I Know Why The
Caged Bird Laughs
∨1340[08]772023485
5Don’t Make Me Sing∨1267[08]19303393
6DJ Baby Bok Choi--328[03]133343362
7Space Pants--323[07]1791143347
Congrats to the Special Guest Star for Season 42, Megan M. and Go Gene Rayburn!,  with Cecily Strong, Beck Bennett, Leslie Jones, and Kyle Mooney!


This Team Has Everything - Sarah S.
Beck Bennett - 96
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Mikey Day - 71
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 356

The Weekenders - Justin L.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Aidy Bryant - 73
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Sasheer Zamata – 47
Alec Baldwin - 57
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 354

Skanky Little Prostitutes - Mike J.
Kenan Thompson - 44
Cecily Strong - 84
Leslie Jones - 30
Pete Davidson – 34
Tom Hanks - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Bon Appetit & 2) Swish Swish
2 points – song
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 339

Lil Baby Aidy - Will H.
Beck Bennett - 96
Kenan Thompson - 44
Aidy Bryant - 73
Alex Moffat - 91
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 304

Not A Strong Swimmer - Krissy R.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Kyle Mooney - 64
Mikey Day - 71
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Swish Swish
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 285

Heather From Work - Lauren C.
Cecily Strong - 84
Leslie Jones - 30
Kyle Mooney - 64
Pete Davidson - 34
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Bon Appetit
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 222

Skanky Little Prostitutes, the Gilded Radner winners from Season 41 picked up the G.E. Smith Award within the Hudson Group for Season 42, with Not A Strong Swimmer close behind with 144 points. Not A Strong Swimmer is a strong runner-up in a number of cases, within the Yvonne Hudson Group,  no less then for the Eddie Murphy Award… which saw The Weekenders break the tie for the win in the Season Finale, which also saw them continue to take big steps forward in the Baldwin & Martin Award, even with zero (yep, ZERO) Song Choice points! Without those Host points, The Weekenders would have finished in LAST place in their Group, but with those 1, 119 host points…

YVONNE HUDSUCKER PROXY FINAL STANDINGS (as of 42x21)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1The Weekenders--354[21]111904139
2Not A Strong Swimmer--292[08]771443752
3This Team Has Everything--356[21]201933606
4Lil Baby Aidy--304[21]212923434
5Skanky Little Prostitutes--339[21]3001613037
6Heather From Work--276[07]831352798
Congrats to the winners of the inaugural Yvonne Hudsucker Proxy… Justin L. and The Weekenders,  with Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Bobby Moynihan, and Sasheer Zamata!


Dan Akroyd Rage - Mark P.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Cecily Strong - 84
Kenan Thompson - 44
Pete Davidson – 34
Scarlett Johansson – 45
Dwayne Johnson - 113
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 388

Kristen Wiig In A Box - Ashley M.
Beck Bennett - 96
Aidy Bryant - 73
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Melissa Villaseñor – 30
Tom Hanks - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 309

The Ninos - Dylan McG.
Kyle Mooney - 64
Aidy Bryant - 73
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Melissa Villaseñor - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 276

The Vondrukes - Samantha R.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Leslie Jones - 30
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Sasheer Zamata - 47
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 254

Total Bastard Airlines - Andrew R.
Pete Davidson - 34
Beck Bennett - 96
Cecily Strong - 84
Leslie Jones - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 244

E. Buzz Miller’s Saturday Night Live Fantasy League Team - Eric S.
Kyle Mooney - 64
Kenan Thompson - 44
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Sasheer Zamata - 47
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 235

The Louis-Dreyfuss Group was home to the most diverse Group of participants, with players in their fourth thru first year of participation… but ultimately it came down to one team, and like with the Radner Group, it was decided early. The biggest drama was for the G.E. Smith Award, which saw Kristen Wiig In A Box take the Group prize… while more then 500 points ahead, boosted by a Baldwin & Martin Award winning, Eddie Murphy Award leading kind of year… last year’s runner-up for the Wayne’s World Championship, but this years Very Exceptional Entertainment Prize winner…

V.E.E.P. FINAL STANDINGS (as of 42x21)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1Dan Akroyd Rage--388[21]439913799
2Kristen Wiig In A Box--309[21]2121153275
3The Vondrukes--254[21]4503041
4Total Bastard Airlines--245[07]2752982
5E. Buzz Miller’s Saturday Night Live
Fantasy League Team
--297[18]17202934
6The Ninos--279[07]7302556
Congrats to the inaugural V.E.E.P. winner, Mark P. and Dan Akroyd Rage, with Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Pete Davidson!


Sports Team! - Jason S.
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Leslie Jones - 30
Bobby Moynihan – 109
Dwayne Johnson - 113
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 332

El Nino - Steve C.
Vanessa Bayer - 80
Kenan Thompson - 44
Beck Bennett - 96
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 220

Lovitz Knows No Bounds - Anthony C.
Mikey Day - 44
Cecily Strong - 84
Kenan Thompson – 44
Scarlett Johansson - 45
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Swish Swish
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 219

Blizzard Man - Aidan D’A.
Beck Bennett - 96
Kyle Mooney - 64
Sasheer Zamata - 47
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Bob Appetit
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 217

Scrumtrelescent - Griffin T.
Bobby Moynihan - 109
Leslie Jones - 30
Pete Davidson – 34
Tom Hanks - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 203

A One-Dimensional Female Character From A Male Driven Comedy - Julia J.
Melissa Villaseñor - 30
Kate McKinnon - 68
Aidy Bryant - 73
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Bon Appetit
10 points – second song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 181

@TheRealLindseyBuckingham - Colm W.
Kate McKinnon - 68
Kyle Mooney - 64
Melissa Villaseñor - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry - SONGS: 1) Chained to the Rhythm & 2) Swish Swish
2 points - song
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 164

Junk Squad - David W.
Pete Davidson - 34
Aidy Bryant - 73
Sasheer Zamata - 47
MUSICAL GUEST – Katy Perry – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE TWENTY-ONE TOTAL 154

Our fourth live draft of the season, missing out on Alec Baldwin points as well, was the Rocket Group! Originally it looked like a battle between Lovitz Knows No Bounds, @TheRealLindseyBuckingham, and A One-Dimensional Female Character From A Male Driven Comedy, even with early and often Host points from Scrumtrelescent that would eventually see the team take the Baldwin & Martin Award for the Group, while Blizzard Man did not gain any Host points throughout the season but put in the work on the Song Choice side of things to grab 148 Song Choice points, the G.E. Smith Award for the Group,  and sixth place Overall in the League! Ultimately though it would not be any of these teams who would hold out and win it all, taking the Eddie Murphy Award for the Group along the way…

GOLDEN ROCKET MAN FINAL STANDINGS (as of 42x21)
#TEAM NAME∧∨--HIGH[EP]HOSTSONGTOTAL
1El Nino--275[08]2151182858
2Lovitz Knows No Bounds--258[16]253882780
3A One-Dimensional Female Character
From A Male Driven Comedy
∧1181[21]0602434
4@TheRealLindseyBuckingham∨1178[08]0322423
5Blizzard Man--217[21]01482421
6Sports Team!--332[21]246172258
7Scrumtrelescent--224[07]272301893
8Junk Squad--154[21]001547
Congrats to the first Golden Rocket Man winner, Steve C. and El Nino, with Vanessa Bayer, Kenan Thompson, and Beck Bennett!


Eddie Murphy Award for Leader of the Pack
Named after the comedian who out-paced his fellow cast members by such a large margin that he still stands as the only cast member to host while part of the cast. To the team that has attained episode high-score in their group the most amount of times. Tiebreaker is the combined points in which they won over the closest team per highest-score episode (win difference). Season 41 winner: The Night Crawlerz!
#TEAM NAMEGROUP#[EP]
1The Night CrawlerzRADNER11
2Lazy SunfeysPOEHLER10
3Dan Akroyd RageJLD9
4El NinoROCKET6
4The WeekendersHUDSON6
4Wookin' Pa NubGUEST6
7HoltwomennHARTMAN5
7I Know Why The
Caged Bird Laughs
GUEST5
7The Ignorant SlutsHARTMAN5
7Not A Strong SwimmerHUDSON5
7War Horse Can DanceHARTMAN5


Baldwin & Martin Award for Most with the Host
Named after the two men that have hosted Saturday Night Live more often any other other, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin! To the team with the most combined points from Prospective Hosts drafted. Tiebreakers are total number of host appearances, number of episode with host points, number of guest host appearances, in that order. Season 41 winner: Organic Wifi!
#TEAM NAMEGROUPHOSTSGUESTSPOINTS
1The WeekendersHUDSON3221119
2Night CrawlerZRADNER6181097
3Lazy SunfeysPOEHLER4221070
4War Horse Can DanceHARTMAN419948
5Wookin' Pa NubGUEST216812
6Dan Akroyd RageJLD41439
7Skanky Little ProstitutesHUDSON32300
8Go Gene Rayburn!GUEST32281
9The Ignorant SlutsHARTMAN41278
10Suck It TrebekRADNER31263


G.E. Smith Award for Musical Guest Excellence
Named after Saturday Night Live’s legendary former Musical Director. To the team that has gained the most song choice points by seasons end, out of a possible 315 points from 42 total songs. Tiebreakers are most second songs, most first songs, and total correct song choices, in that order. Season 41 winner: The Ignorant Sluts!
#TEAM NAMEGROUPTOTAL SONGS
[MISSED EP.]
FIRSTSECONDPOINTS
1I Know Why The 
Caged Bird Laughs
GUEST30  [1]1911202
2Jones'n For A Good TimePOEHLER28  [1]1510181
3Buffalo Bill MurraysHARTMAN30  [0]158169
4Skanky Little ProstitutesHUDSON26  [0]158161
5Haders To The LeftPOEHLER26  [1]128152
6Blizzard ManROCKET28  [0]127148
7Boyfriend's Talk ShowPOEHLER21  [4]138145
8The Ignorant SlutsHARTMAN27  [1]146144
9Not A Strong SwimmerHUDSON24  [1]108144
10War Horse Can DanceHARTMAN25  [2]136137

   
With that, another season of the Saturday Night Live Fantasy League comes to an end along-side Season 42 of Saturday Night Live! Thank you all once again for joining in on this wild thought experiment that has grown into a real stat monster, and a weird and wonderful spin on the SNL experience.

Jimmy Fallon was the highest scoring Host this past season, with 124 points to his name in that episode. Highest scoring, of course, if you don't count the accumulated might of Alec Baldwin this season in a move on Lorne's part that truly threatened to break the game. I really have not build it for celebrity casting. Phew! As noted above, Bobby Moynihan had the single episode high score for a cast member with 109 points in the finale. Which, I am of course, a fan of. Kate McKinnon is still the blue chip of Saturday Night Live to no surprise, the MVP for Season 42, while Beck Bennett matched early expectations by notching more points overall this season then friend of the League, Taran Killam did last season!

Congratulations one final time to the now three-time Hartman Trophy winner The Ignorant Sluts, Gilded Radner and Eddie Murphy Award winner The Night CrawlerZ, Weekend Warrior Award holding Lazy Sunfeys, Special Guest Star Go Gene Rayburn!, Yvonne Hudsucker Proxy and Baldwin & Martin Award winners The Weekenders, V.E.E.P. winners Dan Akroyd Rage, Golden Rocket Man awardees El Nino, and G.E. Smith Award winners I Know Why The Caged Bird Laughs!

It's been a pleasure to see everyone who participated this year take some added joy out of watching the premiere sketch comedy institution on television! Thank you to the cast and crew of SNL, thank you to the hosts, to the musical guests, but yes thank you to you! You live-drafted for the first time outside of the initial Hartman Group, and it made me think that this might just out last my involvement in the Fantasy League on day. But that won't be tomorrow. I'm still your commissioner, Russel Harder, and I'll see you for Season 43! For the FIFTH SEASON of our Saturday Night Live Fantasy, and for the fourth, third, second, and even first season for others. We're building a Five Timers Club, one season at a time. Until then, we'll keep chatting Saturday Night Live, and the Fantasy League, on the ever-growing Facebook group!

LAST EPISODE: MELISSA McCARTHY

of the SNL Fantasy League

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Oh and no offense George Ezra, but I miss you the least.
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