Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 43x07: Saoirse Ronan & U2

December 03, 2017

Saturday Night Live Fantasy League presented by Trivia Club, is a Fantasy League like no other. Like Fantasy Football for the comedy geek, participants draft cast members and prospective hosts before the start of the season and then are awarded points based of their performance through a scoring system. For additional points, before the start of each episode participants can guess which two songs they think the musical guest will perform. Since the beginning, this television institution has become the first step in the major leagues of comedy stardom, and with over forty seasons of familiar traditions, we’ve found a way to add math to comedy and somehow make that a fun game to play. Play at home,  or keep tabs on how we’re doing in our Saturday Night Live Fantasy League!

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REPERTORY CAST
Kate McKinnon, 66 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (KellyAnne Conway)
  • 5 points – multiple characters
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Welcome to Hell)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 2 points – swearing (2x “bitch”)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Aer Lingus)

Leslie Jones, 59 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – sketch (American Girls Explosion)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Karren Kellers)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Welcome to Hell)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Mrs. Duncan)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)

Aidy Bryant, 57 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points - singing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Floribama Shore)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 5 points - kissing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Welcome to Hell)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Aer Lingus)

Beck Bennett, 54 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Vlad Putin)
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing
  • 5 points – sketch (American Girls Explosion)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Jack Trask)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Race)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)
  • 5 points – sketch (The New Kid)

Cecily Strong, 52 points
  • 5 points - promo
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Melania Trump)
  • 5 points – sketch (American Girls Explosion)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Beth Runyon)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Welcome to Hell)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Aer Lingus)

Kenan Thompson, 28 points
  • 5 points – sketch (American Girls Explosion)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Ben Hartley)
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)
  • 5 points – sketch (The New Kid)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Aer Lingus)

Pete Davidson, 25 points
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Chad)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (The New Kid)

Alec Baldwin, 22 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Donald Trump)
  • 10 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”

Kyle Mooney, 22 points
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Race)
  • 2 points – swearing (“f*ck”)
  • 5 points – sketch (The New Kid)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Aer Lingus)

FEATURED CAST
Mikey Day, 63 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Floribama Shore)
  • 2 points – swearing (“piece of sh*t”)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 5 points - kissing
  • 5 points – sketch (American Girls Explosion)
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Mr. Duncan)
  • 5 points – kissing
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)
  • 5 points – sketch (The New Kid)

Heidi Gardner, 38 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Floribama Shore)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 2 points – swearing (“bitch”)
  • 5 points – sketch (American Girls Explosion)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Welcome to Hell)
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Race)

Luke Null, 27 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Floribama Shore)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – gushes blood
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 5 points – sketch (The New Kid)

Alex Moffat, 20 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – sketch (American Girls Explosion)
  • 5 points – sketch (The New Kid)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Aer Lingus)

Chris Redd 19 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Floribama Shore)
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Race)

Melissa Villaseñor, 17 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Welcome to Hell)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)

HOST
Saoirse Ronan, 75 points
  • 5 points – singing
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Floribama Shore)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (American Girls Explosion)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Welcome to Hell)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (K-Mart Returns)
  • 2 points – swearing (“bitch”)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Race)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)
  • 5 points – sketch (The New Kid)
  • 5 points -  sketch (Aer Lingus)
  • 2 points – embraces guest first

Greta Gerwig, 10 points
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Office Race)

John McEnroe, 5 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Bachelor Auction)


The Party Andersons – Rob M.
Beck Bennett - 54
Aidy Bryant - 57
Kenan Thompson - 28
MUSICAL GUEST – U2 - SONGS: 1) You’re the Best Thing About Me & 2) Get Out of Your Own Way
10 points – second song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 149

Billion Dollar Murrays – Russel H.
Kate McKinnon – 66
Mikey Day - 63
MUSICAL GUEST – U2 - SONGS: 1) You’re the Best Thing About Me & 2) Get Out of Your Own Way
10 points – second song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 139

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Cecily Strong - 52
Mikey Day - 63
Alex Moffat - 20
MUSICAL GUEST – U2 - SONGS: 1) Get Out of Your Own Way & 2) The Blackout
2 points - song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 137

War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 52
Alex Moffat - 20
Leslie Jones - 59
MUSICAL GUEST – U2 – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 131

The Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Kenan Thompson - 28
Aidy Bryant - 57
Kyle Mooney - 22
MUSICAL GUEST – U2 - SONGS: 1) Get Out of Your Own Way & 2) You’re the Best Thing About Me
2 points - song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 109

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Beck Bennett - 54
Alec Baldwin – 22
Kyle Mooney - 22
MUSICAL GUEST – U2 - SONGS: 1) You’re the Best Thing About Me & 2) Get Out of Your Own Way
10 points – second song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 108

The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Kate McKinnon - 66
Alec Baldwin - 22
MUSICAL GUEST – U2 - SONGS: 1) You’re the Best Thing About Me & 2) Get Out of Your Own Way
10 points – second song
EPISODE SEVEN TOTAL 98

HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (as of 43x07)
# TEAM NAME ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 The Party Andersons -- 149 [07] 63 34 794
2 War Horse Can Dance -- 129 [04] 0 40 700
3 The Team You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party
-- 132 [07] 15 19 685
4 Not Ready For First Place Players ∧1 117 [06] 0 29 622
5 The Ignorant Sluts ∨1 120 [02] 110 60 615
6 Billion Dollar Murrays -- 139 [07] 0 52 607
7 Holtzwomenn -- 135 [04] 30 30 564

Saoirse (rhymes with inertia) Ronan was a game host, as likable as she was in Lady Bird (go see Lady Bird! With your moms!), while also giving Greta Gerwig a chance to finally get on Saturday Night Live! Ahem, I meant to say a game host, who wasn’t in any exceptionally memorable spotlight sketches but played very well within the cast and was not brought down by any of the flatter sketches. The only really flat moment of the episode was The New Kid sketch, which took the uncomfortable moments of the K-Mart sketch before it, and removed anything funny. Luke Null was given some room to move this episode, giving him a chance to play around in the Bobby Moynihan side of the show that has been lacking any residence… and The New Kid spotlight sketch set Null back more then anything. Still, we’re not even halfway through this season so there’s still room to play.

In Fantasy League news, The Not Ready for First Place Players continue to climb in the standings while The Ignorant Sluts continue to slide, after a respectively shaky and impressive start to the season.  The Party Andersons continue their moneyballed season to remember. Rob M’s solid roster of Cast members will be further pushed forward by not one but TWO HOSTS in the next two weeks before the Christmas break! Yes, on December 9th James Franco will be joined by musical guest SZA, which is arguably (as The Ignorant Sluts’ Matthew S. put it) the first episode of the season in which the musical guest is less famous then the host. Then on December 16th, Kevin Hart will be hosting with musical guests The Foo Fighters! Congrats to The Party Andersons for drafting Franco and Hart, and doing so in consecutive rounds no less!

Saturday Night Live Fantasy League VERSUS continues, with The Party Andersons getting the Bye this week, and a couple of match-ups going down to the wire!

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NEXT EPISODE: JAMES FRANCO

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