Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 43x09: Kevin Hart & Foo Fighters

December 17, 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, 49 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (KellyAnne)
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 5 points – performs as multiple characters
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Pandora Charms)
  • 5 points – sketch (Doug Needs To Go)
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)
  • 5 points – sketch (Active Jack)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Cecily Strong, 46 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Melania Trump)
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Pandora Charms)
  • 5 points – sketch (Doug Needs To Go)
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)
  • 5 points – sketch (Crystal and Gene)
  • 5 points – sketch (Active Jack)

Kenan Thompson, 42 points
  • 5 points – cold open V/O
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Captain Shadow: The Cardinal)
  • 5 points – sketch (Inside the NBA)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Charles Barkley)
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)
  • 5 points – sketch (Crystal and Gene)
  • 5 points – sketch (Active Jack)
  • 5 points – singing

Aidy Bryant, 39 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Sarah Huckabee Sanders)
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Pandora Charms)
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)
  • 5 points – sketch (Crystal and Gene)

Leslie Jones, 39 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 5 points – sketch (Doug Needs To Go)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)
  • 5 points – sketch (Crystal and Gene)

Beck Bennett, 36 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Mike Pence)
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Pandora Charms)
  • 5 points – sketch (Doug Needs To Go)
  • 5 points – sketch (Crystal and Gene)

Alec Baldwin, 21 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Donald Trump)
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 2 points – introduces musical guest

Kyle Mooney, 12 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Pandora Charms)
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)

Pete Davidson, 5 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Doug Needs To Go)

FEATURED CAST
Alex Moffat, 48 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Eric Trump)
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Captain Shadow: The Cardinal)
  • 5 points – sketch (Inside the NBA)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Guy Who Just Bought A Boat)
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)

Mikey Day, 31 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Donald Trump Jr.)
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 2 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Pandora Charms)
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)

Chris Redd 29 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Captain Shadow: The Cardinal)
  • 5 points – sketch (Inside the NBA)
  • 5 points – host hug

Luke Null, 12 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former SNL host (Scarlett Johansson)

Melissa Villaseñor, 10 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Active Jack)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Heidi Gardner, 5 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)

HOST
Kevin Hart, 57 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Doug Needs To Go)
  • 5 points – gushes fluid (sweat)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Captain Shadow: The Cardinal)
  • 5 points – sketch (Inside the NBA)
  • 2 points – swearing (“your ass”)
  • 5 points – sketch (Rock Harbor’s Annual Christmas Eve Service)
  • 5 points – sketch (Crystal and Gene)
  • 5 points – sketch (Active Jack)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 10 points – embraces cast member first

Scarlett Johansson, 35 points
  • 15 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Ivanka Trump)
  • 15 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”


The Party Andersons – Rob M.
Beck Bennett - 36
Aidy Bryant - 39
Kenan Thompson – 42
Kevin Hart - 57
MUSICAL GUEST – Foo Fighters – SONGS NOT CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 174

War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 46
Alex Moffat - 48
Leslie Jones - 39
MUSICAL GUEST – Foo Fighters - SONGS: 1) The Sky Is A Neighborhood & 2) Run
5 points – first song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 138

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Cecily Strong - 46
Mikey Day - 31
Alex Moffat - 48
MUSICAL GUEST – Foo Fighters - SONGS: 1) Run & 2) The Sky Is A Neighborhood
2 points - song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 127

The Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Kenan Thompson - 42
Aidy Bryant - 39
Kyle Mooney - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Foo Fighters - SONGS: 1) The Sky Is A Neighborhood & 2) Run
5 points – first song
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 98

Billion Dollar Murrays – Russel H.
Kate McKinnon – 49
Mikey Day - 31
MUSICAL GUEST – Foo Fighters – SONGS NOT CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 80

The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Kate McKinnon - 49
Alec Baldwin - 21
MUSICAL GUEST – Foo Fighters – SONGS NOT CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 70

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Beck Bennett - 36
Alec Baldwin – 21
Kyle Mooney - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Foo Fighters – SONGS NOT CHOSEN
EPISODE NINE TOTAL 69

HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (as of 43x09)
# TEAM NAME ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 The Party Andersons -- 174 [09] 197 38 1111
2 War Horse Can Dance -- 138 [09] 0 60 923
3 The Team You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party
-- 132 [07] 15 25 883
4 Not Ready For First Place Players -- 117 [06] 0 49 779
5 Billion Dollar Murrays ∧1 139 [07] 0 67 750
6 The Ignorant Sluts ∨1 120 [02] 130 75 749
7 Holtzwomenn -- 135 [04] 30 32 667

Kevin Hart proved a surprisingly uninspired host. From a monologue that was easily skippable, to a series of immediately forgettable sketches, which provided light chuckles. How does a three-time hosting comedian not have one reoccurring character? Kevin Hart hosted a show that wasn’t bad, it just was. I’m not even mad, hell I’m excited because I got to see the Foo Fighters rock 30 Rock… including an excellent X-Mas medley to close the show, a charming goodnight from the rink that saw Kevin Hart ham it up on skates while Kenan Thompson reminded us that he is in fact a Mighty Duck forever.

Rob M. and The Party Andersons continue to roll on that moneyball towards a seemingly inevitable Hartman Trophy, but it should be noted that he doesn’t have the highest producing cast with The Party Andersons! He’s been both successful with Host picks AND a well chosen Cast, but if not for 197 Host points, Megan M. and War Horse Can Dance would have the lead. It’s up to every Host she predicted would host, to help her out in the New Year. And also, Chris Pine. For moral support?

And sure, there could have been a better host to bring us the Christmas episode, but I will say this… we get Sam Rockwell to open 2018! How amazing is that?! January 13th is the next episode of Saturday Night Live, and it gives us a half-way make in the season’s proceedings! Halsey will be the musical guest, and admittedly I’ll look to get back on track in reminding the League about song choices. December has been a whirlwind, with planning and executing the Trivial Awards, running four different location events, while also getting ready to say good-bye to Trivia Club’s Original Home of Cardinal Rule!


Thank you for taking part, or simply enjoying, this FIFTH season of SNL Fantasy so far in 2017! Merry Merry, Happy Happy, start making those personal promises that you can’t hope to keep up… see you all in 2018!

LAST EPISODE: JAMES FRANCO

NEXT EPISODE: SAM ROCKWELL
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