Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 43x10: Sam Rockwell & Halsey

January 15, 2018


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, 62 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Morning Mika)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Bill Murray)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Fred Armisen)
  • 5 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 2 points – swearing (“ass”)
  • 5 points – dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (The Look)
  • 8 points – swearing (“BLEEP” x4)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peter Pan)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (ATM)
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (Chantix)

Kenan Thompson, 45 points
  • 5 points – sketch (The Look)
  • 6 points – swearing (“bitch” x3)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Lavar Ball)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peter Pan)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (ATM)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gene Labs Innovation Hub)
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Cecily Strong, 38 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 10 points – cold open
  • 5 points – sketch (The Science Room w/ Mr. Science)
  • 5 points – sketch (The Look)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gene Labs Innovation Hub)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Chantix)

Leslie Jones, 34 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Bill Murray)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Fred Armisen)
  • 5 points - kissing
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points – Weekend Update

Aidy Bryant, 30 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – as Herself
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Tim’s Boyfriend)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gene Labs Innovation Hub)

Pete Davidson, 24 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Tucci Gang)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Lil Pump)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 2 points – swearing (“bitch”)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peter Pan)

Beck Bennett, 20 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peter Pan)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gene Labs Innovation Hub)

Kyle Mooney, 12 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peter Pan)

Alec Baldwin, DNP – Did Not Participate


FEATURED CAST
Alex Moffat, 37 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Morning Joe)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Bill Murray)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Fred Armisen)
  • 5 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Tim’s Boyfriend)

Chris Redd 34 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Bill Murray)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Fred Armisen)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (ATM)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Tim’s Boyfriend)

Mikey Day, 30 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Bill Murray)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Fred Armisen)
  • 5 points – sketch (The Science Room w/ Mr. Science)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peter Pan)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gene Labs Innovation Hub)

Melissa Villaseñor, 15 points
  • 5 points – sketch (The Look)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gene Labs Innovation Hub)

Luke Null, 12 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peter Pan)

Heidi Gardner, 10 points
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (The Science Room w/ Mr. Science)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)

HOST
Sam Rockwell, 76 points
  • 4 points – swearing (“ass” x2)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – kissing
  • 5 points – sketch (The Science Room w/ Mr. Science)
  • minus 5 points – destructive swearing (the kind the FCC gets angry about)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Tucci Gang)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (The Look)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (My Drunk Boyfriend)
  • 5 points – sketch (Peter Pan)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (ATM)
  • 5 points – sketch (Tim’s Boyfriend)
  • 5 points – sketch (Gene Labs Innovation Hub)
  • 2 points – embraces guest first

Bill Murray, 37 points
  • 15 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Fred Armisen)
  • 15 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Fred Armisen, 35 points
  • 15 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Bill Murray)
  • 15 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”


War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 38
Alex Moffat - 37
Leslie Jones - 34
MUSICAL GUEST - Halsey - SONGS: 1) Bad at Love & 2) Him & I
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 124

Billion Dollar Murrays – Russel H.
Kate McKinnon – 62
Mikey Day - 30
MUSICAL GUEST - Halsey - SONGS: 1) Bad at Love & 2) Him & I
5 points – first song
10 points – second song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 107

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Cecily Strong - 38
Mikey Day - 30
Alex Moffat - 37
MUSICAL GUEST - Halsey - SONGS: 1) Now or Never & 2) Bad at Love
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 107

The Party Andersons – Rob M.
Beck Bennett - 20
Aidy Bryant - 30
Kenan Thompson - 45
MUSICAL GUEST - Halsey - SONGS: 1) Bad at Love & 2) Now or Never
5 points – first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 100

The Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Kenan Thompson - 45
Aidy Bryant - 30
Kyle Mooney - 12
MUSICAL GUEST - Halsey - SONGS: 1) Bad at Love & 2) Strangers
5 points – first song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 92

The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Kate McKinnon - 62
Alec Baldwin - 0
MUSICAL GUEST - Halsey - SONGS: 1) Him & I & 2) Bad at Love
2 points – song
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 66

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Beck Bennett - 20
Alec Baldwin – 0
Kyle Mooney - 12
MUSICAL GUEST - Halsey - SONGS: 1) Now or Never & 2) Bad at Love
2 points - song
EPISODE TEN TOTAL 34

HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (as of 43x10)
# TEAM NAME ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 The Party Andersons -- 174 [09] 197 43 1211
2 War Horse Can Dance -- 138 [09] 0 75 1047
3 The Team You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party
-- 137 [07] 15 27 990
4 Not Ready For First Place Players -- 117 [06] 0 54 871
5 Billion Dollar Murrays -- 139 [07] 0 82 857
6 The Ignorant Sluts -- 120 [02] 130 79 815
7 Holtzwomenn -- 135 [04] 30 34 701

Though this return episode,  first of 2018, automatically was catnip for film nerds in the form of first-time SNL host Sam Rockwell… the execution left a little to be desired overall. In turns like the Ed Norton episode from season 39, Sam Rockwell brought an exciting energy to the show and proved a game host but was still a square peg for the show. Rockwell is a Not Ready for Primetime kind of Player, for a show that has been Primetime for the Peacock Network since 1993.  So it’s no surprise that the edgier the material the better things worked out,  and maybe it’s the current mix of the cast, but the My Drunk Boyfriend pre-tape was both the best sketch of the night and also endlessly uncomfortable and spot on… ending with a capper that featured the one-two punch of Heidi Gardner playing her current ace part followed by a never more unlikable Alex Moffat (including any time he talks about that boat he just bought)!



Jessica Chastain will be hosting next Saturday,  with musical guest and rare singer/YouTuber double-threat (like our very own Megan McKay) Troye Sivan! Though she went undrafted (we forgot to run our post holiday host draft, FYI) I’m almost as excited to see what Chastain will do at 30 Rock, as I was when Sam Rockwell was announced. As a less proven comedian, this episode can only reveal what the Oscar nominee is capable of. And just when you think it’s the serious actor time of the year, musical guest Chris Stapleton will come to SNL on January 27th in TWO WEEKS, with host and The Ignorant Sluts draft pick… Will Ferrell!

LAST EPISODE: KEVIN HART

NEXT EPISODE: JESSICA CHASTAIN

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