Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 43x11: Jessica Chastain & Troye Sivan

January 21, 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

Aidy Bryant, 57 points


  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Sarah Huckabee-Saunders)
  • 5 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – sketch (Car Hunk)
  • 10 points – open-mouth kiss
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Paula Dean)
  • 5 points – sketch (Jalapenos)

Cecily Strong, 56 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Car Hunk)
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 2 points – swearing (“bitch”)
  • 5 points – sketch (What Even Matters Anymore)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 2 points – swearing (“ass up”)
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Kate McKinnon, 49 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Car Hunk)
  • 5 points – sketch (What Even Matters Anymore)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – dancing

Kenan Thompson, 40 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • 5 points – gushes blood
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 5 points – sketch (What Even Matters Anymore)
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gerard’s Notes: Justice for Anne)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Gerard)

Pete Davidson, 39 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – as Himself
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Doctor’s Orders)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Chad)
  • 5 points – blurkled nudity

Beck Bennett, 37 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)
  • 5 points – host hug

Leslie Jones, 30 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gerard’s Notes: Justice for Anne)

Kyle Mooney, 12 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)

Alec Baldwin, DNP – Did Not Participate

FEATURED CAST
Mikey Day, 53 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • 5 points – gushes blood
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Jalapenos)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Doctor’s Orders)

Heidi Gardner, 34 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – sketch (Car Hunk)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • 5 points – sketch (Jalapenos)

Melissa Villaseñor, 30 points
  • 10 points – monologue
  • 5 points – sketch (Car Hunk)
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Chris Redd 24 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – crying
  • 2 points – swearing (“what the f*ck”)
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)

Alex Moffat, 17 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Car Hunk)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)

Luke Null, 13 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Car Hunk)
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Gerard’s Notes: Justice for Anne)


HOST
Jessica Chastain, 72 points
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Car Hunk)
  • 5 points - crying
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • 5 points – gushes blood
  • 5 points – sketch (Google Talks)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (What Even Matters Anymore)
  • 5 points – sketch (Amazon)
  • 5 points – sketch (Jalapenos)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Doctor’s Orders)
  • 5 points – sketch (Gerard’s Notes: Justice for Anne)
  • 2 points – embraces guest first

Method Man, 10 points
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)


The Party Andersons – Rob M.
Beck Bennett - 37
Aidy Bryant - 57
Kenan Thompson - 40
MUSICAL GUEST – Troye Sivan – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE ELEVEN TOTAL 134

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Cecily Strong - 56
Mikey Day - 53
Alex Moffat - 17
MUSICAL GUEST – Troye Sivan – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE ELEVEN TOTAL 126

Billion Dollar Murrays – Russel H.
Kate McKinnon – 49
Mikey Day - 53
MUSICAL GUEST – Troye Sivan - SONGS: 1) My My My! & 2) The Good Side
EPISODE ELEVEN TOTAL 117

The Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Kenan Thompson - 40
Aidy Bryant - 57
Kyle Mooney - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Troye Sivan – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE ELEVEN TOTAL 109

War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Cecily Strong - 56
Alex Moffat - 17
Leslie Jones - 30
MUSICAL GUEST – Troye Sivan – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE ELEVEN TOTAL 103

The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Kate McKinnon - 49
Alec Baldwin - 0
MUSICAL GUEST – Troye Sivan - SONGS: 1) My My My! & 2) The Good Side
EPISODE ELEVEN TOTAL 64

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Beck Bennett – 37
Alec Baldwin – 0
Kyle Mooney - 12
MUSICAL GUEST – Troye Sivan – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE ELEVEN TOTAL 49

HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (as of 43x11)
# TEAM NAME ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] HOST SONG TOTAL
1 The Party Andersons -- 174 [09] 197 43 1345
2 War Horse Can Dance -- 138 [09] 0 75 1150
3 The Team You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party
-- 137 [07] 15 27 1116
4 Not Ready For First Place Players -- 117 [06] 0 54 980
5 Billion Dollar Murrays -- 139 [07] 0 97 974
6 The Ignorant Sluts -- 120 [02] 130 94 879
7 Holtzwomenn -- 135 [04] 30 34 750
Like the week before with Sam Rockwell, the Jessica Chastain hosted episode brought a likable and capable host to a show which had bright spots sure but was mostly uneven. Two Tide Pod jokes in the first ten minutes just feels like a warning shot. Giving Jessica Chastain a song and a dance monologue wasn’t a good sign either, as the singing monologue for aaaanyone is always a pre-curser to a coasting episode. Even the League was a little checked out this week, with only myself and Matt picking song choices for our vlogger slash pop star! As much as it wasn’t my kind of music however, it’s pretty wonderful to see an LGBTQ performance giving the same boring sheen of a Salina Gomez presentation. Part of progress is in the meh of it all, the wet hair and wind machines of the presentation.

VERSUS RESULTS continue, with War Horse Can Dance vs. Holtzwomenn, and more!

Next week, in this trio of hosts to begin 2018, is yet another highly likable choice… with the one big difference being not only did we choose him (well done, Matthew!) but he also may be the best cast member EVER of Saturday Night Live (depending on what your definition of best is, other options are of course Eddie Murphy and Phil Hartman),  yes Will Ferrell is hosting the January 27th episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Chris Stapleton! Ferrell will be hosting Saturday Night Live for somehow only the fourth time.

LAST EPISODE: SAM ROCKWELL

NEXT EPISODE: WILL FERRELL

F YEAH!
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