Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 44x03: Seth Myers & Paul Simon

October 19, 2018

Saturday Night Live Fantasy League presented by Trivia Club, is a Fantasy League like no other. Like Fantasy Football for the comedy nerd, 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. No seriously. You’re welcome.



REPERTORY CAST
Kenan Thompson, 58 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – sketch (IFC Centre)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Maxxx)
  • 5 points – sketch (Cosby)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Cosby)
  • minus 2 points – breaking
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – multiple characters
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Cuba)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Treece)
  • 5 points – reoccurring
  • minus 2 points – breaking
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Alex Moffat, 39 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Thirsty Cops)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Frightening Tales)
  • 5 points – gushes fluids
  • 5 points – sketch (Bayou Benny)

Kyle Mooney, 30 points
  • 5 points – sketch (IFC Centre)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Frightening Tales)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Treece)
  • 5 points – reoccurring
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Aidy Bryant, 28 points
  • 5 points – sketch (IFC Centre)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Maxxx)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bayou Benny)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Cuba)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Trees)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Beck Bennett, 26 points
  • 5 points – sketch (IFC Centre)
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (Maxxx)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Frightening Tales)
  • 5 points – sketch (Bayou Benny)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Cuba)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Trees)

Kate McKinnon, 25 points
  • 5 points – sketch (IFC Centre)
  • 5 points – sketch (Thirsty Cops)
  • 2 points – scripted swear
  • 5 points – sketch (Bayou Benny)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Cuba)

Pete Davidson, 24 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 3 points – pre-taped sketch (Trees)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 4 points – scripted swearing x2

Alec Baldwin, 17 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – “Live from New York…!”
  • 5 points – reoccurring (D. Trump Sr.)

Leslie Jones, 15 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Thirsty Cops)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Treece)
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Mikey Day, 10 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Thirsty Cops)
  • 5 points – host hug

Melissa Villaseñor, 10 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Frightening Tales)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Cuba)

Cecily Strong, 5 points
  • 5 points – sketch (IFC Centre)


FEATURED CAST

Chris Redd 47 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – “Live from New York…!”
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Kanye)
  • 5 points – alongside former host (Alec Baldwin)
  • 5 points – sketch (Thirsty Cops)
  • 5 points – sketch (Cosby)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Trees)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 4 points – scripted swearing x2
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Treece)

Heidi Gardner, 32 points
  • 5 points – sketch (IFC Centre)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Frightening Tales)
  • 7 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – sketch (Bayou Benny)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Cuba)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing

Ego Nwodim, 17 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Maxxx)
  • 5 points – sketch (Thirsty Cops)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing



HOST
Seth Myers, 72 points
  • 5 points – sketch (IFC Centre)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Maxxx)
  • 5 points – sketch (Thirsty Cops)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Frightening Tales)
  • 5 points – sketch (Cosby)
  • 2 points – scripted swear
  • 10 points – Weekend Update
  • 5 points – sketch (Bayou Benny)
  • 5 points – sketch (Cuba)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Treece)
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • minus 2 points – breaking
  • 2 points – embraces guest first


War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Alex Moffat - 39
Kenan Thompson - 58
Leslie Jones - 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Paul Simon – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 112

Hunter the Hungries Gotta Eat – Rob M.
Cecily Strong - 5
Kenan Thompson - 58
Chris Redd - 47
MUSICAL GUEST – Paul Simon - SONGS: 1) Wristband & 2) Cool Papa Bell
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 110

The Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Beck Bennett – 26
Heidi Gardner – 32
Pete Davidson – 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Paul Simon - SONGS: 1) Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War & 2) One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 82

The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Mikey Day – 10
Heidi Gardner – 32
Pete Davidson – 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Paul Simon - SONGS: 1) Graceland & 2) The Sound of Silence
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 66

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Beck Bennett – 26
Aidy Bryant – 28
Melissa Villasenor – 10
MUSICAL GUEST – Paul Simon – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 64

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Mikey Day - 10
Alex Moffat - 39
Melissa Villasenor - 10
MUSICAL GUEST – Paul Simon – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 59

Billion Dollar Murrays – Russel H.
Cecily Strong – 5
Aidy Bryant – 28
Leslie Jones – 15
MUSICAL GUEST – Paul Simon - SONGS: 1) Pigs, Sheep and Wolves & 2) Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War
EPISODE THREE TOTAL 48

HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (as of 44x03)
# TEAM NAME ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] CAST HOST SONG TOTAL
1 The Not Ready For First Place Players -- 171 [01] 363 0 10 373
2 Billion Dollar Murrays -- 169 [02] 237 65 15 317
2 Hunter the Hungries Gotta Eat ∧3 112 [02] 312 0 5 317
4 The Ignorant Sluts ∨1 126 [01] 311 0 5 316
5 War Horse Can Dance ∧1 112 [03] 310 0 0 310
6 Holtzwomenn ∨2 125 [01] 272 0 20 292
7 The Team You Wish You Hadn’t
Started A Conversation With At A Party
-- 102 [01] 240 0 10 250

First off, thank you very much to Matthew S. of The Ignorant Sluts for breaking down the points for this episode! Seth Myers proved both an able host and also showed that all he needed was twelve seasons on the show, and then a few years down the hall, to be a more assured presence in sketches. Still it’s weird to see him not only doing a stand-up monologue at the top of the show, after all that time pointedly planted behind the Late Night desk, not to mention seeing him wear anything other then a suit and tie. Though he’s the third best host of the season so far, that’s only because it has been a strong start to SNL44! Oh, and before we segway into our upcoming host who will no doubt need some patience to enjoy (though your mileage may vary… following up a sketch all about “Trees” with a sketch featuring “Treece” was meant to be purposefully confusing, yeah?

Jonah Hill (ugh, that guy…) will be the host (for the fourth time) for the fourth episode of the 44th season, with musical guest Maggie Rogers! You know, of the charming song “Alaska” that Pharrell (and all of us, but especially Pharrell) really liked! Matthew S. and The Ignorant Sluts drafted Hill as host and is set to challenge Kevin M. and The Not Ready For First Place Players for that tightly held top spot! As long as neither team sees their entire team eclipsed in points by Kenan Thompson, as happened with Billion Dollar Murrays this week! Thank you again Matthew for the points breakdown! Megan M. will be breaking down the points on November 3rd!

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NEXT EPISODE: JONAH HILL
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