Saturday Night Live Fantasy League: Episode 44x08: Jason Momoa & Mumford & Sons

December 10, 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 maths to comedy and somehow make that a fun game to play. 


Here’s the points breakdown for our Fantasy League of Saturday Night Live episode eight of Season 44, which originally aired on December 8th, 2018.

REPERTORY CAST
Alex Moffat, 69 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Eric Trump)
  • 10 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Big Boy Appliances)
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Them Trumps)
  • 5 points – sketch (A Christmas Carol)
  • 5 points – sketch (Day of the Dorks)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Rudolph’s Big Night)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Mikey Day, 59 points
  • 7 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Donald Trump Jr.)
  • 5 points – sketch (Elf on the Shelf)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Big Boy Appliances)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Them Trumps)
  • 5 points – sketch (A Christmas Carol)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Day of the Dorks)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Free Winter Sleigh Rides)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Rudolph’s Big Night)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Kenan Thompson, 50 points
  • 10 points – cold open
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Them Trumps)
  • 5 points – sketch (Day of the Dorks)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Free Winter Sleigh Rides)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Rudolph’s Big Night)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Beck Bennett, 36 points
  • 5 points – promos
  • 5 points – sketch (Elf on the Shelf)
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (Big Boy Appliances)
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 5 points – sketch (Day of the Dorks)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Christmas Hide and Seek)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Rudolph’s Big Night)
  • 5 points - kiss
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Leslie Jones, 35 points
  • 5 points - promos
  • 10 points – cold open
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Them Trumps)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Free Winter Sleigh Rides)
  • 5 points - singing

Cecily Strong, 26 points
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Big Boy Appliances)
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (A Christmas Carol)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Free Winter Sleigh Rides)
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Jemma)
  • 5 points - singing

Aidy Bryant, 24 points
  • 10 points – cold open
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 2 points – swearing
  • 7 points – Weekend Update

Pete Davidson, 24 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Them Trumps)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Rudolph’s Big Night)
  • 2 points – swearing
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Kyle Mooney, 23 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 5 points – sketch (Day of the Dorks)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Free Winter Sleigh Rides)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Rudolph’s Big Night)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights

Kate McKinnon, 17 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 2 points - swearing
  • 5 points – sketch (A Christmas Carol)
  • 5 points - dancing

Melissa Villaseñor, 16 points
  • 5 points – sketch (Elf on the Shelf)
  • 5 points – sketch (A Christmas Carol)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Free Winter Sleigh Rides)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Christmas Hide and Seek)

FEATURED CAST
Chris Redd 42 points
  • 10 points – cold open
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Them Trumps)
  • 5 points – sketch (Day of the Dorks)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Rudolph’s Big Night)
  • 5 points – singing
  • 2 points – in costume during goodnights
  • 5 points – host hug

Heidi Gardner, 26 points
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Big Boy Appliances)
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 5 points – sketch (A Christmas Carol)
  • 3 points – sketch V/O (Day of the Dorks)
  • 3 points – 10 to 1 sketch (Christmas Hide and Seek)

Ego Nwodim, 7 points
  • 7 points – pre-taped sketch (Them Trumps)

HOST
Jason Momoa, 94 points
  • 5 points – singing/dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Elf on the Shelf)
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Big Boy Appliances)
  • 5 points – sketch (Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo)
  • 5 points – sketch (A Christmas Carol)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 5 points – sketch (Day of the Dorks)
  • 15 points – breaks set x3
  • 2 points – spit take
  • 5 points – sketch (Free Winter Sleigh Rides)
  • 5 points - dancing
  • 10 points – pre-taped sketch (Christmas Hide and Seek)
  • 5 points – breaks set
  • 5 points – sketch (Rudolph’s Big Night)
  • 5 points - singing
  • 2 points – embraces guest first

Robert De Niro, 35 points
  • 15 points – cold open
  • 5 points – reoccurring (Robert Mueller)
  • 15 points – “LIVE FROM NEW YORK…!”


The Not Ready For First Place Players – Kevin M.
Beck Bennett – 36
Heidi Gardner – 26
Pete Davidson – 24
Jason Mamoa - 94
MUSICAL GUEST – Mumford & Sons - SONGS: 1) Guiding Light & 2) If I Say
10 points – first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL  190

The Team You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party – Brian E.
Mikey Day - 59
Alex Moffat - 69
Melissa Villasenor - 16
MUSICAL GUEST – Mumford & Sons – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL  144

War Horse Can Dance – Megan M.
Alex Moffat - 69
Kenan Thompson - 50
Aidy Bryant - 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Mumford & Sons – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL  143

Billion Dollar Murrays – Russel H.
Cecily Strong – 26
Aidy Bryant – 24
Chris Redd – 42
Robert De Niro - 35
MUSICAL GUEST – Mumford & Sons - SONGS: 1) Guiding Light & 2) If I Say
10 points – first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL  137

Hunter the Hungries Gotta Eat – Rob M.
Cecily Strong - 26
Kenan Thompson - 50
Chris Redd - 42
MUSICAL GUEST – Mumford & Sons - SONGS: 1) Guiding Light & 2) If I Say
10 points – first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL  128

Holtzwomenn – Sarah R.
Beck Bennett – 36
Kyle Mooney – 23
Mikey Day – 59
MUSICAL GUEST – Mumford & Sons – NO SONGS CHOSEN
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL  118

The Ignorant Sluts – Matthew S.
Kyle Mooney – 23
Heidi Gardner – 26
Pete Davidson – 24
MUSICAL GUEST – Mumford & Sons - SONGS: 1) Guiding Light & 2) If I Say
10 points – first song
EPISODE EIGHT TOTAL  83

HARTMAN TROPHY STANDINGS (as of 44x08)
# TEAM NAME ∧∨-- HIGH[EP] CAST HOST SONG TOTAL
1
Billion Dollar Murrays
-- 215 [07] 811 175 120
1106
2
Hunter the Hungries Gotta Eat
-- 205 [06] 917 80 30
1027
3
The Not Ready For First Place Players
∧1 190 [08] 822 94 110
1026
4
The Ignorant Sluts
∨1 182 [04] 691 142 110
943
5
War Horse Can Dance
-- 143 [08] 894 20 0
914
6
Holtzwomenn
-- 151 [05] 772 0 65
837
7
The Team You Wish You Hadn’t 
Started A Conversation With At A Party
-- 144 [08] 678 0 40
718

We’re a week late, apologies! This was my points breakdown as well, so only I can take the blame on this one. Though I’ve set a good bar for everyone else in the League now. Matt Damon’s hosted episode is right around the corner, as in it happened yesterday, so the points breakdown will be up within the next few days.

Jason Momoa was a fun host, and is an immensely charismatic and enjoyable person to have on the show. With a beard like that, and no doubt a contract somewhere that keeps him from doing a Galifinak-shave midway through the show, it was great to see how they fit the big guy in sketches. Somehow the sketch the tried the least, Elf on a Shelf, might have been his best and earliest of the night.

The less said about & Sons the better, though I will say the set design was very nice looking.

The Matt Damon hosted episode of Saturday Night Live on December 15th then closed out the year, so we’ll see you again in 2019 for more SNL and Fantasy League goodness!

LAST EPISODE: CLAIRE FOY

NEXT EPISODE: MATT DAMON
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