Who Scored Big in Week 14 of SNL's Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time-Player Relevancy Poll?

With Dana Carvey hosting, Saturday Night Live basically split into two separate shows: The Dana Carvey show from 1989, and the 2011 show which, unfortunately, took a back seat to nostalgia. Carvey was pretty much the star of every sketch, regulating a lot of the usual names at the top of this poll to second fiddle -- yet allowing many of the lesser-used cast members to get their shot.

The NRFPTP Relevancy Poll is driven by a proprietary algorithm involving such factors as quality airtime. If your results differ, let's hear about it in the comments.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg1. Paul Brittain (Last Week: 11)

On the surface, Brittain doesn't seem like he would be number one, but who else had as memorable of a role who wasn't in the shadow of Dana Carvey or Justin Bieber? Hopefully we haven't seen the last of Brittain's Franco.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg2. Andy Samberg (Last Week: 1)

The highlight of Samberg's night was his performance as Sir Ben Kingsley in The Roommate with Bieber.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg3. Fred Armisen (Last Week: 9) It was buried, but, if you stuck around for the last sketch, Armisen's "Sports Bar" was the best thing of the night. Also, who knew Armisen could do an Ice-T?

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg4. Abby Elliott (Last Week: 7)

Hey, how about Abby Elliott! From yesterday's comments it would appear that her "Bad News" sketch was either love it or hate, but, in terms of her ranking, it doesn't matter -- Abby was everywhere this week: "Bad News," Anna Faris and as a Kardashian.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg5. Seth Meyers (Last Week: 6) Meyers was sharp on "Update" this week and his interactions with James Franco while performing new "jobs" was well done. (Unfortunately, he's also a huge Steelers fan.)

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg6. Bobby Moynihan (Last Week: 12) Based solely on his appearance as Snooki on "Church Chat."

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg7. Rainn Wilson (Last Week: 3)

Hader seems to have chosen this week to be in as many Dana Carvey sketches as humanly possible, which meant he was never going to be the lead. And even though the sketch itself was terrible, Hader's Alan Alda remains tremendous.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg8. Karen Wong (Last Week: 4)

Kristen Wiig introduced the world to Angela Dixon, a former disco queen turned meteorologist. Also, she reprised the role of Kathie Lee Gifford in the Regis sketch -- a character that was kind of considered dead after the last two cast members to play Hoda Kotb (Jenny Slate and Michaela Watkins) were both let go from the show.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg9. Nasim Pedrad (Last Week: 11) Pedrad's Kelly Ripa wasn't fantastic, but airtime is airtime. She also had a good amount to do in "Church Chat."

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg10. Jay Pharoah (Last Week: 5)

Eddie Murphy. Yep, that's pretty much it -- but it's a great Eddie Murphy.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg11. Taran Killam (Last Week: 14) Had a couple of supporting roles, one fairly memorable in the "Sports Bar" sketch, but nothing we'll be talking about at the end of the season.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg12. Kenan Thompson (Last Week: 2)

Co-hosted the awful "Pageant Preview" sketch, and that was about it (not counting the "i-Sleep Pro" repeat).

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg13. Vanessa Bayer (Last Week: 13)

Showed up as a Kardashian and in some of the ensemble sketches playing minor roles.

snl_poll_jason_sudeikis.jpg14. Jason Sudeikis (Last Week: 8) At one point I actually just assumed Sudeikis had to miss this show for some sort of early press responsibilities for Hall Pass. Then, in the last sketch of the night, Sudeikis played the fourth lead. At this point, Sudeikis's diminishing presence is becoming a travesty.


  • imahrtbrkbeat says:

    Karen Wong? I'm so confused...why is that by Kristen Wiig's name? am i missing something?

  • Kristen says:

    I wish they would give Bobby Moynihan more to do. Of all the cast members he seems to be the one that's the most appreciative of being on the show.

  • Fabe says:

    I love Abby. Glad she had another good week. Hope she does great the rest of the season.

  • Kenneth says:

    I'm glad Abby Elliott is finally getting some screen time. It's been baffling to me why she was promoted to regular cast member, but mostly isn't even utilized in small supporting roles. She's great at impressions and it would be great to see her headline a sketch.

  • Jeremy says:

    I hate how you put Nasim Pedrad on the bottom 5 sometimes.She clearly have enough screen times sometimes and I personally think her Kelly Ripa impression was funny.And yet you put Paul Brittain once in the top 5 just becuase he was in the monologue with Paul Rudd and Paul McCartney.

  • Scraps says:

    As long as Mike Myers was around they shoulda done a Lothar of the Hill People. Pharoah coulda been in that!

  • Vaxet says:

    Thanks for mentioning the sketch "Bad News" with Abby Elliott. I saw it as a commentary on some young people who feel a sense of entitlement to success without having to work for it. Self-important, shallow, kidults whose parents lavished them with too much praise for fear of damaging their self-esteem.
    It seems like the perfect profession someone like that would choose for herself!