ICYMI: Our Average Saturday Night Live Review – Miley Cyrus featuring Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is the host and musical guest this week. Here are the highlights..
50 Shades of Grey Casting Auditions
Hands down funniest sketch of the night. Every impression here was pretty good. Beck Bennett as Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bobby Moynihan as Seth Rogen, Noel Wells as Emma Stone and Taran Killam as Christoph Waltz were all spot on. “That’s a bingo!”. But Kenan Thompson absolutely stole the show as Steve Harvey. “Gonna have to give me about a half an hour on these buttons”. Awesome sketch.
“Good morning!” “Is it? “Is it a good morning?” Fun sketch, with Moynihan, McKinnon and Cyrus playing talk show hosts who are miserable off air, but turn on the charm when the camera’s are rolling. Miley shows she can do more than just make fun of her performance at the VMA’s. To watch the video of the sketch, click here.
We Did Stop: Government Shutdown
We knew SNL wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to spoof the government shutdown. Set to one of Miley’s hit singles “We Can’t Stop”. Killam, Miley and newcomer Brooks Whelan jump all over the Republican party as John Boehner, Michelle Bachmann and a demented Uncle Sam, respectively.
Vanessa Bayer as Jacob was great, as was Kate McKinnon as Pat Lynhart, a mother from Connecticut who is obsessed with Grand Theft Auto 5. Her bulging eyes are perfect for psychopathic characters, and Pay Lynhart “eats cocaine for breakfast”. Jay Pharaoh as an over the top lip licking Shannon Sharpe was also great.
I know a lot of people are going to hate on this show just because Miley hosted. I thought it was another good show, not every sketch was a hit but the majority were. Her two musical performances, “Wrecking Ball” and an acoustic version of “We Can’t Stop” were also very good. She’s no Timberlake, but she was 1000x better than Bieber. I’m also glad she didn’t try and use SNL as a publicity stunt like she did at the VMAs. 7.3333333/10 for this guy. Next week: Bruce Willis is the host, Katy Perry and her sweater puppies will be the musical guest.