The episode started out — no surprise — with jokes made at the expense of Miley Cyrus’ 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance. Apparently, the VMAs officially ended American civilization as we know it. Miley’s rather short opening monologue followed shortly after.
An open casting call for “Fifty Shades of Grey” followed. Miley turns up to play Scarlett Johanssen, opposite Taran Killam (who was in almost every Miley sketch) as Christoph Waltz.
The “Girlfriends Talk Show” bit doesn’t make too much sense, but Miley Cyrus was still fairly entertaining as hip-hop girl Lil Teenie.
In possibly the best bit of the night, House Speaker John Boehner and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann perform “We Did Stop (the Government.”
A little later in the program, we got a Piers Morgan roundup of potential Hillary Clinton biopics. Miley Cyrus looks set to star in the MTV version of Clinton’s life.
What is Cyrus’ hit song, “Wrecking Ball,” like when we’re not distracted by nudity? The “SNL” performance has the answer.
Of course, “Saturday Night Live” could never be complete without “Weekend Update.”
The next logical step after the news is obviously cheerleaders getting abducted by aliens.
While the payoff at the end isn’t the greatest, the super-disinterested news people of “Mornin’ Miami” are kind of fun.
An acoustic version of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” is surprisingly lovely.
In a high school poetry class, an over-enthusiastic substitute gets a surprise. Let’s just say this one came late in the episode.
The final comedy bit of the night is Miley making a sex tape with an “SNL” cast member. Kind of.