It happened. They got Miley Cyrus on SNL and she said, “Pretty cool” and it was pretty lame. Sure she handled whatever skits they threw at her and hammed it up because she’s a child star — of course she’s a ham — but it was a pretty grating experience. I want to apologize to my parents for that time I made them sit through the Britney Spears-hosted episode of SNL back in 2002 because I imagine it was a lot like this only I was blinded by my own teenage adoration for BritBrit. I’ve seen the error of my ways, and for that I’m truly sorry. Now, so you don’t have to spend an hour sifting for the few comedic nuggets from the Miley edition of SNL, here it is boiled down for your convenience.
First, it’s Miley y’all. The real Miley did her best Justin Bieber impression (with a weird self-narration technique that was a little creepy) and Vanessa Bayer’s fake Miley got Miley Bieber to say pretty cool. Whatever.
This is probably the one skit where Miley actually worked. She lent her voice to the cruise ship entertainer, Ginger Rangers, whose Broadway dreams were crushed leaving her to sing bitterly to “so gross” old people on some cruise ship. To be honest, the best part of this skit is Kristen Wiig and her “cat parking” shirt.
The show opened with a Charlie Sheen talk show called, “Duh! Winning!” because duh, they have to do a Sheen skit. They also throw in other screw-ups including Abby Elliot’s okay “impression” of Christina Aguilera and an appearance from Miley’s Lindsay Lohan. I guess that’s pretty cool. It’s just too bad Jimmy Fallon already killed that Charlie Sheen impression last week, because as great as Bill Hader’s was, it didn’t hold a candle to Fallon’s.