After last week’s excellent premiere to the 39th season of Saturday Night Live, we were left to wonder what would happen when host Miley Cyrus dropped by, hot off her infamous twerking incident at the MTV VMA’s less than two month ago. It didn’t take long for either Cyrus to pop up or for SNL to reference the incident, but it really wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
The cold open featured Keenan Thompson telling us about the fall of Western Civilization and how it came about — Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMA’s. It was a pretty clever way to work the incident into the show and just get it out of the way right off the bat. As for the rest of the show, things didn’t go quite as clever as the opening sketch did.
One highlight of the show included a brilliant 50 Shades of Grey casting spoof that tried out various different actors and actresses in the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Taran Killam was perfect as Christoph Waltz while new cast member Noel Wells continued to shine with her impressions.
But how did you think Miley Cyrus did as host on Saturday Night Live? Watch the complete show posted above and sound off in the comments section below what you thought of her performance and the sketches that aired.