Tonight marked the first ever time that Oscar nominated actor Edward Norton hosted Saturday Night Live but his opening monologue wasn’t flown solo. Unlike mostly every other host in the history of the show, Norton is hosting Saturday Night Live without having anything to promote which led to two big time stars dropping by to help him get through things.
Alec Baldwin first dropped by and helped Norton drop his method acting habits for more Saturday Night Live friendly methods of goofy double takes and celebrity impressions.
The most surprising cameo though came from Miley Cyrus who is just three weeks and a show removed from hosting SNL herself. Cyrus dropped by to give Norton her three tips to hosting a successful show. Her tips included have fun, keep your energy up and stick out your tongue.
Baldwin fired back that Norton had better just keep his tongue in his mouth and follow the first two rules.
They then played on the fact that Norton had nothing to promote by having Cyrus plug her upcoming tour which is kicking off soon and Baldwin plugged his new MSNBC talk show which airs on Friday nights.
The monologue cameos helped keep the show going strong after a great cold open and has set the show up to be one of the best of the season so far.