Miley Cyrus Auditions forFifty Shades and Sings With John Boehner on SNL
2:50 pm, October 7th | by Colette McIntyre
So Miss La Da Dee Da Di, We Like To Miley Cyrus hosted SNL this weekend and it was a little rough. In other news, the world turns, the wind blows, and I am incapable of letting people in. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the world-ending hot mess that I had predicted — I didn’t even set foot into my bunker once (well…okay, I did go into my doomsday shelter during a commercial break, but that was only because my stupid roommate stashed all of our pizza-flavored Pringles in there. Gotta carbo-load to keep on yuckin’, son!) — but the episode certainly sucked up a lot of the momentum generated by SNL‘s glorious premiere. While cast members Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, and Jay Pharoah turned in some magnetic and utterly joyful performances, the sketches overwhelmingly suffered from poor timing, comedic pile-on, and an unshakable awkward energy. Since I hate leaving on a sour note (which explains why my break-ups are always so confusing), here are the two best sketches from the night.
First up, a Fifty Shades of Grey audition reel that made me think that Christoph Waltz would’ve made a strangely sexy Christian Grey. (And while I do enjoy this sketch, let it be known that I am not here for Miley’s Scarlett Johansson or the inexplicable decision to put Nasim Pedrad in brownface.)
In this shot-for-shot parody of “We Can’t Stop,” Killam’s John Boehner and Cyrus’ Michelle Bachmann grind while providing the most accurate and concise explanation of the government shutdown. I mean, just think about it — dancing teddy bears: the ACA :: alphabet soup spelling “twerk”: the GOP. Or something.