Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday’s SNL and in a shining performance spoofed not only Republican John Boehner but also herself. "I'm only 20 years old, I need some freedom to grow up and make mistakes," Miley Cyrus said in a more serious comment about herself. "And no matter what happens, I promise I'll always be true to Miley Cyrus," said Miley Cyrus as quoted by an Oct. 6, 2013, CNN report.
Saturday’s "Saturday Night Live" show opened not with Miley Cyrus but with a skit by Kenan Thompson and Noel Wells who played two survivors in post-apocalyptic New York City in 2045.
Reflecting on the moment when everything changed in the United States, they realize that it was not the government shutdown or ObamaCare that brought upon the apocalypse, but it was Miley Cyrus' “tongue-showing, Twerk-happy tornado at MTV’s August VMAs show.”
During her subsequent opening monologue, Miley Cyrus pokes fun at her VMA twerking performance. “I used to think twerking was cool, but now that white people are doing it, it seems so lame.”
"I don't apologize for my VMAs performance. If I owe anybody an apology, it's the people who make the bottom half of shirts. There are a few subjects I'm not going to get into tonight: I'm not going to do Hannah Montana, but I can give you an update. She was murdered."
Around minute 25 of the full SNL episode, Miley Cyrus again performed her No. 1 hit "Wrecking Ball" and showed that without any distracting movements, the 20-year-old singer has quite a remarkable talent.
Dressed in almost the opposite, a dark simple “frock,” Miley Cyrus appeared to pour her heart, soul, and musical talent into the SNL performance of “Wrecking Ball.” With gleaming eyes, sincerity, and self-pride, Miley Cyrus whispered “Thank you” to the SNL audience.
In response to Miley Cyrus “tongue thing,” innocent Miley (played by SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer) asked, “why do you keep doing that with your tongue?”
“I’m having tiny strokes, yo,” Miley Cyrus responded.
Later in her SNL performance, Miley Cyrus starred in a political-themed skit spoofing her “We Can’t Stop” music video. The video saw John Boehner (played by Taran Killam) and Michele Bachmann (played by Miley Cyrus) throwing a party to mark the government shutdown.
“It’s our House, we can do whatever we want to.”
Throughout Saturday’s SNL hosting and musical performance, Miley Cyrus mixed sincerity with humor at herself and the world and it was certainly a "Saturday Night Live" show worth watching.
In the end of Saturday’s SNL, Miley Cyrus told her old self that “while she knows kids look up to her as a role model, she's still growing up herself.”