Right up front let me say that I am not a regular viewer of Saturday Night Live (SNL).  The last full episode I watched was when Betty White hosted a couple of years ago.  I am just not interested in the show.

 

With that said, I was interested in seeing what media mess Miley Cyrus would do on the show.  In her opening monologue, she stated that “Hannah Montana was murdered”.  Yes, that was true and she was the murderer killing the show’s any chances of getting any repeat play on Disney Channel.

 

The opening skit before this monologue featured current Miley talking to “old Miley”.  While this skit was sort of funny, it just proves just how bad Miley has gone out of control lately.

 

After the monologue, Miley was in a skit parodying the government shutdown while portraying Michele Bachmann against a John Boehner lookalike.  This was again sort of funny but was also stomach churning at the same time.

 

The rest of the sketches in the remainder of the show were not even remotely funny and highly forgettable.  There was not a bit of a controversy brought up in any of the sketches which made the show look very tame.  Contrast this to Ms. White’s appearance which had some very entertaining skits and one can easily tell that this episode had many half-cooked skits that just didn’t work at all.

 

However, if one was looking for controversy in her musical performances that too would be a big disappointment as well.  The musical performances were done very well with a much-clothed Miley in top form unlike some highly questionable pictures of her lately that had some nudity in them.  Two good performances that showed she has talent even when dressed.

 

Overall, this show was a mixed bag.  The performances were very good while the skits not so much.  Maybe this show was hurt by starting a half hour late (on the east coast due to football), but according to ratings it won its time slot.

 

It should be interesting to point out that Miley is now on RCA Records, the same record company that another controversial artist was on.  His name was Elvis.  Maybe Miley is inspiring to be the next Elvis.  She certainly has the skin showing thing down for certain.

 

My Score:  8 (for musical performance), 5 (for sketches), 6 (overall score)

 

Summary:  A late start to a not-so funny appearance of Miley.  Maybe a third time will be the charm.  This was certainly a sophomore slump.

 

 

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