For her monologue, Miley sang a song saying goodbye to all the people who made the summer memorable (like Kim Davis, Pizza Rat and the Entourage movie).
The first commercial parody of the season was about mental illness - but basically explaining that that is the only reason any of the Republicans have run for President. Now there’s help, with medication made only for 11 people.
Then there was a sketch where they were all at a 50s school dance and saying Grease-type songs, except for Miley’s character who sang raunchy rap songs.
We got to see our first look at Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, with surprise guest the ACTUAL Hillary Clinton as a bartender who helps her figure things out (while making jabs at herself). Darrel Hammond also showed up as Bill, so our lives are basically complete. Kate McKinnon’s obvious excitement about doing a sketch with the real Hillary was palpable and made the sketch that much better.
Hillary then introduced Miley’s musical segment (which she did very well).
Weekend Update felt particularly strained. Michael Che and Colin Jost have never had great chemistry, but tonight the tensions felt high.
Next up was a show parodying Millennials. Yes, we get it, anyone in their 20s is self absorbed and obsessed with their phones. Ugh.
Then there was a sketch where a group of women were at the deli where Meg Ryan faked her orgasm in When Harry Met Sally, and Leslie Jones does her own version of a fake orgasm which is completely insane compared to the other women’s. It was funny at first but then got old pretty fast.
Next up was probably one of the funnier sketches of the night (and reminiscent of the Beygency sketch), where they pictured a future where everyone has joined Taylor Swift’s squad and there was nobody left in the world.
Then there was a scene about a black woman who hosted a late night show in the 50s in Atlanta. It was okay but the timing was off overall.
Finally, there was a video where Kyle Mooney tries to get out of marrying Miley Cyrus. This one was one of my favourite.
Tune in next week for Amy Schumer and musical guest The Weeknd.