Saturday night with Miley was neither the trainwreck nor the twerk-filled spectacle many expected it to become. Instead, the second episode of the new season of "Saturday Night Live" was just the right amount of audacious and, at best and worst, your usual episode of the NBC sketch comedy show.
Miley Cyrus did the host AND musical guest thing for "SNL" for the second time, following up her March 2011 gig with a whole new set of impressions, characters and new music from her just-released album, "Bangerz."
Few hosts get into the game during the opening sketch, but on Miley's night, the cold open was all about her -- and how she's responsible for a post-apocalyptic New York 30 years in the future. Government shutdown? Nah. It was Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that set the world's downfall in motion. In a flashback, new Miley is visited by old Miley, played by Vanessa Bayer. "No matter what happens, I'll always be true to Miley Cyrus," she said before, you know, effectively ending civilization as we knew it. Watch for really wonderful Will Smith and Robin Thicke impressions, too.