SNL 41 S41 E1 Miley Cyrus Parents Review
Surprisingly, this was a relatively tame episode. But so much of it was politically based, or just more appropriate on an interest level to adults. Honestly, I’d just skip this episode if you have younger kids. (We didn’t bother sharing any with our kids). If you have teens, be warned a few do have some Miley-antics. and skip her music, as she’s wearing an Eve-like costume in “Karen, Don’t Be Sad.”
Safe to Watch
Abilify for Candidates – For Rick Santorum (Taran Killam), Mike Huckabee (Bobby Moynihan) and the nine other people who think they can be president, there’s Abilify.
The Squad – clean, dark movie trailer about the end of the world when everyone has turned to Taylor Swift. Really does look dark.
Miley’s Wedding Tape – Kyle Mooney doesn’t want to marry Miley. This is a return to a sketch the two did together last time she hosted. Bobby Moynihan and Beck Bennett, walk in on Kyle and Miley’s wedding and Kyle’s jumps out to join them. Every time Kyle checks back in on Miley, the progression of their entire married life together, complete with pregnancy, a grown son, and, eventually, his funeral. All three guys play their parts perfect.
Word of Caution
Trump Cold Open – Donald Trump (Taran Killam) and his wife, Melania (Cecily Strong), take some time to clear up some of the misconceptions about him, like that he hates women…this would have been clean, but at the beginning of the clip, he refers to his wife as another “bangable daughter.”
Millennials – This sketch had the most to say: Millennials are a generation of selfie-taking, social media-obsessed, narcissistic 20-somethings with a sense of entitlement after 3 days of working. But Miley didn’t add to it, if she didn’t take anything away. I’d like to see this redone with Pete Davidson and Aidy Bryant.
Hillary Clinton Bar Talk – This is the sketch everyone talked about on Sunday. Hillary (Kate McKinnon) talks to her bartender, Val (Hillary Clinton), about 2016 presidential race. Clean, although it is a bar scene and McKinnon, who is gay, does take a jab at Hillary as Val about how she could have supported gay marriage sooner.
American Voices – American Voices looks back at “Too Late with Ruby Nichols,” a short-lived late-night program hosted by an African-American woman (Leslie Jones) in still-segregated Atlanta. This could have been really great but for some reason it came off not finished or fleshed out. Although, Jones did a great job. I liked seeing her in a role she wasn’t supposed to go huge in, but you could still see her emotions on the surface.
Definitely Not Appropriate
Monologue – Host Miley Cyrus bids goodbye to the people who made summer 2015 memorable, including Rachel Dolezal, Kim Davis, the dentist who killed Cecil the lion, Jared Fogle and Josh Duggar.
50’s Dance – This sketch follows the rule of three perfectly, although, it just wasn’t that funny. Three couples (Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, Cecily Strong, Jon Rudnitsky, Miley Cyrus) declare their love for each other through song at a high school dance. The first two are sweet, and nice, then we meet the newest cast member, Jon Rudnitsky, but his partner, Miley, who is supposed to be a shocking juxtaposition of modern twerking/rapping, is just so-so. This could have been a decent sketch, but it was disappointing and not appropriate for family-sharing.
Katz’ Deli – a group of friends take turns reenacting the memorable Meg Ryan scene from When Harry Met Sally.Like what you just read? You can subscribe to the feed of these posts or follow us on Pinterest or Facebook to be the first to know what SNL clips are safe to share.