SNL Cold Open: Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance Leads to the Destruction of America

Posted on October 6, 2013

Miley Cyrus wears her twerking bear onesie in SNL Cold Open Destruction of America skit

Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live last night and she once again proved that she can sing and act. There wasn't one reference to Sinead O'Connor and the only wrecking ball showed up in the monologue with Bobby Moynihan astride it. In this very funny cold open, Kenan Thompson sits in the ruins of a dystopian future America while explaining to his young friend that America's downfall could be traced to one moment in time: Miley Cyrus' infamous VMA performance. Backstage Miley gets a visit from old Miley (Vanessa Bayer) who warns her not to go onstage. The pink bear (Bobby Moynihan) does not want to do the raunchy dance routine and even Robin Thicke (Taran Killam) shows up to encourage Miley. Miley shows she has a good sense of humor and pokes fun at herself. Take a look:

Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Bayer in SNL Cold Open Destruction of America skit

Photo: Dana Edelson/NBC