Cheers to Saturday Night Live for getting the most out of guest host Miley Cyrus.
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Despite her dual role on Hannah Montana
, she's not the world's most versatile actress — that's one of the running gags in SNL
's "Miley Cyrus Show" sketch, with Vanessa Bayer
as the always overly effusive pop star. So NBC's venerable skitcom carefully cast her in roles she could handle: herself (defending her reputation in a self-aware opening number, "Sorry That I'm Not Perfect," teaching kids how to overact for the Disney Channel and stepping in for fellow Disney Channel vet Vanessa Hudgens
in a Beastly
spoof) as well as past and present child stars Lindsay Lohan
and Justin Bieber
The few sketches that stretched her range mostly relied on her singing and dancing skills, whether she was playing a jealous lover in a giddily incomprehensible French musical or an embittered lounge crooner on a cruise ship. By not pushing Cyrus beyond the limits of her talent, SNL
turned what could've been a January Jones-esque disaster into something, well, pretty cool.
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