Miley Cyrus On 'SNL': Look By Look

I'm pretty sure we can all agree that Miley Cyrus is having the best year (as far as notoriety, anyway) EVER, and this week surrounding the release of her Bangerz album drop—her first new music since her dramatic image overhaul and the pixie cut heard 'round the world—has been one of the biggest. On top of the album, there was the launch of her Miley: The Movement documentary and of COURSE, her stint as both musical guest and HOST of Saturday Night Live this weekend. We already know that Miles is a world-class chameleon, off-stage AND on (shape-shifting was basically the entire premise of Hannah Montana, right??), but SNL tooks things to the next level. While we typically reserve our Look By Look breakdowns for music videos, we're making an exception because this is toooootally worth it.

VMA INTRO SKETCH

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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Hey look! It's us! Miley's now infamous MTV VMA performance obviously needed to be addressed in her hosting episode, and why better time to do it than at the top of the show? And Miles even brought back her silver fuzzy bear leotard (sans nude latex) and baby raver buns for the occasion.

OPENING MONOLOGUE

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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For her opening monologue, M kept the two-knot 'do (let's be honest, there was no time to switch styles) but wore it with a vintage Versace houndstooth suit set with a double-breasted cropped jacket (modified to be extra cropped) and zippered pencil skirt. Not pictured: Bobby Moynihan doing his best Wrecking Ball nude.

FIFTY SHADES OF SCARJO

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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Into the show, Miley's first character is a towheaded Scarlett Johansson auditioning for Fifty Shades of Grey alongside Taran Killam doing an excellent Christoph Waltz. As ScarJo, Miley wears a teeny black lace bustier, a BRIGHT red pout, and a scowl.

GIRLFRIENDS TALK SHOW

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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Next up, Miley takes a guest seat next to Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong in "Girlfriends Talk Show." She plays ~new~ best friend Lil' Teeny from Hip-Hop Club, and accordingly, she wears a red and white varsity jacket, full-pant overalls, a long side ponytail, and a white flat brim embellished with a gold chain and its own gold hoop earring. #trendy

WE DID STOP

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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In light of the GOP government shutdown, SNL seizes the opportunity to do a politically-themed parody of Miley's "We Can't Stop" music video, retitled as "We Did Stop (The Government)." In it, Taran Killam plays a ver bronzed (obvi), bodysuit-wearing John Boehner and Miley is his exposed bra + leather hotpants-wearing Michele Bachmann.

H2O: HILLARY 2 OBAMA

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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That's not Miley's only foray into politics, though. She also tries her hand at an asymmetrically coiffed Hillary Clinton in a series of Clinton biopic ideas. This one is meant to be put together by MTV (OMG hi! It's us again!), and in the sketch, Keenan Thompson plays our very own Sway Calloway playing Barack Obama.

CAMPAIGN CROP TOP

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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Oh yea, and Miley wears this 2016 bandeau under her blue pantsuit blazer.

WRECKING BALL

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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Back to IRL Miley, Cyrus gave a stunning, heartfelt performance of "Wrecking Ball" with her hair combed down (all the better to wear under wigs), a gem-encrusted necklace of giant chain links, and an oversized mesh KTZ football jersey situation.

CHEERLEADERS + ALIEN ABDUCTION

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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After Weekend Update, Miley kicks off the next half of sketches as a bubbly blonde cheer captain. That means fluffy bangs, hair brushed at least a 100 times, tiny bows, a cobalt uniform and pom poms. Also, minimal makeup because #highschool.

MORNIN' MIAMI

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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Miles tries her hand at the morning news desk in "Mornin' Miami" as Yolanda Natalie Portman. Her hair is dark, short, and shiny with side-swept bangs, and her dress is coral and tight but still conservative.

WE CAN'T STOP

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
Photo: NBC/Saturday Night Live

For her second performance, Miley put together an acoustic version of "We Can't Stop" with accompanying guitarists. She opted for head-to-toe mesh again, this time in all-white with a hooded muscle tank and sweatpants. Careful not to miss out on those Nike slip-on shower shoes!

POETRY CLASS

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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In stark contrast to her real-life hair, Miley's jaded high school-age character in the Poetry Class sketch has long, dark, scraggly hair and that plaid hoodie makes it extra grungy.

MILEY SEX TAPE

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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In the third pre-recorded bit of the night, Kyle Mooney consults with fellow new cast member Beck Bennett and long-time featured player Bobby Moynihan about whether to, y'know, do it with Miley (who's holed up in his office wearing the above bra and cut-offs).

WET T-SHIRT CONTEST

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
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They open and close the door several times, revealing quick changes to the office and Miley's wardrobe (like this one where she's decided to have a Kyle-judged wet t-shirt contest).

GOODNIGHT

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Miley Cyrus on 'Saturday Night Live.'
Photo: NBC/Saturday Night Live

Aaaaaand the Miley-hosted ep of SNL comes to a close with Miles in a black three-quarter sleeved crop top, ripped white boyfriend jeans and that giant chain necklace making a reprise. Watch all the looks in action for yourself in the full episode below!

+ WATCH MILEY CYRUS ON 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'

Want more Miley? Watch the deluxe edition of Miley: The Movement, featuring a full 90 minutes of extended scenes and never-seen-before clips.

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