Miley Cyrus and Alec Baldwin made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend. The two artists from different generations crashed Edward Norton's monologue to give the first-time host a few tips on how to be funny.
The Grammy-winning actor opened his monologue by telling audience that he had prepared for the night for 13 years. "I did the work and I'm finally here standing on this legendary stage where so many other great actors have stood before me," so he said.
Right on a cue, Baldwin emerged from the backstage while saying, "Did someone say my name?" The "30 Rock" star, who has hosted has hosted the show 15 times, was apparently there for a so-called "Alec Baldwin 'SNL' warm up for dramatic actors" session.
Baldwin kicked it off with a lesson on how to give a best take. "Ok that's a great take for 'American History X', which you were hilarious in by the way," he commented on Norton's straight glare to the camera before giving his own hilarious take.
The lesson continued with Norton doing impersonations of Ian McKellen, Woody Allen and Woody Harrelson. "Well played Edward, well played," Baldwin admitted, before adding, "The worst thing for an actor is to get inside his head. So I want you to talk to someone who has never once been in her head. Miley can you come out here?"
Cyrus, fresh off her hosting gig early this month, showed up wearing a midriff-baring white top. The "Wrecking Ball" singer promoted her tour, which was quickly followed by Baldwin's jovial announcement to "Miley's fans" that he too had his own show on MSNBC.
Miley's own hosting advices to Norton were "one you got to have fun. Two you've got to keep your energy up. And three you've got to stick your tongue out like this," before she showed her signature wacky gesture. "Never do that again," Baldwin quipped. "I was worried the first time I hosted ... now 15 times later I have my own show on MSNBC."
Sketches of the night, aside from the regular "Weekend Update", included a parody of Wes Anderson's movies including "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" where Norton was among the cast, a Halloween spoof, and a take on "Obamacare". Janelle Monae served as a musical guest.