9 Times Miley Cyrus Was Great On SNL

This Saturday marks the return of Saturday Night Live, and Miley Cyrus is coming back to host for a third time. While Cyrus can be an exhausting pop cultural force, she's a pretty good SNL host.

The first time Cyrus hosted was in March of 2011, when she was coming off her relatively minor (in retrospect) salvia scandal. She came back in 2013, just a few short months after she made an impression — for better or worse — at the VMAs with her twerking and teddy bears. Now, this upcoming hosting stint comes after another notable VMAs gig and a reinvention. Cyrus has gone full-on freaky, Flaming Lips-inspired stoner.

When Cyrus hosts, many sketches tend to reference her personality, be that the cheery child star or the provocateur, but that that persona can be mined for good material. On top of that, she's nothing if not an eager-to-impress performer, meaning even if elements of the show fall flat she gives it her all. On the Today show this week, Weekend Update host Michael Che said that Cyrus is an "exciting performer" who "gets it and it's always fun to work with somebody that's like that."

In honor of Cyrus' return to the SNL stage, let's revisit some of her greatest humorous hits.