Miley Cyrus Goes Republican on SNLBy: Lacy Langley - October 7, 2013
Miley Cyrus was host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and millions tuned in, to try to catch some first-hand crazy antics, no doubt. However, Miley kept it relatively classy. The show opened with Kenan Thompson sitting in an post-apocalyptic New York of 2045, explaining how Cyrus’ infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance destroyed America. It’s what we all fear, after all.
During her monologue, Cyrus promised “no twerking tonight.” She said, “I used to think it was cool but now that white people are doing it, it seems kinda lame.” She also joked about her former television alter ego, Hannah Montana, that everyone has forgotten about in her quest to jam everyone’s mind full of gross visuals, “We’re not doing anything on Hannah Montana tonight, but I can give you an update on what happened to her,” she said. “She was murdered.” Couldn’t have said it better…
The skit that got the most laughs was an adaptation of her song, “We Can’t Stop” with some political, um, overtones? The lyrics are so funny and inappropriate, in true SNL form, “Cause we came to shut it all down now, no government around now, if you’re not ready for healthcare, can I get a ‘hell no,'” Cyrus sang while spanking Uncle Sam, licking Killam as Boehner, and holding and licking an Abraham Lincoln doll. “Government workers on a furlough, even though you’re already paid low … everyone in line for early child care, anyone who planned to see a grizzly bear, we are so shut down yeah.”
Cyrus morphs into Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachman, somehow, and SNL’s Taran Killam becomes House Speaker John Boehner. Hilarity ensues:
She performed her controversial hit “Wrecking Ball” in what was first thought to be a long jersey of some sort, covering everything that should be covered. But then the lights lit up the stage, and no. It’s totally see through.
Surprisingly, there was no mockery of her ongoing online feud with Irish singer Sinead O’Connor that escalated this past week. Perhaps she’s saving something for next time in case she doesn’t do anything to garner media attention between now and then.
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