Miley Cyrus Spoofs Michelle Bachman on SNL – Funny How? [POLL/VIDEO/NSFW]
No publicity is bad publicity.
Especially when it comes to Miley Cyrus.
So while we are on the sidelines of the great pissing match of 2013, you’d figure with Miley Cyrus in a guest role on SNL this past week, the show would come up with a crafty way to spoof the shutdown.
What better way than to spoof the 2 leading House Republicans in a rendition of the song “We Can’t Stop!”
Oh, yeah…we can’t stop, alright. We can’t stop watching a train wreck in the making.
Or is it just me?
Did you ever watch something that’s supposed to be funny, and you snicker; but only snicker thinking how not funny it really is?
That’s what had me scratching my head when watching the “We Can’t Stop” bit.
Not clutching my pearls, but just wondering, “…am I supposed to be laughing out loud at this?”
Again, could be just me.
According to this:
Miley Cyrus performed a provocative rendition of her “We Can’t Stop” single last night on Saturday Night Live — except this version featured actors playing Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and conservative Congresswoman Michele Bachmann doing some startling things.
The skit, entitled “We did Stop,” poked fun at the government shutdown, showing a sexualized Boehner and Bachmann, played by Taran Killam and Cyrus, celebrating their success at shutting down the government with a house party.
“It’s our party we can do what we want, it’s our party we can say what we want, we can stop what we want, we can vote how we want, defund what we want,” Cyrus’ hit-song’s lyrics were changed to say.
The skit was just as raunchy as Cyrus’ original “We Can’t Stop” video, except this time the video depicted the House GOP as the ones losing their grip on reality.
“Bills in the house like we don’t care, ’cause we came to shut it all down now, no government around now,” the lyrics went. “If you are not ready for healthcare, can I get a hell no? ‘Cause we’re gonna keep it out shut down, D.C. is a closed town all around.”
I guess if a show like SNL is going to do political satire, then that's the way to do it.
And since political satire has been a staple on SNL for quite a while, they seem to have ratcheted it up of late.
And good for them, as they’ve been moribund for the last few years.
For as “hot” as they’ve made Michelle Bachman to look (if that’s even an apt description); I asked myself once it was done, “….funny, funny how?”
Maybe it’s the fact that we can’t unsee Miley’s performance on the VMA’s, which seems to play itself out over and over that makes me wonder if it’s not overdone. Just a tad!
Although her Scarlett Johanssen later on was dead on!