Miley Cyrus Saturday Night Live 2013 Spoof: 'Out of Twerk' Mocks Michele Bachmann, Government Shutdown on SNL
Saturday Night Live welcomed Miley Cyrus as host and musician on Sat, October 6, her monologue and skits poking fun at her own public image, critics and the government.
SNL's opening sketch began with a young woman asking an older man what brought on the end of the United States (think Revolution). The older man then responded, the VMA Awards, specifically Miley's performance, and he also states that she was warned not perform. Flashback to the VMA's backstage area: just moments before Miley Cyrus is to perform, she is visited by her former, more wholesome self, who warns present day Miley against the performance.
Miley Cyrus, 20, had no issues with laughing at herself or at the critics who ridicule her. During her monologue, she voiced opinions about twerking, and her controversial VMA performance, which she said didn't apologize for, and continued to say that if she did owe anyone an apology, it's the people who make the bottom half of shirts. She said this while wearing a midriff jacket.
She went on to state things she wouldn't be doing during her short stint on SNL, a list that included twerking and Hannah Montana impressions. She also offered an update on Hannah Montana, who's apparently been murdered.
Sketches featured Miley portraying a bipolar teenager, a "hip" teenager, an offbeat Hilary Clinton, a high-strung cheerleader, a lackluster anchorperson, Scarlett Johansson, and most notably, Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) in a racy music video called "We Did Stop (The Government)." Also, in the video was Taran Killam portraying John Boehner (R-Ohio).
"We Did Stop (The Government)," a blatant play on "We Can't Stop," was chock-full of groin-grabbing, crotch-clutching, tongue-wagging, booty-popping, and the licking of a Lincoln doll. Both Bachmann and Boehner are shown wearing very little, but somehow, Boehner is wearing even less... often in a white leotard.
Lyrics to "We Did Stop (The Government)" include, "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 defund what we want. If you're not ready for healthcare can I get a 'hell no?' "
Cyrus led a successful and fairly uncontroversial episode, managing to stay away from topics such as pregnancy rumors, Sinead O'Conner feuding, or her former fiancé, Liams Hemsworth.
Cyrus performed two songs Saturday evening, "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop;" and she's hosted SNL twice, now, during the spring of 2011 and this past Saturday.