Still confused about the government shutdown? Well thankfully Miley and the cast of Saturday Night Live put together a hilarious video boiling things down to 'We Can't Stop' terms.
This might be the most genius thing Saturday Night Live has done in years. With Miley Cyrus as the host and musical guest on Oct. 5, the comedy show utilized her song and video We Can't Stop to poke fun at the government shutdown with a video cleverly titled We Did Stop.
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Miley stars in the video as a sexy Michele Bachmann alongside Taran Killam, who plays a creepy, nearly naked John Boehner. Both Michele and John are pretty psyched about shutting down the government, and are celebrating by taking a page out of Miley's We Can't Stop book. The teddy bears, the grills, the twerking girls are all on hand in a perfect recreation of Miley's scandalous video.
There are way too many awesome shots to choose from John Boehner twerking, Michele getting raunchy in a sexy pantsuit, or maybe President Obama looking in on the party from outside with a WTF look on his face.
Say what you want about Miley Cyrus, but she brought her A-game to Saturday Night Live this week.
Smiler or not, there are a few things to love about this music video about the government shutdown, set to the tune of "We Can't Stop."
That's SNL's Taran Killam as House Speaker John Boehner, and Miley as Michele Bachmann. And yes, Miley licks an Abraham Lincoln doll at one point.
The original video's bears are replaced with the GOP elephants, but the fries remain.
On last night's Saturday Night Live, host and musical guest Miley Cyrus helped the show send up the government shutdown in Washington with a parody of her hit music video We Can't Stop, pointedly retitled We Did Stop (The Government).
The SNL bit laid the blame for the government shutdown squarely at the feet of the Republicans. The video showed SNL player Taran Killam dressed as Republican House Speaker John Boehner, and Cyrus as Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, partying hard, and symbolically having their way with Uncle Sam, while Barack Obama (played by Jay Pharoah) looked on uninvolved and forlorn, locked outside this very unpatriotic house party.
Given that much of the shutdown is about public relations, one has to wonder if even a silly thing like an SNL parody might have some real-world effect, if Republican lawmakers get the sense that mainstream outlets are singling them out for ridicule. In a Weekend Update piece on the show, Boenher and the G.O.P. were both labelled loser. (So was the Affordable Care Act website only because of reports of glitches due to too much demand for Obamacare.)
Saturday Night Live took full advantage of host Miley Cyrus' cultural footprint this week with a hilarious sendup of her aggressively surreal We Can't Stop video, instead featuring Republicans like John Boehner and Michele Bachmann vamping dirtily to We Did Stop (The Government), an ode to the current federal government shutdown. The piece featured We Can't Stop's weird, scuzzy imagery, stuffed elephants in place of teddy bears, and a voyeuristic President Obama peeking through the curtains.
Miley Cyrus' unruly video for "We Can't Stop" was something of an
illustration of what happens when you put a bunch of mutinous kids in a room
together to see what unfolds -- which, you could argue, is exactly what's been
taking place in Congress in the wake of last week's government shutdown.
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"We Did Stop (The Government)," a pre-taped music video from the Miley-hosted
"Saturday Night Live," merges these two worlds to create a smart, rebellious and
downright hilarious statement on just how twisted things are in D.C. It's quite
a bit more conservative than "We Can't Stop," but in political affiliation
solely -- it's every bit as raunchy as the original, and in ways, it's even more
alarming. The burning marshmallows are replaced with burning $100 bills
(seriously, just look at how much the shutdown's costing us), the creepy singing
face is replaced by that of Republican deity Ronald Reagan and all the dogs and
stuffed bears are replaced with -- you guessed it -- elephants. In short, it
brings a hilarious (and at the same time, a truly terrifying) new meaning to
"This is our house/ This is our rules."
The two-and-a-half minute clip opens with Taran Killam as Miley-meets-John-Boehner
as the Speaker of the House puts in his grill and slicks back his hair as a
familiar voice rings in with a slightly different message: "It's our party, we
can stop what we want, we can vote how we want, defund what we want."
That's when the really Miley shows up, dressed almost uncannily as Republican
representative Michele Bachmann (who has been one of the most fervent opponents
of President Obama's health care law). But that doesn't mean her moves are going
to be any less suggestive this time around.
"Red states and sweaty bodies everywhere/ Bill's in the house like we don't
care/ 'cause we came to shut it all down now, no government around now," she
sings as she and Killam dance with Uncle Sam, break a pinata in the shape of the
American flag, and turn away astronauts and park rangers who want to get in on
the fun. "If you're not ready for health care/ Can I get a "hell no!" /'Cause
we're gonna keep it out shut down/ D.C. is a closed town all around."
The clip aired during Miley's double-duty gig on "SNL," which also saw her
playing Hillary Clinton and during which she performed "Wrecking Ball" and an
acoustic version of "We Can't Stop."
There's sure to be more hilarious moments where that came from the extended,
90-minute version of "Miley: The Movement,' airing tonight on MTV at 8p.m. ET.
We'll never be the same after seeing this parody of We Can't Stop on Saturday Night Live this week.
In We Did Stop (The Government), Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann, Taran Killam plays John Boehner, and they both show way more skin than we ever wanted to see from those Republican politicians.