Miley Cyrus did not hold back making fun of herself during her hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this week and helped the show's cast create her We Can't Stop music video, remade as a celebration of the government shutdown.
The shot -- titled We Do Stop -- opened with John Boehner snapping in a gold grill (similar to what Cyrus did in the real music video) and ended with an image of Michele Bachman (Cyrus) groping the Speaker over his mesh bra top. The short twisted the original video's bizarre imagery: there was a french fry White House, an elephant bleeding Pepto Bismol and smoke radiating from Uncle Sam's crotch.
There was also a Taran Killam butt shot and the parody's lyrics included "And everyone in line for early childcare/Anyone who planned to see a grizzly bear/We are all shut down here..." Cyrus channels Bachman with a brown bob and black suit as she spreads her legs open on screen and sticks out her tongue.
"Bills in the house like we don't care/ cuz we came to shut it all down now/ no government around now," Cyrus sings. "If you're not ready for healthcare/can I get a hell no/ cuz we're gonna keep it shutdown..."
Boehner, who hits a pinata in the shape of an American flag, throughout the video wears the same midriff-baring outfits Cyrus wore in the original music video for We Can't Stop. Watch the SNL skit in the clip below.
The SNL cast shows off their impression talents when they played Hollywood’s hottest celebrities auditioning for the movie version of the “Fifty Shades of Grey. novel. The unlikely couples included Seth Rogan and Emma Stone learning to use a whip, Christoph Waltz having trouble keeping calm in the presence of Scarlett Johansson (played by Cyrus), Steve Harvey and Rebel Wilson improvising, Jane Lynch taking over the scene with Jon Cryer, and Tracy Morgan trying to make sense of Tilda Swinton.
Cyrus' controversial performance at the 2013 Video Music Awards was addressed in the show's opening skit. In a flash-forward to the year 2045 in New York City, Kenan Thompson tells the audience that Cyrus' twerking did catalyze the downfall of America and that the crisis could have been avoided if the singer had listened to her past self, played by Vanessa Bayer in her old ”Miley Cyrus Show” wig. Bobby Moynihan plays a disgruntled teddy bear, shouting, “We shouldn’t be doing this” and Bayer gives her counterpart a “Molly, the American Girl doll you keep singing about.”
Watch the video below to see the show's opening skit.