NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) premiered on October 11th, 1975, and is one of the longest running shows on television. This year marks the 39th season, and it’s pretty amazing that the TV show is still relevant after all these years. People still talk about the comedic sketches long after the show has aired, and the political satires often reflect what real people are thinking.
Last Saturday’s SNL featured Miley Cyrus as the host and musical guest, and she used the opportunity to showcase her considerable talent as an actor, comic, and singer. Miley is all grown up now, and I think she’s a multi-faceted entertainment powerhouse, who wields a great deal of influence on pop culture.
Miley’s an unabashed advocate for gay marriage and equality, isn’t meek or shy about expressing her opinion, and I admire her dedication and commitment to our cause. Like many of us, she’s a frequent critic of right-wing extremists, and last Saturday she took aim at Rep. Michele ‘Bozo’ Bachmann (R-MN).
In a sketch entitled "We Did Stop (The Government)," Miley and SNL cast member Taran Killam, satirized the government shutdown with a hysterically funny music video set to her hit song "We Can't Stop." Taran played House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as a gay leotard wearing horny politician, and Miley portrayed Bachmann as a horny twerking tongue wagging nymphomaniac, and their sketch was brilliant and laugh out loud funny.
Bravo to Taran Killam and Miley Cyrus for a genius send up of Boehner and Bachmann, and amplifying how ridiculous Republicans in Congress have become.
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