Here’s a pretty funny spoof of the government shut-down based on Miley Cyrus’s abysmal song, “We Can’t Stop“. It’s bit risqué, but not R-rated. It’s funnier if you can bear to watch the original video.
Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live two weeks ago, presumably where this video appeared.
I have to say that. although I used to be glued to the tube every Saturday night, I no longer watch SNL. I started seeing it during the glory days of The Not Ready for Prime Time Players: Radner, Curtin, Belushi, Akroyd, Chase, and Newman, and for decades it’s never come close to that original cast. Samurai deli-man, Emily Litella, the Blues Brothers, Weekend Update (“Jane, you ignorant slut!”), Roseanne Roseanneadanna: who can forget those? Gilda Radner and John Belushi were comic geniuses.
Gilda was at her best playing a little girl. I can’t find any clips of her classic performances, but here’s a compilation in which the sound’s been replaced with some cheesy music:
And the samurai sketches:
And then there were the killer bees, the Coneheads Consuming Mass Quantities. . . . and so on. Maybe I’m just a curmudgeon, but I think that SNL, like rock and roll, has run its course.
h/t: John W.