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At this point, we pretty much expect to see Miley Cyrus naked. But Miley Cyrus impersonating Michele Bachmann? Now that's shocking! Cyrus did a pretty great job hosting Saturday Night Live this week, pulling double-duty as the musical guest. Her best moment by far, however, was this remake of her own "We Can't Stop" video, which was turned into a Republican theme song for the government shutdown. The title, naturally: "We Did Stop." Watch it below! (Warning: semi-NSFW.)
In the guise of a sexed-up Michele Bachmann, Miley sang her hit single with new lyrics and a new duet partner: Speaker of the House John Boehner (played by Taran Killam). The most amazing thing about the parody is how few lyrics actually needed to be changed: The lines "This is our house, this is our rules" and "This is our party, we can do what we want" still fit the situation.
Also impressive: all of those little details from the actual video, re-worked to be Republican-themed. The dancing bears are replaced by elephants. The creepy singing computer head is now Ronald Reagan. The Miley doll in the pool becomes an Abraham Lincoln doll. And that awesome French fry skull is now a French fry Pentagon.
So will "We Did Stop" be remembered as the theme song of the government shutdown? Maybe, but it does have a competitor: Britney Spears' single "Work Bitch." On Wednesday, Spears put out the call on Twitter for Congress to get back to work:
Go call the po-lice, Go Call The Gu-vunah! Someone tell Congress to get to #WorkBxxCH— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 2, 2013
So who captures the zeitgeist best: Britney or Miley? We think this may require a dance-off.