Taylor Swift laid bare the issues that paparazzi keep hounding her for in the monologue she did for "Saturday Night Live". She took a jab at Kanye West who interrupted her MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech, Joe Jonas who broke her up over the phone and the media who questions her relationship with Taylor Lautner. The country singer did it all in the best way she knows it, singing.
She began by making fun of herself, saying that when she feels excited about something, she writes a song about it. So it became "The Monologue Song (La La La)" where Swift sang "You might think I'd bring up Joe, that guy who broke up with me on the phone/ Hey, Joe, I'm doing real well, tonight I'm hosting 'SNL' "
She went on with the Lautner reference, singing "If you're wondering if I might/ Be dating the werewolf from 'Twilight'/ I'm not gonna comment on that/ In my monologue." She took a slight pause and mouthed "Hi, Taylor" to the camera.
She saved the West material to the end, singing "You might be expecting me to say/ Something bad about Kanye/ And how he ran up on the stage/ But there's nothing more to say/ 'Cause everything's OK/ I've got security lining the stage." Delivering her last note she said, "We've got a great show. Kanye West is not here"
Apart from the monologue, Swift also did a digital short with Andy Samberg. Made as a movie trailer, the short spoofed "Twilight" with Swift being Bella and Samberg being Edward. However, instead of falling for Edward, Bella took interest in a Frankenstein.
Swift also dressed up as Kate Gosselin appearing on "The View" to replace Sherri Shepherd. But it was Samberg who got the full attention as Nicolas Cage in financial trouble. When asked how he will get money, 'Nicolas Cage' said, "I'm going to steal the Declaration of Independence. Or maybe I'll make another movie where I say: 'Ahhhh! Watch OUT!!!' ".
The other skits involved Swift putting on a goatee as a convict, pajamas for a skit about roommates, and a blonde wig as the impersonation of Shakira. In between the skits, she put on serious face to perform two of her singles, "You Belong with Me" and "Untouchable".