Paula's cameo on 'SNL' drowned out by F-word

New York Daily News -


Sunday, May 8th, 2005

Heavy Metal Band System of a Down got one over on "Saturday Night Live"
last night.

When the group performed "B.Y.O.B" from their new album "Mezmerize,"
the show repeatedly muted the F-word in the line, "Where the f---
are you?" But it missed guitarist Daron Malakian's screeched, "F---
yeah!" toward the end of the number. The camera even focused on him
as he said it.

Fans of the group immediately hailed the move on System of a Down's
Web site, with one noting, "The censors missed at least one 'f---
you.' Which was nice."

The band performed a second number, "Aerials," from their "Toxicity"
album, without incident.

"SNL" traditionally doesn't use a tape delay. NBC did not immediately
return a call seeking comment.

The show has a history of controversial performances, from Ashlee
Simpson getting caught lip-synching to Sinead O'Connor's ripping up
a picture of Pope John Paul II.

Earlier, embattled "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul got the last
laugh when the show spoofed her alleged Fox show sex scandal.

"What you're about to see is a reenactment of some events of this
week's biggest news story," said Abdul as she introduced the NBC
show. "Now, all the facts have been changed to get laughs at my
expense. I hope you enjoy it."

The cast then did a skit loosely based on ABC's "Primetime Live"
interview with ousted "Idol" contestant Corey Clark, who claims he
and Abdul had an off-screen fling.

In the spoof, Amy Poehler played Abdul as a sex-starved hussy hitting
on every male contestant from Clark to Justin Guarini.

But always the judge, the real Abdul had some criticism for Poehler's
portrayal of her.

"Amy, you need to prefect the clap a little more and be a lot more
sexier so that contestants will be willing to sleep with you,"
Abdul said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress