“Saturday Night Live” dio un homenaje musical burlón al fallecido líder socialista venezolano Hugo Chávez, poniendo de relieve su discurso al llamarlo al entonces presidente George W. Bush el diablo y declarando que el capitalismo mató la vida en Marte.
Invitado anfitrión Justin Timberlake Elton John jugó y realizó una versión modificada de “Candle in the Wind”.
“Debo confesar que no sabía mucho de Hugo Chávez”, dijo Timberlake-como-Elton. “Hice un poco de investigación y resulta que el presidente Chávez era un hombre complejo. Así que aquí va, todo en esta canción es verdad. ”
Goodbye, Hugo C. You had such great style and panache
You were a man of the people and you liked to wear a sash
You called George Bush the devil when you spoke at the U.N.
You said it smelled like sulfur and you called him Mr. Danger
It seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind
If a candle could pull out two pistols at a press conference
You said the U.S. caused earthquakes and you outlawed Coke Zero
And on your shoulder stood your parrot with a matching red beret
You had your own TV show, it was called ‘Hello President’ (Great name)
It wasn’t about politics, you sometimes danced and made up raps
You helped to make a country the kidnapping capital of the world
But you also increased milk production by almost 50 percent
And it seems to me you once gave a speech where you encouraged shorter showers
And another thing you said was capitalism killed Mars
Yes you believed in a civilization that existed on the surface of Mars
But capitalism killed it off, when it was introduced to Mars (He actually said that)
You were a hero to your people and you never gave up the fight
We’ll miss you, Hugo Chavez, because — live from New York, it’s Saturday night!