Helen Mirren, SNL Poke Fun at 'The Kennedys' (Video)
The actress plays Eleanor Roosevelt and kisses cast member Abby Elliott in a skit that parodies the miniseries' historical inaccuracies.
Dame Helen Mirren hosted Saturday Night Live April 9 in one of the series' more scandalous episodes.
During the show, Mirren played Helena Bonham Carter, Mary Shelley, and Julie Andrews in various sequences. She also allowed two cast members to grope her chest.
One of her most talked-about appearances came when she played Eleanor Roosevelt in a skit that panned controversial miniseries The Kennedys.
The segment opens with a faux trailer for ReelzChannel's eight-part TV event, claiming critics called it "rife with historical inaccuracy," "complete fiction" and "sucky."
The show then introduces its own ReelzChannel historical series: The Roosevelts, from 24 creator Joel Surnow.
The parody reveals that Eleanor Roosevelt convinced her husband to fake his injuries, forced Adolf Hitler to start World War II and personally ordered the bombing of Pearl Harbor while topless.
One scene also features Mirren passionately kissing cast member Abby Elliott, who plays Marilyn Monroe.
"10% Accurate, 20% Entertaining," the voiceover declares.
The skit then concludes, "When everyone else passes, it shows up on Reelz," poking fun at ReelzChannel for picking up The Kennedys after several other networks passed on the project.