“Live with Kelly and Michael” definitely did Halloween right. With the help of a few celebrity guest stars, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan costumed the world of pop culture. Miley Cyrus (VMAs version and “Wrecking Ball”), “Breaking Bad,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Honey Boo Boo,” “Sharknado” and more all made appearances.
Check out the costume photos and this full list of everything Kelly and Michael brought on stage.
Naturally, the hosts had to start out with Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards. They were soon joined by stand-in “Robin Thicker” and Miley’s foam finger.
The hosts did separate, music video-themed costumes after that. Kelly was still Miley, but this time she was on a “Wrecking Ball.” Michael, meanwhile, portrayed Kanye West in his “Blood on the Leaves” video. Did you know there was a chicken dance in an early take of that one?
Not that we got to see much, but a “50 Shades of Stray” costume concept was quite evocative.
After this, the cast of “Duck Dynasty” (really the “Live” people) brought out Ian Ziering to talk about “Sharknado.” The show even did a parody trailer for the Syfy movie’s upcoming sequel. If you believe this video, the second film will feature Ziering, Robin Williams, Cher, Robert De Niro, Ian Somerhalder, the Long Island Medium, Jerry O’Connell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Julianne Hough, Michael Strahan as Mike Tyson and Samuel L. Jackson and Michonne (from “The Walking Dead”), and Kelly Ripa as Tara Reid.
A quick parody of “Gravity” in passing, and Kelly and Michael became tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams. Keeping to the sports theme, Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn were next. Also, Denis Rodman.
And then it was time for the parade of reality-star costumes. From “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” we got an excellent Mama June, Sugar Bear and Honey Boo Boo. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ran around with their baby. And another baby mama, Kate Middleton, brought a wee bit of much-needed class.
“The Fox” got a new video treatment toward the end, notable mostly for its cameo of Michael J. Fox as the titular animal.
Finally, two of TV’s most acclaimed dramas were reduced to silly costumes: “Sons of Anarchy” and “Breaking Bad.” It was great.