Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

(It's like you can't even film a bit in busy NY traffic anymore.) But it was still a customary, crowd-pleasing hoot to see McCarthy's accurately belligerent, truth-twisting Spicer emerging from his hiding place in the White House hedges to unseat seemingly inevitable replacement spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant).

"Spicey" hides in the bushes from reporters during a White House briefing, led by Aidy Bryant's impersonation of Spicer's real-life stand-in last week, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Questioned by the reporters about the timing of Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating Trump's alleged ties to Russia, fake-Spicer brought out a set of Russian nesting dolls.

The skit opened with McCarthy's Sean Spicer fronting up to his regular press conference before storming out to meet the president at Trump Tower, riding through the NY streets on a motorised podium.

Sean Spicer is back.

Later, McCarthy finally appeared in her signature "SNL" role - Sean Spicer. "Trump is innocent! How do we know? Because he told us so, period".




McCarthy was initially hesitant, saying, "Oh, God, that is juicy, but I don't understand how we're going to physically make it work" However, being one of the greatest living physical comedians, armed with amusing props, chewing gum, and a motorized podium, she helped create an iconic impersonation of Spicer.

When pressed, Spicey insisted that Trump wouldn't fire him because they were friends. The inner dolls represented Comey, Hillary Clinton, Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions, who were depicted as various cartoon characters. That is, until he was triggered by a press member who asked, "Were you surprised that he fired Comey before he fired you?"

If they're friends, "why does he make you come out here and humiliate yourself every day" and then "why is everyone saying he is about to fire you and replace you with Sarah?" Trump offers to let him stay for a kiss, like the one in the Godfather, and Spicer reluctantly obliges with a full on make-out scene to close the sketch. McCarthy's Spicer stumbles upon a New York Post cover announcing he might get fired, picks up gum from the sidewalk to eat (ew), and venturing to Trump Tower. But the questioning eventually leads him on a journey to the streets of NY, then a golf course in New Jersey, to ask Trump once and for all, what his future at the White House looked like.

Responding to questions about Trump's state of mental health, Spicer retorted: "If he's insane, he's insane like a fox with mental problems".

In case you missed it during the week, Twitter was alive with footage and pics of Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer driving around Manhattan on her/his mobile podium, which only meant one thing.

At one point, the sketch mocked Trump's attempts to distance himself from Russian Federation with a letter from his lawyers.

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