Melissa McCarthy made her long-anticipated return to Saturday Night Live last night (May 13) in her show-stealing role as US Press Secretary Sean Spicer – and she certainly didn’t disappoint.
In a long clip, McCarthy, who was hosting the episode, poked fun at Spicer’s rumoured firing, the odd occurrence of him appearing to hide in some bushes before a press briefing recently and President Trump’s controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey.
The really brilliant part of McCarthy’s sketch, though, was the crisis ‘Spicer’ suffered when a member of the press suggested that Trump was lying to him.
“Trump is innocent,” she rants in the clip. “How do we know? Because he told us so. Period. Then he hired lawyers to agree with him. And they’re going to prove it with a certified letter, which you know is the truth, because it costs an extra $2 to have it certified.”
After the reporters in the sketch suggested all of this might not be true and Sean Spicer is close to being fired, McCarthy’s character then embarked on a tour of New York City on a motorised White House podium searching for the big guy himself – eventually finding him on a New Jersey golf course.
After asking Trump (played, of course, by Alec Baldwin) if he’d ever asked Spicer to lie for him, Baldwin, in his creepily accurate impression, stated: “Only since you started working here.”
The people behind SNL then ramped up the sketch by about a thousand, with Baldwin’s Trump coming on to McCarthy’s Spicer with the depressingly real line: “I’m famous, it’s okay.”
And so, we watched the President of the United States and his Press Secretary make out. We’ll just wait for the President’s angry response on Twitter now, yeah?
Saturday Night Live continues next Saturday (May 20) with Dwayne Johnson as host, and Katy Perry as the musical guest.
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