McCarthy Brings Back Spicey Time to SNL

Show has a grand time with actress' 5th time as host
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 14, 2017 6:21 AM CDT

Melissa McCarthy once again brought comic spice to Saturday Night Live: After a spate of guest appearances mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer in recent weeks, she was back on Saturday's edition as host. McCarthy played the hot-tempered Spicer whizzing on his motorized podium through the streets of Manhattan—a sequence spotted on Friday as it was filmed, reports the AP. In the latest White House press briefing spoof, Aidy Bryant playing Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but Spicer jumped from the bushes just outside the press room to reclaim his spot, pushing Sanders aside. "Let me put this whole Russian thing to bed: Trump is innocent," he seethed. "How do we know? Because he TOLD us so!" A reporter asked, "Were you surprised Trump fired Comey before he fired you?" Blowing his top, Spicer ripped down a support column and hurled it at the reporter.

But was this true? Was Spicer's job really in jeopardy? Had Trump been feeding him lies? Spicer cranked up his motorized podium and hit the road for New York to confront Alec Baldwin as Trump and find out. "Have you ever told me to say things that aren't true?" Spicer asked Trump after tracking him down. "Only since you started working here," Trump replied. Baldwin earlier played Trump in the show's Cold Open. Interviewed by NBC News' Lester Holt (Michael Che), Trump was asked if he could assure the nation he wouldn't name someone "crazy" to replace James Comey. Trump said his choice would be "so bonkers" everyone would wish it were Judge Judy. As for those Nixonian comparisons, per CNN, "No, no, no, I am nothing like Nixon ... I bet Nixon only got one scoop of ice cream for dessert. But I get two scoops, OK? Two scoops," Baldwin said, holding up two fingers and emulating Nixon's "V" sign. (More Saturday Night Live stories.)

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