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

Nick Sanchez
May 17, 2017

This May 9, 2017 photo provided by NBC Universal shows Melissa McCarthy as Shawn Spicer posing for promos for Saturday Night Live backstage in NY. The scene ends with McCarthy's Spicer yelling, "I had a good run!"

Return of Sean Spicer - McCarthy brought back her White House Press Secretary impression, dispatching with Sarah Huckabee Sanders before diving into her fight with reporters.

As Sanders bats away suggestions that Spicer is hiding in the bushes, a reporter asks her to take on the role full-time "instead of him".

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"Trump is innocent", McCarthy's Spicer said. "How do we know?" He told us so.There's no Russian Federation thing. Period", Spicey insisted. "Then he hired lawyers to agree with him. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

Sure, the fact that last night's Saturday Night Live host, Melissa McCarthy, was going to be driving through Manhattan traffic on a motorized podium-mobile as press secretary Sean Spicer might have been spoiled all week by ubiquitous pictures and articles. "The only Russian thing is my little dolly". And if simply casting a woman to play Spicer angered Trump, it was clear what would push him over the edge.

"If McCarthy goes full Spicer tomorrow night, we'll get further insight into whether the president thinks it's a positive for his spokesperson to be such a big blip on the cultural radar, or whether he's had enough of his chief spokesperson being portrayed like this", Miller said. That is, until he was triggered by a press member who asked, "Were you surprised that he fired Comey before he fired you?" "He wouldn't do that, he's my friend!"

"No I'm married", Spicer replied.

"And if he's your friend, why does he make you come out here and humiliate yourself every day?"

"Don't make me make the podium move", he said to laughter at a news briefing in March in response to a pointed question about the latest employment figures.

After telling the Hollywood couple that the best seats were backstage, Melissa whispered to Joan, 'I may have been drinking when I invited them'.

"Sean I would never do that".

Later on in the sketch, McCarthy's Spicer meets with Baldwin's Trump at his New Jersey golf club, where the pair embrace and kiss.

"Is this like "The Godfather" where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?"

There's no question that working in Donald Trump's communications department is no easy task, especially now that he's president.

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