McCarthy's 'Spicey' hides in bushes, makes out with Baldwin's Trump on 'SNL'

Kelly Massey
May 15, 2017

While not every political cold opener in 2017 has worked, this one truly connected.

"I'm famous, it's OK", says Baldwin's Trump.

"I fired him because of Russian Federation". Also, points to the writers for this gem, from Mr. Trump: "You think I care about optics?" He's investigating Russian Federation. I don't like it.

"Liar, liar, trousers on fire, so I put them out!" "I've got a tracking number right here!"

The skit touched on Time's report that Mr. Trump gets two scoops of ice cream when the rest of his staff gets one, and the fact that Anderson Cooper rolled his eyes at Kellyanne Conway during an interview. There was no way McCarthy wasn't going to mock Spicer for it, and she definitely delivers! "I hope to God, I hope it killed her", she yelled. The two then embraced, kissed, and made up.

Honestly, if you want to create a short demo reel of the types of things that make up an ideal SNL host, include McCarthy desperately trying to hose cake, pie, frosting, and other items from her face using an array of in-podium water hoses.

This time, McCarthy, who was hiding among the bushes as Spicer, interrupted Aidy Bryant's stint as Sarah Huckabee Sanders ― Trump's political aide who took on the press this week after President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. "You are articulate and charming, whereas Sean is bullish", a reporter adds.

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Spicer was hiding in the bushes to start the segment, but eventually walks in with a fire extinguisher and blasts chemicals all over a reporter's trousers. That's why I put him out. And so, too, is Melissa McCarthy's impression of him as the bullying, prop-wielding, obfuscating "Spicey".

The rest of the presser proceeded in a similar manner, with puppets and more insults until Spicer suddenly became tired of the press scrum and drove his podium away to President Donald Trump's office where he asked, "Have you ever asked me to say anything that isn't true?" Because he told us so!

She then read off the tracking numbers - only then to realize it was her own bank routing number. But McCarthy makes it work wonderfully by using her incredible talents as a physical comedian.

Melissa McCarthy's acclaimed portrayal of the haphazard press secretary emerged from the bushes on "Saturday Night Live" to claim the throne in President Trump's press briefing room, before having his fragile reality come crashing down.

But then the sketch takes a sharp left turn, in which the reporters (and by extension SNL) shows Spicer a surprising amount of sympathy.

"No! Is this like The Godfather where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?" This sends Spicey (on his podium) all the way to NYC to find his boss, fighting NYC traffic like we've all seen in those clips from Friday.

McCarthy dressed up as legendary actress "Gaye Fontain" and joined Kate McKinnon's Gebette Derby for another roundtable on how women are treated in film.

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