SNL Recap: Melissa McCarthy and Haim Take on Trump

Camille Rivera
May 15, 2017

"Saturday Night Live" fans knew that host Melissa McCarthy would spice up the comedy show as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in this week's highly anticipated episode.

Outside of the press pool room, Spicer is seen hiding in bushes.

In the final scenes of the press briefing, reporters ask if Spicer is surprised Trump fired Comey before him. "You are articulate and charming, whereas Sean is bullish", a reporter adds.

McCarthy reprised her role spoofing the White House press briefings, where she "put this whole Russian thing to bed once and for all".

It's shaping up to be a bad Mother's Day for Sarah and Will, the children of a Saturday Night Live audience member named Joan: Host Melissa McCarthy hopelessly upstaged them Saturday night by picking their mother out of the audience for a madcap tour of the show's backstage area. Plus, you can't go wrong with having Trump and Spicer make out, which just had to be included as a way to piss off the president even more.

Spicer then traveled to New York City, podium in tow, and confronted Mr. Trump and said, "Mr. Trump, I need to talk to you".

The speculation was so widespread that Melissa McCarthy incorporated it into her final sketch as Spicer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live".

"I'm famous, it's OK", says Baldwin's Trump. And it's not just because McCarthy was hosting, and it's not just because everyone wanted to see McCarthy's Spicer again (which was a given, even besides the point just about everybody in NY saw her riding around down on her motorized podium) - it was that and the fact that this past week was one of the longest registered in human existence. Earlier this week, McCarthy was spotted filming in NY, zipping through traffic on a motorized podium, and the final result was an emotional filmed piece, set to Simon & Garfunkel's "The Only Living Boy in NY".

McCarthy came on as both a figurative and literal comedic hurricane in February when she first introduced her gum-chewing, Super Soaker wielding, run-you-down-with-a-lectern White House Press Secretary. The freshest part of Alec Baldwin's Trump cold open was seeing Michael Che as Lester Holt.

Later in the show, McCarthy made a triumphant return as Sean Spicer, battling for his job as Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been filling in.

Holt/Che later asks about "optics" - referring to the firing of the FBI director in the midst of an investigation into Trump's Russian ties.

But the sketch really kicked into gear when the podium motored to NY, after "Spicer" goes in search of his boss in response to a reporter suggesting maybe Trump ied to him about Russian. McCarthy asks Baldwin, who is playing the president in the sketch.

Spicer arrived at Trump Tower, only to be told by the doormen that Trump doesn't come there anymore.

"Only since you started working here", Trump replies.

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