Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on SNL is My New Favorite Thing
The administration of Tangerine Voldemort are doing one good thing: giving us ample material for jokes. In fact, they’re making SNL great again, because those writers are now having a field day with Habanero Hitler and his Troop of Trifling Troglodytes. Everyone who works closely with him is a bumbling idiot. But that’s because he’s a raving dumbass himself. It’s like the worst game of “follow the leader.”
The latest episode had a surprise appearance by Melissa McCarthy, who is one of my comedy sheroes. She made me fall in love with her even more with this skit of her playing press secretary Sean Spicer.
How can I pick a favorite part when the ENTIRE 8 minutes is my favorite? Like… as soon as I’m done guffawing about one thing, I’m already cackling about another. The first time I watched this, I was in the airport and the way I lost all my public behavior was not nice. At one point, I actually cackled and the guy next to me looked like “WTF?” Sir, it’s not my fault that Melissa McCarthy is such a flawless human being and an amazing comic.
“Radical Moose lambs” took me CLEAN out, though. That must be noted. And then using Lamb Chop for the visuals? Genius.
What’s crazy is that you would never expect this portrayal from her. Cherubic looking, adorable, gorgeous Melissa transformed into the man who looks like he washes his eyes out with acid. He looks like he’s been pulling all-nighters for 15 years straight. Sean Spicer looks like a walking thumb, and Melissa didn’t just impersonate him. She became him. She nailed his habit of speaking in ALL CAPS, and the nostril flair.
CHISOS that is one ugly human on the left. Melissa actually did him favors. They didn’t make her look and act terrible enough. But his Aint-Shit essence was all on display.
All I know is I’ve watched this so many times and I scream like it’s my first time whenever I rewatch. Between her ramming the reporter with the podium, the super soaker, the gum chew and the using an outside voice inside, it is as flawless an execution as it could be. And then Kate McKinnon rolls through and gives us Betsy DeVos in all her cluelessness. This skit is everything right.
Honestly, this has to do down in history as one of the top 3 skits on Saturday Night Live EVER.
I am obsessed with this skit and I’m gonna go watch it again. Laughter is gonna get us through this clusterfuck of times.
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