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Published: Mon, February 13, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Melissa McCarthy Returns As Angry Sean Spicer On 'SNL'


During this week's "Saturday Night Live" cold open, Melissa McCarthy returned as President Donald Trump press secretary Sean Spicer. Unable to pronounce multi - syllabic middle eastern names, especially the name of a dignitary's wife, he grumbled, "Oh, Jesus. That's an achievement that only comes if you're a comedy icon like Steve Martin, or an enduring character actor like John Goodman, or if you were lucky enough to be in the vehicle in 1987 when Lorne Michaels ran over the guy selling oranges by the side of the highway", the 30 Rock star said.

McCarthy as Spicer also promised to "remain calm", especially after last week's episode where she sprayed journalists with a water gun for asking questions.

"We know she's ok because she's blonde". She hit another homer last night with a devastating smackdown of the new, "calmer" Trump mouthpiece on "Saturday Night Live".

She also announced Trump would pursue his immigrant ban in the "People's Court," a reality show on Fox. "We're going to read her emails and if we don't like the answers, and we won't, then boom!" Spicey took a leaf blower to a reporter who challenged the statistics bragging that he' was "blowing away dishonesty".

The eight-minute sketch once again depicted Spicer's combative tone with the press. "Guantanamo Bay", she said of the Moana doll. Then Spicer let everyone know that Trump would see everyone in court, "The People Court".

As Spicer, she shilled Ivanka Trump's clothing line, defended the fabricated Bowling Green Massacre and struggled through Trump's definition of "extreme vetting".

Viewers may not have been given an appearance by O'Donnell as Bannon (or Trump), but SNL continued to goad Trump by having Leslie Jones don the Trump wig in an attempt to supplant Baldwin in the role. McCarthy said. "And don't even get me started on her shoes because these babies are real headturners".

The press corps also got to meet the country's newest attorney general, former Senator Jeff Sessions, played by a white-haired Kate McKinnon with a thick southern drawl.

"There's two kinds of crime - regular and black", McKinnon said.

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