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Published: Mon, May 15, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer Credit: SNL


This week's episode of "Saturday Night Live" focused on President Trump and Sean Spicer, the president's press secretary.

The actress didn't participate in the cold open.

"Only since you started working here", Baldwin's Trump responded. With the actual Spicer rumored to be on the way out the door despite his willingness to flat-out deny reality on a daily basis, McCarthy's Spicey can only succumb to the fate of all those who'll eventually learn what serving Donald Trump really entails.

The fictionalized Mr. Trump responded, "No, I fired him because of Russian". I thought, 'He's investigating Russian Federation. "I should fire him".

"Sean is fulfilling his duty as the officer in the Naval Reserve, and that is why he cannot be here", Bryant's Sanders said, to which a reporter retorted, "I'm pretty sure I can see him hiding in those bushes". "Is this all over?" before repeating the answer: "Absolutely nothing matters".

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.

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. SNL did not have a version of Kimberly Guilfoyle as the potential next-in-line person who could take Spicer's job. Then we're treated to a truly horrifying make out session.

Spicer asks if he's being fired and replaced by his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Things got physical this time in the White House press briefing spoof. When the White House press corps asked if Sanders could be press secretary forever, Spicer blasted the room with a fire extinguisher before forcing Sanders off his podium.

All while Melissa McCarthy could be seen dressed as Spicer, watching the proceedings from some bushes.

He outlined what could become a new plan to communicate with reporters, citing his dissatisfaction with his own press department after a spate of conflicting reports in the immediate aftermath of FBI Director James Comey's firing.

"I know we think this every week, but this week was insane", says Colin Jost, in kicking off Weekend Update.

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