Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

After a spate of guest appearances mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer in recent weeks, she was back on Saturday's edition, May 13, 2017, of the NBC satire show to preside as host.

Next week is the show's season finale, with Baldwin already locked down to play Trump.

The sketch was a big hit, even overshadowing chatter about Alec Baldwin's Trump impersonation that week. Then, to himself: "Wait, so, did I get him?".

In case you missed it during the week, Twitter was alive with footage and pics of Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer driving around Manhattan on her/his mobile podium, which only meant one thing.

"I sit on every chair like it's a toilet".

Most of the press corps' questions focused on the big news of the week: Comey and the FBI investigation into ties between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates.

Che's Holt asked "Trump" about how some had drawn comparisons between Trump and Richard Nixon this week. "Plus, I bet Nixon only got one scoop of ice cream for dessert, but I get two scoops", "Trump" said. "Nothing matters? Absolutely nothing matters anymore?"

McCarthy was actually on SNL hosting duty this week, so it was hardly a surprise to see her back in the bald cap as President Trump's rage-filled Press Secretary.

The sketch also featured Aidy Bryant as Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

But McCarthy's Spicer returned to the lectern, armed with a fire extinguisher to put "his trousers out" for lying.

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McCarthy's Spicer then emerges and sprays the reporter with fire extinguisher foam.

McCarthy swatted away questions from the reporters questioning Trump's mental fitness. "If he's insane, he's insane like a fox with mental problems", McCarthy replied.

"In a lot of ways, Melissa is the closest thing just in terms of sheer power and comedy physicality that we have to Chris Farley, and I knew Lorne felt the same way", Kenward said. Because he told us so, period! And they're going to prove it with a certified letter, which you know is the truth because it costs an extra two dollars have it certified!

McCarthy then read off the tracking numbers - only then to realize it was his own bank routing number. No one use it. But quickly Spicer jumped from the bushes just outside the press room to reclaim his spot, pushing Sanders aside.

"Oh my god, Glen, do I come to your job and slap the seven or eight hot dogs out of your mouth?" she said.

When Spicer's insane antics brought him notoriety, SNL knew it needed someone to play him.

McCarthy's return as Spicer came amidst her fifth episode as the "Saturday Night Live" host. "I swear I'll talk better".

"Sean I would never do that".

Questioned by the reporters about the timing of Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating Trump's alleged ties to Russia, fake-Spicer brought out a set of Russian nesting dolls.

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

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