Watch Melissa McCarthy as ‘Spicey’ Trying to Save His Job on ‘SNL’
“Saturday Night Live” took on some hard questions about James Comey, Russia and the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s job security during a recent skit in which comedian Melissa McCarthy brought back her popular impersonation of “Spicey”.
The real life Spicer had a tough week. On Monday, he was grilled about Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor, and Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general. On Tuesday, he had to break the news that President Donald Trump had relieved James Comey, the now former FBI director, of his duties. And by Friday, there were rumors circulating that the White House Press Secretary could be joining Comey among the ranks of the unemployed.
So, last night’s episode of “SNL” probably didn’t help Spicer sleep much.
It was reported on Wednesday that Spicer had “spent several minutes” behind the bushes while Janet Montesi, an executive assistant to the Director of Communications at the White House, told reporters that he would answer some of their questions “as long as he was not filmed doing so.”
Spicer then came out and told the press to “turn the lights off.”
McCarthey naturally had some fun with all this on the show. “Spicey” must have sensed that Sarah Huckabee Sanders—played by Aidy Bryant—was eyeing his job. McCarthey emerged midway through the press conference and declared “Spicey’s back. Sarah’s out. Booyah.”
“Let me just put this whole Russian thing to bed once and for all: Trump is innocent,” the fictional Spicer told the press in the skit. “How do we know? Because he told me so. Period. Then he hired lawyers to agree with him. And they’re going to prove it with a certified letter, which you know is the truth, because it costs an extra $2 to have it certified.”
The fictional Spicer added: “I am being straight with you. I’m telling you exactly what president Trump told me.”
After the disillusioning press conference in the skit, Spicer rides his motorized podium from Washington DC to Trump Tower in New York City, and later to a “Golf Course in New Jersey.” It is here that Spicey confronts Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, and asks if he’s been forced to say things that are untrue. “Only since you started working here,” the president responded.
Fearing for his job, Spicer then gives into Trump’s advances. “It’s okay, I’m famous,” Baldwin’s Trump assured him.
Spicer asks: “Is this like “The Godfather”, when you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?”
“Yes,” Trump says before locking lips with his co-star.
In reality, Spicer might lose his job, not to someone else, but because his post may no longer exist in the future. Trump recently suggested to Fox News that he might do away with White House press briefings all together.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 12, 2017
Baldwin also parodied Trump’s interview with Lester Holt in the show’s opening segment.
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