This time, McCarthy, who was hiding among the bushes as Spicer, interrupted Aidy Bryant's stint as Sarah Huckabee Sanders ― Trump's political aide who took on the press this week after President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. But far and away Saturday's fan favorite was McCarthy's "Sean Spicer Returns" sketch, during which the show mercilessly skewered the chaos that followed Comey's Tuesday dismissal. With Melissa McCarthy serving as host, her Sean "Spicey" Spicer impression put in a show stopping performance. "Boo-ya!:Let's do this!"
McCarthy's Spicer, with a scared look on his face, is crouching in shrubbery - a reference to a Washington Post story about the fallout after FBI Director James B. Comey's firing.
It led to the cross-country trip that saw McCarthy riding Spicer's podium through the streets of NY this week, eventually ending with the return of Alec Baldwin's Trump-where the two share a few special words and get, well, pretty close.
"I know we think this every week, but this week was insane", says Colin Jost, in kicking off Weekend Update. He told us so.There's no Russian Federation thing. "Period. And then he hired lawyers to agree with him".
The real-life Trump was reportedly upset earlier this year with "SNL" having a woman play his press secretary.
As questions start pouring in on the chances that he may be removed, Spicer sets out on his motorized podium out of the West Wing Briefing Room for New York City to talk with the President.More news: Spurs Kawhi Leonard misses practice, remains questionable for Game 3
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But you don't want to read this - you want to watch.
"But what if he's lying to you?" asks Thrush, sending Spicer into a crisis of conscience. It then shows footage of McCarthy as Spicer riding the podium through the streets of NY.
"I did. I fired him because of Russia", Trump told an incredulous Holt.
"They're saying that you're going to replace me with Sarah". McCarthy as Spicer asks him, "Have you ever told me to say things that aren't true?"
At one point, the sketch mocked Trump's attempts to distance himself from Russian Federation with a letter from his lawyers.
"Kiss me", said Baldwin's Trump, over Spicer's objections that he has a wife. Spicer asked Trump after tracking him down.