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Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on SNL is My New Favorite Thing

The administration of Tangerine Voldemort are doing one good thing: giving us ample material for jokes. In fact, they’re making SNL great again, because those writers are now having a field day with Habanero Hitler and his Troop of Trifling Troglodytes. Everyone who works closely with him is a bumbling idiot. But that’s because he’s a raving dumbass himself. It’s like the worst game of “follow the leader.”

The latest episode had a surprise appearance by Melissa McCarthy, who is one of my comedy sheroes. She made me fall in love with her even more with this skit of her playing press secretary Sean Spicer.

How can I pick a favorite part when the ENTIRE 8 minutes is my favorite? Like… as soon as I’m done guffawing about one thing, I’m already cackling about another. The first time I watched this, I was in the airport and the way I lost all my public behavior was not nice. At one point, I actually cackled and the guy next to me looked like “WTF?” Sir, it’s not my fault that Melissa McCarthy is such a flawless human being and an amazing comic.

“Radical Moose lambs” took me CLEAN out, though. That must be noted. And then using Lamb Chop for the visuals? Genius.

What’s crazy is that you would never expect this portrayal from her. Cherubic looking, adorable, gorgeous Melissa transformed into the man who looks like he washes his eyes out with acid. He looks like he’s been pulling all-nighters for 15 years straight. Sean Spicer looks like a walking thumb, and Melissa didn’t just impersonate him. She became him. She nailed his habit of speaking in ALL CAPS, and the nostril flair.

Sean Spicer Melissa McCarthy

CHISOS that is one ugly human on the left. Melissa actually did him favors. They didn’t make her look and act terrible enough. But his Aint-Shit essence was all on display.

All I know is I’ve watched this so many times and I scream like it’s my first time whenever I rewatch. Between her ramming the reporter with the podium, the super soaker, the gum chew and the using an outside voice inside, it is as flawless an execution as it could be. And then Kate McKinnon rolls through and gives us Betsy DeVos in all her cluelessness. This skit is everything right.

Honestly, this has to do down in history as one of the top 3 skits on Saturday Night Live EVER.

I am obsessed with this skit and I’m gonna go watch it again. Laughter is gonna get us through this clusterfuck of times.

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  1. Andrea Plaid
    February 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    The podium attack laid me flat out!

    • SG
      February 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      That was my favorite part!!! Hilarious

    • Fellmama
      February 6, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Me too. I was slain. Kaput. Ded of lols.

  2. February 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I’m still cackling about “radical moose lambs” and the podium attack. The fact she used a LambChop doll absolutely did me in!

  3. February 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Moose Lambs made me completely fall out. And picking up the podium? Actual tears. But really? The circle of words surrounding the BAN was so on point. The whole thing is my favorite.

  4. Lisa
    February 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I woke my husband up from a sound sleep in the other room with my cackling. I’ve watched it 4 times and I laugh that way each time. It will never not be funny.

  5. Milaxx
    February 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I am an old fart who has watched SNL through thick & then since it’s inception. *This* is joining the ranks as one of my all favorite SNL skits. It’s right up there with Landsharks and Little Richard in the hot tub.

    Melissa is a national treasure and pure dee fool!

  6. February 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    When she pulled out the props, I lost it!! LOL

  7. Robin
    February 6, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I was already hyperventilating at “circular usage”, then Kate McKinnon just flat lined me.

  8. Shar
    February 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Radical Moose Lambs………I died ten thousand deaths when I watched it sunday morning……Betsy Dumbazz Devos was spot on. I <3 Lorne Michaels and the whole writer's guild on SNL

  9. Mandy
    February 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    All of that goodness and they never even got to the Dippin’ Dots ????????????????????

    • February 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      I was waiting for the Dippin’ Dots mention! Can we talk about that hairline though?

  10. Bonnie B.
    February 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Aaaaalll of the above, plus the incredible likeness. Amazing. Melissa is a treasure and Kate killed her impression.

  11. February 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    The podium ramming and the visual aids. I was done.

  12. phillygirl
    February 6, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    She kilt it. I said KILT! LOL!!! I need this to become a regular segment–at least once a month, but I’m sure Sean Sphincter will be providing enough material for a weekly skit. As soon as I recognized her, I knew it would be epic and perfection. As usual, Alec Baldwin nailed Orange Foolious in the opener. #snl #melissamccarthy

    • Q
      February 7, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      Girl!!!!! Orange Foolious??? I slid down the booth seat in the restaurant like a 2 yrs. Old having a tantrum. I haven’t watched the skit yet…I have to wait til I get in the car. Luvvie got me all scared to watch in public.

  13. February 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Radical Moose Lambs and de-turd had me laid out and weak! Add the podium ramming, forget it. This was hilarious.

  14. blackprofessor
    February 6, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    She killed it! This is up there with Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Roger’s neighborhood!

  15. Tosha P
    February 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Was reading this whilst eating, when Luvvie said, that Chile been pulling all nighters for 15 years straight, baby I’m here to tell ya I forgot I had a mouth full of black eyed peas and HOWLED TO THE BLUE CORN MOON, spewing peas errrrrrwhere

  16. Lisa
    February 6, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Anxiously awaiting her next press conference !!!!

  17. February 6, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Loved the props and the podium ramming!!

  18. Fuschia
    February 7, 2017 at 10:48 am

    one of the best EVER!!

  19. ReddRoanoke
    February 7, 2017 at 10:56 am

    This caught me off guard and I kept rewinding it. My neighbors may think I am completely insane because it was a nice day and my windows were opened. My daughter had to come see what all the cackling was about.

  20. Lisa Stone
    February 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    This woman has talents I never, ever have seen before. How does she do that with the gum and not choke to death PLUS maintain diction PLUS make a gum sculpture with her teeth PLUS telling it “I’ll get back to you later” PLUS not breaking face.

    You are so right: “Laughter is gonna get us through this clusterfuck of times.”

  21. Michele
    February 7, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Don’t sleep on that Oval Office skit that opened the show either. The crank call to Zimbabwe laid. me. out.

  22. YvMarie
    February 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I haven watched SNL since Eddie Murphy left. But this administration is giving them LIFE! The radical moose lambs and podium trampling had me in stitches. We/They need Melissa to make regular appearances as Sean. She will not be de????.

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