The bits were very funny which is unusual for SNL.
There is little doubt that Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Spicey’ comedy bits cost Sean Spicer his position as White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer’s position was immediately downsized the day after the first SNL Spicer impression that Melissa McCarthy performed.
As the bits kept coming we saw less and less of the real Sean Spicer.
That was no coincidence.
Here are a couple of Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Spicey’-est moments on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
McCarthy made her totally unexpected debut as “Spicey” in February, for which she earned TVLine accolades. The inaugural sketch found Spicer physically and verbally assaulting members of the press (though it wouldn’t be for the last time!), while chewing an unfathomably large piece of cinnamon-flavored gum:
“Spicey” next turned up a week later, on Feb. 11, where he hawked Ivanka Trump’s clothing line and defended Trump’s extreme vetting following Kellyanne Conway’s fabled Bowling Green Massacre:
Just in time for Easter, McCarthy reprised her role after Spicer referred to concentration camps as “Holocaust centers” and minimized Adolf Hitler’s atrocities when talking about the ongoing crisis in Syria:
Spicey was last seen when McCarthy hosted the second-to-last SNL of Season 42, this time taking to the streets of New York on a motorized podium to find (and lock lips!) with Alec Baldwin’s Trump:
And, of course, who could forget that instant classic SNL promo, which showcased McCarthy’s transformation to the tune of West Side Story‘s “I Feel Pretty”:
Will you miss Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer? And which of the above appearances was your fave? Chime in below.
I’ll miss him a bit, he had a wonderfully sardonic attitude towared the press. I can’t wait to see which big network picks him up. He will be a great addition to the Trumpian Media community. They need him more there now than they need him at the Press Briefing podium.