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Melissa McCarthy Opens 'SNL' With Another Crazy Sean Spicer Take-Down

Published On 02/12/2017 Published On 02/12/2017
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After nominating Rosie O'Donnell, Christine Baranski, and countless other female celebs to play Trump cabinet members, viewers tuned into this weekend's Saturday Night Live to see many of their wishes denied. Fortunately, there was a silver lining: the return of Melissa McCarthy as Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

To say that the debut of the actress's genius impression rankled Trump would be an understatement, Politico having noted that "it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic." McCarthy's second outing, from last night's cold open, isn't going to assuage the commander-in-chief's anger, as the Ghostbusters star doubled down on the drag, gum, weaponry, and confusion that made her first turn so scarily accurate -- all while adding shimmery bangles and show-stopping high heels to the mix.

"There was some light terrorism this week, when Nordstrom decided to stop selling Ivanka Trump's line of clothing and accessories," said McCarthy, in a fiery response that quickly became an applause-inducing home-shopping commercial. "Don't even get me started on her shoes -- because these babies are real head-turners!"

The rest of the 8-minute sketch also managed to explain "extreme vetting," introduce Jeff Sessions (played by a drawling Kate McKinnon), and hint that Trump would take his travel ban problems to The People's Court -- a joke that became a reality later in the show.

Behind the scenes, there were Spicey kisses:

 

That's a Spicey kiss! @benjyfalcone

A photo posted by Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy)

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And, hopefully, talks of at least one more encore.

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Sean Fitz-Gerald is a staff writer at Thrillist Entertainment. Find him on Twitter: @srkfitzgerald.

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