‘Saturday Night Live’: Melissa McCarthy Returns as Press Secretary Sean Spicer (WATCH)

Melissa McCarthy returned to “Saturday Night Live” to reprise her impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, skewering his gaffe earlier this week involving Hitler and the Holocaust.

McCarthy came out in a bunny suit, a reference to Spicer having played the Easter Bunny at one of the White House’s Easter Egg Roll events during the George W. Bush administration.

Spicer shocked the White House press corps and others during a briefing on April 11 while discussing President Trump’s decision to launch air strikes on Syria in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians.

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Spicer stated that even Hitler didn’t resort to using chemical weapons on his own people — a comment that drew immediate corrections and a storm of criticism for insensitivity and lack of knowledge of the Holocaust. To make matters worse, Spicer’s comment came on Passover. He later apologized for the verbal debacle in an interview with CNN.

McCarthy’s Spicer delivered a belligerent apology from a podium, but also berated the press for inflating the incident. “If you guys didn’t focus on every little slur and lie I said,” she said.

Spicer also raised eyebrows by referring to “Holocaust centers” rather than concentration camps. McCarthy’s Spicer sketch also brought in another PR debacle of the past week. “I know they were called “concentration clubs,” she said. “I know they were sent there on trains but at least they didn’t have to fly United.”

The sketch ends with Spicer driving an egg-shaped golf cart over his podium, right after he blurts out: “By the way the President’s probably going to bomb North Korea tonight.”

Check out McCarthy as Spicer here or watch the video above.

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  1. Nicole says:

    Please replace the reporters. Wasting our time acting stupid.

  2. Rudy Mario says:

    A laugh riot!
    Terrific Mccarthy.
    Timing of easter and passover…makes it more topical and special.

  3. watching Alec Baldwin doing Rachel maddows and Maxine Waters in a black face had me rolling on the floor! :

  4. Because SNL was shown at 8:30 pm last night, I watch it for the first time. As a Jew, I found Melissa McCarthy’s skit extremely offensive .Even though it was satire I thought it anti-semitic. I don’t think I’ll be watching SNL again.

  5. Tom says:

    Melissa humor is funny because she makes fun of the idiot reporters wasting our time. Please get new reporters screened for bias.

  6. Peggy Gardner says:

    Owwie! Mr Spicer spoke from great and grave ignorance. If he doesn’t like the heat perhaps, as the saying goes, he should get out of the kitchen.
    Or, maybe, he could pick up a book or two and learn something.

  7. My Opinion says:

    I don’t think it funny.I don’t mean because of the speech used etc. Just in general it wasn’t funny. I’m not a Trump supporter. I just think it was just another opportunity to jump on the Anti-Trump bandwagon

  8. MLR says:

    McCMcCarthy’s hysterical impression of Spicer is on point with every appearance regardless of the success /misses of SNL’s writing. The horror lies in her caricature demonstrates a greater competency as press secretary than Spicer’s pathetic, buffoonery each time he opens his idiotic trap.

  9. Lane says:

    Unwatchable. Worst of the 3 skits she performed as ‘Spicy’. ‘The Cold Open’ skit was great. The writers totally dropped the ball and hung her out to dry, unfortunately.

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