Even though the SNL cast has lots of white guys who could take on lampooning White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the satirical show reached out to an inspired choice to lampoon the beleaguered spokesman: Melissa McCarthy.
In a 'take no prisoners' guest appearance, McCarthy was almost unrecognizable as she took to the podium. Down to the ill-fitted suit, McCarthy gave a commanding, provocative performance.
Great satire happens when the subject's characteristics are elevated to a new level, and McCarthy landed in that hilarious sweet spot.
"I'm here to swallow gum, and I'm here to take names."
Hilarious...Melissa McCarthy As Sean Spicer Is The Best Thing On SNL In Years https://t.co/CyezyiBMfb— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 5, 2017
I think an Emmy may be in order. Melissa McCarthy is giving us all life. https://t.co/E60OC40tIG by #GeorgeTakei via @c0nvey— disz4me (@disz4me) February 5, 2017
The only good thing Trump has done is make #SNL great again Melissa McCarthy is Sean Spicer pic.twitter.com/el9zoPhXX2— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) February 5, 2017
Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer impression will go down in history https://t.co/YSeEaIfQ0U— The Cut (@TheCut) February 5, 2017
See Melissa McCarthy's epic takedown of Trump press secretary Sean Spicer on #SNL https://t.co/KWjfhGI44X— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 5, 2017
Melissa McCarthy as an unhinged Sean Spicer will knock the gum right out of your mouth https://t.co/ADtQSmB39i— New York Magazine (@NYMag) February 5, 2017