To a country in turmoil, Alec Baldwin’s take on President Donald “Did he really just say that?” Trump on Saturday Night Live has been a gentle, cooling hand on our collective fevered brow.
Melissa McCarthy’s impression of frequently embattled and easily enraged White House press secretary Sean Spicer, which she debuted on SNL last night, should have the same effect on you. It’s always comforting when someone points out that you’re not crazy or imagining things, the situation really IS this batshit crazy and some extra sort of people are, for real, running the world.
Via Vanity Fair:
McCarthy’s version of Spicer cancels the National Parks Service as an aside, ignores concerned questions about Bannon’s role on the N.S.C., uses props to get her point across, and locks a disobedient CNN reporter in a cage.
SNL is pretty much a news source at this point, so they’re serving up as much satire of our current administration as possible. Last night, Alec appeared as Trump earlier in the FIRST cold open of the episode (Melissa yelled out the “Live from New York…” when she ended her sketch). They have enough material to do two cold opens now. Lorne Michaels can’t sleep on his stomach anymore due to the rigid and permanent erection he has over ratings and press and the Trump era is only two weeks in.
You can watch Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer (the only thing she was missing were the purple bags under his eyes that make you wonder if he’s able to sleep ever or at all) below.