Melissa McCarthy’s surprise appearance as White House press secretary Sean Spicer last week was so good that "Saturday Night Live" had to bring her back to reprise the now iconic role.
This time, however, McCarthy started off as a "calmer" Spicer, who is less aggressive and kinder to the press.
“First of all, I'd just like to announce I am calm now. And will remain calm now as long as you sons of — ” she said, stopping just in time. “I'm not going to do that, because that is the old Spicey. And this is the new Spicey."
McCarthy also took a shot at the real Spicer’s jocular critique earlier this week.
“I’ve been told to cut down on my gum chewing,” McCarthy said, pulling out a gigantic stick of gum and chomping down on it.
The sketch, once again, brilliantly mocked the press secretary's tumultuous relation with the press.
“OK now I’m gonna open it up for questions and I’m probably gonna’ freak if you start asking stupid questions," Spicer snapped. "Speaking of freaks and stupid ones, Glenn Thrush, New York Times, stupid hack, go."
When a journalist asked about the court's decision against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, a furious Spicey vowed, "If the appeals court won't do what's right, President Trump will see them in court. Specifically, 'The People's Court.'"
There were also jokes about Ivanka Trump’s clothes being removed from Nordstrom’s and new Attorney General Jeff Sessions — played by the ever-talented Kate McKinnon.
Much like the real press secretary, McCarthy also took some time to talk about and a series of attacks and wars that never took place, including “the Bowling Green Massacre — not the Kellyanne one, the real one,” the “horror in Six Flags,” the “slaughter at Fraggle Rock" and the “Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
An irate, sputtering Spicer then used dolls to explain extreme vetting to "dumb babies."
"I'm going to have to use my dollies," McCarthy shouted before pulling out a Barbie and explaining she was “OK because she’s blonde.”
However, a doll version of dark-haired Moana could not enter the country.
“Uh-oh. Whoah. Whoah. Slow your roll, honey,” she cautioned. “We’re going to pat her down, then we’re going to read her emails, and if we don’t like her answers — WHICH WE WON’T — BOOM! Guantanamo Bay.”
As hilarious (and disturbingly close to reality) as the skit was, one thing is for certain — Trump is not going to like it.
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