Melissa McCarthy, as Sean Spicer, rides her podium through NY

Anita Tucker
May 15, 2017

In fact, given the arguably diminishing returns of McCarthy's second and third appearances as Spicer, HAIM could end up being the best part of the episode, despite the weeklong political chaos leading into this episode of SNL.

McCarthy, dressed as Spicer and riding her press podium, taped a skit that will air on "Saturday Night Live" outside the CNN offices in NY.

But Stelter wasn't the only one to catch "Spicey" zipping through traffic on 58th Street-not even close.

Melissa McCarthy's writers deserve a raise.

Still, the question remains: How can McCarthy top the Easter Sunday special in which she showed up to a press conference in a bunny costume and cracked pastel egg?

McCarthy has gotten rave reviews for her impression of the combative spokesman on "Saturday Night Live", which she will be hosting this weekend. Fans are expecting her to revive her beloved impersonation of Spicer. Spicer was reportedly "among" the White House bushes Tuesday night after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, staying "hidden in darkness" until reporters agreed to speak without cameras.

Politico reported in February that McCarthy's spoof rattled the White House, with sources saying that Trump found it problematic that Spicer was being mocked by a woman.

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His deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has taken his spot behind the real podium.

SNL will once again be live coast-to-coast this Saturday.

Juicy tidbits like these give fodder to "SNL" writers while building excitement around the show.

SNL has also released a brief promo music video set to "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story, showing McCarthy prancing around and getting transformed into the press secretary.

Appearing on CNN Friday morning, contributor Angela Rye took pity on Press Secretary Sean Spicer's thankless job of having to defend President Donald Trump on a daily basis.

"Straight out da bushes", McCarthy wrote on Instagram, referencing reports Spicer recently hid in the bushes at the White House to avoid the press this week. "After all, the president has been known to watch television - and sometimes have strong reactions".

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