Thursday, 22 February, 2018

'Spicy's back!': 'SNL' has McCarthy's Spicer meet with Baldwin's Trump

Stacy Diaz | 19 May, 2017, 06:20

Spicer abruptly makes his way into the briefing room when a reporter suggests that Sanders should take over as press secretary: "That's right, Spicey's back, Sarah's out!"

With the obvious joke covered, the sketch then addressed media reports speculating that Sanders would soon be taking over Spicer's position.

After a few trademark violent "Spicy" outbursts, the press secretary took up the defense of President Donald Trump against accusations that he fired FBI Director James Comey in an effort to obstruct the investigation into Trump's ties to Russian Federation. "How do we know?" Period. Then he hired lawyers to agree with him.

When members of the White House press corps suggest Spicer might be fired and replaced with Sanders, it spurs a soul-searching rolling lectern trip from D.C.to NY - and, ultimately, New Jersey - where Spicer seeks reassurance from President Trump (the returning Alec Baldwin).

"Only since you started working here", Trump explained.

As early as Friday, New Yorkers saw McCarthy in Spicer attire driving a lectern in New York, a clear hint that Spicer would return to the show.

As a disenchanted Spicer laments his situation, Trump leaned in for a kiss which Spicer rejected at first, asking if it was "like The Godfather, when you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?"

"I've got to find Trump".

That wasn't the only sketch for Baldwin's Trump.

"Yes", Baldwin's Trump responded before going in for long, deep kiss.

NBC released outtakes from last weekend's "Saturday Night Live" - featuring McCarthy riding a motorized replica of Spicer's podium near Columbus Circle - and the bloopers might be even better than the actual sketch.

After a similar joke that implied Trump and Putin were engaging in sexual acts together, "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert came under fire from the public and from Trump himself, who told Time in an interview that Colbert is a "no-talent guy".