'Spicy's back': Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer and SNL guest host

Melissa McCarthy was hosting Saturday Night Live for the fifth time in her career - a coveted milestone only achieved by those most highly thought of by the show's producers.

The sketch opened with Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (played by Aidy Bryant) addressing journalists as Sean Spicer cowered in the bushes outside.

After a trip through New York City, McCarthy's Spicer found Trump, played by Baldwin, at a golf course in New Jersey, where "Saturday Night Live" presented a twist.

All in a day's work!

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer roams Manhattan in search of answers. The communications people don't have access to Trump, and the President is threatening to replace the daily briefings with himself. Though this sketch hit the same beats as the previous ones, the use of nesting dolls topped Spicer's previous use of toys to explain things to reporters. Also, points to the writers for this gem, from Mr. Trump: "You think I care about optics?"

He then tickles Spicer, and it gets uncomfortable pretty quickly. Fleeing a press briefing, Spicer goes on a road trip to find Donald Trump, and learn once and for all if they really are friends.

One reporter asked if Spicer was surprised to outlast fired FBI Director James Comey. McCarthy became a social media phenom in NY last week when spotted on that magical lectern in midtown. When Spicer finally finds Alec Baldwin as Trump - not in NY but at a golf course in New Jersey - it ends with a massive makeout session between the two.

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From hosing down SNL cast member Alex Moffat with a fire extinguisher to making out with Alec Baldwin as President Trump, Melissa McCarthy had everyone cracking up last night.

When pressed if Trump is lying to him, Spicer insists "he wouldn't do that, he's my friend".

"Let me put this whole Russian thing to bed: Trump is innocent", he seethed at the press corps.

"Is this like The Godfather where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again", asks McCarthy's Spicer, who initially resists.

Whatever Sarah and Will had planned for their mom, it probably didn't include Alec Baldwin popping out of a changing room in full Trump getup to present her with a hat. McCarthy asks Baldwin, who is playing the president in the sketch.

We saw more of "SNL's" thoughtful approach to comedy moments later when "Spicer" asked "Trump" if the rumors are true that he was gong to be fired.

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