Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on SNL


#1

This was the best thing on the show in a while:

And I think the above is probably region locked, so here is another link:

And direct from the Youtubes:


#2

That was amazing.


#3

It’s funny cause it’s pretty much true.


#4

If we don’t laugh we’ll cry.


#5

Indeed. And drink way too much.


#6

Cry drink, and let slip the laughs of war.


#7

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#9

What time does SNL actually broadcast? I notice people seem to be losing their minds because kristen stewart dropped an f-bomb. Which is so very sweet; russell brand dropped one (accidentally) on a breakfast show this morning in the UK and not a lot of fucks were given.


#10

11:30 pm on Saturday nights. America is full of uptight people who think that the babbies are endangered by hearing bad words. Honestly, though I have only seen people laughing about it rather than anyone getting upset.


#11

11:30pm?! Bloody hell, i was expecting, like, 9pm or something. It’s not 24/7 effing and jeffing on UK tv or anything but after the watershed (9pm) you’re allowed to get away with a lot.


#12

That’s uptight, protestant Amurica for ya!


#13

Strange - I actually interviewed for the job of SNL censor once and iirc there’s actually a delay in the feed of a few minutes and the censor can mute or black out the show. I guess one fuck doesn’t matter enough… or maybe the censor was asleep on the job.

Re: Melissa McCarthy - she nailed that skit. I haven’t laughed so hard since the golden age of SNL.


#14

Ahh yeah, i think a lot of live broadcasts do the time delay thing in case things get a bit sweary and/or political.


#15

Yeah, actually, I thought that was weird that it slopped through, cause I remember hearing about there being a delay.


#16

A third possibility is that the censor was censored. I believe Lorne Michaels has the ultimate say and I believe is very hands-on (at least he was 20 years ago when I interviewed for the job).


#17

More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him.


#18

There is an ocean of incredible commentary in that article, but that one really stood out for me too.


#19

There seems to be a call for Rosie O’Donnell to play Bannon this week.


#20

More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him.

I hope that SNL and other satirists are taking note.

If I’d been casting a satirical scene and needed somebody to portray Trump in it, I’d have been tempted to cast a toddler for the role. But if ‘female’ is what upsets him, then I’m totally fine with sticking with that formula.