YUP, Saturday Night Live really went there.
Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy have reprised their roles as Donald Trump and White House spokesman Sean Spicer during a passionate makeout session on the NBC’s hit comedy show.
In the sketch, McCarthy’s Spicer meets with Baldwin’s Trump at his New Jersey golf club, where the pair embrace and lock lips.
“Sean, kiss me,” says Baldwin’s Trump.
“I can’t, I have a wife. I took vows,” says McCarthy’s Spicer.
“I’m famous, it’s OK,” says Baldwin’s Trump.
“Is this like The Godfather, where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?”. Asks McCarthy’s Spicer:
“Yes,” he replies.
Baldwin set the show up with a cold open, parrying with Michael Che in a spoof of this week’s much-publicised interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt.
The sketch lobbed several zingers at Trump, including a risque reference to Trump’s claim to have coined the phrase “priming the pump”.
Baldwin’s Trump insisted that it was a description of his need to “tug at myself for about a half an hour before Melania comes in so she can find it easier”.
The sketch incorporated numerous headlines from another eventful week for the Trump administration, from the firing of FBI director James Comey to the revelation that the president likes two scoops of ice cream for dessert.
Mikey Day made an appearance as an overeager House Speaker Paul Ryan delivering ice cream to Trump.
Among Baldwin’s best lines from the sketch: “Some people have called me a serial tapist — when you’re President they let you do that.”
“I sit on every chair like it’s a toilet.”
“Nothing’s going to stop me because I have the Republicans in the palm of my hand.” Referring to his presidency as a TV show, he vowed it will run for eight years.
“In an upcoming episode we will find out that Kellyanne (Conway) has been dead this whole time.”
When pressed by Holt about his choice to replace Comey, ‘Trump’ vowed that it will be someone “so bonkers you’re going to wish like hell it was Judge Judy”.
Melissa McCarthy made a triumphant return as Sean Spicer in a long sketch that had him battling for his job after Sarah Huckabee Sanders began filling in this week.
The segment began with McCarthy-as-Spicer hiding in the bushes outside the window, with Sanders (Aidy Bryant) filling in at the podium, and the press corps begging her to stay on. “Can’t you just do this fulltime instead of him?” they pleaded.
But McCarthy’s Spicer returned to the lectern, armed with a fire extinguisher to put “his pants out” for lying. “Spicey’s back, Sarah’s out,” announced McCarthy as he sprayed the extinguisher’s white foam at reporters.
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