Having fun with Spicer’s instantly caustic dynamic with the White House press corps, McCarthy channeled some of her more bombastic comedic characters in order to rip journalists to shreds from her bully pulpit. (She also literally bullies them with her pulpit.)
McCarthy’s version of Spicer cancels the National Parks Service as an aside, ignores concerned questions about Bannon’s role on the N.S.C., uses props to get her point across, and locks a disobedient CNN reporter in a cage. McCarthy closed out the sketch with a shouted “Live from New York!” reminding the audience that the episode was double-dipping on classic cold open material. It’s almost as if Saturday Night Live has figured out that much of its audience is tuning in just to see how the show will trash the president. McCarthy’s glorious, kinetic impression is just one more weapon in S.N.L.’s arsenal against the Trump administration—and with Alec Baldwin hosting next week, the next episode could consist entirely of sketches like this one.
h/t Vanity Fair
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