NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” bid farewell to outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer with a compilation of Melissa McCarthy’s most memorable (and amazing) moments impersonating the spokesman.
“Spicey out,” the show tweeted along with a video showing clips of McCarthy running into reporters with her mobile press lectern and using props during her exaggerated impersonations.
The video wrapped with McCarthy leaving the White House briefing room while clutching the mobile lectern, and with Aidy Bryant portraying incoming press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Donald Trump noted in a statement Friday that Spicer’s briefings were widely watched cable television events.
The high-profile and often combative briefings inspired McCarthy’s portrayal of Spicer in the show’s most recent season.
She was even seen filming for the show on the streets of Manhattan on the mobile lectern while impersonating Spicer.
However, Spicer did not find all of the skits amusing, telling Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Friday they were at times “malicious.”
“I think that there were some parts of it that were funny, but there’s a lot of it that was over the line. It wasn’t funny. It was stupid, or silly, or malicious.”
Spicer resigned from his White House post on Friday after Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci to be his new communications director.
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