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In the latest inspired stroke of casting by Saturday Night Live’s producers, Melissa McCarthy showed up late on February 4 as Sean Spicer — complete with his ill-fitting suit and loud, shrill pronouncements.
McCarthy’s dim, pugnacious, emotionally unstable screen persona engages the Spicer mode perfectly from the moment “he” steps to the podium to inform the stunned White House press corps that the briefing would begin with “an apology — from you to me” — which of course he doesn’t accept. Acknowledging the “rocky start” to his new role as White House press secretary, he explains, “I mean it in the sense of Rocky the movie, because I came out here to punch you!
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