Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium


Melissa McCarthy dressed as Sean Spicer drives lectern past Time Warner building in New York City.

Tonight, Melissa McCarthy makes her way back to Studio 8H for yet another turn as host of NBC's Saturday night mainstay in what is sure to be another memorable turn. And with ideal timing, comedian Melissa McCarthy is bringing back her Sean Spicer impression this weekend.

Meanwhile, McCarthy spoke about how SNL first approached her to play Spicer, admitting she was a bit blindsided by the offer.

McCarthy and the writers of SNL certainly have a lot to work with after this week in politics.

She sings and dances her way to the makeup room, where she is transformed into the White House press secretary. And she could well return to the race this year for her May 13 stint, especially given the nationwide media attention she's earned for playing Spicer over the past few months. Here it is again, just in case you missed (or want to relive) the wonder that is McCarthy's musical number transformation into Sean "Spicey" Spicer.

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"With one performance, Sean Spicer no longer controls how people perceive him", wrote Vulture's Jesse David Fox in February. I hope you watched it.

This week's episode of "SNL" is kind of a special one - it's one of a handful shows this season that will be broadcast live coast to coast. "That's good to the last drop!" she remarks in deadpan fashion as the "Saturday Night Live" audience is heard rolling in the aisles.

"The weird thing is I feel I look so much like my dad", she said.

However, the Post then offered a correction, stating that Spicer was "among the bushes" not 'in the bushes'.