The sketch began with cast member Aidy Bryant as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, opening a press briefing. But far and away Saturday's fan favorite was McCarthy's "Sean Spicer Returns" sketch, during which the show mercilessly skewered the chaos that followed Comey's Tuesday dismissal. "That's right, Spicey's back - Sarah's out!" "Boo-ya!:Let's do this!"
And that's when McCarthy's Spicey once again explains a major Trump presidency event with dolls.
After a few trademark violent "Spicy" outbursts, the press secretary took up the defense of President Donald Trump against accusations that he fired FBI Director James Comey in an effort to obstruct the investigation into Trump's ties to Russian Federation.
Ah, the "Spicey" we all know and love. "Because he told us so, period". This week, it was all about the press secretary's special relationship with the president. McCarthy's Spicer asked Trump, played by Alec Baldwin.
But you don't want to read this - you want to watch.
But when several of the reporters point out that perhaps Trump is being less than honest with him, "Spicer" sets out on a soul-searching mission to confront his boss.
Melissa McCarthy was hosting Saturday Night Live for the fifth time in her career - a coveted milestone only achieved by those most highly thought of by the show's producers. The two share a passionate embrace before Trump says, "Sean, kiss me".
Go to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., the doorman suggests.
When pressed if Trump is lying to him, Spicer insists "he wouldn't do that, he's my friend".
The sketch show also interpreted Trump's surreal back-and-forth with NBC anchor Lester Holt on Thursday, concluding that if Comey's firing won't tank the White House - nothing will. SNL even posted a Spicer teaser on YouTube showing McCarthy feeling "pretty, oh so pretty" ahead of the show. "Only since you started working here", the president responded.