Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium

Kellyanne Conway counselor to the president speaks to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday night Analysis: After Trump fired Comey, his staff scrambled to explain why
Madeline Patrick | 16 May, 2017, 10:20

Number 2 on the YouTube trending chart as of publish time is a Gothamist video of McCarthy's Spicer atop his/her podium, like Boadicea atop her chariot, rolling down the street in front of the CNN building in NY.

It was later corrected to say Spicer was "among" the bushes, not "in" the bushes.

During her appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, she reprised her take on Spicer - including her romping through the streets of Manhattan on the motorized podium she often uses a prop. Spicer finds Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) and pleads for his job.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, head writer Kent Sublette revealed that cast member Beck Bennett - renowned in the SNL world for his portrayal of Vice President Mike Pence and Russian President Vladimir Putin - was also in the running to play Spicer. Trump said his choice would be "so bonkers" everyone would wish it were Judge Judy.

McCarthy's Spicer bristles at the suggestion that the "articulate and charming" Sarah Huckabee Sanders should take over press briefings. But quickly Spicer jumped from the bushes just outside the press room to reclaim his spot, pushing Sanders aside. Because he told us so.

Road sweet road: LeBron relishes away games in playoffs
The fans were all decked in white shirts printed with red maple leafs and they booed LeBron James each time he touched the ball. After winning the first two games this season, the Cavs went back to Toronto trying to avoid the pitfalls of previous year .

Then a reporter asked, "Were you surprised Trump fired Comey before he fired you?"

But was this true? When Spicer passed again, Jackson went on to ask how is anyone supposed to feel comfortable having a conversation with the president when they don't know whether or not they are being bugged.

Cut to a prerecorded scene of McCarthy rolling around midtown to the Simon and Garfunkel's "The Only Boy Living in NY", yelling "I promise I'll talk better" and asking for the president at Trump Tower.

"I have a question", one reporter says to the deputy press secretary in the skit.

Spicer dodged further question about this today, though Jackson pressed him by asking "why won't you explain whether or not there are recordings?" Reynolds replied, "You invited us".

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