Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer emerges from the bushes on 'Saturday Night Live'


Melissa McCarthy returned to Saturday Night Live as host this weekend for the fifth time — and she also reprised her fan-favorite impersonation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer to poke fun at the recent firing of FBI director James Comey and Spicer's alleged hiding behind a bush during the ensuing press conference.

Aidy Bryant stepped to the press podium as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Spicer's stand-in this week, where she stated she did not know where Spicer was. A reporter then noted that he was "hiding in the bushes" outside the window — and there was McCarthy, peering through the glass.

Before the press conference could continue under Bryant, McCarthy crashed through the window, blasting the press pool with a fire extinguisher, to take over the conference.

First, she was asked about Trump's mental state. "If he's crazy, he's crazy like a fox with mental problems," McCarthy replied.

A reporter from the pool then asked McCarthy about the hot topic: Russian collusion. "Let me just put this whole Russian thing to bed once and for all: Trump is innocent," Spicer replied. "How do I know? He told me so. He hired lawyers to agree with him."

When words weren't enough, McCarthy turned to a hand-painted a Russian nesting doll she had onhand to explain the White House's chain-of-command.

The first doll featured a painting of Trump. "He's the biggest one and the most beautiful." The next doll up was "James Comey," painted as Jake the Dog from Cartoon Network's AdventureTime, then "HIllary Clinton," a painting of Malificent from SleepingBeauty, and underneath was a drawing of Putin ("Oops," McCarthy said quickly before tossing that doll aside), followed by "Steve Bannon," a painting of Slimer from Ghostbusters.

When questions still prevailed, McCarthy gave up any tactical reasoning and instead picked up a pillar from the side of the stage and hurled it into the crowd. "Does that answer your question? I hope to God, I hope it killed her," she yelled.

Finally, a reporter asked McCarthy's Spicer if she thought Trump would fire her next. "He wouldn't do that. He's my friend," McCarthy said, getting choked up.

She then took her mobile podium on the road, driving down the streets of New York City in tears. "I need to find Trump," McCarthy yelled. "I swear I'll talk better."

Finally, she found Baldwin's Trump playing with a toy at a golf resort in New Jersey. "They're saying you're going to fire me for Sarah," McCarthy said.

"She doesn't have your special spice," Baldwin reassured her, tickling her belly and ruffling her hair. The two then embraced, kissed, and made up.

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HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 11: Actress Melissa McCarthy attends the WB Network's 2003 Winter Party at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on January 11, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Melissa McCarthy during Behind The Scenes Of 'The Gilmore Girls' at The Academy Of Arts And Sciences Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
UNSPECIFIED - DECEMBER 29: Medium shot of Melissa McCarthy as Sookie and Lauren Graham as Lorelai. (Photo by Patrick Ecclesine/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actress Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone arrive for the premiere of 'The Nines' at the Eccles Theatre during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2007 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Melissa McCarthy at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena, California (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Actress Melissa McCarthy arrives to the premiere of 'Just Add Water' at the Directors Guild of America on March 18, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 19: MIKE & MOLLY is a comedy from Chuck Lorre ('Two and a Half Men,' 'The Big Bang Theory') about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Billy Gardell plays Mike Biggs, a cop, and Melissa McCarthy portrays fourth-grade teacher Molly Flynn. MIKE & MOLLY will premiere this Fall, Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images)
Actors Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell attend the 2010 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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