Melissa McCarthy Kills It as Sean Spicer in the Top Saturday Night Live Sketch This Week

In one of 5 best moments from the episode hosted by Kristen Stewart, McCarthy impersonated the new White House Press Secretary

by | February 5, 2017 | Comments

Twilight series star Kristen Stewart was upstaged by a single sketch on Saturday Night Live’s February 4 episode: guest star Melissa McCarthy turned in an epic spoof of  new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Stewart held her own, though. Here are five of the best moments from Saturday’s show.


The West Coast already knew McCarthy’s Spicer press conference parody was going to be the highlight because it sparked a tweetstorm after it aired around 11:45 Eastern Time.

SNL has always been game for gender swaps, so her performance joins the ranks of Will Ferrell as Janet Reno, Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber and Kenan Thompson as Oprah. Her exaggerations about Congress (“All the men had erections”), prop comedy, and trying to say “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night” mid-show were part of a bravura performance.

Watch the full sketch:



Most comedians are making fun of President Trump’s tendency to tweet about everything even when he’s still in office. Every day he’s got something to say to his critics, but Kristen Stewart went back to 2012 when the future president joined Team Edward after her very public breakup with her Twilight costar Robert Pattinson.


The fake commercial was a very timely take on the controversial travel ban. Shot like an ’80s airport immigration video, the new rules were hastily dubbed and inserted, even predicting potential sanctions against Australia. It turned innocent visitors into terrorists and drug dealers, but ended with the judge halting the ban.


Singer Alessia Cara made her first appearance on SNL and judging by the reactions, it will be the first of many. Fans say she sang her two best songs — “Scars to Your Beautiful” and River of Tears” — and surely gained some new fans who discovered her last night.

Even her fellow singers congratulated her.


Leslie Jones as Samuel L. Jackson. Enough said. She broke doing his famous catch phrase from A Time To Kill.

Tag Cloud

DC Comics GLAAD biography Women's History Month crime Sneak Peek Tumblr 2017 Trophy Talk Winter TV Sci-Fi El Rey cults Warner Bros. TCA 2019 Mary poppins Quiz USA Network mutant PBS GIFs aliens Awards Tour AMC book Creative Arts Emmys Sundance natural history The Witch CBS All Access USA zombies WGN Mary Tyler Moore Musicals Tomatazos Extras Pixar jamie lee curtis 45 San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival Comic Book Holidays TLC Cannes Podcast Awards period drama DC streaming service 2016 The Arrangement RT21 Super Bowl comic 2018 romance Showtime Britbox RT History Horror Spectrum Originals Ellie Kemper mockumentary Action LGBT strong female leads Paramount Network Cartoon Network Chernobyl sequel unscripted Toys Emmy Nominations ratings TruTV SDCC Thanksgiving 2015 historical drama psychological thriller Paramount CBS zero dark thirty National Geographic blaxploitation Mudbound Nat Geo technology theme song Kids & Family Mindy Kaling crime thriller Pop Mystery IFC SundanceTV cops Bravo singing competition Epix Reality Competition CMT TCA 2017 Acorn TV Best and Worst Ghostbusters diversity See It Skip It supernatural Year in Review NYCC dc TIFF Fantasy robots travel YouTube Premium Election Marathons Amazon Prime Video Opinion Photos quibi Sundance Now witnail anime Trivia Superheroe X-Men Set visit Logo History Fall TV toy story dceu Infographic Marvel cinemax Walt Disney Pictures Drama Syfy Superheroes HBO Max award winner Disney ABC Freeform BBC E3 dramedy First Look 21st Century Fox television Character Guide binge tv talk E! Star Wars TNT Interview ESPN green book APB Nickelodeon Christmas MTV LGBTQ Song of Ice and Fire Nominations Musical Cosplay psycho true crime IFC Films adaptation police drama Pet Sematary Comics on TV Spike Biopics cooking BET boxoffice TCM BBC America Heroines Writers Guild of America anthology 20th Century Fox Vudu Pirates Reality 24 frames Trailer doctor who YA FXX Watching Series Comedy 007 kids politics Universal Tarantino Western Rom-Com facebook golden globes Mary Poppins Returns President Fox News Rock Netflix dragons Esquire Dark Horse Comics Masterpiece Countdown what to watch sports Columbia Pictures Black Mirror Star Trek CW Seed Shondaland movies Summer The CW teaser Schedule Polls and Games Red Carpet Oscars Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt YouTube Red FX Amazon Rocketman war TV Land miniseries Ovation ghosts disaster serial killer Crackle Martial Arts Hulu Rocky SXSW HBO Grammys talk show CNN comiccon Lucasfilm Adult Swim Winners spinoff Video Games DC Universe Binge Guide Calendar children's TV social media OWN Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Premiere Dates cars Emmys transformers Family ABC Family medical drama harry potter Shudder Valentine's Day spider-man Box Office Comedy Central richard e. Grant crime drama Spring TV American Society of Cinematographers festivals A&E Certified Fresh political drama justice league Lionsgate Stephen King revenge PaleyFest Anna Paquin Sony Pictures Country Disney Channel zombie Film TBS elevated horror Captain marvel casting cats Teen Elton John MSNBC Starz discovery New York Comic Con WarnerMedia Music composers science fiction nature Food Network based on movie Lifetime streaming series MCU Pride Month animated finale vampires spy thriller Animation Amazon Prime Disney streaming service docudrama ITV space sitcom DGA thriller adventure hist game show TV FOX NBC crossover DirecTV VH1 Brie Larson VICE GoT Apple