'SNL': Baldwin and McCarthy Return as Trump, Spicer; McKinnon Plays Sessions, Conway
This weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live featured numerous sketches lampooning U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.
The show opened with Melissa McCarthy reprising her portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. McCarthy portrayed Spicer as screaming at and mocking the assembled press corps, and struggling to pronounce the names of foreign leaders and locations.
McCarthy/Spicer also used Caucasian Barbie and Polynesian Moana dolls to demonstrate the different ways people will be screened coming into the country based on skin color.
'The Good Fight' star joins Rosie O'Donnell and a growing list of celebrities willing to play members of Donald Trump's staff on the late-night sketch show.
"First, you've got Barbie coming in. Nice, American girl back from a dream vacation. We know she's OK because she's blonde. So, she gets in. Easy. We understand that perfectly," McCarthy's Spicer said. "Now, who's up next? Uh-oh. It's Moana. Whoa! Slow, your roll, honey! And then we're going to pat her down and then we're going to read her emails and if we don't like the answers, which we won't, boom! Guantanamo Bay."
Spicer also was seen promoting first daughter Ivanka Trump's jewelry line, turning a leaf blower on a reporter and chasing journalists around the press room with his motorized podium. SNL standout Kate McKinnon made a brief appearance in the sketch as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Alec Baldwin hosted the show for a record-setting, 17th time and brought back his Trump impression.
He showed the president taking his recently thwarted, temporary immigration ban to The People's Court on television. Playing Ninth Circuit Court judges were Kyle Mooney, Vanessa Bayer and Pete Davidson.
Another sketch featured McKinnon as an unhinged version of Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway stalking, trying to seduce and threatening CNN anchor Jake Tapper in a parody of the horror movie Fatal Attraction. In the skit, Conway was infuriated after the network decided not to interview her on-air due to her "credibility issues." Beck Bennett played Tapper.
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.