SNL Riffs On Sean Spicer And Jared Kushner [VIDEO]

Variety recaps:

Melissa McCarthy returned to “Saturday Night Live” to reprise her impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, skewering his gaffe earlier this week involving Hitler and the Holocaust. McCarthy came out in a bunny suit, a reference to Spicer having played the Easter Bunny at one of the White House’s Easter Egg Roll events during the George W. Bush administration.

Spicer stated that even Hitler didn’t resort to using chemical weapons on his own people — a comment that drew immediate corrections and a storm of criticism for insensitivity and lack of knowledge of the Holocaust. To make matters worse, Spicer’s comment came on Passover. He later apologized for the verbal debacle in an interview with CNN.


The Washington Post reports on last night’s cold open:

This weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” was packed with familiar characters: Alec Baldwin was back as President Trump, the Grim Reaper played Stephen K. Bannon, Beck Bennett was Vice President Mike Pence, and Melissa McCarthy returned as Sean Spicer — unhinged and angry as always.

But there was also a new character: guest host Jimmy Fallon, as the dialogue-free, bulletproof vest-wearing Jared Kushner. The show’s cold open began with Baldwin’s Trump sitting in the Oval Office, reflecting on his first 100 days as president. Bennett’s Pence, a folder in hand, stands next to Trump.

  • Jeffg166
  • Ernest Endevor

    Liked Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dredl.

  • bkmn

    I’m waiting for the clustertrump that will be the Easter Egg roll at the WH. Melania has no staff hired. Commemorative wooden Easter eggs were not ordered on time so they only have a few thousand, not tens of thousands. Invitations to schools and veterans groups did not go out. It will be as much of a screw up as anything that this administration has done.

  • Michael R
    • worstcultever

      truly an epic finish 😀

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    • M Jackson

      High-larious!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I just realized these skits aren’t as funny as some past ones precisely because they’re pretty accurate. Reality has overtaken parody.

    • M Jackson

      Chevy Chase knocking things off his desk did not make you wince out of fear for the planet.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    lol @ passover

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • bobbyjoe

      What an egg-strordinary and egg-squisite egg-spression of easter egg-sultation!

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        LOL.

        My all-time favorite Batman dialogue:
        ROBIN (about to be lowered into boiling oil) – Holy oleo, Batman!
        CATWOMAN – Why, Robin. I didn’t know you could yodel.

        • M Jackson

          Those writers must have had a connection for some good hydro-.

    • bkmn
      • Palmer

        Makes you want to crack open those eggs.

        • M Jackson

          I haven’t made it that far down yet.

        • OdieDenCO

          one of the first lessons learned in cooking: how to separate eggs.

    • Dejerrity Mycron

      Eggselent

  • DumbHairyApe

    Wait- isn’t that our very own Jalapeño_Business????

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I noticed that little cameo.

  • worstcultever

    it’s downright eerie how Melissa is looking more like Spicer than Spicer anymore

    fallon’s “jared” was great (i say as a non-fan of fallon)

  • margaretpoa

    This would be much more funny if it didn’t so strongly resemble the terrifying truth.

  • worstcultever
  • worstcultever

    ok, still sick of Easter, but this was too good not to steal from 1Watt.Hermit at Eschaton –

    “everybody have their easter bonnet?”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0bb5e3d67681c3f6da69cc188a3f9933892fa7e70057cdf4d5bb2ae7131b2e36.jpg

    • TuuxKabin

      It’s still cool enough to wear our pussy hats. Do they count? We can garnish with sprig of parsley or such. The side eye is priceless.

      • worstcultever

        i know – the expression is everything – so adorably awesome

        it’s 77º here, so my mailbox is wearing my pussy hat!

        • TuuxKabin

          Stepped outside to go to the farmers’ market, and it isn’t so cool after all. Up here on the fifth/top floor with front windows open, and door to the deck open we get a cool breeze way. When we stepped out, on to the stoop, in the direct sun el HubCap said, “looks like we missed spring again. Should have come out earlier.” Just returned the 20 block round trip and I’m schvitzed. Don’t know whens’ the last time we experienced spring.

          • I’ve been in Seattle pretty much since January and flew into Phoenix last night to start shipping stuff back to Seattle to live happily ever after. It’s supposed to hit 90 today and I am so looking forward to reading about Arizona summer temperatures as I feel cool in Seattle.

          • TuuxKabin

            I’d rather Phoenix in one of those, I don’t know if they call them landmarked neighborhoods, up 7th Avenue/Virginia, Coronado? The large porch in front, kinda arts n ‘ crafts in style. Of course the pool and sensible car would be a necessity, and IIRC that neighborhood’s near the light rail. NYC summers are no fun with the humidity. “Hot Damn Summer In The City” isn’t for me. Autumn, the one day of Spring, if you can catch it, okay. Not the rest of the year. Enjoy Seattle. True lots of blackberries grow all over the place up there?

          • thank you–I flew in late Saturday night and on Sunday it hit 90. While certainly Arizona/Phoenix/Tempe (where our condo is) has its charms, as a visually impaired person who can’t drive, I depend on public transportation and after budget cut backs, the closest gay bar to me (in Scottsdale) is a 3 hour round trip bus ride, and to catch the last bus back to Tempe, I’d have to leave the bar at 9:15pm, so my gay bar attendance was extremely restricted, and I normally just gave up and went in NYC or Seattle. I have no idea why Tempe (the home of ASU and a huge college student population) has no gay bar of its own.

            It is true that blackberries grow all over the city, and I was taught to always pick berries higher than a dog can pee 🙂

          • TuuxKabin

            Kind of shocking, that Tempe, apart from a large student population , but faculty as well, does not have at least a ‘part time’ venue. As I learned to call Scottsdale, Snotsdale, mainly because my nephew’s wife is an uppity bitch and decided that’s where the family would live. I’ve heard the ‘old town’ is pleasant enough, but the few trips we’ve taken into Scottsdale/Snotsdale left me anxious to return to Phoenix’s row of Mexican tiendas and tamale places. If not get back on a plane and come back to NYC.

            How tall are most dogs in Seattle? Je, je.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            Just don’t get a SW corner apt – it get close to 90 in here. GG and I just lay on the bed with 3 fans blowing. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4095ee3196d1485da4abac834286fdabcbf8c7206c27089839d3688b62176da3.jpg

    • M Jackson

      Why am I thinking Waylon Flowers and Madam? Because it makes me feel good! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dbb0ebf3930fb6ba88968516ad717977c4ca9cdce11da0f13a4d5150a536ad3e.jpg

    • The_Wretched

      they are there to drink from its eyes

  • DumbHairyApe
    • bambinoitaliano

      That explain the premise of The Walking Dead.

  • Michael R
  • Lars Littlefield

    I love the part where ‘the Jews passed over” thus the beginning of pass over. She really does look like Spicer. Excellent.

  • Acronym Jim

    Jimmy Fallon is really packing. I had no idea.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I am wondering about that

      • worstcultever

        noticed it too and i don’t even care about that boy stuff

        • Jay George

          Just about impossible to *not* see.

  • MikeBx2

    He’s probably mad it’s interfering with tee time, but I knew even Trump wouldn’t pass up a religious photo-op.
    https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/853623186730217472

    • worstcultever

      Probably just wanted to take in some scenery – i.e. big-boobie’d adolescent girls in fancy dresses. BOOBIES!! Maybe he’ll even manage to not stick his tongue down their throats, though we know he has a hard time stopping himself!

  • Jacob

    Baldwin was right; it’s not funny anymore.

  • Paula
    • worstcultever

      like the kicky flats!

    • Grumpy Old Man

      You can see all of Jerusalem from up here.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Give it to the stupid believers for missing the obvious. All he wanted was a blow job.

  • Lars Littlefield

    In the spring of 1953 I and my 4th grade classmates were forced to all dress in white onesies with white gloves and white ears to dance the Bunny Hop at Greenwood Elementary’s Spring Fling. At the conclusion of the dance we all tore off puffy bunny tails and threw them at the audience. We were, as Variety would put it “A Smash Hit!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RajWqQaq5dE

    • worstcultever

      wow, too fun (well, torture/fun) story – you’re my kind of Old!

      (also – ALWAYS hit “watch on YT” to avoid newly interminable ads, everybody!)

    • easygoingmister

      In 1977 during a 4th grade show of sort sort (memory fails, or has blocked what kind) I was Mr. Baker in an interpretive dance number of…..

      Harper Valley PTA. No shit.
      https://youtu.be/aOZPBUu7Fro

  • coram nobis
  • Thumbnail totally subjective review:

    Cold open: Terrific. Puts “Kush” (loved the deliberate arrangement of the velcro to make it look like he did in Iraq) in the Big Boy President Desk, while Donald exiles himself to the desk appropriate to his hand size.

    The rest of Fallon’s skits: He’s okay but not great at singing and dancing. The one skit where he played a guy trying way too hard to win back his ex-GF had a great punchline.

    Family Feud Time Traveler Edition, ‘inspiring’ basketball scene skit, Weekend Update, Civil War singing skit: Pointless, unfunny.

    ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’, performed by middle schoolers: Kinda funny.

    Easter Spicer: McCarthy was magnificent, as always. “Go ahead and eat your candy, because this’ll probably be our last Easter on Earth!”

    I know there was more, but that’s about all I remember.

    • -M-

      for me:

      Family feud started okay, then meh.

      Legally blonde skit was funny enough despite not being topical.

      Civil war singing not funny enough to get away with not being topical.

      McCarthy was great.

      Cold open had some good moments but overall was so so compared to other bits like it that they’ve done.

  • greenmanTN

    That the Pharoah and the Jewish hand-puppets were from Veggie Tales, the obnoxious Christian propaganda cartoons for children was a nice touch.