SNL Gets Spicey


On Saturday Night, SNL took some satirical shots at the Trump administration once more. To the delight of many viewers, they performed another variation of the Sean Spicer skit, which found popularity among its viewers. In the first sketch that ridiculed Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary was impersonated by famous actress Melissa McCarthy.

In Baldwin Park High School’s AP United States Government class, students had the chance to watch a snippet of the SNL skit. Joe Si, BPHS senior, found the video quite interesting. “Even though I usually fall asleep during AP Government, the video made me laugh,” he explained.

After discussing Trump’s recent nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, “Spicer” then discussed the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration. During the skit, McCarthy then read her own email password with haste, and nearly fought a New York Times reporter (played by Bobby Moynihan), who asked why Mr. Trump did or did not use the word “ban” when describing his executive order prohibiting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. She later ended the skit by attacking questioning reporters with her podium.

“I thought the SNL video was very entertaining because it had such a dramatic dialogue and I couldn’t stop laughing!” said David Barrios, BPHS senior, who also saw the skit during his AP Government class. “It wasn’t really an educational video but if you’re politically savvy, you would notice how they depicted each word.”

One can’t help but appreciate the detail that went into McCarthy’s skit. Portions of the skit nearly mirrored actual press conferences Spicer has had so far.

In an interview on Monday on Fox News, Spicer described McCarthy’s spoof of him as “cute.” “I’d rather us be talking about the issues that the president is so committed to helping Americans on,” he said “But you know, it’s a part of American culture.”

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