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Melissa McCarthy Returns to SNL as Screaming Sean Spicer Once Again: ‘YOU DUMB BABIES!’

“I would like to announce that I’m calm now!” screamed Melissa McCarthy tonight when she returned to Saturday Night Live to portray press secretary Sean Spicer for the second consecutive week, this time showing up in the cold open.

The popularity of McCarthy’s first appearance as the contentious Spicer last week led many to wonder if she would return.

“You’re testing me big guy!” McCarthy (as Spicer) said tonight once again to Bobby Moynihan‘s rendition of Glenn Thrush of The New York Times. “Don’t F with me, Glenn!”

Just like last week’s sketch, the SNL version of Spicer dug into his big boxes of props as a means of communicating with the dishonest media, who McCarthy shouts out as being “dumb babies.” One of the recurring bits in the cold open played on the real-life Spicer’s controversy surrounding his insistence that the city of Atlanta has been a hotbed of radical Islamism.

At one point, Spicer ups the ante off of a bit from last week’s sketch, pulling out a leaf blower to hit one of the journalists with in the room asking tough questions. “THAT WAS ME BLOWING AWAY THEIR DISHONESTY!” the press secretary shouts.

Kate McKinnon also cameo’d in the sketch as newly-appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live is hosted by Alec Baldwin with musical performances by Ed Sheeran. Watch above via NBC.

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