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Melissa McCarthy is hosting SNL this weekend, and it looks like we have at least one sketch to look forward to where she’ll be performing her spot on Sean Spicer impression. The one in the videos above will be a pre taped sketch, so it remains to be seen how many live sketches we’ll get with Spicer. The makeup process for the transformation has to be crazy, so I can’t imagine SNL would be able to get her ready during a commercial break. McCarthy is so great at sketch comedy that I know it’ll be a wonderful episode no matter what the content is, but a few timely Spicer burns are always fun to watch.
Even if you didn’t watch Saturday’s SNL, chances are you’ve heard about this sketch. Melissa McCarthy surprisingly showed up to play Press Secretary Sean Spicer and blew the roof off of 8H. You had everything here for a great sketch: a fearless comedian, McCarthy somehow looking EXACTLY like Spicer and tons of information to work with. I loved the minute details, like McCarthy shoveling gum in her mouth, which happens to be a very real habit of Spicer’s. I loved how she argued with the reporters over labeling the Executive Order a ban, another real thing that is continuing to happen between Trump’s administration and the press. Finally, just when you thought the sketch was winding down, McCarthy brought out the visual aids, and the ‘radical moose lambs’ is something that I’m going to enjoy for a very long time. This is SNL at it’s best.
Tom Hanks stopped by SNL this past weekend and was predictably wonderful. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, you should do that right now. The third and final debate, Tom Hanks’ monologue, Leslie Jones on Weekend Update, jealous Scully, David S. Pumpkins! There wasn’t a bad sketch, but my favorite one by default was ‘A Girl’s Halloween’. I spent Halloween in my late teens and early 20’s on college campuses, and this sketch was basically what I lived through. It starts off innocent enough, but you know by the end of the night you’re going to be eating pizza off the floor.
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) October 7, 2016
Margot Robbie’s season premiere couldn’t have gone any better, both from a performance and ratings standpoint. With Broadway star Lin Manuel-Miranda ready to host tomorrow night’s show, SNL decided to leak out the final two hosts of October, and boy are they wonderful. Next week we’ll see Emily Blunt and Bruno Mars, which is a killer combination. Emily Blunt will most likely fall into the Margot Robbie category: a very talented actress who doesn’t mind being silly, which usually makes for the best kind of hosts. Bruno Mars is a former host in his own right, so hopefully he steps into a sketch or two as well. Following that is Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga. Tom Hanks is his own category completely, and I can’t think of enough complimentary words to type to describe how great he’s going to be. This is his first hosting stint since 2006 (his 9th overall), so he’s got 10 years worth of charm to bestow upon us. Gaga, like Bruno Mars, has hosted the show before, but October 22nd belongs to Tom Hanks. Don’t you dare think otherwise.
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) September 28, 2016
If we’re judging season 42 of SNL solely on the selection of the first two hosts, then it already gets an A+. A lot of times SNL will trot out old faithful’s at the beginning of the season to make sure it gets off to a good start, but not this year. After it was announced that Margot Robbie will make her SNL hosting debut in the season premiere, we now know that following her will be first time host and Broadway savant Lin-Manuel Miranda. Although both hosts have no prior SNL experience, its’ safe to say that its not hampering people’s excitement. Plus, if there’s anything better than SNL getting really into Broadway sketches, then I’d like to know what it is. SNL premieres this Saturday night.