By Erica Abbott
Spicey is back, live from New York! Melissa McCarthy, dressed as White House press secretary Sean Spicer, took to the streets of New York City Friday morning riding a motorized podium ahead of her next “Saturday Night Live” appearance.
Teasing her upcoming return to the “SNL” stage, McCarthy dressed in her Spicer costume and rode a motorized podium down a busy Midtown Manhattan street. According to CNN, as she made her way through the traffic, McCarthy yelled at other drivers to get out of the way.
— Donie O’Sullivan (@donie) May 12, 2017
McCarthy is expected to reprise her role as Spicer when she hosts “SNL” for the fifth time this weekend. The comedian debuted her unhinged “Spicey” role in February as she mocked Spicer’s relationship with the press and shared”alternative facts” in regards to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
She then played the role again a week later, modeling Ivanka Trump-branded heels, amid Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway’s promotion of the first daughter’s products. The impersonation was brought back once again last month as McCarthy donned an Easter bunny costume while discussing Spicer’s controversial Holocaust comments.
The internet expects McCarthy to have plenty of hilarious material this weekend given Spicer’s interesting week. After former FBI Director James Comey was fired on Tuesday, Spicer reportedly dodged the media by “huddling with his staff behind a tall hedge.” After spending some time “among bushes” near the White House, Spicer returned to the press briefing room Friday.
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McCarthy previewed this weekend’s episode with an “I Feel Pretty” promo as she transformed into her “Spicey” character. She hosts “SNL” on May 13 starting at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.
Social Media Reacts to Melissa McCarthy Riding Motorized Podium in NYC
Um, Melissa McCarthy is filming outside the CNN building in NYC pic.twitter.com/Az7AeWNrT3
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 12, 2017
— Zeshan Dhanani (@ZeshanDhanani) May 12, 2017
Melissa McCarthy is apparently driving the podium west on 58th as Sean Spicer…PERFECT END TO THE WEEK. pic.twitter.com/g3vcrhRqiP
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) May 12, 2017
Videos of Melissa McCarthy riding the SNL podium as Sean Spicer has made my day.
— Effin Dr Melei (@DrMelei) May 12, 2017
IM DYING I LOVE HER ⚡️ “Melissa McCarthy cruises down midtown New York in Sean Spicer avatar”https://t.co/6nG7oBemc2
— Rehmat Sakrani (@reh_sak) May 12, 2017
I am currently watching Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer ride around on the podium and I am so very blessed.
— Paige Lytle (@plytle27) May 12, 2017
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