While Sean Spicer may have seen the first appearance of Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live, it doesn’t seem as though he is making a habit out of staying up late on the weekends to check the impersonation out.
While speaking to CNN’s Jim Acosta (ironically a man President Trump has been rather nasty towards) at the recent White House Easter Egg Roll, Spicer made it clear that more often than not, he’s not even awake to watch McCarthy mock him, his Easter Bunny outfit, or the way in which he attacks reporters verbally during the press briefings. Instead, he’s busy for the most part preparing for his job … and his performance there has certainly been controversial as of late.
After making it clear that he goes to bed early, Spicer then made it clear that we live “in a great world where people can say what they want” — basically, he has a much better sense of humor regarding someone making fun of him than Trump does, which is certainly ironic given that Trump is the person who should be most immune to some of this stuff.
From here, Acosta does also get Spicer to chime in on his Easter Bunny outfit, which perhaps is another great reference to his past as the famed holiday mascot. We’re ultimately not going to give Spicer that much credit for having a modicum of a sense of humor — basically, if we start praising people for reasons of being the lowest common denominator, then it is pretty clear that the world is in a very weird, very unusual place.
Spicer can rest easy for a few weeks now, largely because of the fact that Melissa is not going to be appearing on the show for a couple of weeks. You will be seeing her come May 13, when she will be hosting the show and officially becoming a part of the five-timers club.
If you missed it, head over here to read our review for this past episode of SNL hosted by Jimmy Fallon — otherwise known as the last appearance from McCarthy. Here is one other great fun fact when it comes to this Easter Bunny appearance from the actress — it wasn’t actually filmed in New York. McCarthy did it in Los Angeles instead, presumably as a last-minute favor thanks to Spicer’s controversial week.