This week Sean Spicer has been criticized tenfold after he mistakenly declared earlier this week that Adolf Hitler didn’t use gas on his own people and then bizarrely added that Hitler brought the Jews to “Holocaust centers.”
As the comments were highly ridiculed globally, Spicer took it upon himself in a move unseen from the Trump administration and apologize publicly more than once.
And just when Spicer thought his week couldn’t get worse Saturday Night Live made history by airing live across the nation coast to coast with Melissa McCarthy reprising her role as Spicer.
In a festive move this time McCarthy donned a Bunny suit to parody The White House press secretary. The sketch opened with the graphic, “And now a message from the White House Easter Bunny.” Out walked a person dressed in an Easter bunny outfit who then removed its head to reveal McCarthy as Spicer. (For those unaware, a photo of a much younger Spicer dressed as an Easter bunny while working in George W. Bush’s administration went viral this week.)
McCarthy/Spicer began the sketch by yelling at kids looking for Easter eggs: “Go! Get out of here!” Then she smugly declared to the camera: “You all got your wish this week — Spicey finally made a mistake.”
SNL then went after Spicer’s verbal faux pas with McCarthy referring to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad as “Bazooka Phylicia Ahmad Rashad.”
The sketch then begins addressing Spicer’s fumbled comment about Hitler sending Jews to “Holocaust centers” with the line: “Yeah, I know they’re not really called ‘Holocaust centers.'” McCarthy then added, “Duh, I know that I clearly meant to say, ‘concentration clubs,’ ok?!”
McCarthy, after “accidentally” invoking Hitler again, made matters worse with the line: “Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on Jews.”
But the highlight of the sketch was when McCarthy explained the genesis of Passover. McCarthy brought out two dolls, one dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh and another as a Jewish man. McCarthy explained that the pharaoh told the Jews, “Hey you guys need to start making pyramids. And then the Jews … just ‘passed over’ — literally.”
At this point McCarthy slowly moved the Jewish doll directly over the head of the Pharaoh doll while saying, “kind of like ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dreidel.'”
The sketch ended with McCarthy announcing Trump is “probably going to bomb North Korea tonight.” She then climbed into an egg-shaped cart and drove off while screaming, “Eat as much candy as you want. This is probably our last Easter on earth!”
In the past, when “SNL” mocked Spicer or some might say realistically portrayed him, he actually laughed it off, calling it “funny.” But after this week’s performance, it’s unlikely Spicer will feel as generous.