Alec Baldwin (right) reprised his role as President Donald Trump alongside McCarthy as Spicer.
The sketch opened with Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (played by Aidy Bryant) addressing journalists as Sean Spicer cowered in the bushes outside. Was Spicer's job really in jeopardy?
In the new sketch - which starts with McCarthy's Spicer hiding in the bushes - questions from the press about Spicer's job security and his relationship with Trump spur him to travel around NY to find the President. He refuted the way the Post "falsely described the situation", according to Politico. As reporters compliment Sanders, McCarthy's Spicer bursts into the room to take over the discussion. The testy Spicer then shoves Sanders away from the podium, taking on questions from the press himself. White House press secretary Sean Spicer (McCarthy) became increasingly frazzled before reporters.
"Spicey's back, Sarah's out!"
Most of the press corps' questions focused on the big news of the week: Comey and the FBI investigation into ties between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates.
McCarthy/Spicer makes a hasty, angry entrance and steals the podium after a reporter spots the White House official in the shrubbery through a window.
The sketch next addressed questions over the firing of Comey, amid an ongoing investigation between Trump's links suspected Russian attempts to influence the USA election. Because he told us so! The Spicer character rolled out a cart with a Russian nesting doll in a box on the top. "He's the biggest one and the most attractive". "So what actually happened is Trump conferred with his good, good friend Steve Bannon (Slimer from Ghostbusters) and the decision to fire Comey was even confirmed by Trump's tiniest little buddy Jeff Sessions (Pikachu)".
The set also had a Vladimir Putin doll within, which Spicer accused a reporter of planting.
McCarthy/Spicer then joins the news conference in progress where she/he insists that the president was telling the truth about why he had fired FBI Director James Comey.
McCarthy then joined the female castmembers in a delightfully weird sketch in which Suburban moms force their new neighbor to choose an animal that represents her, while Kyle Mooney and Leslie Jones explored their relationship problems in a video segment.
"Wait, did I get him? I'm going to New York", Spicer declared before jetting off on his motorized podium.
The sketch concludes with Spicer scooting through NY on his podium, searching for Trump, before eventually finding him at a golf course in New Jersey.
The "when" was not in the start of the show, given that the show went in the direction of Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump again.
If Trump wasn't watching live, could you imagine having to be the one to tell him about this? In fact the possibility Spicer may soon be hearing the words "You're Fired!" from Trump was a big part of "SNL's" sketch last night. Baldwin's Trump asks, and then, yup, he asks for a kiss. Notably, a pre-election episode showed the then-presidential candidate kissing an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, a member of the Ku Klux Klan and Putin. "Trump headlines should come with a record scratch and a fun song".
The show returns to McCarthy playing Spicer live.