Before the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, Sean Spicer was probably most recognisable to Australians as the bloke who called Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “Prime Minister Trumble” three bloody times.
After the episode? Well, he’s become the bloke whose soul was captured by Melissa McCarthy’s powerhouse impersonation. Audiences worldwide were forced to recognise that, yeah, the new White House Press Secretary is a gum-swallowing ball of resentful energy.
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Now, the man himself has a take on the skit show’s rancorous rendition, and he even had a minute to talk about the whole gum situation. Speaking to Extra of all places, Spicer said the comedian “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there.”
He admitted he found the entire deal to by funny, but that McCarthy really could “could dial back” somewhat. Of course, looking back at Spicer’s now-infamous verbal sledgehammering of White House journos, McCarthy does kinda seem to be on the right side of public perception here.
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As for his boss, Spicer is leaning on Donald Trump’s much-publicised perception of the show.
“Alec [Baldwin] has gone from funny to mean, and that’s unfortunate. SNL used to be really funny. There’s a streak of meanness now that they’ve crossed over to mean.”
Of course, it’s a bit galling to say that a comedy show can really be mean to an administration that has already demonstrated a damning contempt for anyone but mewling supplicants, but whatever – at least he didn’t tweet about it.