ByJack Carr, writer at
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Jack Carr

Was it the best-ever episode? No, but this weekend's Saturday Night Live was the most-watched in six years, and for as long as President Trump and his media-baiting henchmen, Kellyanne Conway and the highly excitable Sean Spicer, keep on firing ammunition their way, will be laughing all the way to the bank.

Each week we'll be rounding up the best bits from Saturday's show — and this week, three political sketches really hit the spot.

'Saturday Night Live' [Credit: NBC]
'Saturday Night Live' [Credit: NBC]

Meet The "New" Spicy

The much-hyped return of Melissa McCarthy in a hilarious cold open delighted in satirizing Sean Spicer, the Press Secretary who really doesn't like the press very much at all. Not much has changed since last week's skit, which more or less broke the internet, and if it really didn't go down well in the White House, well, that's reason enough to bring it back for an encore.

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One Does Not Simply Kill Kellyanne

As great as McCarthy was, Kate McKinnon came dangerously close to stealing her thunder in a wickedly deranged turn as Kellyanne Conway, whose media hunger was given a Fatal Attraction remix as she bullied CNN's Jake Tapper (Beck Bennett) into featuring him on her show (after his real-life snub last week). I won't lie — after seeing Kellyanne throw a knife like a pro circus performer, I felt unsettled but also oddly thrilled.

So, yeah, I'm down for a Basic Instinct parody next week — just as long as Kellyanne goes full leg-cross while drafting notes for her next on-air ruckus.

Leslie Has The Last Laugh

Nobody on SNL does a better job of sending themselves up than Leslie Jones, who this week had her heart set on playing Trump in a funny, oddly touching digital short.

After a sneaky Vanessa Bayer usurps her as the best female candidate to play Trump, Jones's Trump finds herself out on the street, alone and dejected... until a limo pulls up and Melania, believing she's the real deal, invites her husband in for a ride home.

It's funny because it's probably more conversation than the real-life Donald and Melania have enjoyed in years.

'Saturday Night Live' [Credit: NBC]
'Saturday Night Live' [Credit: NBC]

SNL is on hiatus until March 4, when Octavia Spencer swings by as host. Which was your favorite skit of this weekend's episode?


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