New Yorkers were startled last week to see, in downtown Manhattan, Melissa McCarthy in full Sean Spicer drag, driving a press lectern through mid-day traffic.
A few seconds of the spectacle were used on last Saturday’s SNL sketch, but “Saturday Night Live” has just released behind-the-scenes footage of McCarthy’s shoot. Though the original sketch was brilliant, these bloopers might be even funnier.
In the new blooper footage, New Yorkers kept screaming encouragement to McCarthy as she’s driving down the street. At one point, basically an entire office floor comes to their high-rise window to start waving down at her.
As the Huffington Post notes, in one particularly funny moment (albeit with dark undertones), McCarthy/Spicer has to figure out what to do when an emergency vehicle needs her to drive her podium out of the way. You don’t have to squint too much to see the metaphor there.