Melissa McCarthy did an amazing impression of Trump press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live this weekend. (So good that it's overshadowed that host Kristen Stewart said the f-word in her monologue.) Spicer has tried to laugh it off, but there are reports that it got under Trump's skin, especially because Spicer was portrayed by a woman and made to look especially weak. Anna North explains why the cross-gender casting is so crucial. Now people are calling for SNL to bring on more women, such as Rosie O'Donnell, to portray White House figures, perhaps the entire administration. Cynthia Littleton notes that political controversy is paying off for SNL's ratings this season.
It's being reported that SNL is considered a prime-time spinoff of Weekend Update.