Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer driving podium through NYC

On Friday morning, some lucky NY commuters spotted Melissa McCarthy dressed as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who she frequently plays on Saturday Night Live, zooming around the city's streets on the moving podium that's made an appearance in several of her cameos.

McCarthy's "Spicey" character is one of the most beloved now on SNL as McCarthy transforms the Press Secretary's latest gaffes into hilarious parody.

Melissa McCarthy plays White House press secretary Sean Spicer better than Spicer himself.

Melissa McCarthy's writers deserve a raise.

With a film crew spotted with her, SNL is presumably filming McCarthy as Spicer for a pre-taped sketch to air on Saturday night's show.

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I would hope that not even the stereotypical impatient New Yorker would enjoy seeing Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, even as a traffic impairment.

McCarthy is hosting "Saturday Night Live" this weekend and is expected to reprise the role, which has drawn lots of attention this season much like Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump. This has led to reports that Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders could be replacing him.

If all of this hype seems somewhat over-the-top for an otherwise regular episode of SNL, that's because it is. The Spicey surprise came in the same week that SNL released a promo video featuring McCarthy getting Spiced up, set to West Side Story's "I Feel Pretty".

McCarthy wasn't just taking a joyride.

"Straight out da bushes", McCarthy wrote on Instagram, referencing reports Spicer recently hid in the bushes at the White House to avoid the press this week.

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