Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

Spicer cranked up his motorized podium and hit the road for NY to confront Trump and find out. Holt asks. Either way, it was SNL's turn to troll the Trump administration.

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When members of the White House press corps suggest Spicer might be fired and replaced with Sanders, it spurs a soul-searching rolling lectern trip from NY - and, ultimately, New Jersey - where Spicer seeks reassurance from President Trump (the returning Alec Baldwin).

The cold open was Baldwin's next to last appearance as Trump this season - and he's implied that his last will be next week.

"Wait, so did I get him?".

But "SNL" also showed us how comedy can be nuanced enough to still remind us of who Trump truly is.

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Will you miss him, or did they push the bit too far? McCarthy yells as she takes the podium from Bryant.

That is, until he charged in to set straight a reporter who called him "bullish" ... by literally hosing down his trousers with a fire extinguisher.

"Liar, liar, trousers on fire, so I put them out!"

"That's right, Spicey's back, Sarah's out", McCarthy's Spicer yells. "The only Russian thing is my little dolly". The inner dolls represented Comey, Hillary Clinton, Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions, who were depicted as various cartoon characters.

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But the hostile questions keep coming, and after being confronted with the possibility that Trump has been lying to him, Spicer decides to pay his boss a visit.

Glen Thrush (Bobby Moynihan), a favorite target of McCarthy's Spicer, asked if Trump was "unhinged".

Trump can't remember Holt's name, a chipper Paul Ryan comes in to serve Trump ice cream, and Baldwin's Trump says, "Do you think I care about optics?"

But the seeds of doubt had been planted, and Spicey ended the briefing, hopped on his mobile podium and headed to NY to seek answers from his boss about whether he was about to be fired.

Spicer then takes his motorized podium a couple hundred miles north, eventually finding the president at his golf course estate in Bedminster, N.J.

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