New Yorkers took to Twitter on Friday to post photos and videos of Melissa McCarthy in full Sean Spicer attire, riding through the streets of Manhattan on a motorized podium.
The actress donned the costume one day before she’s set to host Saturday’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” to film a segment for the show.
To preview her appearance, “Saturday Night Live” posted an ad Wednesday showing McCarthy transforming into the White House press secretary while lip-syncing “I Feel Pretty.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to close out this season of “SNL” on May 20. For the last two episodes, “SNL” will go live for all four time zones. That means it’ll start at 11:30 p.m. for Eastern viewers, 10:30 p.m. for Central, 9:30 p.m. for Mountain and 8:30 p.m. for Pacific. The show will re-air at its regular 11:30 p.m. time slot for Mountain and Pacific viewers who don’t want to change their schedules.
“SNL” has seen a huge ratings boost this year, thanks largely to sketches about Donald Trump and breakout moments like McCarthy’s hilarious turns as Spicer. NBC says the idea of changing the air time for the last episodes is so that “everyone can be in on the joke.”
See tweets from bystanders below.
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) May 12, 2017
Spicer returns! pic.twitter.com/gvNQGOjHsK
— Elana Zak (@elanazak) May 12, 2017
— Samantha Barry (@samanthabarry) May 12, 2017
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) May 12, 2017