Over the weekend, SNL made the inspired choice to parody a White House news conference with the star player, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, played by a bombastic, screaming, gum-crushing Melissa McCarthy.

It went viral. Because just look her:

On Sunday, Spicer talked to Extra about the sketch, which apparently blew up his texts to the point that he thought something catastrophic was happening.

Extra says that Spicer "felt the impression was a little exaggerated," which is like saying the show 24 is a little dramatic. In his words, McCarthy "needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there."


(Spicer apparently chews and swallows two and a half packs of gum by noon each day, according to a completely bonkers interview with the Washington Post.)

Spicer also apparently called the show "funny," even if McCarthy "could dial back" a bit. That's more praise than his boss has given the comedy institution, which is probably why Spicer felt the need to reiterate to Extra that Alec Baldwin's Trump impression is too mean.


"Alec has gone from funny to mean, and that's unfortunate. SNL used to be really funny. There's a streak of meanness now that they've crossed over to mean."

It was a busy Sunday for Spicer, as Fox News also caught up with him before the Super Bowl to get his take on the sketch:

"It was cute, it's funny. I'd rather us talk about the issues the president's so committed to helping Americans on, but um, you know, it's part of American culture."

Sources: h/t CNN Money