9:42pm PT by Katie Kilkenny
'SNL': Melissa McCarthy Returns as Michael Che's "Stepmom"
Melissa McCarthy returned to Saturday Night Live this week in a guest role as castmember Michael Che's "stepmom," who interrupted the recurring segment "Weekend Update" to tell embarassing anecdotes about the co-anchor and shower him with affection.
McCarthy arrived at the end of the segment wearing a pink sweatshirt that read "World's Proudest Stepmom" and was emblazoned with a picture of Che as a baby. She stepped in during a setup of a joke about President Donald Trump's new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, telling Che, "I just thought you might need a Claritin, 'cause you're getting a little froggy."
At one point, she pointed to the picture of the baby Che on her sweatshirt and said, "See this little guy, remember him? You may not have grown in my tummy, but I love putting you around my tummy."
After hovering around Che's desk for a bit, she sat down next to him and asked him to continue doing his work. When he reprised the setup for the Giuliani joke, McCarthy had fun with the fact that the digital onscreen graphic of Giuliani was placed right over her face. Giggling and waving her arms around, she said, "I have a different head."
Later, while Che attempted to continue his delivery, she asked, "What's on your face?" before planting a barrage of kisses on his cheek.
Che ended the segment by asking her to read a joke for him. McCarthy then planted her face in front of the camera in order to be able to read the joke from the teleprompter.
McCarthy is currently promoting her latest film, Life of the Party, which bowed Friday.