"The Daily Show" says goodbye to Sean Spicer with in memoriam tribute

The late-night shows will no longer have their favorite White House adviser to mock and ridicule

Published July 22, 2017 9:41AM (EDT)

 (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

Sean Spicer barely made it six months as the White House press secretary. But within that short period of time, the longtime Republican politico became a late-night legend. He was lampooned by Melissa McCarthy on "Saturday Night Live," constantly mocked and ridiculed by Stephen Colbert, and his press conferences were parodied by "The Daily Show."

While McCarthy's caricature of Spicer has — perhaps rightfully — garnered the most attention this year, it was a mashup contrived by "The Daily Show" that appropriately captured the absurdity of his daily press briefings. "The Daily Show" put together a segment in which Spicer delivered his typical gibberish, but instead of addressing the White House press corps, he was speaking down to a kindergarten classroom.

In honor of Spicer's uncanny ability to provide content for the late-night shows, "The Daily Show" made a tribute video in honor of the former White House press secretary. From his pronunciation gaffes to his loathsome demeanor, "The Daily Show" staff compiled all of Spicer's greatest hits in memory of the public servant.

No one will forget these classic lines:

"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period."

"You don't get to shout out questions. We're going to raise our hands like big boys and girls."

"His tweets speak for themselves."

Spicer resigned Friday after President Donald Trump decided to turn to financial adviser Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director. Spicer told Fox News that he thought his continued presence in the comms shop would lead to too many chefs in the kitchen, so he bowed out for the greater good of the White House.

By Taylor Link

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