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Sean Spicer gives Melissa McCarthy something to chew over

Melissa McCarthy plays Sean Spicer in a sketch on "Saturday Night Live." | NBC

“Dial back” and ease up on the chewing gum.

That was White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s advice for actress Melissa McCarthy if she reprises her impression of him “Saturday Night Live.”

McCarthy lampooned Spicer Saturday night in a sketch that shows him taunting reporters, firing a water gun at one, and using the White House briefing room lectern to ram another.

Spicer tells Fox News that the sketch was “was cute” and “funny,” but says he’d “rather us be talking about the issues that the president is so committed to helping Americans on.”

As for his advice for McCarthy, Spicer tells the entertainment show “Extra” he thinks she “could dial back” a bit.

He says she, “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there.”