Paul Feig Got “Choked Up” Watching Melissa McCarthy Kill on SNL
I’d say the flash point moment for me was, you know, that Hidden Valley Ranch sketch which she’d done at the Groundlings for years. And always, one of the big gags was with that big bottle, picking it up and squirting it into her mouth like kind of emptying the whole thing in this kind of stream that she does. She just drags it and it’s always worked in the dress rehearsal. On air she picked it up, squeezed it and it explodes in her face. [That] never happened before and it was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s also ‘cause I knew it was a mistake, but when she went with it you couldn’t have — a team of scientists couldn’t have made that explode and hit more perfectly than it did. Now that’s where you [think] the comedy Gods have smiled down on a worthy person who they’ve been waiting, waiting in the wings to launch on the world and now it’s almost been like ordained.
This is so beautiful! Go watch the sketch again and this time say 10 Hail Marys. Hail Melissa’s? Whichever, the point is that this sketch is proof of intelligent design.