Melissa McCarthy made her "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut on Saturday, October 1. The "Mike & Molly" star teamed up with her "Bridesmaids" co-star and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kristen Wiig during a few sketches, including her opening monologue.
In one sketch, McCarthy played an office worker who sexually harassed a fellow co-worker, played by Jason Sudeikis. McCarthy even makes out with a helium balloon shaped like a horse. The actress also played several other characters including a woman who is a huge fan of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and appears as the fifth Maharelle sister in the show's recurring spoof of the "Lawrence Welk Show."
The episode of "Saturday Night Live" also included Lady Antebellum as the musical guest. Two of McCarthy's skits can be seen below.
The "Mike & Molly" star said in an interview that motherhood helped her deal with her body insecurities. In 2005, the actress married actor Ben Falcone, 38, who played her love interest in "Bridesmaids." The couple has a 4-year-old daughter named Vivian and a 1-year-old named Georgette.
The actress walked away with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the recent Emmy Awards for her role on "Mike & Molly."
"Mike & Molly" debuted in 2010. On the comedy, McCarthy plays a school teacher who falls for a police officer, portrayed by Billy Gardell, after meeting him in a weight loss support group. "Mike & Molly" returned for a second season on September 26.
McCarthy also played Sookie St. James on the series "Gilmore Girls," which aired between 2000 and 2007. She later portrayed Dena on the comedy show "Samantha Who?," which starred Christina Applegate and ended its run in 2009.
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