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SNL Rocks: Melissa McCarthy Is a Crazed Salad Dressing Tester (Video)

Have you ever done a focus group?  You know, when you share your opinions on a new product sell your soul to the Corporate Marketing Machine for a crisp $100 bill in an envelope?

Melissa McCarthy (who made Bridesmaids so freaking funny) played a particularly enthusiastic ranch-dressing tester in the focus group from hell. Wearing a Mr. Spock sweatshirt, McCarthy is asked to try some new dressing flavors, where she gets a "strong hint of strawberry and kiwi" from the bacon flavor.

It all goes downhill from there, which amounts to a lot of awesomeness (and a strong reminder of another comedic genius -- John Belushi). Watch here:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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