The other day, comedic actress and budding plus size style icon Melissa McCarthy stopped by the Ellen show to talk about various things, including her run-in with the world’s most notorious shapewear.

Apparently, in addition to smoothing out your lumpy parts somewhat and making you have to pee constantly, a pair of Spanx can render you completely unable to feel whether or not any non-shapewear items (you know, the stuff you wear to cover up the Spanx) have shifted up, down, or totally off your body. I’m not going to say too much more because Melissa tells the story so very well.

In other Melissa McCarthy-related news, she’s just been named a spokesperson for Ivory soap:

Get it, girl.

(Via People)