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The censors at NBC must’ve been asleep at the wheel during tonight’s “What’s Up With That?” segment on Saturday Night Live. Samuel L. Jackson managed to get not one but two “bad” words on live television.

Towards the end of the segment, cast member Kenan Thompson, in character, thanked Jackson for appearing on the fake talk show. It was then that the Snakes on a Plane actor dropped the F-bomb. After a pause, he proceeded to use another phrase not usually heard on network television.

Thompson stayed in character while the audience roared. “Come on now,” he said to Jackson. “That costs money!” He then went to thank fellow celebrity guest Carrie Brownstein. When the camera turned to her, she zipped her lips.

Saturday Night Live was hosted by Martin Short and Paul McCartney was the performer. The evening opened with the New York City’s Children Choir singing “Silent Night” – see video here. The song was in tribute to those who died on Friday in the Newtown, Connecticut shooting tragedy. Following the song, the mood quickly shifted back to SNL‘s standard high energy and laughter.

It was announced this evening that Jennifer Lawrence will host the January 19 episode. The musical guest will be The Lumineers.

  • http://twitter.com/dreamfall31 Kevin Slechta

    Totally not an f-bomb…it’s obviously FUH! No K sound heard at all.

    • lego5ker

      i agree, it was the start of but wasn’t finished and also seemed set up for a joke.

      Also come on its Sam L Jackson, owner of the badass Mutha’f**ker wallet, narrator of the book Go the F**k to sleep, and Kindly once asked who put some Mutha’f**king snakes on his Mutha’f**king plane. The word and he seem to go hand and hand.

  • jozefd14

    Why make it a big deal? really? really now? tsk tsk…

  • emily

    only in america would this be a big deal.

    • http://www.facebook.com/isak.kohaly Isak Kohaly

      yeah totally. I remember all the ordeal about M.I.A. flipping off people at the super bowl, it was so tired.

  • Jnthn44

    seems like they planned on beeping it for the joke but didn’t

  • Dude

    Sounds like f-u-c-k to me!

    BTW-Awesome site!

  • becca

    Honestly I don’t really care that much about cursing (I curse all the time around certain friends), but when I visited England a few years ago and watched t.v. with some friends I would not normally curse around, it kind of disturbed me to hear it on some of the shows. I was surprised by how much I would really rather not hear it. I’m not making a big deal…it was obviously an accident, but I can understand why some people do care. I would like to be able to watch a show in any company.

    Food for thought…

  • http://twitter.com/TheBeardedOne_ The Bearded One

    Get over it. So what if someone swore, it’s not the end of the world.

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