Jenny Slate might have just made the most notorious debut in Saturday Night Live history.
If you were watching the episode on Saturday night, you definitely heard what you thought you heard. Even though it was not live in Utah or the west coast, NBC didn’t censor the F-word that was heard around the world.
Jenny Slate made her primetime debut on the 35th season premiere of SNL on Saturday. The debut, however, might make-or-break her career.The recently added cast member was delivering one of her first lines on the comedy show when she dropped the F-bomb.
In a sketch with veteran cast mate Kristen Wiig called Biker Chick Chat, Slate uttered the word and quickly puffed her cheeks realizing the mistake she’d just made. Wiig, without hesitation, carried on as if nothing was said. Slate retained her composure and completed the skit.
At the end of the show, head writer and fellow cast member, Seth Meyers was hugging Slate as the credits began to mark the close of the episode.
Slate is not the first cast member in SNL’s history to utter the word. In 1981 Charles Rocket slipped-up after dropping the F-word and was quickly fired from the short.
Saturday’s season premiere was hosted by actress Megan Fox with musical guests U2.