Did the f-word get dropped on Saturday Night Live tonight? It sure sounded that way. At about 12:42 Eastern Time, during a sketch called “Biker Chick Chat,” new cast member Jenny Slate seemed to say the word that got SNL cast member Charles Rocket in trouble in 1981.
The sketch included host Megan Fox and Kristen Wiig as “biker chicks” along with Slate. All of them were peppering their mock-tough-talk with the phrase “frickin’” but Slate appeared to say, “I f—in’ love you for that” instead.
Seth Meyers could be seen hugging Slate onstage as Fox closed out the show by introducing U2 for a third and final song.
Here’s hoping no punishment is meted out to the new cast member—or to the show by the FCC—for what was clearly just a slip of the tongue. Hey, that’s just part of the fun and thrills and risks of actual live TV.