"That cost money," said a surprised Thompson.
If so, any price NBC may or may not pay in FCC fines is a small price for the immediately renewed relevancy and mindshare this incident grants on the show. A verbal nip-slip, if you will.
"SAY CHRISTMAS AGAIN ONE MORE TIME!"
Below, Jackson's tweet immediately following the incident.
Do you believe him?
I asked on Twitter if anyone smarter than I could recall the last time someone said "fuck" on SNL. Alex Pareene of Salon.com (and others) say Jenny Slate did this in 2009, and Google proves him to be correct. It was on the season premiere of her only season with the show. Andy Ihnatko adds, "Charles Rocket, in the 80's; first SNL F-bomb was by Paul Shaffer the year he was a castmember." There have been others, according to this pretty great Wikipedia article on the history of SNL— but it's nice to see the tradition renewed.
We can only hope parents out there took to heart Mr. Jackson's lullaby strategy, "Go the Fuck to Sleep."
I only said FUH not FUCK!K was sposed to cut off da BULLSHIT, blew it!! twitter.com/SamuelLJackson…— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) December 16, 2012
Looking forward to people who haven't ever watched SNL losing it because Samuel L. Jackson said "fuck" on it tonight. Because children.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) December 16, 2012