SNL Newcomer Won't Be Fired for Dropping the F-Bomb

Entertainment Sep. 28, 2009 AT 12:00PM
SNL Newcomer Won't Be Fired for Dropping the F-Bomb Credit: NBC

Saturday Night Live newcomer Jenny Slate made quite an impression on viewers of the NBC sketch show's season premiere Saturday.

In her debut appearance on the series, a skit costarring Kristin Wiig as a fellow biker chick, Slate, 27, let the F-word fly live on air.

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"You know what? You freakin' just threw an ashtray full of butts at my head," Slate told Wiig.
Later in the skit, Slate took things a step further, adding; "You know what? You stood up for yourself, and I f----- love you for that." (The slip aired live for East Coast viewers, but the network replaced it with "freakin'" by the time it hit the West Coast.)

WATCH THE SKIT WITH JENNY SLATE.

Though the New York Daily News reports show execs were not happy and called a meeting after the show to discuss the slip, Slate will keep her job.

"[There is] no truth to firing conjecture," NBC spokeswoman Sharon Pannozzo said. "She will not be fired."

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Since Slate's mistake aired after the prime time broadcast window, at 12:40 a.m., NBC and SNL are not expected to incur fines from the Federal Communications Commission.




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