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Samuel L. Jackson Says Lorne Michaels Has Lifted His Ban From SNL


Samuel L. Jackson is hardly the primary particular person to swear on stay TV and never have the censors bleep him in time (good day, Pleasure Behar), however he claimed that after dropping the F-bomb on Saturday Evening Reside, it did get him banned from the present.

The incident occurred throughout a 2012 look when Jackson participated in one of many long-running “What’s Up With That?” sketches by which Kenan Thompson performs fictional BET speak present host Diondre Cole, who by no means lets his visitors converse and turns the whole lot right into a music jam. Towards the tip of the sketch as Thompson’s character says goodbye to Jackson, who was enjoying himself, Jackson yelled “Man, f—okay!” anticipating Thompson’s character to chop him off, although he didn’t.

Thompson improvised a response saying, “C’mon now Sam. C’mon, that prices cash.” (The sketch is on the market in it’s entirety on YouTube, although it has since been bleeped.) Jackson informed EW’s The Awardist podcast that the swear led him to be banned from the present, or so he thought, however after a latest run-in with the sequence creator and government producer Lorne Michaels, they cleared the air and Michaels confirmed that Jackson was welcome to return.

Jackson informed the podcast that he approached Michaels in a New York Metropolis elevator and requested “Are you ever gonna let me again on the present?” to which Michaels responded “You’re not banned!”

“So perhaps I’m not. I don’t know,” Jackson stated.

Natasha Lyonne is ready to host the SNL season 47 finale on Might 21, however contemplating that season finales of the sketch present typically characteristic numerous celeb cameos, there’s all the time an opportunity that he’ll make an look once more for the primary time in a decade earlier than the week is over.

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