Star commits the ultimate SNL sin
SATURDAY Night Live's celebrity guest host Sam Rockwell committed arguably the biggest SNL sin during this past weekend's episode of the live comedy sketch show.
Appearing in a sketch alongside regular cast members Cecily Strong and Mikey Day, the Golden Globe-winning actor accidentally dropped a big ol' F-bomb, live on television.
The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actor, 49, was playing a children's TV host called Mr Science alongside Strong and Day as two obnoxious, dimwitted children - and in a moment when the scene called for Rockwell's character to lose patience with the kids, he ad-libbed a line that visibly shocked his co-stars.
"You can't be this f**king stupid - sorry, stupid," he said, covering his mouth as the profanity slipped out.
Watch the uncensored clip below:
Props, I guess, to Cecily Strong and Mikey Day for rolling with Sam Rockwell’s f-bomb pic.twitter.com/ZcqrzoeG1U— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 14, 2018
While SNL is known for racy and edgy humour, swearing - particularly the F-word - has always been a big no-no on the show throughout its more than three decades on air.
Comedian Jenny Slate lasted just one season as a cast member on SNL back in 2009, her tenure on the show coming to an abrupt end when she accidentally swore during her very first on-air sketch.
Come the end of the season, her contract was not renewed. While she's gone on to bigger and better things, eight years later, the star described the experience as "devastating".
"It does bother me to have to talk about something that was one second of my life a decade ago," she told the Guardian last year.
"It was embarrassing, devastating, humiliating, a bummer of a mistake. But since I made that tiny mistake, so much has happened. It feels like, if I were a guy, I'd have to talk about it a little bit, but, because I'm a woman, I have to talk about it forever. I want to honour all the good things I've done on purpose, instead of the stupid thing I did by mistake 10 years ago," she said.
Former Twilight star Kristen Stewart is another recent SNL guest host who's accidentally dropped an F-bomb live on the show.
Elsewhere during Saturday's episode, Hollywood icon Bill Murray made a surprise appearance playing ousted White House adviser Steve Bannon, earning huge laughs for his less-than-flattering portrayal of the far-right "kingmaker".