Actor Sam Rockwell apparently forgot he was on live television when he dropped an f-bomb on “SNL” — or did he?
Playing a flustered science teacher with cast members Cecily Strong and Mikey Day, the Golden Globe-winning actor actually said the f-word as his character tried to inspire two young students to learn about the density of oil and water during his first sketch as the show’s guest host.
“Just pour the oil into the water. The oil is … Josh, you can’t be f–king this stupid,” Rockwell blurted out during the “Science Room” sketch. “Sorry. Kids aren’t stupid. Just say what you see. Just look at it.”
Strong and Day played along, exaggerating their shock at hearing the forbidden work slip out and continued with the scene as the audience reacted. It’s unclear if Rockwell intended to use the f-word, but it couldn’t be heard in the version of the sketch that was uploaded to YouTube late Saturday (see below).
The latest episode of the political satire show was apparently all about the Washington Post’s assertion on Friday that President Donald Trump called some third-world countries “shitholes”, which has since been debunked.
According to a report in the New York Daily News:
In another sketch, Kate McKinnon’s portrayal of Rockwell’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” castmate, Frances McDormand, responded to the Golden Globes decision to bleep a part of her acceptance speech.
“It happens. I’m not cursing. It’s just the tone of my voice,” McKinnon said as the film’s star.
Rockwell won the best supporting actor award for his role in Martin McDonagh’s film.
The topic of profanity continued with “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackling President Trump’s racist insult at a White House immigration meeting.
Jost did not shy away from quoting the President, in what appeared to be an act of defiance toward the show’s network, NBC.
“Trump attacked protections for immigrants from African countries, which he called s-holes,” Jost said. “That’s what NBC asked us to say, by the way. S-holes. Even though the President can say shithole. Oops.
“I feel bad for parents with young children. Every word you tell your kid not to say, they can be like, ‘Well, the President gets to say it.’ ”