Kenan Thompson Swears Samuel L. Jackson Isn’t Banned From ‘SNL’

If you are curious why megastar Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get in Saturday night live for almost a decade, Kenan Thompson want you to know it’s not his fault. When appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show, Thompson tried to clear up rumors Jackson was banned from participating SNL because, well, Thompson: “I don’t have the authority to do that.”


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Jackson stated that in 2012, Thompson got him banned from participating SNL after Snakes on the plane The star dropped not one but two F-bombs in Thompson’s classic sketch “What Up With That?” Jackson has said that Thompson is partly responsible for the incident because the comedy’s vet is said to have cut him off before he said the full words. But Thompson told Tonight’s program host and SNL alum Jimmy Fallon that the hint card indicates only letters f and not the whole word.

“I thought he was going to go, like, a fake move and just stop at f, Do you know what I mean?” Thompson told Fallon, demonstrating by creating a f its own sound. “But he did a full workout, because I guess he was the Method type.” Apparently, Jackson was so Methodist that he said the full word twice. Thompson prepared for the first F-bomb because “we were expecting an F from Sam Jackson, so no harm done.” But when Jackson let it slide again, that’s when Thompson started to worry. “But then he doubled down and said it again, and I said, ‘Yo, my man, we have to pay for that,” Thompson said.

However, Thompson insists that it’s all water under the bridge now. “Hey, Sam,” Thompson said straight into the camera. “All is well, man. You are welcome anytime, from what I have heard. “

Jackson isn’t the only one to be banned from returning SNL. In 2003, Oscar winner Adrien Brody is said to have been banned from the show after writing the wrong script while introducing musical guests Sean Paul, speaks with an offensive Jamaican accent while wearing a scary wig. Funny people Martin Lawrence was accused of being banned from SNL since his “odd” monologue about feminine hygiene and Lorena Bobbitt scandal in 1994. Action star Steven Seagal was banned for simply being a bad host and collaborator; in the book Live from New York, before SNL actor Tim Meadows recounts that Seagal “didn’t realize that you couldn’t tell someone they were stupid on Wednesday and expect them to keep writing to you on Saturday.”

So unless Jackson messed up the script, got too weird in his monologue, or was rude to the scriptwriter, there could be a chance for the highest-grossing movie actor of all time. return Lorne MichaelsThat’s lucky — if he plays his cards right. Kenan Thompson Swears Samuel L. Jackson Isn’t Banned From ‘SNL’

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