Saturday Night Live kicked off its 35th season with an F-bomb.
In a possible case of the first-night jitters, newcomer Jenny Slate made the verbal misstep of dropping the F-word in a sketch titled "Biker Chick Chat," her only prominent skit of the night. Slate, Kristen Wiig and host Megan Fox were all featured as tough-talking biker chicks with a penchant for using the words "freaking" and "fricking."
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Slate slipped up about a minute into the sketch. "You know what? You stood up for yourself, and I f---ing love you for that," she said.
Slate appeared to realize her error, as she paused and puffed up her cheeks. There were no other flubs through the remainder of the sketch.
The sketch aired around 12:40 a.m. on the East Coast, well after the prime-time hours most heavily regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. Neither NBC nor Slate have made any comment. The West Coast tape delay was altered to remove the offending phrase.
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The slip-up is not without precedent: SNL cast member Charles Rocket dropped an F-bomb on the show in 1981.
Slate joined the show this season with fellow newcomer Nasim Pedrad. The announcement of the duo's hiring was followed by the firing of Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins.
Watch the clip of Slate's flub below. (It goes without saying that the clip contains adult language.)