Rosalind O’Connor/NBC(NEW YORK) — The Twittersphere lit up Saturday night after guest host Sam Rockwell accidentally dropped the F-bomb during a Saturday Night Live sketch.
In the eyebrow-raising sketch, the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star plays a science teacher in a lab with a pair students.
One of the students, played by cast member Mikey Day, can’t seem to grasp the task at hand, so Rockwell’s character says to the boy, “You can’t be this f****** stupid.”
The expletive was removed in subsequent Mountain Time and Central Time airings of the show.
Rockwell never breaks character — nor does Day or Cecily Strong, who plays the other student — but Rockwell does immediately cover his mouth after uttering the profanity.
The expletive — which occurs about 2:50 into the clip — has been censored.
A rep for Saturday Night Live declined to comment on Rockwell’s slip of the tongue. ABC News has also sought comment from the actor’s publicist.
Rockwell isn’t the only one to drop the F-bomb on Saturday Night Live.
Guest host Kristen Stewart said the expletive last year.
In 2012, Samuel L. Jackson said both “f***” and “bull****” while participating in a sketch.
And in 2009, cast member Jenny Slate said the F-word during a sketch. It was her first season with the show. She was fired after the conclusion of the season.
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