Sam Rockwell accidentally drops F-bomb on Saturday Night Live

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Anything can happen on live television, as Saturday Night Live viewers found out last night when host Sam Rockwell dropped an F-bomb for everyone to hear.

It remains to be seen whether he will ever be invited back…

Last night, Golden Globe winning actor Sam Rockwell made his Saturday Night Live debut, hosting the show for his first (and possibly last) time. While his performances were well done and hilarious, there’s a cloud hanging over it, the result of a flub Rockwell made during a sketch.

In a skit where Rockwell plays a PBS personality named Mr. Science, and a skit from his faux program is the backdrop of the sketch. Mr. Science is performing an experiment with water and cooking oil, with the aid of two young helpers. The problem is, neither of them seem to be able to understand anything they’re being told.

Growing frustrated with the students, Rockwell’s Mr. Science blurts out, “You can’t be this f–king stupid.” It’s clear by the look on Rockwell’s face that he knows he screwed up. But the skit goes on, with neither of the other performers breaking character.

You can watch the full skit in question below, courtesy of NBC. But, obviously, NBC has censored the F-bomb from the video, replacing it with silence.

And with that, Rockwell joins an elite list of SNL performers to have let the F-bomb slip on live TV. Just last year, Kristen Stewart dropped one right away in her opening monologue when she came onto the program. It wasn’t the first time and it certainly won’t be the last.

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New episodes of Saturday Night Live air Saturday nights at 11:30 PM EST on NBC. The Jan. 20 episode will feature Jessica Chastain and Troye Sivan.