Based on our research, we assume that Milton native Jenny Slate (above) will be forgiven for accidentally saying the F-word during her first appearance on "Saturday Night Live" last night. Slate, who graduated from Milton Academy as its valedictorian in 2000, unintentionally said the very bad word during a sketch about biker chicks that called for her and castmate Kristen Wiig to say the word "frickin'" about 10 times in every sentence. One of Slate's "frickin's" accidentally turned into something else, causing the audience to gasp -- and Slate to become an overnight YouTube sensation.
Bloggers have been questioning whether Slate will be fired for her live slip-up. Charles Rocket, who was on "SNL" in the 1980s, lost his job shortly after a similar dropping of the F-bomb. But more recently, actors and television personalities have been given a pass for accidentally saying the word that rhymes with muck. Bono -- who happened to be last night's musical guest with U2 -- accidentally said the F-word during the Golden Globes in 2003. Colin Farrell, who's a big fan of the F-word, said it during an interview on CNN last year. And just a few weeks ago, longtime New York news anchor Ernie Anastos had to apologize for dropping the F-word on air during some chitchat with the station's weatherman. Whoops.
No word on whether Slate will be punished for her potty mouth, but her castmates seem to be supporting her. Bedford, N.H.-native Seth Meyers -- who happens to be in Boston tonight for a performance at Northeastern University -- was shown with his arm around Slate during the "SNL" closing credits.
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