Safe! Jenny Slate has slid into home after a near “FUCK” up could’ve cost her the career of her dreams, the second the dream started. The Washington Post got a hold of Lorne Michaels:
“It was literally her first time on the show,” Michaels explained to the Washington Post. “There was nothing dirty, just a slip of the tongue. It was ‘frickin’, frickin’, frickin’ ‘ and then boom! The pain that Jenny is going through is, I’m sure, considerably worse than that experienced by anybody who saw it.”
“It has to be an actor’s worst nightmare,” Michaels said. “Your first time on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and this happens. You could sense the mortification in the studio.”
The network has also come out to deny reports that Slate is on her way out. “She will not be fired,” said NBC spokeswoman Sharon Pannozzo.
Times they are a changin’. Charles Rocket was fired in 1981, the year of our lord, for the same offense. Poltical correctness has gone too far….Who am I kidding, I’m glad she hasn’t been tossed overboard, she has already gotten the best publicity she could get by droppin’ the bomb.
On their first night on SNL, a new featured player usually gets a little background work, or supporting a more populars castmember’s more popular character. Newb Jenny Slate went off with a BANG, not just getting her own sketch as a Host of a TRULY UNFUNNY Biker Chick talk show where the recurring gag is tackiness and the word “Frickin'”. It’s like the funnier Amy Poehler and Mia Rudolph’s Bronx talk show, which was essentially a female New Yorker’s Waynes World. Long story short Ms. Slate was about a minute and a half into her FIRST SKETCH EVER and said “FUCKING” instead of “Frickin'”…
I was watching it live, and when it dropped, her face changes immediately and then she struggled so terribly for the next agonizingly long minute, because you could see behind her eyes she was saying “Oh God! Oh God! What’d I JUST DO!!!” and could not for the life of her refocus. But She rallied back up and show MVP Kristin Wiig saved the day by coining the term for vagina ” Front Bum”, got a good laugh.
What will the future behold for young Jenny Slate? It is to be seen. Lorne Michaels is known for firing the folk that FUCK up.
Jenny Slate (right) and Nasim Pedrad (left) are the new hot blood on this years Saturday Night Live roster. All the other girls who were already featured players and permanents makes a total of 6 girls vs. the average number of dudes.
I believe, and may be wrong, that this may be the most girls ever to pack into a season! It begins Sept. 26.