Samuel L. Jackson gave Kenan Thompson a reason to be nervous during the December 15 episode of "Saturday Night Live" when the actor nearly said two expletives during the live broadcast.
However, the actor explained on Twitter on Saturday that he did not drop the "F-bomb" on the show.
Jackson Tweeted that he only said part of the obscenity and that Thompson "was sposed to cut off" the second expletive but "blew it." The actor attached a photo of himself with the Tweet, which can be viewed above.
The incident occurred during the show's recurring "What Up With That" skit, which features Thompson as a host who frequently interrupts his guests with singing and dance breaks that just features the phrase "What Up With That" repeated over and over again. The skit also always features Bill Hader playing Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, a guest who never gets to speak.
The censored skit can be seen below and the moment occurs at the 6:22 second mark. Jackson's audio for that portion of the skit has been omitted.
"Come on Sam," Thompson says, attempting to keep his composure, after the first obscenity is said by Jackson. After Jackson says the second expletive, Thompson says, "Come on Sam, that costs money."
The December 15 episode also made headlines for its tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The show was hosted by Martin Short.
Check out Jackson's censored skit on "Saturday Night Live" below.