Jenny Slate, one of the newest cast members of "Saturday Night Live," dropped an f-bomb during last night’s season premiere.
Slate and Nasim Pedrad replaced Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson, who were dropped from the cast by Lorne Michaels before the season.
Watkins was shocked by her firing.
Slate looked shocked by slip.
Like a veteran consoling a rookie after a game-changing mistake, head writer Seth Meyers stood by Slate during the closing credits.
UPDATE: Lorne Michaels’ reaction, via Tom Shales: "It was literally her first time on the show. 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 continued. "Your first time on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and this happens. You could sense the mortification in the studio."
"I don’t want that show to be remembered for one word … I feel awful."