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‘He’s been mad at me for that’: Kenan Thompson reacts to Samuel L Jackson saying the SNL star got him banned from the show

Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson has explained why Samuel L Jackson believes he got him banned from the show.The pair appeared in a sketch together on the NBC series 10 years ago. Pulp Fiction actor Jackson brought it up during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March, saying: “Kenan got me banned from Saturday Night Live. “He didn’t cut me off soon enough, and I said the forbidden word [f***] on television. It was like, ‘Ah! He was supposed to cut me off.’”Speaking on The Tonight Show on Thursday (19 May), where host Jimmy Fallon...
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Kenan Thompson Wants The Not-Banned-From-‘SNL’ Samuel L. Jackson To Come Back To ‘SNL’

Is Samuel L. Jackson banned from SNL? He seemed to think so. Back in March, the legendary actor and champion swearer claimed, at least semi-jokingly, that he’s not allowed back on the live sketch show due to a guest appearance in 2012, when he dropped both the f-word and a “bulls*it.” But according to show honcho Lorne Michaels, that’s not so. Now Kenan Thompson, the star of the offending sketch, is begging him to return.
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Samuel L. Jackson Went Through Intense Training For The Emperor Fight In Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith

If there's one thing you can count on in this world, it's that Samuel L. Jackson will always find a way to be a badass. Hero or villain, each character the actor plays inherits his steely charisma, making them endlessly cool whether they see any action or not. This was especially true for Mace Windu, Jackson's unflappable character from the "Star Wars" prequels. Although he didn't get much to do in the first two installments of the trilogy — unless you count his withering looks during Jedi council meetings — Jackson's gravitas seemed to ensure that his big moment would come eventually.
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Samuel L. Jackson Revealed He Asked SNL Boss Lorne Michael About Rumored Ban Over F-Bomb On Air

Samuel L. Jackson is a pop culture icon, having been a fixture within the realm of cinema and television for about five decades. It seems like there’s nothing he hasn’t done at this point, as he’s headlined major franchises and become the recipient of an honorary Oscar. On TV, he also hosted a 1998 episode of Saturday Night Live (which can be streamed with a Peacock Premium subscription), though he hasn’t appeared on the show in about a decade. This was rumored to be due to a ban stemming from an f-bomb he dropped on air. Now, Jackson has revealed that he’s spoken to series creator Lorne Michaels about the purported ban.
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Maya Hawke Joins Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson in Yale’s ‘The Kill Room’ (Exclusive)

Maya Hawke is set to appear onscreen alongside her mother, Uma Thurman, for the very first time, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal. Hawke has been cast in Yale Entertainment’s dark comedic thriller The Kill Room, also starring Samuel L. Jackson and Joe Manganiello. The Stranger Things and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star has been added to the cast alongside other newly unveiled names, including Debi Mazar (Goodfellas, Little Man Tate, Entourage) and Larry Pine (Succession, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom).More from The Hollywood ReporterTom Cruise and 'Top Gun: Maverick' Touch Down in Cannes With Fighter Jets, Surprise Palme d'OrHow...
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Secret Invasion's Samuel L. Jackson Revealed A Surprising Way The Disney+ Series Will Explore Nick Fury

After more than a decade of either cameoing or being a supporting player in Marvel movies, the time has come for Nick Fury to lead his own MCU story. Samuel L. Jackson will lead the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which will be our first time seeing the character since Spider-Man: Far From Home. However, some new information has come to life from Jackson himself revealing a surprising way Secret Invasion will explore Fury in a surprising way, namely through delving into one of the MCU’s bleaker periods.
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Why Samuel L. Jackson Thought He Was "Banned" From Saturday Night Live

Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Talks "Coach Carter" in 2004 -- Look Back!. Samuel L. Jackson is ready to return to Studio 8H. Though the Snakes on a Plane actor believed he was banned from Saturday Night Live after dropping the f-bomb in a 2012 sketch, he recently met with exec Lorne Michael in NYC and he asked, "Are you ever gonna let me back on the show?" Jackson explained on the Awardist podcast. Only to find out, 10 years later, he's still got an invite.
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