Samuel L. Jackson now knows if the F-word caused “SNL” to be banned

Samuel L. Jackson shouldn’t be banned from Saturday Night Live.

The newly crowned Oscar winner opened up about a run-in with SNL ringleader Lorne Michaels on Entertainment Weekly’s The Awardist podcast.

Jackson, 73, famously dropped an F-bomb during a “What’s up With That?” Sketch on the live comedy show in December 2012.

He jokingly blames actor Kenan Thompson, 44, for the mishap on March’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and said Thompson should have cut him off before using the expletive.

While promoting The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray in New York, Jackson said he accidentally got into an elevator when Michaels, 77, got off.

“Will you ever let me on the show again?” Jackson recalled asking and said he pulled his mask down so Michaels would recognize him.

“You’re not banned,” Michaels replied, according to Jackson.

He claimed the two went back and forth.

“Yes, I am!” … “No, you are not!”

“Maybe I’m not [banned]. I don’t know,” Jackson said on the EW podcast.

Entertainment Weekly said it recently confirmed there is no official ban preventing Jackson from returning to the show.

“Russian Doll” star Natasha Lyonne, 43, will host the final episode of “SNL’s” Season 47 at 11:29 p.m. ET on Saturday — along with musical guest Japanese Breakfast.

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“Kenan [Thompson] got me banned from Saturday Night Live,” Jackson told Leslie Jones on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in March. “He didn’t interrupt me soon enough and I said the forbidden word on TV.”
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