Kenan Thompson Insists He Hasn't Had Samuel L. Jackson Banned From "SNL"

A decade-old Saturday Night Livesketch involving Samuel L. Jackson and Kenan Thompson has been revisited this week, and the SNL star is laying some rumors to rest. Back in March, Jackson was a guest on Ellen, and while there, he spoke with the show’s guest host, SNL icon Leslie Jones, about dropping the f-bomb on live television during a scene. Jackson would go on to tease Jones by saying that he’s been banned from the longstanding hit sketch series because of her and Kenan Thompson.

The 2012 story was once again a hot topic of conversation during Thompson’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Thompson has worked with Jackson in the past outside of SNL and insisted that he doesn’t have enough pull to keep anyone off the show.