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Alec Baldwin isn't one to let a scandal just blow over! The 30 Rock star paid a visit to Saturday Night Live on Dec. 10 to make fun of American Airlines for ejecting him from a flight last week for continuing to play Words With Friends on his phone.
During the "Weekend Update" news segment, Seth Meyers introduces mustachioed American Airlines pilot "Capt. Steve Rogers" (Baldwin in costume), who says he's there to publicly apologize to Baldwin.
"It was very important for me to come here tonight and on behalf of every one at American Airlines and issue an apology to Mr. Alec Baldwin," Rogers says in his thick Southern accent.
"Alec are you sure this is the right way to handle this," Meyers stage-whispers to Baldwin, who breaks character and replies "Yeah, keep going!"
Then, the apologetic Capt. Rogers continues to ask for Baldwin's forgiveness.
"Mr. Baldwin is an American treasure, and I am ashamed of the way he was treated," he continues. "What harm would it do to let him keep playing his game? Not any game, mind you, but a word game -- for smart people!"
When Seth asks, "But don't phones interfere with the plane's communication system?" Rogers is dismissive.
"Would you really get on an airplane that flew 30,000 feet in the air if you thought one Kindle switch would take it down? Come on! It's just a cruel joke perpetrated by the airline industry!"
There you have it, folks. Baldwin is unlikely to receive a real apology from American Airlines, so he made one up himself!
Watch the sketch below!