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Alec Baldwin on 'SNL' pokes fun at American Airlines trouble

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Something funny was on the air this weekend as Alec Baldwin kept his American Airlines public-relations fiasco afloat, taking to "Saturday Night Live" to issue a fake apology to himself -- from himself as the plane's pilot.

In a surprise cameo, the "30 Rock" star played an American Airlines pilot who apologized to Baldwin for tossing him off the flight at Los Angeles Airport.

"We're bankrupt; how dare we speak ill of the great Alec Baldwin," said the faux captain on the "Weekend Update" segment.

Baldwin's spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, said that Baldwin had nothing to do with the idea.
"Seth Meyers came up with the concept, and it wasn't like we approached them. We were interested in moving on [but Seth] came up with the concept and Alec was willing to play along. He also knows [the “SNL” folk] so there's great familiarity and a trust factor. But if it hadn't been something he felt comfortable with, he wouldn't have done it."

It was the second "apology" in a week from Baldwin, who the day after being kicked off a New York-bound flight for refusing to put away his phone apologized in a Huffington Post column to his fellow passengers, but then dedicated the rest of the column to bashing the airline industry.

(With Reuters)

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