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Alec Baldwin apologies to himself over airline incident on 'SNL'

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  December 11, 2011 07:18 PM

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"30 Rock'' star Alec Baldwin made a surprise appearance on "Saturday Night Live,'' playing American Airlines pilot "Steve Rogers'' who commanded the flight Baldwin was thrown off last week after refusing to stop playing a mobile phone game during takeoff. Baldwin, wearing a pilot's uniform and sporting a mustache and Southern accent, appeared on the "Weekend Update" segment of the comedy show to offer an official apology for the incident. The spoof drew heavy laughs from the studio audience as Baldwin transparently referred to himself as a "national treasure'' and "a hero'' and "Weekend Update'' host Seth Myers, mocking self-consciousness, leaned over and asked, "Alec, are you sure this is the right way to handle this?''

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