When a fan asked Vanessa Bayer why Louis CK screwed up his line and broke the character in “Private Eyes,” Bayer was happy to solve the mystery for posterity. “His cue card was supposed to say ‘I love you now,’ but it said ‘I love you KNOW,'” she wrote. “It was so funny that I kept the cue card and it’s in my dressing room now.”
So there you have it. Louis didn’t really screw up his line; He was just doing his best with a line that didn’t make sense – even in the context of the sketch. Somewhere, there’s a cue card writer who’s still kicking himself — or proud of himself for contributing to “SNL” lore.
Of course, CK’s flub wasn’t the most embarrassing in “SNL” history. That honor would most likely go to Samuel L. Jackson’s accidental use of the F-Bomb in 2012, or Ashlee Simpson’s lip-synching scandal in 2004. Jackson was never invited back to the show, and Simpson’s career never fully recovered. CK, on the other hand, won an Emmy — despite having other career turbulences.