Oops! Obama Flubs James Franco's Name, Internet Responds

by Philiana Ng 3:29 PM PST, December 19, 2014
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Oops! Even the president makes mistakes.

In his year-end address on Friday, President Barack Obama slipped up when he mistakenly referred to actor James Franco as "James Flacco." Wait, who?

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“I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie [The Interview] starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco,” Obama said at the White House press conference with reporters. 

Perhaps Obama was thinking about his fantasy football team? The playoffs are fast approaching!

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco corrected the president’s slip-up on Twitter.

Naturally, Flacco welcomed Franco to the “Flacco” family though Franco has yet to respond to the ordeal.

A parody Twitter account even popped up almost immediately, with a Photoshopped image of Flacco’s face on Franco’s head as its main avatar – of course.

And of course, the Internet responded in kind.

Somewhere, John Travolta – who famously called Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” at the Oscars earlier this year – is breathing a sigh of relief.

Franco was one of dozens of A-list guests who appeared on Stephen Colbert’s final The Colbert Report on Thursday. Watch ET’s report on the star-studded affair below!