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?
“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!
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.
Thanks for the name drop, Mr. President. It's an honor.— James Flacco (@JamesFlacco) December 19, 2014
I'd be more bummed about Sony yanking my movie, but I'm having the best season of my career.— James Flacco (@JamesFlacco) December 19, 2014
I would watch President Obacco in "The Press Conference" every day if I could.— James Flacco (@JamesFlacco) December 19, 2014
And of course, the Internet responded in kind.
obama just called james franco “james flacco.” he’s that from now on— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) December 19, 2014
Obama’s response will be a hosting stint on SNL with a cameo from James Flacco— Ross Miller (@ohnorosco) December 19, 2014
Maybe Obama confused James Franco and Joe Flacco because they're both misunderstood talents?— Mark E. Ortega (@MarkEOrtega) December 19, 2014
It should be noted that I have worked with James Flacco.— Martin Donovan (@DonovanWord) December 19, 2014
"James Flacco." Obama is truly America's Dad.— Maggie Christmas (@maggieserota) December 19, 2014
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!