Jason Bateman Takes a Jab at Past Chimpanzee Attack During ‘Saturday Night Live’ Return

When delivering his monologue for the December 5 episode, the ‘Ozark’ actor looks back at the scary moment he almost lost his nose to the ape co-star 15 years ago.

AceShowbizJason Bateman relived a dangerous moment as he returned to host “Saturday Night Live” at the weekend, revealing he almost lost his nose to a chimpanzee.

The “Ozark” star last fronted the U.S. TV sketch show 15 years ago and recalled a nasty moment with an ape co-star.

During his monologue on Saturday, December 5, Jason explained the chimp tried to bite his face during the end credits – and showed the clip of the near-attack as the SNL regulars at the time watched in horror, but did nothing.

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“I’m a nice fella — but not the chimp. The chimp unhinges his jaw, he flashes the teeth, and he tries to bite my entire nose off. … They hate that humans have faces and they want to remove them,” Jason jokingly recalled, before sharing the footage from the 2005 episode.

“I am smiling but inside I’m thinking a monkey just attacked me and nobody cares. They’re just hugging.”

Bateman then joked that he and the chimp made up backstage before he had the creature destroyed.

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