The Time When Obama Referred to 'Interview' Star "James Flacco"

The president's remarks about 'The Interview' included a moment of unintentional humor

President Barack Obama flubbed on James Franco's name Friday, calling him "James Flacco," possibly confusing The Interview star with Joe Flacco, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.

During his last press conference of the year, Obama mentioned Seth Rogen and Franco in discussing the FBI's announcement that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony.

"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 starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco," Obama said.

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The quarterback took the mistake in stride and tweeted a correction to Obama: "It's James Franco, not James Flacco."

Then he reached out to Franco with another tweet, welcoming him to the Flacco family. "Welcome to the family, brother," he wrote.

It didn't take long for others online to jump on the bandwagon, with a parody James Flacco account popping up — one combining the actor and the football player as one. 

Others also got in on the fun.