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Tattooed Pizzamaker Appears in Opening Credits of 'Saturday Night Live'

Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got ... a really eagle-eyed pizza nerd out there. ;)

Dear Slice, Letters from Slice'rsAdam,
This is probably high on the pizza nerd scale, but I'd love to see if you can confirm this: Go to Hulu and watch the full episode of the Scarlett Johannsen SNL. At exactly 7:34 in the program, our favorite former East Village pizzaiolo's arm/oven makes a special appearance (in the credits). Right?

Wishing I was in San Fran,
Isaac G.

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Video: 'Carter 'N Sons BBQ' on SNL

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Video: SNL Digital Short, 'On the Ground'

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In Videos: SNL Digital Short, 'Cookies'

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In Videos: Jon Hamm on SNL With John Ham

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In Videos: Michael Phelps' 12,000 Calorie Diet on 'Saturday Night Live'

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In Videos: Bernie Mac Flaunts Hot Sauce Carry Purse on SNL

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In Videos: 'Saturday Night Live': Steve Carell Monologue on Drinking Six Red Bulls

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