Actor James Franco (left), seen here with The Interview co-star Seth Rogen, was called "James Flacco" by President Obama Friday. Afterward, the jokes poured in. Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Getty Images The Two-Way Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You December 19, 2014 It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.