Tracy Morgan faint joke at Emmy Awards 2012 was a Twitter success, as planned by Jimmy Kimmel (Video)By Angel Cuala on Sep 24, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Television, Weird •
Tracy Morgan ‘fainted’ during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 23, 2012, shown in the video below; but it was all but a joke started by show host Jimmy Kimmel to attract more viewers, which turned out to be a success.
Tracy Morgan, lying on stage during the 2012 Emmy
Awards, while Jimmy Kimmel gives instruction to him
Image Credit: ABC video
As aired live at ABC on Sunday night, Jimmy Kimmel invited Tracy Morgan to join him on stage, just before the presentation of the Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama award. He asked the 43-year old comedian to lie down where people watching the show, as well as presenters can see him at once.
“Just lie there for about 10 minutes or so. And when people tune in they will see this on the stage,” Kimmel told Morgan, who did not hesitate to follow the instruction. The show host later requested everyone to spread the news via Twitter that “Tracy Morgan has passed out at the Emmys.”
“Oh my God – Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the Emmys – turn ABC on now!” Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) tweeted immediately, which other stars also followed, including Joel McHale and Stephen Colbert, who later received a lot of retweets of his own.
Morgan, who plays as Tracy Jordan of NBC‘s “30 Rock,” was still lying down on his back when Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere showed up on stage as presenters for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama award, which was won by Maggie Smith for her role as Violet Crawley in PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”
Apparently, the two award presenters immediately noticed Jordan and could not help but ask him of he is fine, but nevertheless still continued to their task. According to Hollywood.com, the Tracy Morgan joke became successful enough, as around 25,000 people shared the message instantly.
Jimmy Kimmel and Tracy Morgan’s Emmy Prank
Video Credit: JimmyKimmelLive/YouTube
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