In a very touching chapter of the Videogum “Tracy Morgan Promise,” Tracy visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the two “make up” wearing Snuggies. Fallon set the tone by making the audience uncomfortable not once but twice in the lead-up to the interview, reminding his audience both in Friday’s pre-amble and Thursday night’s teaser that Tracy Morgan had been speaking badly of him in the press (although who hasn’t? ZANG). Sure. The offending quote, which was widely circulated on the blogopolis was:
“laughing and all that dumb [bleep] he used to do – he wouldn’t mess with me because I didn’t [bleep]ing play that s – - t. That’s taking all the attention off of everybody else and putting it on you, like, ‘Oh, look at me, I’m the cute one.’ I told him not to do that s – - t in my sketches, so he never did.”
Yikes. But that was from an interview Morgan gave to Penthouse magazine in October, 2007. That’s basically a million years ago. The world is changed, I can feel it in the water. So much has happened since then. Barack Obama is President now. The economy is falling apart. The Real Housewives of Orange County has been spun off TWICE. Besides, Tracy Morgan is clinically insane. Fallon probably could have let his baby grudge go, or at least refrained from dragging the rest of America into his crybaby crib. And yet, if he had, then this touching 10 minutes of man-on-man kissy kiss might never have happened.
Awww. That was nice. The feuding was totally better and way more interesting, but that was nice.