WATCH: Tracy Morgan Recreates ’30 Rock’ Episode During ‘SNL’ Monologue
Tracy Morgan opened his “SNL” monologue by talking about how people wondered whether he talk again after his car crash and said the accident was very much like an old episode of “30 Rock,” which allowed for cameos by Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBrayer. See the video below of Morgan’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue.
Morgan began by saying that people wondered, “Can he speak? Does he have 100 percent mental capacity,” before adding, “but I never did.” He then joked that actually his IQ “maybe a little higher now.” Morgan then said he almost died in a 2012 episode of “30 Rock” and that it was “prophetic… see my brain works.” And with that, Baldwin, Fey, Krakowski and McBrayer appeared with Morgan in a fake “30 Rock” episode.
This is the first time Morgan has hosted “Saturday Night Live” since his horrific accident on the New Jersey turnpike in June 2014, in which his friend James McNair died and he suffered a traumatic brain injury as well as broke his nose, leg, and ribs. Morgan, of course, was a “SNL” cast member for eight seasons, from 1996 through 2003, and created a number of memorable characters, including the bumbling animal enthusiast Brian Fellow.
Morgan’s return to “SNL” also marks the second time he has hosted the show. His first time hosting came in 2009, while still starring on “30 Rock,” a behind-the-scenes parody of “Saturday Night Live.” Because of his condition following the crash, Morgan missed the “SNL” 40th anniversary show in February, though he was remembered that night by a number of colleagues, including Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, who gave poignant shout-outs during the special.
Check out the video below of Morgan’s “SNL’ monologue, and tell Gossip Cop what you think.