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Emmys 2012: 17 appropriate reactions to Tracy Morgan's prank

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Sept. 24, 2012 at 1:13 PM   |   Comments

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Sept. 24 (UPI) -- In one of the stranger moments during Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel called on a volunteer--a game Tracy Morgan--and had him pretend to pass out on the stage. Kimmel then instructed the audience at home to tweet out a message intended to drum up social media chatter (and television ratings):


According to the @TwitterTV account, Kimmel and Morgan's stunt instantly got 25,000 tweets and "Omg Tracy Morgan" was trending worldwide.

Morgan proceeded to lay on the stage through the next commercial break and several minutes into the broadcast, but Kimmel's attempt at raising interest may have fallen flat, particularly for those who did actually tune in as instructed.

MTV blogger Jose Iniguez's tweet may have summed it up best:


All in all, Twitter reacted with the appropriate amount of eye-rolling and sarcasm at the Emmy host's attempt at crowd sourcing comedy. Here are 17 of Twitter's reactions:

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3. The always helpful Stephen Colbert:


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10 and 11. Invisible Obama got a few shout-outs.



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