Tracy Morgan’s Emmys Stunt Instantly Sparks 25,000 Tweets

Source: Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable

During the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel urged viewers to take to Twitter and type about comedian Tracy Morgan passing out on stage, instantly sparking 25,000 tweets.

Of course, Morgan didn’t really pass out, but he did lie on the stage. Morgan even stayed on his back when the award for Best Writing for a Drama was announced and the Homeland winners got on stage. Kimmel, who had teased about the prank all week, pulled the stunt to attract more viewers to tune into ABC.

Within minutes, “OMG Tracy Morgan” was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

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