Tracy Morgan made his long-awaited return to the ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage, and proved that just 16 months after his devastating car crash, he is back and better than ever. He was clearly missed a ton — his ’30 Rock’ cast members came back in his opening!
Only Tracy Morgan can bring back 30 Rock! That’s right — Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski and Alec Baldwin all graced the stage during Tracy’s opening on Oct. 18 after an epic skit that proved just how much they all loved him. Watch here.
During the skit, we saw the whole group — Liz Lemon, Jenna Maroney, Kenneth Parcell and Jack Donaghy, getting news that Tracy Jordan was hurt and may not survive. Needless to say, they all freak out until Tracy himself walks in the room.
Following the skit, Tracy headed back on stage. “As you can see everything is gonna be just fine — I’ve got my family here, my cast, my crew, and I got my obi wan kenobi, Loren Michaels,” he said. With that, his four cast mates came running out on stage and they were so excited to be with Tracy again.
Tracy’s SNL promos, shot with Bobby Moynihan, made light of his brain damage following that traumatic crash. In typical Tracy fashion, he joked gleefully about his injuries, pretending to forget things and freaking Bobby out! Of course, he declared that he’d be getting everyone in the building pregnant. He wouldn’t be Tracy without saying it.
When Tracy appeared at the 2015 Emmys, it was a massive shock to all those watching. We were so touched and amazed that he was able to make such a grand appearance after being away for so long; it meant that he felt well enough to come back as Tracy Morgan, the comedian, after being remarkably injured. What an inspiration.
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— Samantha Wilson