Tracy Morgan joined the US Today Show this week via video chat to talk about his new TV show The Last O.G. with host Hoda Kotb when things turned a little strange.
Hoda kicked off the interview by asking Tracy what it's been like being home for the actor and his family and things went off track immediately.
“Me and my wife have been quarantined in here for like three weeks, so she’s pregnant three times. Every week she got pregnant,” he said.
Hoda attempted to step in and guide the conversation elsewhere, but Tracy quickly continued, "And we’re also role playing a lot now. We’re role playing."
“She’s playing a young maiden whose grandfather was infected with coronavirus,” he explained.
“And I’m the scientist who discovered the cure, and she’ll do anything to save her grandfather’s life, and I mean anything.”
Clearly not comfortable, Hoda joked that Tracy was a "creative one" and changed the topic to his huge New Jersey home and the actor responded saying, "That's not important."
He then went on to say how he'd seen a tiger at the Bronx Zoo was tested positive for coronavirus and how he wanted to have all of his animals tested.
“[It] got me scared. I’m going to get all my pets tested. I’m going to get my sharks tested. I’m going to get my eel tested,” he said. “I just bought a 600-pound Silverback gorilla—I’m going to take him down to New York Presbyterian and get him tested.”
“Are you for real, or are you just pretending,” the host asked.
"No, I'm for real, man. This is real stuff," he exclaimed.
Tracy then showed the host his N95 mask that he's been wearing out in public to protect him from coronavirus, joking, "I finally feel like a real surgeon."
However, the comedian did become serious when the conversation turned to healthcare workers. Tracy spent a lot of time in hospital himself following a car accident in 2014 that sadly took the life of his friend James McNair.
"They know what they’re doing. They’re fighting the frontline. I love them,” he told the host. “I spent a lot of time in the hospital. I know what goes on in there and I know these people work hard to take care of you. I'm very proud of them. They’re my heroes.”
Got a story tip or just want to get in touch? Email us at email@example.com.