Kimmel, Morgan Pull Emmys Prank, Tweets Pour In

Jimmy gets Tracy to 'pass out'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2012 9:51 AM CDT
Updated Sep 23, 2012 9:43 PM CDT
Host Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Tracy Morgan perform onstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Jimmy Kimmel pulled a little prank in the middle of the Emmys tonight, calling Tracy Morgan onstage and asking viewers to tweet, "OMG! Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the Emmys. Turn on ABC now!" He then made Morgan lie down and stay there as the next award was announced. No word yet on whether the stunt increased ratings for ABC, but it certainly did cause a reaction on Twitter: Mashable reports that the prank "instantly" resulted in 25,000 tweets. "OMG Tracy Morgan" quickly started trending worldwide, but word is not everyone thought it was a funny joke. Click for seven more of the night's best and worst moments. (Read more Jimmy Kimmel stories.)

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