Tracy Morgan was a guest for an entire hour on a TV show and he didn’t even offend anyone.
Or, at the very least, we haven’t heard any complaints about any of the quips he uttered as one of the three celebrity panelists on this past Sunday’s episode of “The Marriage Ref” on NBC.
Outspoken Tracy, the star of NBC’s “30 Rock,” got himself in hot water recently when he seemed to advocate violence against homosexuals and then appeared to disparage the mentally challenged in separate stand-up comedy performances.
On “The Marriage Ref,” however, he touched on none of those topics and said nothing that could be construed as offensive by anyone (or so it seemed to us). The appearance on the Jerry Seinfeld-produced summer series was taped a few months ago – before Tracy’s current troubles. This past Sunday, his fellow celebs on “The Marriage Ref” were Regis Philbin and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Susie Essman.
Along with host Tom Papa, the three “counseled” three couples – a Tennessee couple clashing over the 18th-century tavern the husband built in their house, a Florida couple in which the husband nags his 62 year-old wife into dressing like Barbie, and a Brooklyn couple in which the wife’s collection of more than 300 ponytail wigs is driving her husband crazy. The husband – whose real name is Richard Simpson – happened to be one of our favorite rappers from back in the day, the legendary Chubb Rock (watch “Ya Bad Chubbs” kickin’ it old school right here).