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About (Late) Last Night: Look out, Barack! Tracy Morgan has a crush on Michelle Obama

April 19, 2011 |  9:08 am


This week is a slow one for late-night television, with nearly all the major shows in re-runs.  Thankfully, Tracy Morgan is around to keep things interesting.

Tracy Morgan, the "30 Rock" star who's gained a reputation as an unpredictable talk-show guest, has been making the rounds promoting his role in the animated movie, "Rio." The appearances have been colorful -- last week, he jokingly claimed that Donald Trump had a black lovechild living in Harlem -- but on Monday night's "Lopez Tonight," Morgan really took it to the next level.

For the first half of the segment, host George Lopez quizzed Morgan about topics including his recent kidney transplant, his bowel movements, his foot fetish and his favorite method of seduction (Hint: It involves Joy dish-washing liquid and a little Billy Joel). But it wasn't until the second part of the interview that things got really graphic.

"You just found out who your real father is. How did that happen?" Lopez asked, seemingly in earnest.

"Well, he got elected as president," Morgan responded, clearly anything but.

He then reminisced about his trip to the White House correspondent's dinner last summer; one memory in particular stands out.

"I saw [President Obama] sitting on the stage, and I walked up to the stage and then I started crying and everything, he said, sounding wistful. "Then I looked at Michelle and she said 'Hi, Tracy!'" And, well, let's just say Tracy enjoyed the attention.

"Is that your type?" Lopez asked.

"Yes, woo! Come on, man. She's a beast," Morgan said, presumably meaning that as a compliment. "Michelle look like a tall mountain, and I'm gonna climb it just 'cause it's there. Just 'cause it's there. Kilimanjaro!"

Morgan proceeded to declare his amorous intentions for several of the women in Lopez's audience. President Obama may be a one-woman man, but it's pretty clear Morgan lives by a different motto. "Climb every mountain," indeed.

A warning to those unfamiliar with Morgan's brand of comedy: The clip gets pretty racy around the 3:45 mark.

-- Meredith Blake