Tracy Morgan dropped by last night’s Inside The NBA pregame show for some reason, and co-host Kenny Smith took the opportunity to ask Morgan to settle an argument that he said he and Charles Barkley have “all the time”: Namely, “Tina Fey or Sarah Palin?” The apparently context-free debate (Who’s funnier? Who’s a better mother? Who could skin a bear faster? Which one would you rather bring along to a deserted island? Which one should be allowed to look like that?), which Smith said Morgan was “the only one” capable of settling, then received a more explicit framework when Barkley added, “Sarah Palin—she’s good lookin’ isn’t she?” and Smith retorted, “But Tina Fey’s good lookin’!”
Thus presented with both sides of the case, Morgan weighed in: “Let me tell you something about Sarah Palin: She’s good masturbation material. The glasses and all of that, great masturbation material.” (Co-host Ernie Johnson quickly ended the segment saying, “We want to thank Tracy Morgan for stopping by.”) Today TNT issued an official statement saying, “It’s unfortunate Mr. Morgan showed a lack of judgment on our air with his inappropriate comments. We apologize for any embarrassment or offense it may have caused.” Banter!
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