Tracy Morgan’s Emmys Stunt Fools the Twitterverse

The actor’s “passing out” prank garners 25,000 tweets

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Host Jimmy Kimmel onstage with Tracy Morgan during the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel and funnyman Tracy Morgan teamed up to create a social win last night. The duo’s noteworthy prank raked in 25,000 tweets.

The Saturday Night Live veteran faked passing out on stage, remaining on his back throughout the Best Writing for a Drama category and even after the Homeland winners took the stage. Kimmel instructed viewers to tweet, “OMG, Tracy Morgan just passed out on stage at the Emmys, turn ABC on now!”

It only took a few minutes for “OMG Tracy Morgan” to start trending worldwide on Twitter.

Once the stats were in, it was clear that the award show spoof was a success. “OMG 25,000 tweets instantly thanks to OMG Tracy Morgan Emmys,” announced Twitter TV. “Thanks Jimmy Kimmel!”