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Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 14 Tracy Morgan Quotes

September 30th, 2016 - By MommyNoire Editor
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Once upon a time, Tracy Morgan was just a raw comic from the Bronx who talked about impregnating entire rooms. America got to know his crazy style on  Saturday Night Live, with characters like Brian Fellows (just a guy with 6th-grade education and abiding love for all God’s creatures). Morgan’s humor could be genius (he won an Emmy for his portrayal of barely-fictional Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock). It could be in poor taste, like the ill-advised 2011 homophobic rant. Or it could be even more ill-advised, like Cop Out. Then, in 2014 Morgan was in a car accident that left him in a coma. Scary times, but fortunately for the comedy world, he’s back, rebuilding his career, contrite about his past comments, and ready to be the type of dad who can never keep his shirt on. Here’s his collected wit and wisdom, dive into these Tracy Morgan quotes!

On When They Ask For A Dog

“I have snakes, 3 sharks, moray eels, piranhas, 5 scorpions and a bird spider. All of them are predators. They are dangerous but it’s cool to have strong and powerful pets.”

On Teaching Them About Diversity

“I have friends who are black, white, purple, gay, straight, Martian, yellow, old, and young. I have friends who are animals and a few who I believe to be robots. All of them are people to me. In my mind, it’s not about what you look like or what you do; it’s about who you are inside.”

On Looking Up To His Dad

“My father was the role model I looked up to. My dad was an entertainer, too. I patterned my life after him. He wanted me to do better than he did. He never sold a record in his life, but to me, he was still a rock star.”

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On You’re Probably Messing Up Already

“Sometimes I think we’re exposed to things we shouldn’t be exposed to too early. I think that sets the tone to a person’s whole life. Trauma.”

On Morning Routines

“Having boys is different. Boys, you put sneakers on, and they’re out, they’re ready. Girls, you gotta pay a little bit more attention to them.”

On #DadJokes

“Cool is the enemy of funny. You can’t be cool and be funny at the same time. Only Eddie Murphy could do that.”

On Having “The Talk” With Your Kid

“I don’t believe in storks. I know they don’t deliver babies; they deliver pickles.”

On The IRS

“I got 5 kids – I claim 3 for income tax purposes.”

On Separating Public And Private Personas

“I have the person at home, the person who has his privacy, too. Michael Jackson didn’t do the moonwalk in his kitchen.”

On Dating Advice For Your Son

“If she’s not spoken for, and you come at her correctly, like a man, she’ll get with you.”

On His Artistic Legacy

“Most creative thing I’ve ever done? Got somebody pregnant.”

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On Making Amends For His 2011 Rant

“No matter what, if my son was gay, I’d treat him like a king. I wasn’t trying to say that’s how I felt.”

On Moving Them Into Their First Apartment

“Anybody who’s lived in the ghetto knows that you don’t move during the daytime. Here’s why: You don’t want anyone to know you’re leaving, and you don’t want anyone knowing where you’re going.”

On Being Available

“I deal with my sons like young men. If they have a problem with something, they come to me. I am the type of dad that will drop everything I am doing for them, and always tell them to talk to me about it.”


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Jimmy Mack’s Family Upset With Tracy Morgan Over Perceived Emmys Snub

September 22nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Tracy Morgan’s emotional Emmys speech received a standing ovation, but relatives of the comedian’s deceased mentor, James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, were not impressed.

McNair, 62, died in the tragic June 2014 New Jersey Turnpike crash that nearly killed the “30 Rock” star. And relatives of the crash victim believe that Morgan could be doing more to acknowledge the role that McNair played in his life—including an honorable mention in his Emmys speech.

“I understand it’s been a great ordeal for Tracy over the last 15 months. I just feel in some form or fashion, he should have acknowledged my brother – his mentor – because he lost his life,” the comic’s sister, Pamela McNair, told the New York Daily News.

“Emotionally, we’re still devastated and healing. It’s a tragic loss of a great human. My brother was just an awesome individual,” McNair continued. “I know there’s a healing process, mentally and emotionally. I’m sure being in that limo and seeing certain things; it was highly traumatic for him. But just take a minute along the way to acknowledge my brother. He has children, siblings, a big family all bearing that same pain.”

The late comedian’s son, Jamel McNair, also had a few choice words for Morgan, whom he insists has not reached out to his family.

“You take the Emmy stage and give a speech and tell jokes in front of thousands of people. But you don’t show up to celebrate the life of your best friend ‘Uncle Jimmy Mack’ at his (June 12) Honor, send a smoke signal, give a call, text, send a damn pigeon,” McNair wrote on Facebook Tuesday. “There’s no excuse for this type of behavior. My sister and I have yet to hear from Tracy Morgan and that’s real!”

What’s interesting about their comments is that Morgan has publicly acknowledged his mentor’s untimely passing—including during his teary interview with “Today” last spring.

“The case is settled, but the pain will always be there for Jimmy Mac, a close friend of mine, a comrade in comedy. He was a loving man, and he was a warm man. He was a good man, and it just hurts me to see that he’s gone,” said Morgan at the time.

He went then went on to discuss the trauma that came with learning of his friend’s death when he came out of a coma two weeks after the accident.

“[I found out he died] two weeks later when I came out the coma. My lady told me, ‘We put Jimmy to rest.’ I didn’t feel anything. I just came out of a coma. Then, when I got home, it really hit me. Every day I would just watch the accident on YouTube and one day I came across his funeral on YouTube. I just lost it for about a week.”

The actor has yet to respond to the McNair family’s comments. Hopefully, they can settle these issues behind closed doors, but it seems a bit unfair for them to publicly attack him in this manner.

That’s Not Funny: 10 Comedians Whose Offensive Jokes Crossed The Line

September 2nd, 2015 - By Danielle Young
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There are hardly any comedians who have never offended anyone with their jokes.

Comedy is an art form that praises those who dance on the thin line between hilarious and hurtful. Comedians like Joan Rivers, Louis CK and Chris Rock have created lucrative careers from being the most hilariously offensive. But the one thing these funny people have in common is that they have managed to stay on the right side of that line and they’ve created comedy that comments on disparaging social and racial injustice.

Oh, that thin line. Just beyond it—you know, when you’ve gone too far—is sexism, racism and all the other –isms that rip us apart. While there are some comedians who know how to stay on the right side of that line, there’s still a few who boldly jump over it.

Tracy Morgan Weds Longtime Fiancée Megan Wollover

August 24th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It’s a great time to be Tracy Morgan.

Over the weekend, the comedian married his fiancée, Megan Wollover, during what’s said to have been an emotional wedding ceremony in New Jersey. The nuptials came just 14 months after Morgan survived a tragic car accident that left him fighting for his life.

“After almost losing Tracy last year, I am so grateful to finally be married to the love of my life,” Wollover, 28, told People. “We have been through so much, and our love is stronger for it.”

While recovering from the accident, Morgan, 46, expressed that he desired to walk his bride down the aisle without the assistance of a cane or a wheelchair.

“I don’t want to walk my wife down the aisle with a cane or in a wheelchair,” he said just two months before the wedding. “So I had to go hard with the therapy … I had to get better. There was no ifs, ands or buts about it.”

All of his hard work paid off. The actor was able to greet his bride at the altar without a wheelchair or crutch in sight.

Morgan and Wollover are the proud parents of 2-year-old Maven. Morgan is also father to Tracy Jr., Malcolm, and Gitrid.

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Tracy Morgan Breaks Silence After Last Year’s Tragic Car Accident In Emotional Interview

June 1st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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For the first time since the 2014 car accident that killed fellow comedian and longtime friend James McNair, Tracy Morgan is speaking out. In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, the actor got emotional while discussing the traumatic incident.

On how he’s been doing since the accident:

“I’ve been down. I have my family. I have my wife, Megan, we’re about to be married and my daughter and son. They keep my spirits up.”

On losing friend James “Jimmy Mac” McNair in the crash:

“The case is settled, but the pain will always be there for Jimmy Mac, a close friend of mine, a comrade in comedy. He was a loving man and he was a warm man. He was a good man and it just hurts me to see that he’s gone.”

On learning of Jimmy’s death after spending two weeks in a coma:

“I just remember that when I came through Megan was right there. Mark was right there and that’s basically what I remember.”

“[I found out he died] two weeks later when I came out the coma. My lady told me, ‘We put Jimmy to rest.’ I didn’t feel anything. I just came out of a coma. Then, when I got home, it really hit me. Every day I would just watch the accident on YouTube and one day I came across his funeral on YouTube. I just lost it for about a week.”

On why he went to YouTube:

“I had to know what happened to my friend. I had to know and I had to pay my respects and that was my way.”

On the extent of his injuries:

“There are times where I have my good day and my bad days, where I forget things. There are times where I get the headaches, and the nose bleeds. I won’t even let my lady know because I don’t want her to be worried about it.”

On telling his family to stay home the day of the accident:

“My daughter was teething so I told Megan, ‘You and the baby stay home. I’m going to go to Delaware and I’ll be right back.’ When I look at that accident, I don’t think…my daughter was 10 months old…I don’t think she would’ve made it. That’s really the thing that tears me up.”

On his will to return to comedy:

“I love comedy. I’ll never stop loving her. I love comedy and I can’t wait to get back to her, but right now my goal is just to heal and get better because I’m not 100 percent yet, I’m not. And when I’m there, you’ll know it. I’ll get back to making you laugh. I promise you.”

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Tracy Morgan Reaches Settlement With Wal-Mart Over Fatal Crash

May 28th, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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Comedian Tracy Morgan has had a long road to recovery since being involved in a fatal traffic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him in a coma for days and killed another comedian, James McNair. The van Morgan and McNair was in was struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck last June.

Morgan has reached a settlement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The family of McNair settled with Wal-Mart in January. While the terms of Morgan’s settlement weren’t disclosed, his lawyer, Benedict Morelli, confirmed it.

“Wal-Mart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families,” Morgan said in the statement. “I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably.”

The Wal-Mart driver, Kevin Roper, had gone at least 24 hours without sleep before the accident. He was later charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto and he pleaded not guilty, reports Bloomberg.

In January, Wal-Mart reached a confidential settlement with McNair’s two children, who hadn’t sued.

Wal-Mart U.S. president Greg Foran apologized in the statement, saying, “We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved.”

Family Of Tracy Morgan’s Friend James McNair Who Died In Deadly Crash Settles With Walmart

January 22nd, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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James McNair's funeral in June 2014. Photo by Kenneth Gabrielsen/Getty Images

James McNair’s funeral in June 2014. Photo by Kenneth Gabrielsen/Getty Images

The New  York Daily News reports that the family of Tracy Morgan’s friend, comedian James McNair, has settled their case with Walmart. McNair was killed in the June car crash that severely injured Morgan.

The settlement was made out-of-court between the company and the estate of  McNair. It is the first settlement to come from the June 7th accident during which a speeding Walmart truck crashed into a limo van carrying Morgan and others home from a performance in Delaware.

The settlement was reached without the family filing a formal lawsuit. The details of the settlement were not revealed, according to the family’s lawyer, Daryl Zaslow.

“Whenever you have a situation like this, you always have mixed emotions, but the family could not be happier to have this piece done and try to move on with their lives,” he said.McNair, 62, was the only fatality of the accident. However, Morgan and his friends Jeffrey Millea and Ardley Fuqua were seriously hurt.  Meanwhile, the Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper, who prosecutors claim hadn’t slept for 24 hours before the crash, was charged with death by automobile and assault by automobile.

Morgan, a former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star, had been friends with McNair for 20 years. They met while performing at the Uptown Comedy Club in Manhattan.

McNair left behind two children, Jamel, 26, and Danita, 19, who are the executors of his estate.

Reaching a settlement wasn’t easy, says Zaslow who released negotiations with Walmart were sometimes “very contentious,” but “ultimately we were able to get to a number that was more than fair.”

“Under the terms of the deal, the superstore chain did not admit liability for the crash, but Zaslow said “they stepped up to the plate” for McNair’s family,” reports the News.

“We know there is nothing we can do to change what happened to Mr. McNair, but Walmart and his family have worked closely together to reach an agreement. Walmart will continue to work to conclude all of the remaining issues and we’re committed to doing what’s right,” said Walmart spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan in a statement.

Morelli did sue the company and that case is still pending in New Jersey federal court.

Morgan has also sued. Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg. He spent two weeks in critical condition at the hospital. He is still recuperating, according to his camp.

Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again Due To Brain Injury, Says Attorney

October 1st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Back in June, Tracy Morgan suffered devastating injuries after a horrific six-vehicle collision involving a Walmart truck. Though he has since been released from the hospital and has made some progress, apparently, a long road to recovery still lies ahead. According to Page Six, the 45-year-old comedian is still undergoing rehab, which consists of “daily speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies.” Sadly, his attorney, Benedict Morelli, says that it’s unclear if the actor will ever be able to perform again.

“The jury’s still out,” Benedict said. “The doctors don’t know the answer. I don’t know the answer,” he added.

Tracy recently made headlines after Walmart expressed in court documents that the “30 Rock” star is partially to blame for the injuries he sustained in the crash because he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.

“Plaintiff’s injuries, if any, were caused … by plaintiff’s failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device,” the company said in court papers in response to Tracy’s lawsuit. “By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts … plaintiff acted unreasonably and in disregard of [their] own interests.”

Tracy’s attorney, of course, isn’t going buying that explanation.

“They’re good blame shifters. I guess that’s how they make $783 billion a year, shifting the blame,” he said. “These people are despicable. They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody.”

Tracy also spoke out against Walmart when he learned of their response to his lawsuit.

“After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out,” he said in a statement. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused.”

“My friends and I were doing nothing wrong,” he continued. “I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time.”

We continue to send our prayers to the victims and their families whose lives have been forever changed by this terrible accident.

“I’m Ok” Tracy Morgan Leaves His Home Looking Pretty Good

July 15th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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It looks like Tracy Morgan is on the right track with his road to recovery. The actor and comedian was released from rehab last Friday and was recently spotted by the paparazzi leaving his New Jersey home.

Morgan, who broke his nose, ribs, leg and femur during the devastating and fatal car crash, was using a walker to get to his car but seemed to be in good spirits. He smiled at the photographers and threw up a peace sign before getting into the car.

And then as he was being driven away, he rolled down the window and told the well-wishing media, “I’m ok. I love you very much. Thank you. I appreciate everything.”

As we reported yesterday, the 45 year old is in the middle of a lawsuit with WalMart, saying the company should have known that their driver had been on the road for too long and hadn’t slept.

Take a look at Tracy, looking a lot like his old self, in the video below.


Tracy Morgan Released From Hospital Following Horrific Car Accident

June 20th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Great news! Tracy Morgan was recently released from the hospital following his horrific June 7 car accident, the Los Angeles Times reports. The comedian has since been transferred to a rehabilitation facility where he will recover from his injuries.

“Tracy has been transferred to an undisclosed rehab center, where he is expected to remain for the next few weeks,” said Tracy’s rep Lewis Kay said in a statement Friday. “While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go.”

Lewis went on to say that both Tracy and his fiancée, Megan Wollover, are very grateful “for the unbelievable care and attention” that he was provided at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey. The “30 Rock” actor suffered multiple injuries including broken ribs, legs and a broken nose in the wreck. Fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair died in the accident. Megan took to Twitter last night to thank fans for their prayers and support.

“All your prayers helped- moving forward- stable & fair condition, but the journey continues… #faith,” she tweeted.

Earlier this week, we told you that Tracy was upgraded to fair condition.

“Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement. His personality is certainly starting to come back as well,” Lewis said in a released statement.

We’re glad to hear that he’s doing better.

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