Tracy Morgan to return to 'SNL' after car accident

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  1. EndOfLine

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    The former cast member will appear on October 17 for the first time since being critically injured in acar wreck that occurred in June of 2014, NBC announced on Monday.

    Morgan, 46, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose, and broken leg when a Walmart tractor-trailer hit the limo bus that the comedian was traveling in on the New Jersey Turnpike last year. One person died in the crash, and others were injured.

    Morgan's injuries were so severe that the "30 Rock" star was "still struggling" nearly two months after the crash.

    The comedian conveyed his happiness to return to the iconic show tweeting on Monday that he was "stoked to be going home."



    Following the wreck, those in the comedy community sent their well-wishes to Morgan with fellow "30 Rock" co-stars Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey taking a moment during the 40th anniversary celebration of "Saturday Night Live" to speak about Morgan.

    "I wish my friend Tracy Morgan was here tonight, and I know he was hoping he'd be well enough to be here too," Fey said during the special.

    Related: 'SNL' 40 brings huge ratings for NBC

    Morgan gave his first interview after the accident in June saying that he "loved comedy" and couldn't wait to return. However, during the interview he said his main priority was to get better and heal.

    "I'm not a 100% yet," Morgan said at the time. "When I'm there, you'll know it."

    The comedian settled with Walmart in May over the accident for an undisclosed amount.

    NBC also announced that Miley Cyrus would open the 41st season of SNL on October 3. Comedian Amy Schumer, coming off her breakout role in Universal's "Trainwreck, will host the show on October 10.

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  2. Jayla

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    Good for him, I guess.
     
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    Lucky for him he always came off like he had a brain injury on SNL.
     
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    Somebody's gonna get pregnant.
     
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    "NBC also announced that Miley Cyrus would open the 41st season of SNL on October 3"

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    He really went method with his Brian Fellows character.

     
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    That was my sentiment exactly when I read that.

    Well, actually, it was kind of like this...
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    Boy, once that settlement got signed, he's made an amazing recovery.
     
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    Here's my prediction. He comes out the night of everyone claps and gives him a standing ovation. He then cries for 5 minutes.
     
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    Great for Tracy.

    Horrible for Comedy.
     
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    I bet he got confused when he saw a notice on his front door from #DHL
     
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    SNL is the worst show in the history of television.

    People - "Hey, did you see the SNL skit where.."

    Me - "No, no I didn't."

    Hate that fuckin show.
     
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    He sucked on SNL so his return will probably be no worse than his early work.
     
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    The first cast was good and a few other ones too. But I'm surprised it's still on the air.
     
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    I wasn't around. I've seen some of that. I don't laugh. But I don't hold it against it because it's topical humor and that ages terribly. But what I've seen from the 90's onward - yuck. Only Norm doing the fake news was funny.
     
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    "BWWWWWWWWUUUAAAAATTT""" (the gagging noise he made that Fred played)
     
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    Then he busts out the "I shit in the pool cause they stole my kicks" story for the twelfth time
     
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    They cancel great shows that get more viewers very quickly. Yet this steaming pile continues on. Every time I hear about a "great skit" and check it out on the intrawebs it's at best mildly amusing, and always triple the length it should have been.
     
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    He got paid and there is not a damn thing wrong with him.