While flipping through the channels this morning, we stumbled upon a show that we've often heard about but never seen. A short-lived show that starred an Emmy-nominated actor who currently stars on one of our favorite shows. The show was The Tracy Morgan show, which aired for only 16 episodes after Tracy Morgan left SNL in 2003. We're big fans of Tracy on 30 Rock and SNL, so we were very interested to see what his own sitcom would be like (with the knowledge that it was canceled after less than a full season).
And...we actually thought the show was funny! Tracy was a bit constrained compared to his usual crazy Tracy character, but he still has the same comic delivery he delivers with all of his lines. And best of all, the show starred Bobb'e J. Thompson as his son! For those of you who aren't familiar with Bobb'e J., he is a hilarious child actor (who's actually 16 already!) who is perhaps best known for his role in the comedy film Role Models (starring opposite Paul Rudd, Sean William Scott, and Christopher Mitnz-Plasse). He also has appeared in multiple episodes of 30 Rock as Tracy Jr., once again playing the son of Tracy Morgan's character!
Check out a clip of Tracy and Bobb'e J. on The Tracy Morgan show below (this is from the episode that we actually watched) and then see Bobb'e J. as Tracy Jr. on 30 Rock below that.