Tracy Morgan Heckles Jimmy Fallon, Claims 'Black Panther' Ripped Him Off: Watch

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Tracy Morgan during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on April 2, 2018.

The comedian also chats about his new TBS series, "The Last O.G."

Comedian Tracy Morgan made one of his legendarily all-over-the-place visits to late night on Monday (Apr. 2) when he hopped onto The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon couch to reveal that he has some serious issues with a highly-successful film that need to be ironed out.

"I went to see Black Panther," Morgan told Fallon. "It was all right. But they stole that idea from me, because I wrote the movie." Morgan then reached behind the couch to pull out a cardboard cutout -- which instantly clued the studio audience in to the gag -- and claiming "I wrote The Black Bobcat, man."

The cutout featured Morgan's face on the body of the Black Panther, with a hastily Photoshopped bobcat on the chest. "I want my money, Black Panther," he demanded in mock outrage. For the record, Black Bobcat differs from Black Panther in a few key ways: the former comes with a theme song that consists of just two bass guitar notes -- and he plays it much safer than the Panther. At least, according to Morgan.

“You want him to fight crime and get hurt?" Morgan exclaimed. "He only fights crime in the suburbs. He don’t fight in Brooklyn."

Speaking of Brooklyn, Morgan also discussed his new TBS sitcom, The Last O.G., in which his character is released from jail on good behavior after serving 15 years behind bars. He returns to find his home neighborhood Bedford Stuyvesant gentrified, and his ex-girlfriend (Tiffany Haddish) married to a white man.

Morgan then joined the audience for a new recurring sketch on Fallon, "Peter and His Heckler." The hilarious bit premiered in January with Will Ferrell. This time around, Morgan, decked out in a blonde bowl-cut wig and bizarre goatee, neon green turtleneck and tweed blazer, heckled Fallon in-between lines as he delivered a stoic rendition of Billy Joel's "The River of Dreams."

"Get a boat, bitch," Morgan yelled over a cackling audience.

Watch Morgan chat with -- and heckle -- the late night host below.


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