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Tracy Morgan on Letterman: Gay-Bashing Jokes a ‘Misunderstanding’ (Video)

The comedian and "30 Rock" star told David Letterman says he was just practicing old school comedy during that infamous homophobic rant

Tracy Morgan says his homophobic routine during a Nashville standup performance in June was just a "big, big misunderstanding."

Appearing on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday, Morgan said he couldn't remember exactly what he'd said during the infamous performance. So here's a quick reminder: Morgan told the Nashville audience that if his son were gay and didn't come home and tell him about it "like a man," he would stab him.

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Morgan apologized afterwards, but told Letterman, "I just think it was a misunderstanding. I was up there working. Sometimes when you have networks like maybe Comedy Central .. (it's) premise, setup, punchline, premise, setup punchline. But I came up under the old regime … sometimes I have to get to it. And I guess that became a big, big misunderstanding."

Watch the clip, in which Morgan also chastises comedy club audiences for recording comedians with cell phones: