Video: T-Mac and Sarge Interviewing Morgan Freeman Was as Awkward as You’d Expect

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Oh, excellence.

Listening to T-Mac and Sarge is funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, gets so you depend on them… for things like interviews with Morgan Freeman.

In the seventh inning, one of the greatest living actors popped by the booth to talk about this weekend’s Civil Rights events. As you’d imagine, it was awkward. T-Mac had activated full-fledged Chris Griffin laugh and Sarge was falling all over himself like a puppy on a damp floor. Look at this little excerpt, transcribed for your reading pleasure:

Sarge: What are you favorite actresses that you’ve worked with?

Freeman: My favorite actresses that I have worked with?

Sarge: Yes.

Freeman: Just about all of them.

Sarge: Really? They all… well I’ve been looking at a lot of them, too, and enjoying them. It seems they’re very, very talented. And obviously yourself. Sure not just sayin’ it because you’re here, but, ya know, that’s some talent to do that.

Freeman: Whelp.

Sarge: Think it might be easier to hit a ball coming maybe 98 or 95 or so.

Freeman: Nnnn, I don’t think so.

 

Right.

Freeman, however, does much better with a script. Listening to him improvise is the real world equivalent of when Rick Vaughn visited Nikki’s school in Major League 2. The students were expecting to see the Wild Thing, but instead they got Vaughn, who showed up in a limo, dropped off balls, and left their teacher standing on a curb. 

Every wobbly softball T-Mac and Sarge tossed Freeman’s way was met with a three-second Vista-like processing delay followed by a series of clicks and beeps (for real, he made the aliens from District 9 sound like Barack Obama). Not exactly the eloquent narrator we’re used to. Perhaps they should have submitted their awkward questions ahead of time.

The video is after the jump.

 

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11 Comments

  • Rekord May 16, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Haha I was waiting for you to post about this. Reminded me of Sarah Silverman and Joe Buck during the Yankees Red Sox game the other day. Painful to watch.

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  • Eric May 16, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one hoping that segment would end quickly. I almost turned the game off.

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  • tony_k May 16, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I don’t know about the “get used to them” part. I have developed a full blown hatred of TMac, from the phony laugh, to the softball toss of questions to Sarge, to his excitement over an opponent’s great play, to his memories of what “we” did in 2007 (except he was a Met announcer then).
    I deal with the delay and listen to Franzke and LA on the radio with the TV sound off. Even McCarthy’s radio commercials annoy me.

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  • DJ Ronnie Hipple May 16, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Sarge sounded like he had a school girl crush on him

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  • Kyle Scott May 16, 2011 at 8:22 am

    it was a shawshank redemption reference, TK

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  • Mike F. May 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Sounds to me like Morgan called Sarge “Darren” when TMac introduced them.

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  • Mary Pat May 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

    That was truly the most hilariously awkward thing I’ve ever seen! I didn’t know who to be the most embarrassed for, including Freeman! It was like the Three Stooges up there!

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  • bryansargent@gmail.com May 16, 2011 at 9:22 am

    The Ron Darling-Dick Stockton interview with Freeman on TBS was as equally awkward.

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  • Mike May 16, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Morgan Freeman doesn’t function well in public- he can’t keep his mind off of his granddaughter- I mean wife- I mean granddaughter- I mean wife. He one of the most disgusting people on the face of the Earth. Google it

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  • Mary Pat May 16, 2011 at 9:48 am

    @Mike–I had the exact same thought! Dirty old man!

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  • Iron Balls McGinty May 16, 2011 at 10:09 am

    “The Ron Darling-Dick Stockton interview with Freeman on TBS was as equally awkward.” Posted by: bryansargent@gmail.com | May 16, 2011 at 09:22 AM
    Almost as awkword.
    Did T-Mac/Sarge get to talk to Hank Aaron too? He was on TBs right before Freeman.

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