Jamie Foxx flubbed a line on live TV while playing George Jefferson during ABC’s remakes of The Jeffersons and All in the Family. Instead of moving on, he went rogue, much to the delight of viewers and his fellow stars, some of whom appeared to be struggling to keep it together.
“It’s live,” Foxx reminded viewers. “People sitting at home think their TV just messed up.”
Anthony Anderson, Wanda Sykes (playing Weezy Jefferson) and fellow Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (as Edith Bunker) kept it cool, while Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Ike Barinholtz (Mike Stivic) and Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic) broke down.
As his fellow cast stifled the giggles, he managed to finish the line in character.
The show’s creator Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel were on hand to host the remake.