During Wednesday night’s live recreation of All In The Family, Jamie Foxx (as George Jefferson) hilariously flubbed the punchline to a joke aimed at Anthony Anderson’s Uncle Henry.
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The joke was supposed to go, “Ever since I was a little boy, I would always beg my mother for a little brother — but, you know we were broke, so all we could afford was you.”
But in real time, Foxx made it neatly thought the whole set-up before stumbling and stuttering repeatedly on the punchline “all we could afford was you.”
As Foxx regained his composure, he expertly owned the moment to the enjoyment of the studio audience. The unexpected break in character led to a few smiles from the other stars in the scene, including Anderson, who tried not to laugh as Foxx smiled sheepishly.
“It’s live,” Foxx quipped. “Everyone sitting at home just thinks their TV messed up.” He then turned around, fought back another laugh, finished the joke and accepted praise from the cheering audience.