By Hillary Busis
August 29, 2013 at 01:34 PM EDT

The one time you forget to tune in to HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meadethe one time! — they go and teach Morgan Freeman what twerking is.

The Voice of God’s big revelation came yesterday, when Meade asked the Oscar winner to read a few of the day’s big headlines aloud. As it turns out, Freeman’s golden pipes can make any story seem dignified — even the one about the word “twerking” being added to the Oxford dictionary.

It’s pretty awesome when Freeman gravely repeats the tome’s definition of “twerk” (“to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance”). But it’s even more awesome when the actor admits that this is the first he’s heard of twerking. (“Welcome to my world,” says Joan Collins.) He’s just being Morgan!