About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly

TV

Jamie Foxx hilariously breaks character after line flub on Live in Front of a Studio Audience

Posted on

Live TV is no easy feat — even for Oscar-winning actors.

On Wednesday night’s live broadcast of Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The JeffersonsJamie Foxx made a noticeable flub of one of his lines and then proceeded to hilariously call further attention to it. After fumbling his words, Foxx said, “It’s live. It’s live — people at home thinking their TV is messed up.”

The rest of the cast couldn’t help but respond to Foxx’s flub with Marisa Tomei and Ellie Kemper visibly laughing and smiling at Foxx’s acknowledgment of the “anything can happen” nature of live television. Ike Barinholtz covered his mouth with his hand to hide his case of the giggles, while Harrelson turned around, unable to contain himself.

ABC/Eric McCandless

In this live ABC special, Foxx was taking on the role of George Jefferson, filling the shoes of the original actor Sherman Hemsley down to his signature hairstyle and sharp suit.

Foxx was word perfect the night before during dress rehearsal, which EW was present for. At any rate, audiences responded kindly to the organic moment with viewers celebrating the moment and the surrounding cast’s reaction to the error on Twitter.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience aired Wednesday, May 22 on ABC.

Related content:

Outbrain

Tags