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Morgan Freeman Takes an Extended Blink (Nap) on Live TV

Sometimes, you’re in a meeting, sitting across someone at dinner or even on live TV and you notice your eyes getting heavy. And they start closing themselves and your head bobs. And the more you fight this, the heavier your lids get and the longer each blink you take lasts.

Morgan Freeman found himself in the same predicament the other day as he was promoting his latest movie with Michael Caine. Watch the video on Q13 Fox’s site (I had the vid embedded here originally but it was autoplaying. BOOOO!), but you can get the gist of it by just seeing the picture below.


Morgan TKOed

HA! My dude was SO unable to fight the power of the strong nap that was descending upon him like a plague. That “I can’t do nothing to stop it” struggle is SO REAL and I feel you, Morgan! Was he up all night hitting his dougie somewhere?

He musta been TAH’D so don’t come for Morgan when he ain’t send for you, though. If you were as old as he is, you’d fall asleep at random places too. If you were Jesus’ locker partner in the 3rd grade, surely your soul would be weary. Y’all know Morgan was God’s intern. That’s why he played Him so well. Bless his heart. I bet he got in the limo right after this and conked out like a G.

It’s happened to me more than a couple of times and chile… it’s like your body just says “I cannot. I must do this for us.” And you just knock out.

sleeping patrick gif

The times when I’ve been out and fell asleep at the table, as long as I wasn’t snoring or creating a drool puddle, I try to play it off. I be outchea tryna act like I was just checking out my nails. I’m a mess. Or when folks notice your head has been down for a while, you wake up, say “AMEN!” and look back up. Ain’t nobody gon check you for saying a prayer. HA!

I’ve fallen asleep at the club before. Right next to the speakers too. There was no stopping that nap that covered me like a blanket. And I fall asleep on public transportation more often than not. If my young ass falls asleep in the most inappropriate places, what is Mr. “Been here for a while” Freeman ‘posed to do? He is older than the 10 commandments. He can fall asleep wherever and whenever he wants and WHO GON CHECK HIM?!? I’m saying.

Someone asked Morgan Freeman “TURN DOWN FAH WUT?” And he replied “FOR THIS NAP!” Welp.

So have you ever fallen asleep in public? What did you do to play it off? Did you even try?

Someone commented on my FB page saying Morgan “is not sleep. He’s just slayed from Scandal.” When I tell you I AM HOLLERING?!? LMAOOO! Yall are dumb!

Edit: They asked Morgan Freeman what happened and he said “I wasn’t actually sleeping, I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.” LMAO!!! Best comeback EVER! I salute you, Morgan!

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  1. StillSuga
    May 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Dang Morgan! I feel him though, it happens to me in my team meetings every month…people just chattering on and I try and try and try but then those head dips start and the eyelids get oh so heavy….

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      That nap throat punches you and you’re in the meeting tryna look like you’re alert.

    • Kevin
      June 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      EhhhhhhWeeeee…. I know exactly what you mean when you say head dips!

  2. Lenore
    May 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    That video was hilarious! Mr. Freeman went through all stages of a nap take over
    Level 1
    Continual blinking

    Level 2
    Longer blinks that you explain by thinking “they’ll just think I’m listening intently” You often jerk awake thinking no one noticed but you.

    Level 3 (You are no longer in control after this point)
    LOOONGG periods of closed eye “blinks” where you can still hear what’s going on. You actually SEE what’s going on too! Unfortunately your brain is compensating for the fact that you are asleep and you are seeing a dream version of where you are. (You’ll see Mr. Freeman smile with his eyes closed, he thinks he’s still awake)

    Level 4
    Darkness falls and the nap is finding it’s stride.

    Level 5
    Full on wobble necking nap.

    So funny but now I know what I look like when The Nap takes over.

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      YES! This is PERFECT! LOL This is EXACTLY how it happens. I cracked up at Level 3. I can’t deal. I CanNOT!

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Level 2 is when you realize you’re fighting a losing battle and level 3 is when you’ve just lost.

    • Brittni
      May 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      I may or may not have sent you a small donation after reading this comment. Because for someone speaking so much truth, we must be having chuuuch – and Sister Brittni tithes, yall.

      Foolishness, I say.

    • Thatchic
      May 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      I laughed a little too loud and long at this comment! Somebody cover my legs my mascara is on the alter.

    • march pisces
      May 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

      best comment ever!!!! took me a minute to come back from #3. that was a great laugh, THANK YOU!!!

  3. sunshine barbie
    May 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm


  4. SanTara
    May 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    LMAO!! That’s good sleep. A nice puddle should have formed on his chest. You cant sleep like that and not drool. I can relate and I’m not ashamed one bit. shooo Sleep wins every time.

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      That sleep where your mouth is open and you can’t help it is straight from the heart, man.

  5. milaxx
    May 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I was once at a conference for work. I’m trying to impress and get that next promotion so I have pen, a cute notebook to takes notes and everything. Next thing I know I look like I am one of those guys that juggles odd things as the pen, notebook and cellphone all go slipping out of my hands, but my instinct is to try and catch them. Ths is me, but it wasn’t as cute.

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Ooooo the pen falling out your hands is a telltale sign. I have been there. smh

  6. Be On It
    May 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I fell asleep during a meeting. That I was leading. I’m talking about extended blinks in between questions I asked the person I was interviewing. i couldn’t leave the room, and getting up and walking around the conference table didn’t help. it was bad. I had to bring him a Starbucks to apologize. I still completed my testing tho.

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      HA!!! Not a meeting you were leading. I feel you, man. I used to fall asleep in too many meetings when I had a full time job. Lawd. 90 minutes of sitting still can do that to a person.

  7. May 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Perfect timing, Luvvie! I’m having a hard time staying awake at my desk today. I am genuinely exhausted! lol

    This hilarity is helping me to stay awake!

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Take a walk. Go drink red bull or just submit to the nap that is within your spirit.

  8. Bo'Meezy
    May 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    “Y’all know Morgan was God’s intern. That’s why he played Him so well. Bless his heart.”

    *SLAIN DEAD* Please make donations to the UNCF in my name!

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      We will do. And there’ll be great hymns at your funegro.

  9. Dayyon
    May 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    HAHAHAHA man poor Mr. Freeman. looking like all my life I had to fight…… and lose sadly.

    Luvvie, you are the queen of… zzzzzzzz… oops. Of shade, and yet it all comes from love. Yes Morgan doesnt have to work a day in his life, Nd he is doing all this just for us.

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      ALLLLL his life he’s been fighting.

  10. Toun
    May 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I used to do it so much I don’t even play it off anymore…especially at work…chile I just take extended bathroom breaks

    • milaxx
      May 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      I had one job where they watched you like a hawk. On occasion I would just go in the bathroom and get me an extended blink.

  11. Jabari
    May 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Y’all must understand…..Father Freeman literally has no dambs left to spare…He was like “Looka here, I’m old, I’m rich and I’s was TAH’D from getting it in with some THOTs last night..You sumbishes WILL DEAL!!!!”

    I have straight nodded off in public, shoo at my last job on my lunch break, it was one of them hot late spring/early summer days, I went to my car, took off my shoes, put them feets up on the dashboard and proceeded to take my extended blink. And guess what, not one nucca checked me…..

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      “Father Freeman had many sons. Many sons had Father Freeman…” LOLLL

  12. Brittni
    May 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Morgan Freeman is 836 years old, you will allow Moses’ grandfather to take a nap when he damn well pleases.

    • Jabari
      May 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Read Brittni!!!!!!

      These folks will stop tryin to shade Jesus’ fraternity brother!

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Yall are worse than me. LOLLL

    • ASNYC
      May 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Quiet as it’s kept, the Big Bang was actually Morgan stubbing his toe.

      • May 26, 2013 at 1:53 am


  13. ASNYC
    May 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Now, don’t be mean, but…One time I went to lunch with some clients. This was during my summer associateship my first summer of law school. First of all, it was hot as an oven in NYC and I was wearing a suit. Our clients being French insisted on wine with lunch. Now, I can drink, but for some reason this caught me. After lunch, we had a staff meeting and I felt myself sliding into a wine induced slumber. I fell asleep, but before I opened my eyes, I realized a had fallen asleep in front of all the partners and the lawyers. My trifling ass took advantage of the fact that I have a seizure disorder, fell out of my chair, and pretended to have a seizure because I didn’t want to be exposed. I was taken away in an ambulance, told the doctors I was drunk, and slept it off in the ER. Don’t look at me that way! Look, you wouldn’t want to lose your $50k summer job either!

    Oh, and Morgan up there reminding of my great-aunt. I’m an avowed atheist, but she makes me go to church in the hopes I’ll change. Then, when we get there, she falls asleep and SNORES while I have to listen to a bunch of stuff I think is total crap. But, I love her so I just make sure her wig isn’t askew, put her money in the collection plate, and read the paper on my phone.

    • Jennifer
      May 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      I am laid out right now!!! Had to cover mouth while laughing so that I didn’t disturb my coworker on the phone in the next cube. Bless you heart! You are quick on your feet though!

    • Jabari
      May 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      “My trifling ass took advantage of the fact that I have a seizure disorder, fell out of my chair, and pretended to have a seizure because I didn’t want to be exposed. I was taken away in an ambulance, told the doctors I was drunk, and slept it off in the ER. Don’t look at me that way! Look, you wouldn’t want to lose your $50k summer job either!”

      You have no chill and I love that about you!!!!! That’s some ish I’d a done……..

      • ASNYC
        May 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

        *internet hug and kiss* A kindred spirit who understands the hustle. That wine sleep struggle is real!

        There was no way I was losing that job especially because it would have cost me $50k and it would have impacted the rest of my career (I work there now). If you fuck up your 1L summer job, it is a wrap for your future. I had to get it how I live! Let’s not even get into how I awkwardly accepted a round of applause when the managing partner gathered everyone to point to me as an example of “dedication and grit” for coming to work the next day. This is why I’m shady enough to be a good lawyer.

        • Lenore
          May 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

          “This is why I’m shady enough to be a good lawyer.”
          Can I have your number in case I lose my mind and do some extra stupid ish. You are the next Johnny Cochran fo’sho!

        • ASNYC
          May 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

          Well, I practice complex corporate litigation which, while it often does involve criminality, isn’t regular criminal law.

          In a pinch, however, you know you can find me at Luvvie’s e-crib. I’m always here chillin, trying to steal Luvvie’s last piece of chicken, and reveling in ratchetness.

        • Jabari
          May 23, 2013 at 6:06 pm

          Ay yo, slide that info over ta me too…..I’ma need you in case I just straight go postal one day…

        • Elaine
          May 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm

          You are my idol! *bows down*

    • May 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      I. STRAIGHT. CACKLED!!! Ma’am! LMAOOOO!!! Not the falling out the chair. iCan’t w/ you.

      • ASNYC
        May 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm

        I didn’t just fall out the chair, I LAUNCHED myself out of the chair halfway across the room to really sell it. If you’re gonna sell a tonic-clonic seizure, go method or go home! I’m lucky I didn’t hurt myself but I ain’t care. All I saw on the back of my eyelids was my paycheck sliding into the ether and I got my Meryl Streep on.

        • Scorpiona
          May 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm


        • ST
          May 23, 2013 at 6:42 pm

          You’re craaaazzzyyyy!!!! Damn, if I ever have a mighty corporation that does shady stuff, I am seeking you out!!!! Damn!!!

    • milaxx
      May 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      You win the internet, faking a seizure!

    • keisha brown
      May 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      best. comment. EVER.

  14. Stace
    May 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Humph, so y’all just gonna clown the great OG Morgan Freeman, but aint nobody said BOO about Adam’s father (Yes… that Adam, the one who slayed Eve) Michael Caine.

    • Jabari
      May 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Well, hell that British accent prolly lulled Pop Pop Freeman into slumber….Shoo I was lulled into a false sense of security for a hot second #dontjudgeme

  15. GoldyeLocs
    May 23, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Ok, I just yelped out at the office. This is hilarious! I too struggle with staying awake when in long trainings/meetings. I’m here for Morgan b/c late nights and early mornings will do that to you. The funniest part of falling asleep in public, or in Morgan’s case, at the wrong damn time, is when your head drops just below its acceptable threshold and jolts back and awakens you. Then you realize how many people you have amused for x amount of time and that you have a snail trail of slob down the side of your face. Now that’s some “night night nicca!” good sleep. Carry on Morgan. We will shoulder tap you when the trumpets from heaven sound.

  16. Rachmo
    May 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Someone asked Morgan Freeman “TURN DOWN FAH WUT?” And he replied “FOR THIS NAP!” Welp.

    This is about when the tears started to flow at work as I was doubled over laughing. I cannot with you and yet cannot quit you.

  17. PJ
    May 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    In meetings. Folks talking about nada, nada, minutia, nada, nada. My lids get heavy and it’s over. I try and fight it. Pinch myself. Step hard on my own toe but it over takes me :/. God bless you Mr. Freeman. I understand.

  18. Deja
    May 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    That is not the #jif from the POOP episode…no tell me it is, ’cause that would be epic.

    Ok this is me going on an #AutisticallyLovey hiatus, I feel like I respond to every damn thing you post.

    • May 24, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Noooo! Comment as many times as you want, Deja! I’m here for it!

  19. Candyboo
    May 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    OMG!!!! My co-workers are looking at me like I done lost my damb mind………. ROTFLMMFAO @ASNYC that is some funny ish……. I laughed so hard I got tears rolling down my leg, SMH!!!!

  20. TawannaS
    May 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Did they check to make sure he was breathing? I mean Morgan had had gray hair since his Electric Company days. That “nap” could have easily turned into a “dirt nap” Don’t be making that face! Yal know yal was thinking it too!

  21. May 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I fell asleep standing in Lowes looking at light switches. I planned on just just shutting my eyes for a second (up all night replacing stuff in my house), and next thing I know, I am in a balanced stance with my head back looking like I was watching the ceiling. I snored a couple of times and woke up with the red vest guy standing there hoping I would not fall while sleeping.

    Yeah – I was tired #dinnamug.

  22. May 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Chile…. I know he was mad about that. Then again, maybe he wasn’t. He’s like forget it, I’m old and I need my rest. I told them I was tired. They need to start listening to me or … (que snooring), lol.

  23. Brenda
    May 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Hilarious! I had an episode when I fell asleep during a gospel concert. I was working overnights and didn’t get much sleep that day. However, only God knows how I managed to sleep while Shirley Caesar was performing. That lady can be loud!

  24. milaxx
    May 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Anybody ever fall asleep and snore so loud you wake yourself up, then look around like somebody just started calling the hogs?

  25. May 24, 2013 at 1:24 am

    I have the worst falling asleep story, I fell asleep during class in the 3rd grade and because I had been drooling it looked as though I was crying to my classmates, Well when i woke up the whole class had gathered around me to figure out why I was so upset. I was so dazed I just kinda wiped my mouth but dragged it near my eyes so it look like i was crying. and said I had a stomach ache from not eating. (yeah I was slick)

    • Ms.p
      May 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      That’s alright. I am a third grade teacher. I have nodded off during my small group reading lessons. In a class of twenty little kids. their stilted reading just lulled me off to sleep. Woke up to a couple of wide eyed kids looking at me like “what? Did she really close her eyes?” Yep. Sho did.

  26. MyTruthNotUrs
    May 24, 2013 at 6:48 am

    There are simply NO words for the foolery stated here!!!!
    I simply don’t know where to begin…”tears” everywhere, down my cheeks & down my leg!!!
    Good thing I’m off today & holler in in the privacy of my own home!!!

    …noddin back out my damb self

  27. Jay Elle Dubya
    May 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I have to stop coming on this site during nap time. It takes all of me not to holla and wake these children up. I sit in here rocking #bagginfoaf and taking deep breaths with tears streaming down my face.

  28. msbrome
    May 24, 2013 at 11:42 pm


    • Jabari
      May 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Papa Freeman just be knocking off e’rywhere!!!!!!!

  29. Kale
    May 28, 2013 at 2:32 am

    I fell asleep at school just about every day in high school a couple of years ago. I was an insomniac and there wasn’t any really useful treatment that was appropriate for someone that age.

    I would always crash in history, probably because it was early and I thought it was boring. The teacher always caught me. Sometimes, I drooled on my text book and got little printed letters on my face!

    That teacher hated me! =P Her name was Mrs. Derr, lol. It’s random, but I remember it!

  30. colah
    May 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    falling asleep is not the worst part…it’s the ‘napjerk’ when your head jerks up in the most awkward and unplayoffable way. THAT is the worst part when it hits you but it’s utterly hilarious to see someone else napjerk. P.S. Doesn’t napjerk sound like a piece from an Ikea collection? tee hee