Tracy Morgan's appearance on last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! was must-see viewing for a lot of reasons (how great was that "elf on the shelf" parody?), but none moreso than this. At one point during the interview, Morgan brought up disgraced TV personality and chef, Paula Deen, and proceeded to give her the most hilarious defense you've heard since her whole scandal broke: 

"I think people were way too hard on her," Morgan commented. "She’s a 65 year-old white woman from the South, I wouldn’t trust her if she didn’t use the N-word." A joke about chicken wings follows,  then some talk about the former pope, but you should watch the video to hear those one—better left unspoiled. Who else misses 30 Rock even more, now?

You can check out Morgan's commentary on Deen above.

[via Uproxx]