09/24/2012 02:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan Emmy Awards Prank A Twitter Success (VIDEO)

Jimmy Kimmel said fans should watch out for an epic prank during Sunday night's Emmy Awards and according Twitter, he delivered.

The Emmy host enlisted the help of "30 Rock" actor Tracy Morgan to pull off, what Kimmel called, "possibly be the biggest prank ever pulled."

On Sunday night, Kimmel told viewers to tweet "OMG, Tracy Morgan just passed out on stage at the Emmys, turn ABC on now!" Morgan, who of course did not really pass out, played along by sprawling out on the stage while dressed in a sparkling tuxedo.

"Just lie there for about 10 minutes or so, and when people tune in they'll see this on the stage," Kimmel explained as the "Saturday Night Live" album laid onstage while the award for Best Writing for a Drama was announced and the "Homeland" crew stepped up to graciously accept.

Mashable reported that Kimmel's prank sparked 25,000 tweets. Lots of people played along, including some fellow comedians.

However, not everyone loved the stunt.

LOOK: Tracy Morgan "passed out" on the Emmy stage

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