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Take 5: Out of the mouth of Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan attends Comedy Central's "Night of Too

Tracy Morgan attends Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education" at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan on Oct. 2, 2010. Credit: Getty Images

Tracy Morgan stars in his first HBO comedy special this week, "Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue" (Saturday at 10 p.m.). The former "Saturday Night Live" cast member is best known these days for his role as Tracy Jordan, the volatile and unpredictable lead performer of the "SNL"-ish sketch show on "30 Rock." Each week, viewers never know just what outrageous piece of verbiage will come out of Mr. Jordan's mouth. Here are five of the more memorable: 

1. Giving advice to Kenneth: "Live every week like it's Shark Week."

2. Explaining the conspiracy behind the world's religions: "Why don't Catholics eat meat on Fridays? I'll tell you why. It's because the Pope owns Long John Silver's."

3. To a bird: "Stop eating people's old French fries, pigeon. Have some self-respect! Don't you know you can fly?"

4. "I watched 'Boston Legal' nine times before I realized it wasn't a new 'Star Trek.' "

5. "I don't get why people like brunch. What's the benefit of combining break-dancing and lunch?"

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