Jamie Foxx accidentally gave us one of the funniest moments in live television Wednesday night.
The actor, playing iconic character George Jefferson on ABC’s All in the Family Live in Front of a Studio Audience, began stumbling over one of his lines and lamented being on live TV.
While delivering the line to Uncle Henry, played by Anthony Andersen, he was supposed to say “Ever since I was a little boy, I would always beg my mother for a little brother. But, you know, we were broke, so all we could afford was you.”
Instead, Foxx began stuttering and added “It’s live!” as he turned to the studio audience. “Everyone sitting at home just think their TV just messed up.”
His co-stars could barely keep from laughing in the moment, smiling or turning away from the camera in the hysterical flub.
The special Live in Front of a Studio Audience was brought to life by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel as a tribute to producer Norman Lear, who created All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
Aside from Foxx and Andersen, castmates included Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, Will Ferrell as Tom Willis, Kerry Washington as Helen Willis, Jovan Adepo as Lionel Jefferson, Sean Hayes as Mr. Lorenzo, Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker, Wanda Sykes as Weezy Jefferson, Ellie Kemper as Gloria Stivic and Ike Barinholtz as Meathead Stivic.
Jennifer Hudson also performed the iconic Jeffersons theme song live.
Check out some behind-the-scenes footage below: