Nellie Andreeva

Piers Morgan brought in his predecessor Larry King on his CNN show tonight to set the record straight over King’s recent comments that Morgan “may have been oversold” to American audiences. “He was going to be dangerous. He was going to be water cooler talk,” King told BBC Radio 4 last week. “He’s good. He’s not that dangerous.”

Tonight, King didn’t backtrack. “Were you being facetious when you said you were dangerous?” King asked. “Was that an attempt at British humor?” When Morgan finally conceded that there was British humor involved, King shot back. “I don’t get it, I’m from Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, if you say you’re dangerous, you better be dangerous.” Here is the full exchange:

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