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On Friday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed fellow Brit Gerard Butler for a raucous and revealing face to face interview.
Displaying a photograph of Butler lip-locked with director Paul Haggis, the "Piers Morgan Live" host seized an opportunity to poke a little fun at his Scottish guest:
"As a Scot, not the first time you have kissed a Haggis, right?" teased Morgan.
Visibly amused, and holding back laughter, Butler could muster only "that's great."
Meanwhile, Friday's episode of the primetime program also saw Morgan welcome Robbie Parker, who lost his daughter Emilie in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.
Rolling a video that Parker had created in tribute to his daughter, Morgan notes that "it says more about the creative, charming, beautiful young girl that she was than any amount of words could do."
With Parker fighting back tears, and the video coming to a close, the host, and father of four, offers a summation:
"I found that unbearably poignant to watch earlier as I did just now. I can't even imagine what it's like for you. Yet it's so powerful because as with all the children that lost their lives that day, Robbie, it just brings it home, what happened that day. These were just young children in the bloom of their early life, snuffed out."
Keeping with the country's on-going gun debate, on Friday Morgan also invited Adam Schill and Richard Feldman to share their particular perspectives.
"When you go on as you have over the last few months beating up on the American people and our love of the firearm issue, thank God we had guns because twice in the last hundred years, we saved the British people because the Americans had the guns, to come to your aid and your help when you needed ours," says Feldman, a former NRA lobbyist.
"Wow. Thank God for you. Where was Winston Churchill when all this was going on?" joked Morgan, dripping with sarcasm.
"Just say thank you. It would be enough for the American people," retorted Feldman.
Schiff meanwhile, adds some additional insight:
"Mr. Feldman, when you're talking about freedom, the freedom to have and bear guns, what about the freedom of people to send their kids to school without being shot? What about the freedom of those children to get an education without being shot?," said the Democratic Congressman from Calif. "Why are we ignoring the freedom of American people to go about their lives and not be the victims of extraordinary gun violence?"