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Christopher Meloni attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe® Awards at The Rainbow Room on February 28, 2021 in New York City.

Christopher Meloni has discovered that fans appreciate him for more than just his acting on NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Triggered by a picture of Meloni on set, fans on Twitter couldn’t help but notice his shapely caboose. One fan asked if Meloni’s “birthday cake was homemade,” to which the 60-year-old jokester said, “wudda tasted better” without the items in his pocket “buried in the filling.”

Meloni was happy to play along, joking with another fan who inquired about using his butt “in case of emergency.” He responded, but with a suggestion of a “short tutorial”: “Put it around ur neck, blow into the tube to inflate, and then assume the position. Emergency exits are this way and that. Enjoy.”

Meloni returned to primetime April 1st for a special crossover episode of Special Victims Unit that reintroduced his beloved character, Elliot Stabler, to the streets of New York. In his new spin-off, Organized Crime, Stabler will go after mobsters with Chicago Med‘s Danielle Moné Truitt as police sergeant Ayanna Bell. American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott and Bones‘ Tamara Taylor round out the cast’s supporting characters.

Showrunner Ilene Chaiken said, “We want to do a different Law & Order. If they had asked me to do a conventional procedural, I probably wouldn’t have said yes, because it’s not my strength and it’s not my interest. Yes, it’s very much a part of the franchise, and the fans will get all of the things they want from it. But the very first thing [Wolf’s team] said to me is that the show is serialized. His family, his history, is all very much a part of the show. That’s the show — who this man was, who he is.”

Organized Crime follows Special Victims Unit at 10 p.m. ET/PT Thursdays on NBC.