Quinta Brunson interrupts Jimmy Kimmel’s show, finishing her Emmys speech days after his “dumb comedy bit”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” But during Wednesday night’s appearance, “Abbott Elementary” star Quetta Brunson interrupted the host’s monologue to finish her Emmy acceptance speech. Kimmel was accused of detracting from Brunson’s first Emmy win on Monday when he laid on the floor next to her during her speech.
“So you know when you win an Emmy, you only have 45 seconds to give an acceptance speech, which is not that much time,” Brunson asked Kimmel on his show Wednesday night. “And then… you get less time because someone does a dumb comedy that’s a little too long?”
“You know I’ve heard about it over the years,” Kimmel replied.
“Well, I was wondering, or rather demanding, if I could have a few extra minutes to thank, you know, a few extra people that I didn’t get on Monday night,” the actor said. were.”
Kimmel stepped aside, and Brunson thanked several people, “Abbott Elementary” fans, the show’s writers, and the Internet for “raising him.”
Kimmel faced criticism, including from Brunson’s co-star Sheryl Lee Rolfe, for lying flat on the ground, supposedly because she “passed out” on a too-skinny margarita, instead of Will Arnett. announced his victory.
He apologized to the actor on Wednesday night when the pair sat down for a more formal conversation on his show.
“It was a dumb comedy bit that we thought would be funny,” Kimmel said. “And then, people got upset. They said I stole your moment and maybe I did, and if I did, I’m very sorry. I’m sorry I did, actually. “
He added that his intention was not to offend Brunson.
“The last thing I would ever want to do is bother you because I think about you so much,” he said. “I think you know it. I hope you know it.”
Brunson thanked Kimmel for the apology, explaining that he didn’t think much of the joke at the time.
“I was honestly having such a good time, like I won my first Emmy,” he said. “I was wrapped up in the moment and just having a good time.”
Monday was Brunson’s first appearance at the Emmys, as well as his first win. It received the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
“Abbott Elementary” tells the story of an underfunded school in Philadelphia and the teachers who work there. The first season of the show won Three Emmys in total.
Kimmel said the Emmy was well-deserved and that he was happy that both the show and Brunson were recognized on Monday.
“I’m so happy to see you win an Emmy, or not to see you win that Emmy, either way,” Kimmel said, poking fun at his stunt. “I’ve been a fan of the show since before it came out.”