Jimmy Kimmel apologized to “Abbott Elementary” creator and star Quinta Brunson after his pretending-to-be-drunk bit on the Emmy Awards distracted from her acceptance speech on Monday.
Kimmel, 54, and Will Arnett, 52, who have been the presenters for the Excellent Writing for a Comedy Collection award, started their section with a bit wherein the actor dragged Kimmel on stage by his ankles as he joked that the TV host had handed out after having “gotten into the thin margaritas” backstage following his loss in his personal class.
When Brunson, 32, walked onstage to just accept her award, she needed to step over Kimmel’s physique to get to the microphone as he pretended to be comatose whereas mendacity on the ground.
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“Jimmy, get up, I received,” she mentioned after she was pressured to step over him to get to the microphone on Monday. She was performed offstage whereas thanking her household.
Followers criticized Kimmel for being impolite to the star and taking away from her second as he stayed inclined on the stage for her total speech. Nonetheless, Brunson was gracious, saying she was not upset about his antics.
“I will be on his present on Wednesday, so I’d punch him within the face,” she joked. “I do not know, we’ll see what occurs.”
Close to the top of Kimmel’s monologue for his present Wednesday night time, Brunson strode onto the stage along with her Emmy in hand.
After Kimmel remarked she was “slightly early” for her interview, she responded, “I’ve slightly favor to ask. So you understand how if you win an Emmy you solely have 45 seconds to do an acceptance speech, which is like not that a lot time. After which … you get much less time as a result of somebody does a dumb comedy bit that goes on a bit too lengthy?”
“I’ve heard of that occuring in earlier years,” Kimmel replied.
“Nicely, I used to be questioning, or no, extra demanding if I may, I’ve a few further minutes to thank, you understand, a few further individuals.”
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Kimmel left the stage to her the place she thanked the academy “once more” and talked about a number of names she missed the primary time.
Brunson got here on as Kimmel’s first visitor after the break the place he joked of her acceptance speech, “I missed it. How did it go?”
He admitted it was a “dumb” comedy bit. “Folks acquired upset. They mentioned I stole your second, and perhaps I did, and I’m very sorry if I did try this. I’m sorry I did try this, truly. And likewise the very last thing I’d ever need to do is upset you as a result of I believe a lot of you. And I believe you understand that. I hope you understand that.”
Brunson thanked him for his apology however mentioned she was so “wrapped up within the second” of successful her first Emmy that it didn’t actually hassle her. “Actually, I had a great night time.”
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Kimmel jokingly mentioned it was “all Will Arnett’s fault. He drugged me, and he dragged me on the market.”