Quinta Brunson receives an apology from Jimmy Kimmel for his “stupid comic skit” at the Emmys.
She didn’t actually punch him. Quinta Brunson did, however, take some time on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show appearance on Wednesday to express his regret for what he termed a “stupid comic piece” that some viewers believed detracted from her Emmy victory the previous day.
Kimmel replied to Brunson, “They say I took your moment. “And if I did, please accept my sincere apologies. Actually, I’m sorry I did that. Additionally, I would never want to anger you because I have such high regard for you. You are likely aware of that. Hope you’re aware of that.”
Brunson told Kimmel backstage after her win that she didn’t have any bad sentiments about him lying on the ground during her acceptance speech for the best writing in a comedy series; rather, she remembers the moment mainly for her excitement.
“Let me just say thank you, Jimmy. You are really kind to say that “She spoke. “Sincerely, I was just enjoying myself at the time. I got my first Emmy, for instance. I was having a nice time up there, delighted and caught up in the moment.”
Will Arnett brought Kimmel onto the stage to deliver Brunson’s category, and Kimmel quipped that after losing in a previous category, he “went into the thin margaritas” at the theater’s bar.
Kimmel remained seated at the base of the microphone stand after it was revealed that the “Abbott Elementary” creator and star had won for penning the show’s debut episode. He stayed there for about two minutes, through Brunson’s acceptance speech and the commercial break.
Brunson’s remarks, which lasted around a minute, was captured by the camera without Kimmel in it.
On Wednesday night, after entering the stage and requesting the favour, Brunson had a brief moment to express his gratitude before Kimmel’s opening monologue. He made a joke about how occasionally “you have less time (on stage) because somebody does a foolish comedy piece that goes on for a bit too long.”
Kimmel said, “I have heard of that happening in previous years,” before giving her the opportunity to speak.
After the internet erupted with rage against Kimmel on Monday night, Brunson was courteous to Kimmel backstage in post-win press conferences. She said that the joke “didn’t hurt me that much” and said that Kimmel was an early supporter of her and “Abbott Elementary.”
“Maybe I’ll be upset with him tomorrow. I might punch him in the face because I’ll be on his show on Wednesday “She laughed.
Of course, there wouldn’t have been much of a teaching opportunity there.
On September 21 on ABC, a new season of “Abbott Elementary” premieres.