Quinta Brunson is having the final giggle on the subject of Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmy’s stunt.
The “Abbott Elementary” creator and star interrupted the late-night host’s monologue throughout his Sept. 14 episode, calling out his poorly obtained comedy bit throughout her Emmys acceptance speech.
“I simply have somewhat favor to ask. So you understand how once you win an Emmy you solely have 45 seconds to do an acceptance speech, which is like not that a lot time,” she started. “After which … you get much less time as a result of somebody does a dumb comedy bit that goes on a bit too lengthy?”
“Nicely, I used to be questioning, or extra demanding, if I can (get) a few further minutes to thank a few further folks I didn’t get to on Monday evening,” she added, earlier than Kimmel gave her the stage and she or he delivered one other acceptance speech.
The 2 later sat down for a proper interview, the place Kimmel apologized to Brunson for stealing her second through the Sept. 12 Emmys.
Whereas presenting, Kimmel was dragged by Will Arnett onto the stage by his foot. Arnett joked that the TV host handed out ingesting an excessive amount of after dropping the variability discuss collection award. When Brunson gained the Emmy for excellent writing in a comedy collection, she needed to step over Kimmel to provide her acceptance speech.
“That was a dumb comedy bit that we thought it could be humorous, I misplaced after which I drank an excessive amount of and I needed to be dragged out on the stage. After which folks bought upset,” Kimmel said on his talk show. “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 do that really.”
He added, “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 Kimmel for his apology, saying that it was “very type” of him to say that.
“I actually was in such a second of simply having a superb time, like, I gained my first Emmy! I used to be up there, completely happy,” she mentioned. “I used to be wrapped up within the second and simply having a superb time. I don’t know. I didn’t see any of that. I noticed you and I noticed Will Arnett and my Emmy, and I used to be similar to, ‘Oh my god, I’m having a lot enjoyable.’ However thanks. That’s type, however actually I had a superb evening.”
Folks on social media, nevertheless, didn’t take the second too evenly, calling it “disrespectful.”
“Abbott Elementary” actor Sheryl Lee Ralph, who additionally gained an Emmy that evening, agreed.
“I used to be completely confused. I didn’t know what was happening,” Ralph mentioned throughout a digital panel for ABC’s presentation on the TCA’s summer season press tour. “I used to be like, ‘I want that man would simply rise up off of the bottom.’ After which I spotted it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I used to be like, ‘Ooh, the disrespect, Jimmy!’ However that’s simply me.”
Brunson appeared to have let it slide that evening, holding her award in entrance of Kimmel’s face after her win.
She additionally advised reporters within the Emmys press room that it hadn’t bothered her “that a lot.”
“I do know Jimmy Kimmel, and I don’t know, I really feel just like the bit didn’t hassle me that a lot. I don’t know what the web thinks,” she mentioned, mentioning that the host gave her her “first large late-night spot.”