Well, she didn’t hit him. But Jimmy Kimmel took time out during Quinta Brunson’s appearance on his late-night talk show Wednesday to apologize for what he called a “silly comedy” that some viewers felt took away his Emmy win on Monday.
“People said I stole your moment” Kimmel told Brunson. “And maybe I did, and I’m really sorry if I did. I’m sorry made do that, actually. And also the last thing I would want to do is bother you because I think about you a lot. I think you already know that. I hope you know.”
Brunson, as he did backstage after his victory, told Kimmel that what he remembered most about the moment was his joy, not any resentment about him sprawled on the floor during his acceptance speech for outstanding writing in a series of movies. comedy.
“Well, Jimmy, let me say thank you. That’s very nice of you to say that,” he said. “Honestly, I was at a point where I was just having a good time. Like, I won my first Emmy. I was up there happy and wrapped up in the moment and just having a good time.”
Kimmel introduced Brunson’s category with Will Arnett, who dragged Kimmel onto the stage and joked that Kimmel “got into skinny margaritas” at the theater bar after losing in an earlier category.
After the creator and star of “Abbott Elementary” was announced as the winner for writing the pilot episode of the popular sitcom, Kimmel was left on the ground at the base of the microphone stand. He remained there throughout Brunson’s acceptance speech and into the commercial break, nearly two minutes total.
Kimmel remained out of camera frame during Brunson’s speech, which lasted about a minute.
during Kimmel opening monologue on Wednesday night, Brunson had some time to say a few more words of thanks after taking the stage and asking for the favor, joking that sometimes “you have less time (on stage) because someone does a goofy comedy that goes on and on.” a little”. too long.”
“I heard that happened in previous years,” Kimmel responded before giving him the floor.
On Monday night, after the internet began buzzing with anger at Kimmel, Brunson was gracious to Kimmel backstage in post-victory press interviews, telling reporters the part “didn’t bother me.” so much,” adding that Kimmel was one of the first. supporter of her and “Abbott Elementary”.
“Tomorrow I might be mad at him. I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday so I might as well punch him in the face,” he joked.
That, of course, would not have been a great teaching moment.
“Abbott Elementary” returns with a new season on September 21 on ABC.