Jimmy Kimmel and Will Arnett were Emmy presenters that included Kimmel playing dead on the ground during their time on stage—and lasting even after Arnett announced that Abbott Elementary School‘S Quinta Brunson won her first Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Brunson gave a speech next to Kimmel, who was still flat on the ground. Internet is not interesting cause of it. And backstage, Brunson deal with her own feelings about it to the press room. She wasn’t crazy back then… but that could change, she admits.
“I know Jimmy Kimmel, but I don’t know, I feel like it doesn’t bother me that much,” she said, quickly adding, “I don’t know what the Internet thinks.”
She went on to explain her history to Kimmel and his support for Abbott Elementary School in the past. “Honestly, Jimmy gave me my first big late night venue and was one of the first to see Abbott,” she said. “One of the first people – he on Instagram messaged me that he had seen this comedy and thought it was one of the best comedies of all time. He was so excited that it was going to be on ABC. So I think at that point, I was really happy to have Jimmy on it. I consider him one of the funny godfathers. I’m a huge fan of Will Arnett, so I’ve had a lot of fun with the moment.”
“I don’t know, maybe tomorrow I’ll be mad at him,” she mused. “I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday, so I’ll probably punch him in the face. I don’t know, we’ll see what happens.” Brunson will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 14.
You can watch her speech in the middle of the gag below:
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