Quinta Brunson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to finish the Emmys-night speech that was interrupted by an “unconscious” Kimmel. Brunson got her revenge, interrupting Kimmel’s show during Wednesday night’s (Sept. 14) show.
Following Jimmy Kimmel’s controversial bit as Brunson took the stage to accept her award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, the actress and series creator crashed Kimmel’s opening monologue on his ABC late-night show Wednesday to finish her speech.
Kimmel responded to Quinta’s request,”You know, I have heard of that happening in, yeah, in previous years.” Brunson then to receive her justice, thanking several Abbott Elementary writers and even the internet for what she described as “raising her.”
Brunson said the bit didn’t bother her much as she spoke to press backstage after her win. “I think at that moment, I was just happy it was Jimmy up there,” she said. “I kind of consider him one of the comedy godfathers. I’m a huge fan of Will Arnett. So I was wrapped up in the moment.”
Quinta Brunson’s Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance arrives in the aftermath of Abbott Elementary co-star Sheryl Lee Ralph speaking her mind about Kimmel’s bit.
“I was absolutely confused. I didn’t know what was going on,” Ralph, the first-time Emmy winner expressed to Variety. “I was like, ‘I wish that man would just get up off of the ground.’ And then I realized it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I was like, ‘Ooh, the disrespect, Jimmy!’ But that’s just me.”