October 5, 2022

Faculty is again in session at Abbott Elementary, and the Emmy-winning present returned with a cameo from hometown hero (or terror, relying on who you ask) Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty.

“I managed to get the one movie star that issues to return and shock our children on the primary day of college,” Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson’s character Janine Teagues mentioned to open the episode. “America’s favourite orange furry sweetheart: Flyers mascot Gritty!”

Apparently, everybody was into the concept apart from fellow instructor Gregory Eddie (Tyler James Williams), who mentioned he doesn’t “get” the fluffy orange monster. And since this a sitcom, there was a mix-up concerning the timing of Gritty’s go to.

Take a look at a clip from Gritty’s look on Abbott Elementary under.

“Gritty, to me, is such a lovely illustration of Philadelphia,” Brunson mentioned in a behind-the-scenes video. “The best way he’s joyful, the way in which he appears to be like, the way in which he feels, the way in which he’s.”

Sheryl Lee Ralph, who received an Emmy for supporting actress, added, “There are lots of people who is perhaps iconic in Philadelphia, there are lots of people that is perhaps cherished in Philadelphia. None of them come near the love and admiration that’s given to Gritty.”

Throughout the Emmy Awards earlier this month, Jimmy Kimmel stole a few of Brunson’s highlight whereas she was accepting her award for writing Abbott Elementary by pretending to move out on stage. Kimmel later apologized after Brunson jokingly interrupted his monologue throughout her look on Jimmy Kimmel Stay!

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