Quinta Brunson Shades 'Friends' For Lack Of Black People In 'SNL' Monologue

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Abbott Elementary star Quinta Brunson took a jab at the cast of the beloved sitcom Friends while guest hosting Saturday Night Live.

On Saturday (April 1), Brunson made her SNL debut, delivering a monologue where she compared her critically-acclaimed show with Friends, per Deadline.

“It’s a network sitcom like, say, Friends,” Brunson said of Abbott Elementary. “Except, instead of being about a group of friends, it’s about a group of teachers. Instead of New York, it’s in Philadelphia and instead of not having Black people, it does.”

Before throwing shade on Friends, Brunson said she had dreamed of hosting SNL since she was a kid.

“I wanted to be on SNL back in the day but the audition process seemed long,” she said. “So instead, I just created my own TV show, made sure it became really popular, won a bunch of Emmys, and then got asked to host –– so much easier, so much easier.”

During her SNL appearance, Brunson said she was inspired to create Abbott Elementary because her mother was a teacher. However, the “downside now is every time there’s an issue with the public school system, people expect me to solve it and that’s not fair,” the show creator said.

Brunson ended her monologue by calling for teachers to be paid "the money they deserve."

“Please, remember how important teachers are,” she said. “Acknowledge the work they do every day and for the love of God, pay them the money they deserve.”

Watch the full monologue below.

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