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Illustration for article titled Jimmy Kimmel says he’s not responsible for Dennis Quaid’s freakout

A few days ago, a video was uploaded to YouTube depicting Dennis Quaid on a film set lambasting the director and members of the crew. In his anger, Quaid deploys some wonderful insults, such as “Dopey The Dick,” “these fucking zombies over here,” and “this fucking baby”—all of whom contributed to what Quaid hails the “most unprofessional set I’ve ever been on.” Many found the rant too perfect—and too similar to Christian Bale’s tirade on the set of Terminator Salvation—and immediately blamed Jimmy Kimmel, because this kind of prank is right in the comedian’s wheelhouse.


Alas, Kimmel has denied any involvement in the incident. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host said he was “disappointed” by everyone assuming this was his doing, adding, “You play 50 pranks and all of a sudden people don’t trust you anymore.” You can watch Kimmel’s comments below:

Now that we all must face the notion that the man responsible for Dennis Quaid’s freakout is Dennis Quaid, it will be interesting to watch the actor manage the fallout of this incident. Although the internet punished Bale with meme after meme following his meltdown, the actor apologized for his behavior and continued turning in impressive performances in high-profile films, so all was eventually forgiven. It remains to be seen if Quaid has the kind of star power necessary to surmount this, or if he will even apologize in the first place. (We predict that he will, because his agent is probably very nervous right now.) Sure, Quaid will star in Crackle’s original drama series The Art Of More, but will we all be too busy watching his rant set to dubstep beats to notice? Maybe the last performance by Quaid that anyone will ever care about ends with an emphatic “blow me.”

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