Amid speculation that the actor's videotaped outburst was actually a stunt for an upcoming episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the late-night host said Monday that he had nothing to do with it. "How many of you have seen the video of Dennis Quaid flipping out on a movie set? Well, if you haven't, you're in for a treat. Dennis was on a movie set where this happened," he told the audience before airing the footage.
In the video, which was uploaded to YouTube Apr. 10, Quaid shouted at a film crew. "I can't even get a line out until Dopey the Dick starts whispering in your ear and you're not even watching anymore," he yelled. With no sense of irony, the actor also screamed, "This is the most unprofessional set I've ever been on!"
"I watched that video last night about 14 times, although my favorite part was this: 'I can't even get a line out with Dopey the Dick whispering in my ear.' For the next eight years, I'm planning to call everyone Dopey the Dick. I might have a T-shirt printed up...I watched this a bunch of times last night, and when I woke up this morning, I was being blamed for it. There are two-dozen articles online, thousands of comments, suggesting that this is a prank video and I am responsible for it."
"Did you ever consider that maybe Dennis was doing voiceover for a new cartoon? That's right! He's playing Dennis Duck," he said. The jokes didn't end there, with Kimmel saying, "I promised we'd get to the bottom of this Dennis Quaid video controversy. The truth is, the reason Dennis released that video is to promote his new children's book, Dopey the Dick. I read it to my daughter last night."
What did little Jane think of the book? "She loved it!" he said.
Quaid's reps have declined to comment on the video.