Will Arnett Pokes Fun at Jason Bateman on Emmy Awards Red Carpet

Will Arnett made a few jokes at buddy Jason Bateman's expense.

Will Arnett made a few jokes at buddy Jason Bateman's expense.

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Funny guys Will Arnett and Jason Bateman are buddies -- so it's no surprise they pick on one another.

On the E! Red Carpet for the 65th Annual Emmy Awards, Ryan Seacrest asked Will if his buddy Jason would give him a shout out.

Will's reply? "Buddy is a stretch," he said jokingly. "This guy is a joke, this Bateman character."

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Jason, who played Michael Bluth, is nominated for Actor in a Comedy Series for Arrested Developement, the Netflix show Will and Jason starred on together. Will said if everyone else in the category is disqualified for performance enhancing drugs, perhaps Bateman will have a chance.

In reality, Will admires his co-star's success.

"Honestly, I would vote for him a million times over if I could," he told Ryan.

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Of course, he couldn't let Jason have the upper hand. "[Jason's] such a delight. Not to look at, but he's delighful. He's marginally talented. He's a good guy, is my point."

Will's new show The Millers premieres on CBS October 3.

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