The Brief: Actor Paul Rudd appeared on Hot Ones, inspiring a versatile video meme format.

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Paul Rudd appeared on the interview YouTube show “Hot Ones” which is known for having “hot questions and even hotter wings.” In the episode, which was titled “Paul Rudd Does a Historic Dab While Eating Spicy Wings,” Rudd and host Sean Evans combined all ten sauces onto one cauliflower wing for an “all ten sauces dab.” While preparing the wings, they exchanged the following words:

Rudd: Look at us, hey look at us

Evans: Look at us, who wouldda thought

Rudd: Not me

This clip has been turned into a reaction meme format in which people share their surprise at ending up in a variety of situations. Paul Rudd “look at us” Hot Ones memes went viral on Twitter, conveying scenarios like waking up in a Wendy’s parking lot, actually following through with brunch plans, and marrying your former enemy.

And, in case you were wondering, yes, Rudd did address the Ant-Man and Thanos fan theory in the interview, saying “I consider it a lost opportunity.”

https://twitter.com/Mr__Tweeets/status/1185925370673090563

https://twitter.com/_thegreatkatsby/status/1186776744335986688

https://twitter.com/CharCherette/status/1186440921770004482

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