He was the talk of the Academy Awards on Sunday night. No, we’re not talking about Jared Leto and his heavenly ombre locks. We’re not even talking about Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey…
We’re talking about the pizza delivery guy from Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria.
His name is Edgar, and he was central to the running joke at the Oscars last Sunday. Ellen DeGeneres ordered 20 pizzas for the attendees, including Meryl Streep and a pregnant Kerry Washington (who didn’t end up getting a slice MAJOR SAD FACE) with Brad Pitt handing out paper plates (it’s okay, he has about 29 kids so he’s used to it).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Edgar had no idea he was going to be on-air and handing slices to the likes of Julia Roberts and Martin Scorsese.
And less than 48 hours later, Edgar reunited with Ellen on her talk show. Counting the tips Ellen collected from the stars using Pharrell’s infamous hat, Edgar made a cool $1,000.
So before I show myself out and leave you to this video, let me just add: That’s a lot of dough.