While a pub is no place for high school students, that didn’t stop Danny DeVito from helping one lucky teenager out and bringing her to Paddy’s Pub – the sticky-floored dive bar ‘the gang’ own in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Well, in a manner of speaking.
Allison Closs, from Pennsylvania, USA, decided that she’d like to take DeVito to her prom – and who wouldn’t want a balding, four-foot-eight septuagenarian as their date to the supposed best night of their young lives?
But apparently, DeVito was washing what was left of his hair that night, because rather than bringing the real Magilla, Allison bought a cardboard cutout of the Batman Returns star online and wheeled him along as her beau for the evening.
But as evidence of what a gentleman he is, DeVito decided to return the favour.
A few weeks after Allison’s prom, Rob McElhenney – who created It’s Always Sunny and plays Mac – took to Instagram to show that Alison had made an appearance on the show’s set.
“Hey, Allison – I heard you took cardboard Danny to Prom. What a coincidence. He took cardboard Allison to Paddy’s,” McElhenney wrote.
For bizarre, untold reasons, that’s a pic of Allison taking Danny to her prom, rather than one of DeVito’s cutout of Allison at Paddy’s (give poor ol’ Rob a break, he’s new to the Insta game).
Luckily, a pic of DeVito with his ‘date’ was available.
Girl takes cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to prom, so Danny DeVito takes cardboard cutout of the girl to Paddy’s Pub pic.twitter.com/pOWR4IxWaE
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As to why this all kicked off, Allison said on her YouTube channel that she simply couldn’t find a date for prom, so “I bought one on Amazon”.
“I have always loved Danny. I loved him on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I loved him in Hercules and Matilda. I just love him in every form he takes.
“Danny was there for me when I really needed him. He treats me the way a woman should be treated,” she said.