We've had a tough week, fam, but maybe a good old-fashioned Twitter fight will cheer you up. In one corner we have Billy Eichner, star of Difficult People and of course, Billy on the Street, his Funny or Die sketch turned TV show where Eichner runs around New York asking people ridiculous questions. In the other, we have Ross Mathews, former Tonight Show intern turned correspondent and RuPaul's Drag Race judge. Mathews, you see, recently starred in a Capital One commercial that uses a familiar style that Eichner thinks is plagiarism:
Yet another Billy on the Street ripoff. I usually ignore but this one is SHAMELESS and PATHETIC. (And not funny). https://t.co/y2BtoQa6in— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 17, 2016
To which Mathews responds:
@billyeichner Are you serious? I've been doing man on the street interviews since 2001. I've never even seen your stuff. Bless your heart.— Ross Mathews (@helloross) June 17, 2016
Eichner then says that he was originally offered the gig, but passed on it:
Because I don't work cheap. https://t.co/l84gwaFele— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 17, 2016
And of course, Andy Cohen gets involved:
@billyeichner oh honey no.— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 17, 2016
Then Ross points out that he's been doing man-on-the-street segments for a while:
.@billyeichner accuses me of stealing man on the street segments from him, but I started doing it on TV 15 years ago. Do the math. 😘— Ross Mathews (@helloross) June 17, 2016
While throwing some shade:
Just googled @billyeichner to watch some of his stuff for the first time. He's funny! Wish he was nice, too.— Ross Mathews (@helloross) June 17, 2016
It seems as though we've reached the end of this ...
@billyeichner Thanks for passing on it. We had a great time together. Happy pride & good luck with everything in the future!— Ross Mathews (@helloross) June 17, 2016
Life is short and I will not be getting into a Twitter feud with ROSS THE INTERN of all people. Here's a fun video: https://t.co/QU7bEKSjhs— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 17, 2016
We cannot wait for the Difficult People episode of this feud.