pop culture memory lane

When Paul Scheer Got the Brush-Off from Robert Downey Jr.

Vulture and the Upright Citizens Brigade’s “Pop Culture Memory Lane” series — animated videos of funny folks sharing tales of bumping up against their entertainment obsessions with often-mortifying results — kicked off this morning with Casey Wilson’s story of going undercover as a teen to meet a Rent understudy. Now, it’s NTSF:SD:SUV::’s Paul Scheer’s turn to get the cartoon treatment: Here, he reveals the time he felt like he had the ultimate connection with RDJ at Comic-Con, but it nearly got him beaten to a swag-hoarding pulp, all thanks to a tatted-up soccer lover. (Sounds like an NTSF storyline, come to think of it.)

Paul Scheer’s Failed Intro to Robert Downey Jr.