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Here’s what Jennifer Garner was thinking during the Oscars

Turns out Chris Messina didn't rip a fart.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 6, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:40 pm CDT

What was Jennifer Garner thinking during the Oscars? The internet’s greatest mystery of the last day has been solved.

On Sunday, Garner got our theory wheels turning when, mid-clap at the Oscars, she seemed to have some sort of revelation.

She instantly became a meme as we filled in her blanks, but Garner then went and memed herself. She responded Monday night via her Instagram stories, and offered a couple takes on what she was thinking in that moment.

“Congrats to Shape of Water. Maybe I should date a fish.”

“Hey Jimmy Kimmel, what’s in your wallet? Wait, where is my wallet?”

“I can’t wait to work with Lena Dunham. Wait, did I sign a nudity waiver?”

Garner managed to reference both her Capital One spokesperson gig and her new HBO show Camping, created by Girls‘ Dunham and Jenni Konner. We may never know what really happened, but we’re here for the Garnaissance.

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*First Published: Mar 6, 2018, 10:18 am CST