And the Oscar goes to… Gary from Chicago

The night's breakout star is a civilian who got pranked by Jimmy Kimmel.

Feb 28, 2020, 3:49 pm*

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Audra Schroeder 

Audra Schroeder

When Jimmy Kimmel brought in a tour bus full of smartphone-wielding tourists for a “surprise” Sunday night, who knew Gary from Chicago would become a meme. 

Kimmel’s “celebrity zoo” segment went on a little too long, but it produced an instant star, who walked into the surprise phone-first. 

Denzel was somehow involved in marrying Gary and his fiancee, Vicky. 

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She was having a great time. 

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The meme fame came fast. 

We’re guessing we’ll see more of Gary next week. 

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*First Published: Feb 26, 2017, 11:26 pm