Pauly Shore ‘loved’ Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Encino Man’ Oscar joke
Former Shore co-stars Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan won their respective Oscars at the 2023 ceremony.
Pauly Shore rides the ‘Encino Man’ wave.
The comic welcomed 2023 Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel’s rant about the revival of the 1992 film, thanks to the starring roles of Oscar winners Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) and Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All At Once”). .
“Two actors from Encino Man have been nominated for Oscars,” Kimmel said during the March 12 live awards show. “What an incredible night for you two and what a tough night for Pauly Shore. Maybe it’s time to reboot the ‘Bio-Dome’.
Shore shared on Twitter: “I don’t know if you guys saw @TheAcademyAwards last night but @jimmykimmel made fun of me in the monologue. I loved it.”
He continued: “But what I really loved was seeing my old pals Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan take home the Oscars! Never give up your dreams.”
“Encino Man” followed a California teenager (Sean Astin) who finds a caveman (Fraser) preserved in a block of ice in his backyard and revives him with the help of his best friend (Shore). The caveman duo claim that they are foreign exchange students at their high school.
Speaking on “Good Morning America” ahead of the 2023 Oscars, Shore said he was “very excited about my two Encino Man co-stars being nominated for Oscars this year.”
Shore added: “It’s pretty remarkable, it’s a crazy story. These guys – what a comeback. It’s almost as if they were “Encino Men” and were thawed out and come back to life.
He also co-stars with Astin he tweeted“Always with dignity, grace, loyalty, hope, joy and inspiration…. A moment forever Ke… I am so happy, proud and over the moon… CONGRATULATIONS. Well deserved!!!!”
To Fraser, Astin wrote“Brendan…a tremendous talent…and a triumph of achievement for a very decent human being…I am touched and incredibly happy for you…Deserved and well deserved…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!”
Fraser and Quan found each other during their comeback, and Quan said at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards that he saw his former “Encino Man” co-star for the first time in 32 years.
“He put his hand on my shoulder and said, he’s still here,” Quan said People. “I’ll never forget those three words, and it’s actually true. For me, I can’t believe I’m still here. It’s been a wild ride ever since (‘Encino Man’) came out.”
I don’t know if you saw it @TheAcademy Awards last night, but @jimmykimmel he teased me in the monologue. I loved it.
But what I REALLY loved was seeing my old buddies Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan take home the Oscars!
Never give up your dreams. pic.twitter.com/wD67uPtFn5
— Pauly Shore (@PaulyShore) March 13, 2023
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