It’s obviously the week where we embarrass the shit out of celebrities by pulling out shiny magical gems from their past, so here’s a video from 1992 of Paul Rudd DJing a Bat Mitzvah. This looks like a lost scene from 200 Cigarettes, but apparently it’s real life. Paul Rudd really did have hair like a parted pubic bush. Gabrielle Birkner of The Forward posted this clip from her own Bat Mitzvah and had this to say about it.
Rudd, donning a yellow tuxedo jacket, a ruffled shirt, shorts and Doc Martens, ably and energetically led us through all of the bat mitzvah staples: Candle-lighting, Coke & Pepsi, Toasts, limbo, “Hands Up,” Challah-cutting and “YMCA.” And as the “Today” show-themed bat mitzvah party came to a close, he invited my friends onto the dance floor to sing a moving rendition of “That’s What Friends Are For.”
Obviously, this clip needs more titty slapping. You know what else it needs more of? The memaw in pink swaying her everything at the 0:57 mark! As much as I love seeing Paul Rudd dressed like a skater boy going to prom, the camera dude should’ve really focused on that memaw. She’s the real star in this!