Rick Moranis just appeared with Ryan Reynolds in an ad for Mint Mobile
Rick Moranis and Ryan Reynolds might just be two of Canada's greatest achievements, and the actors are warming the hearts of people across the country through their new collaboration.
On Wednesday, Moranis caused a stir on social media by randomly cropping up in a Mint Mobile advertisement featuring a background of idyllic green fields.
"So why am I here?" Moranis asks.
"I'm just a huge fan," Reynolds quips back.
Today @Mintmobile is launching unlimited for just $30 AND bringing back Rick Moranis. Suck it, 2020. pic.twitter.com/N1sl7mYchF— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 9, 2020
Moranis then swiftly exits the "mint" field, leaving Reynolds staring longingly after him.
"Rick Moranis," he whispers lovingly at the end.
Find someone who looks at you the same way Ryan Reynolds looks at Rick Moranis!— Donald Searing, PhD (@dsearing) September 9, 2020
Moranis's return to the screen is exciting considering that the Strange Brew actor took a decade-long hiatus from acting, appearing only briefly on a comedy show in 2018.
"Rick Moranis came out of hiding to save 2020," one person wrote.
"Rick Moranis appearing in a random commer[ci]al, however silly it may seem, feels like a good omen for the rest of the year," another person wrote. "I don't make the rules."
"I don't care if I'm helping to sell something about which I know nothing, it's good to see Rick Moranis," yet another person wrote.
Even Ryan Reynolds was star-struck by Moranis's appearance.
Honestly, when he said yes, I wept.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 9, 2020
Of course, Canadians couldn't resist making a few well-placed jokes about Moranis's previous films.
"Honey, I shrunk the phone bill!" one person wrote, referencing Moranis's iconic role in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.
"Does this mean you're the new gatekeeper?" another person wrote in reference to Ghostbusters.
I didn’t watch a movie where Rick Moranis wasn’t the star until I was 14 pic.twitter.com/Vb5sM4aOzi— T$E CHUN (@thetzechun) September 9, 2020
Some people couldn't help but point out the irony in two beloved Canadian treasures selling a phone plan that Canadians can't actually get their hands on.
However, it seems that Reynolds is hoping to bring Mint Mobile north of the border soon.
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