Looking Back At The Many, Many Times Patton Oswalt Has Won The Internet

By 04.18.13

To say that Patton Oswalt is the hero that the internet both needs and deserves right now would be an understatement. From his his perfectly poignant response to the Boston Marathon bombing to his glorious geek filibuster from Parks & Rec to even his turn as The Penguin in the latest Batman parody, it’s like the man’s singular purpose on this planet is to provide comforting awesomeness during troubling times.

But that’s not to say Patton Oswalt hasn’t been winning the internet for years now. He has, of course. You don’t get to be the two-time Webby Awards host otherwise. So let’s take a look back, shall we? Many thanks to Burnsy for his incomparable input.

The Time He Live Tweeted His Oscar Snub

Here’s a sampling of the Twitter brilliance.

His 5 Second Films

He’s starred in several with our stepbrothers and stepsisters at 5SF/UPROXX Video. “Crabwalkin'” and “You’ve Got Mail” belong in the pantheon of YouTube videos under six seconds long.

The Time He Live-Tweeted His Flight with Marc Maron

Maron’s interview with the complimentary airline pretzels turned into some heavy sh*t.

His 'Don't Talk or Text' Alamo Drafthouse PSA

Jason Reitman-directed moviegoer PSAs starring Patton Oswalt are the best PSAs.

His Sitcom Appearances

There’s nothing the internet loves more than TIL-ing that their favorite comedian appeared in their favorite shows and they didn’t realize it.

His Doctor Octopus Halloween Costume

As built by a Mythbuster. That’s just good parenting, folks.

Justified GIFs

In just a single season Patton has graced us with some of the finest GIFs the show has ever seen. Including — but not limited to — Constable Bob firing an automatic weapon. Beef stew! Drewbacca!

His Sex Scene with Charlize Theron

I’ve been assured there are GIFs if you look hard enough, but for now let’s settle for this tremendous segment with Chelsea Handler where Patton discusses the experience. Fast forwarded for your viewing ease, but I recommend starting at the beginning if you’re into anal massage comedy.

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