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Amy Schumer Joke With 'Seat Filler' Creates Incredibly Awkward Moment

Abbi Murray

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Amy Schumer Joke With 'Seat Filler' Creates Incredibly Awkward Moment

Amy Schumer made a number of controversial jokes at the Oscars ceremony last night (27 March). However, one jibe in particular, aimed at actor Kirsten Dunst, has all of Twitter talking. Watch the clip below: 

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Now, it seems as if Jada Pinkett Smith wasn't the only celebrity who was poked fun of last night. 

Presenting alongside Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer made her fair share of jokes at the expense of her fellow A-list celebrities and in one segment, she explained the coveted role of the seat filler. 

Amy began: “Okay it takes 27,000 people to put on the Oscars and every job is equally important. 

“Okay, the gaffers. The camera people. The seat fillers. Everybody, alright. So, what the seat fillers do. I hear you seat fillers – I’ll just explain what you do. 

“So, when you get up to go to the bathroom, or if you’re going to cry because you didn’t win...” 

Amy then turns to address Jesse Plemons, who is sat on a table with his partner, Kirsten Dunst. 

Amy Schumer with Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst during the awkward skit. Credit: ABC
Amy Schumer with Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst during the awkward skit. Credit: ABC

The 40-year-old continues: “Actually, let me just show you what seat fillers do.” 

Pointing to Kirsten, she says: “Okay, here’s a seat filler. Can we get you up, honey? Do you want to go to the bathroom? OK? Let’s just get you up.” 

The audience erupts in laughter as a puzzled-looking Kirsten gets up from her chair and moves to the side. 

Amy takes that as her queue to sit down and address Jesse. 

“Seat fillers, love them,” she says, before adding: “Jesse, I loved you in Power of the Dog.” 

An equally puzzled-looking Jesse then says: “Uh, you know that was my wife, Amy.” 

Jesse Plemons did not seem amused at Amy Schumer's gag. Credit: ABC
Jesse Plemons did not seem amused at Amy Schumer's gag. Credit: ABC

“You’re married to that seat filler?” she questions. 

Jesse looks incredibly awkward as he just nods his head, before Amy swiftly changes the subject. 

The clip has since done the rounds on Twitter, with many questioning whether the joke was scripted or not. In response, someone simply put: “That hurt.” 

“Props to Jesse Plemons for not punching her in the face for making fun of his wife!” joked another. 

“Why are Oscars hosts just making fun of people’s wives?” questioned a third Twitter user. 

A fourth person added: “I don’t think this was staged for the reason that Jesse did not remotely laugh or follow the joke. He looked incredibly awkward and embarrassed and Amy continued with the presentation since he gave no feedback to her ‘scripted joke’.” 

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Topics: Oscars, Academy Awards, TV and Film, Celebrity

Abbi Murray
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