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Video: Pizza Delivery Guy Describes Getting The Ultimate Call To Deliver At The Oscars
Who knew that the star of last night's Academy Awards wouldn't be a stunning young actress, but a pizza delivery guy. In the ultimate form of free product placement, a stunned courier of culinary delight from Big Mama's and Papa's pizzeria brought pies to guests at the Oscars mid-show.
Ellen ordered 20 pizzas for the attendees of the red carpet event to the stars. They were topped with cheese, pepperoni, veggies, and the works. The Academy Awards is known for being a long haul, and there's no food served until Wolfgang Puck's ultra-posh dinner after the event.
Inside Edition snagged an interview with Edgar Martirosyan, the delivery man who also happens to be one of the owners of the Hollywood location of the chain.
"I don't really know what was going on and I'm still in shock," said Marirosyan. "“I didn’t imagine I am going to Oscars to deliver pizzas for the stars.”
He handed out slices with Ellen to stars like Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Lawrence, and Brad Pitt.
And as if we didn't love Leto enough after his fantastic acceptance speech, he went for a slice, even though he was rocking a white tux.
Apparently the pizza shop wasn't total taken aback when they heard from Ellen. Her daytime show is a regular customer, according to Zagat:
"The Ellen show orders from the Burbank location all the time," he tells us. "They're regular customers. The nearest location to the Dolby Theatre is the one on Sunset Boulevard, and someone called and ordered a regular pizza order, you know, like we send out to the other theaters. We usually only go backstage, though. Last night they brought the driver to the front, to his and our surprise. We had no idea, " said Marirosyan.
According to the L.A. Times, an ad placement like that would cost 1.8 million dollars. Not a bad deal for a shop owned by two brothers.