Jeff Goldblum’s career has experienced a veritable renaissance over the past several years, with the actor becoming a certified zaddy in the eyes of millennials who weren’t even born when he played mathematician and chaos theorist Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park.
Goldblum has gone on to become one of the most beloved B-grade celebs, and for good reason. He’s charming and hilarious, the most recent proof of which can be found in his response to hearing about the Spider-Man saga.
While on the red carpet for the D23 expo last weekend, an intrepid reporter asked Goldblum to sound off on the news that Spider-Man may be leaving the Marvel Comic Universe due to a dispute between Disney and Sony Pictures. This seemed to be news to Goldblum, whose hilarious response has gone on to become a meme.
Jeff Goldblum weighs in on the potential #Spiderman #Marvel split at #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/Nn7NbllvDt
— Variety (@Variety) August 23, 2019
It’s clear from the video that Goldblum has literally never heard this news, and he says as much. However, he’s not content to leave it at that—he appreciates that reporters need soundbites and he wants to offer one even if it doesn’t make much sense (and it really doesn’t).
“No! This is the first I’ve heard of it! I’m crestfallen!” he says before devolving into stutters. “What’s happening? I didn’t know any of this! Uh, I’m not a businessperson so all you say is Greek to me!”
*jeff goldblum knowing nothing about the spiderman sksksksituation* pic.twitter.com/tiimTGG3xV
— (@avengermemes) August 26, 2019
The rest of his statement is nearly unintelligible, and that’s what makes it so great. Who among us hasn’t been caught out on a topic we knew nothing about and not wanting to seem dumb by admitting it? I think I speak for everyone when I say that Jeff Goldblum is a national hero and we must treasure him forever.
Also, someone should probably fill Goldblum in on the whole Spider-Man situation so he can be up on it the next time he’s asked.
In the meantime, here are some of the funniest Twitter reactions.
Me finding out that my rich husband has died of mysterious circumstances pic.twitter.com/SVtDLPEP0s
— trailer-park-hippie (@Gammaraygams) August 25, 2019
when a boy tells me something new about himself and I have to pretend like I didn’t already know it from my hours of social media stalking pic.twitter.com/DYUHfZiF9U
— halloween stan (@friendlyghoul) August 26, 2019
*a troll gets into hogwarts*
professor quirrell: pic.twitter.com/izHuGrS6uN
— (@1960shorrorfilm) August 26, 2019
me pretending my email + assignment never sent to my professor after they confront me about missing work pic.twitter.com/T0PjBC0pWo
— Abbey (@feygoblin) August 26, 2019
When someone tells me some tea and I have to pretend that I wasn’t the one who spilled it in the first place! pic.twitter.com/1lqPZyRDhk
— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) August 24, 2019
Me pretending to be surprised at the earth dying because of our actions pic.twitter.com/Mu9KwiFuo6
— Phoenix (@Pheenips) August 25, 2019
Me pretending to hear news for the first time that people have been gossiping about for days pic.twitter.com/7eE3TrL9N3
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) August 24, 2019
when someone asks me if i have “retirement savings” pic.twitter.com/yqIwO5wUZF
— Austin S. Harris (@austinsharris) August 25, 2019
Me to my parents when they ask how I’m gonna get my next freelance job pic.twitter.com/mVyFCKAH2X
— Steven Kavuma (@_StevenKavuma) August 25, 2019
cersei when she found out that her husband has been injured by a boar at a hunt pic.twitter.com/uBv0Nk8eS8
— kaz. (@forcersei) August 25, 2019
my family when i ask them if they ate my leftovers that were in the fridge pic.twitter.com/znossXISym
— estefania (@nia_sanchez00) August 26, 2019
When my mom asks me if I smoke pot pic.twitter.com/M7pEayUuHR
— kope (@koplin_j) August 26, 2019
me when my mom showed me a google search for zack efron shirtless on the history of the family computer pic.twitter.com/YySiK0GX2R
— Fraatzie (@kindahungrym) August 26, 2019