TikToker Has No Idea Who Eugenio Derbez Is on a Flight – His Response Is Priceless
Growing up, many of us daydreamed of being part of La Familia Derbez, with Eugenio Derbez playing one of our favorite TV dads.
However, it turns out the Mexican actor can still fly under the radar without being recognized on certain occasions. Such is the case for Tiktoker Paige Craig, whose TikTok has gone viral after posting a video sitting next to the comedian on a plane.
The internet has gone wild, with good reason. Thankfully, we’re sharing the best reactions to this incognito moment, even one from Derbez himself.
TikToker Paige Craig was schooled by commenters on who Eugenio Derbez is
TikTok jumped into action after seeing who TikToker Paige Craig had trouble identifying in a recent video.
“Can someone tell me who this man is because people keep taking pics with him and I’m too scared to ask him who he is?” she wrote on the video where Derbez appears in the background. In the caption, she adds, “Other information – he speaks Spanish and is a very nice man. Thank you for your service.”
With more than 30 million views, Craig got a lot of answers from a lot of different people.
“It’s Eugenio Derbez!!! He’s a Mexican legend!!!” one commenter wrote. Another person chimed in,”His name is Eugenio Derbez. He is a Mexican actor, comedian, producer and he has his own TV sitcom plus he’s been in several American movies as well.”
However, many people were freaking out that Craig sat next to one of their favorite celebrities. “Eugenio Derbez!!!!!!! It would be a dream to meet him! He’s such an inspiration!” one person wrote. “That is Eugenio derbez!!! We grew up watching this Mexican icon,” wrote another.
Some commenters described him as the “Mexican Jim Carrey” while others called him the “Mexican Adam Sandler” and both make sense.
In fact, Derbez appears in a number of Adam Sandler productions, including “Jack and Jill,” “Sandy Wexler,” and the Sandler-produced TV show “Real Rob.”
The comedian caught wind of Craig’s video — and responded
By now, we know the internet is not a place to keep secrets. If millions of people see you not knowing someone incredibly famous, they will likely tag that person repeatedly until they notice it.
In an interview with Insider, Craig said, “I was contemplating taking it down since I had my answer and then I wouldn’t have to risk the poor man finding out I did this when I had to sit next to him for five-ish more hours.”
However, the damage was done.
Instead of simply writing a comment or mentioning it in passing, Derbez made Craig an entire video introducing himself and his career. The results are, unsurprisingly, absolutely hilarious.
Derbez shared the video on his Instagram story, which vanished after 24 hours. Thankfully, Craig had time to screen-record the video and include it in a follow-up to her original post.
Craig found out about it when Derbez posted the video on his story and tagged her, leading Instagram to send her a notification. In the video, Derbez politely introduces himself while doing a brief rundown of the roles she might know. He even includes clips from all the movies he mentions.
After giving Craig a bit more background on himself, he flips the script and briefly recreates her original TikTok. Using the same song she does in the original video, “Who Are You” by The Who, Derbez says, “Can someone tell me who this girl is? Because people keep following her!”
Derbez also made a post dedicated to Craig.
Translated from Spanish, he writes in the second half of the caption, “Now I have to look everywhere just in case people are filming me.”
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