Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — but not for Danny DeVito, according to Bobby Moynihan.
The former Saturday Night Live comedian, 45, posed for the Taxi star, 77, on a few episodes of the late-night sketch show in 2015, and it turns out DeVito wasn’t too happy about it .
Moynihan recently stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers and revealed that DeVito, now 77, pounced on him and his two friends after the SNL episode.
“Right after I played him on the show — that night, right after the show, I had two of my buddies Mike and Rob from high school with me,” said Moynihan, who left SNL in 2017.
“And I take her to the party and we drive to the party and it’s the coolest,” Moynihan continued. “And I walk past a car and I get dragged.”
Moynihan thought at first he would be attacked. However, it was only the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star playfully yelling, “You think it’s funny playing me?!” But DeVito only joked, adding the phrase, “I love you boy.”
“I just got attacked by Danny DeVito in front of my high school buddies. I made it”, the “Mr. Mayor,” the actor joked to the talk show host.
Moynihan parodied DeVito in a Star Wars audition in one episode and in another for a skit about Nespresso.
DeVito recently spoke to The Post at the premiere of his latest movie, The Survivor, and admitted that he sees himself as a contradiction — someone who’s tough but soft.
“I’m very emotional,” he said. “That movie that won the Oscar? ‘KODA,’ [I saw it] three times – at home, thank goodness because I was bubbly.”
However, the Golden Globe winner says he loves to “break balls”.
He added: “I’m from New Jersey. So, in Jersey, one of the most important chores for kids, boys and girls is to break balls. Constant.”
DeVito also revealed that he likes being recognized by fans. “I’m glad – I love people. I’m happy about that,” he enthused. “I do a lot of stuff, I love the work so I keep working and I love that I have fans and an audience so it’s good.”