These days, seeing a celebrity trending on social media is cause for a bit of panic.
Thankfully, usually it's for either no reason or for a fun reason.
And when Jeff Goldblum was trending, it was certainly for a fun reason.
Richmond—Virginia's richly historic capital city—is the home of a Jeff Goldblum lookalike who got into a fist-fight on the street with a shirtless man one balmy evening.
And the cameras caught the action.
Yoooo my neighbors just fought 😂😂😂 https://t.co/fGGg55UWG9— Leo Senpai 🔪 (@Leo Senpai 🔪)1589238255.0
After getting set up Mortal Kombat-like, the fight quickly escalated past a humorous level.
The unidentified shirtless man came out the worse for wear.
We got angles too 😂😂 https://t.co/vZQx7wfjKL— Leo Senpai 🔪 (@Leo Senpai 🔪)1589238495.0
The men then went at each other with 2x4s.
Round 2 with 2x4 caught by @calisawhite https://t.co/Sdt4wW305B— Leo Senpai 🔪 (@Leo Senpai 🔪)1589306209.0
The fight allegedly broke out because the shirtless man was shouting racial slurs at our Jeff Goldblum lookalike.
Did he think he was in Charlottesville?
Yes the guy who was shirtless deserved it. He started it. Before this he was yelling at glasses guy calling him eve… https://t.co/LyTydxUSBx— Leo Senpai 🔪 (@Leo Senpai 🔪)1589263001.0
And for the record shirtless guy said some rapey shit about some one walking down the street and skinny dude wasn’t having it— Leo Senpai 🔪 (@Leo Senpai 🔪)1589239327.0
People were fascinated by the resemblance to Jeff Goldblum.
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How readily and easily the doppelgänger fought the shirtless man drew eyes too.
@fallenleo Now, I feel like I need a movie about Jeff Goldblum whoopin up on some skin heads https://t.co/IaQ1xi0vxy— Stacey Harkey (@Stacey Harkey)1589309787.0
@fallenleo When you mess with the Goldblum you get the LEGS https://t.co/R6MTR8BKY0— BlackScape 🌎🌍🌏 (@BlackScape 🌎🌍🌏)1589308020.0
People provided soundtracks.
People are loving fake Jeff Goldblum as much as they would real Jeff Goldblum.
Not 👏🏼 all 👏🏼 heroes 👏🏼 wear 👏🏼 capes. Absolutely living for store brand Jeff Goldblum defending himself (and women… https://t.co/JDTJ8bIihg— Krista Joy Serpa (@Krista Joy Serpa)1589274884.0
I was here before people were calling the winner of the fight Jeff Goldblum.— Huoyuanjia (@Huoyuanjia)1589279287.0
@thEMANacho Never pick a fight with Street Jeff Goldblum.— nkemjika (Kemi) (@nkemjika (Kemi))1589298810.0
I want Jeff Goldblum to fight Chuck Norris. https://t.co/aqPguN8kkk— T-Bone (@T-Bone)1589312068.0
Shortly after the fight happened, police began investigating the incident.
Both fighters were interviewed by police, but neither wanted to bring any charges, according to the New York Post. In the meantime, a man who does an astoundingly good Jeff Goldblum impression narrated the fight video in Goldblum's voice.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more bizarre.
Jeff Goldblum Calls the Fake Jeff Goldblum Street Fight TURN SOUND ON https://t.co/3tP92J8Y7i— Frank Caliendo (@Frank Caliendo)1589309438.0
That last kick wasn’t necessary Jeff Goldblum https://t.co/d4CvaRUMPg— mike freeman (@mike freeman)1589302800.0
Jeff Goldblum needs to go ahead and ride this wave He done made a quarantine comeback https://t.co/eyUTQO4Xuy— Buddy X (@Buddy X)1589295642.0
Loving this Revenge of the Nerds sequel starring *Jeff Goldblum. (stunt double) https://t.co/WrzHhm59hu— CK (@CK)1589298265.0
When Jeff Goldblum tells you to wear a mask, you damn well better wear a mask! 😷 🤣💪🦵🏼 https://t.co/19bbZbu1ps— Jim Hall 🚀✨ (@Jim Hall 🚀✨)1589300978.0
While racism, sexism, sexual harassment and physical assault are extremely serious matters, a little bit of levity was found in our unidentified hero resembling Jeff Goldblum.
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More levity throughout lockdown please!