A Pennsylvania teen who took a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to prom was left stunned as the “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actor took a cardboard cutout of the teen around the set of the hit TV show.
"Hey Allison — I heard you took cardboard Danny to prom," DeVito's co-star Rob McElhenney wrote in an Instagram caption. "He took cardboard Allison to Paddy’s…”
Included in the post were pictures of DeVito posing next to a cardboard version of 17-year-old Allison Closs in the same frilly blue prom dress she wore to her senior prom last month.
"I didn't know what to think," Closs told InsideEdition.com. "I woke up from a nap and there were all these notifications on Instagram. I didn't know what to think at that point."
She said she was extremely flattered by the attention, and while she is "more than happy to" meet the cast of her favorite show face-to-face, she said she's not getting her hopes up.
The gag comes after Closs, who attends Carlisle High School in Pennsylvania, didn’t want to ask a classmate to her prom, but didn’t want to attend the affair without a date either.
"It seems like all the good guys were taken and all the ones that weren't taken I wasn't really interested in," she explained in an earlier interview with InsideEdition.com.
So, she purchased a two-dimensional likeness of DeVito off Amazon, and called it her date.
"Oh, let me tell you, that was a well-spent $100," Closs quipped.
Cardboard DeVito even had her parent's approval.
After meeting him, her dad decided, “He's a very nice man and I think he's going to treat her with a lot of respect."
Her mom was less convinced, saying, “I was skeptical at first when she said she was taking Danny. Didn't think she would follow through with it, but best of wishes."
Closs said she and her date attracted a lot of attention from local media after the prom, but the best part about the night was how gentlemanly DeVito acted.
"Danny was there for me when I really needed him," she said. "He treats me the way a woman should be treated. I guess you could say we were made for one another."