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Jeremy Piven, Chris Kattan

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Sometimes, especially after calling in sushi sick to your Broadway play, you have to work extra hard to convince people to see your mediocre-looking movie. That's just what Jeremy Piven's been doing with The Goods, hitting up both WWE and Big Brother, not exactly the most traditional promotional outlets, and so far everyone's been keeping the mercury poisoning thing on the down-low.

That was until he stopped by MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung and faced off against Chris Kattan (who's still working, btw!).

According to the New York Daily News, the former SNLer greeted Piven backstage with a little joke, because that's what comedians do. He said, "So, what are you here to promote, your Broadway play?"

Oops, wrong joke. Cue Piven tantrum...

First Pivs matched the zing: "Well, what are you here to promote? Mango?" Fair enough, but then a little back-and-forth got going until Piven took it too far and insulted Kattan's career.

"Whoa, man—I thought we were just fooling around here," Chris responded with his big sad eyes.

He thought wrong, obviously. There is no fooling around with a recovering sushi addict who is also Jeremy Piven. Everyone knows that.

Before stomping off to sulk in the green room, the Piv shouted, "I'm getting sued for that s--t! It's not funny!" Door slam! Then another door slam when Chris Kattan tried to apologize 15 minutes later. What a drama queen.

Moral of the story: Do not joke about fish with Jeremy Piven unless you want to see a grown man throw a temper tantrum, which, actually, we all want to see. So now we know the secret!


Enough with the fighting, let's see how friends work it out.