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Happy MLK! Cuba Gooding Jr. Rushes Ben Affleck Onstage and Closes the SAG Awards With a Wild, Unexpected Bang

Cuba Gooding Jr., Ben Affleck, SAG Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP

Just when you thought it was safe to change the channel...

After presenting the Best Ensemble prize to the cast of American HustleBen Affleck was wrapping up the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in pretty serious fashion when he was joined—incredibly unexpectedly—by Cuba Gooding Jr. 

The Lee Daniels' The Butler star rushed to the stage and grabbed Affleck's shoulder, much to the latter's visible surprise. (Considering hindsight is 20/20, he did seem pretty ready to party during the "Hi I'm [insert name] and I'm an actor" opening of the show, after which he stood up to refill his table's glasses from a magnum of champagne.)

"Wait, man!" Gooding cried, just as the camera panned out and the credits started to roll.

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"Happy MLK!" the actor, who won a SAG Award in 1997 for Jerry Maguire, exclaimed before his mic appeared to cut out—because his next well-wish, "Happy MLK weekend!" had a different tone to it, audio-wise.

Though the camera was far away by now and if you had missed the first glimpse of Cuba you might not know what was going on, we could see him and Ben ultimately exchange a hug before Gooding exited stage left.

But apparently the world did take notice.

"Cuba Gooding Jr. just scared the living hell out of me. I thought Ben Affleck was being attacked!! #SAGAwards," tweeted Baltimore Media Blog.

"Did Cuba Gooding Pull a Kanye"? wondered CNN Entertainment.

The answer is no, because Ben wasn't in the middle of an acceptance speech—but now there's such a thing as pulling a Cuba!

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