Patton Oswalt and fiancée Meredith Salenger had their first ‘argument’ on Twitter


As we have discussed, Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger recently got engaged. They’ve been positively giddy on social media. They’re constantly having public discussions in which they’re either gushing over each other or taking playful jabs. So naturally, when it came time for their first big “argument,” they had that on Twitter too – and people loved it. It all started with comedian Max Silvestri, who posted the following:

Patton responded to Max with a funny comment, but also a gross comment so I won’t post it but here it is. But is was Meredith’s response that really go things rolling, even if it was cribbed:

From there, things got ugly – and bigger because everyone started weighing in on it:

And by everyone, I mean people and People, who posted this article, which seemed harmless to me but was, apparently, the only thing that actually offended them:

*scratches head* Huh. Okay? But maybe the People putdown is part of Patton’s campaign to become Top Comedian? Patton, who is arguably one of the most popular pundits on Twitter, has broken into the Top Ten of The Hollywood Reporters Top Comedian Chart for the first time. The chart, that compiles data from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Google Plus, ranked Patton as number 8 on a list that also included George Lopez, Sarah Silverman, Bill Maher, Mike Epps, Joe Rogan, Amy Schumer, Ricky Gervais, D.L. Hughley and Kevin Hart in the number one slot. Even in the heat of battle, Patton’s supportive nature forced him to reach out the the competition:

As for the end of Patton and Meredith’s kerfuffle, it looks like that all got sorted out:



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  1. Tanguerita says:

    they all would be well advised to take a step back from their computers. This whole exchange is neither funny, nor particularly entertaining. And these two are certainly crossing the line to overexposure.

  2. trollontheloose says:

    i didn’t read anything funny. Worse: improvisation is not their forte either.

  3. detritus says:

    People on this stage of fresh love need to go to an island and not make the rest of us see this nonsense.
    It’s cute in very tiny doses which everyone in that stage is completely incapable of.
    Go away and bang somewhere and come back when you’re less giggly and stupid

  4. Erinn says:

    I find this embarrassing. They’re acting like teenagers experiencing their first *SO SPECIAL* love.

  5. Jerusha says:

    Cutesy overload. Will be embarrassing if they break up. Actually, already embarrassing if they’re over 12.

  6. Jenns says:

    I had to unfollow Patton Oswalt a long time ago because I found him to be so annoying on Twitter, not to mention painfully unfunny at times. He would throw these tantrums when something bothered him and he came across as a total whiner.

  7. ArchieGoodwin says:

    That tweet about a Menstruation Hut is absolutely terrible. Women and girls are forced to stay in huts during their cycle, like punishment. It is NOT something to make a joke about.

    Maybe he should educate himself before making “jokes” about the suppression of women.

  8. Moon Beam says:

    Oh no baby… what is you doing??
    I was willing to defend them on the fast paced nature of this relationship, but this is…. embarrassing.
    Take a step back from the computer guys.

  9. Aliceinwonderland says:

    I have a bad feeling when it comes down to this lady…. I don’t feel like she really loves this guy, but is after his money and fame. I hope I am wrong, but one of the things I am good at is reading people’s energies

  10. Ramona Q. says:

    I’m just happy that’s he’s happy.

  11. DiamondGirl says:

    His comment was beyond disgusting and believe me, I am not easily grossed out by male humor due to 32 years of marriage and two sons.

  12. CynicalAnn says:

    I hope he’s seeing a doctor-he looks terrible. Besides the weight which he needs to lose, his coloring is really bad.

  13. Kloops says:

    I think they were joking. I don’t think it was an argument on any level. Their over-the-top giddiness is off putting and cringeworthy and puts an annoying lens on every interaction between them. I wish they’d tone it way down.

  14. D says:

    Puke!!! I felt so bad for Patton when his wife died but the way he has moved on is weird and ill advised. They haven’t even fought yet and he thinks they are prepared to raise a child together? For her to get attached to another woman who LOOKS JUST LIKE HER MOM???? She is already acting like Alice is her kid and posting her all over social media which Michelle never did.

    Its gonna end in tears or else they will just cringe everyone out with their attention seeking. Either way im on the verge of unfollowing Patton and he used to be one of my favs

  15. KB says:

    What I find most concerning is the “we don’t fight” comment. Maybe it’s not meant to be taken literally, but combined with the gushing on Twitter…I hope they enjoy a nice long engagement. It seems like they need a bit more time to really SEE each other. They’re still in that “you’re so perfect” stage.

    At the same time, it’s kind of cute that even in your fifties you can revert back to that “can’t tell me nothin’ cause I’m in love” perspective.

  16. Erica_V says:

    I find couples who converse through social media to be seriously attention seeking. You can text each other privately with the same results – minus the likes & RTs.

  17. Jess says:

    My big takeaway: Joe Rogan is still a thing? I haven’t thought about him in a decade or more and didn’t realize he’s so big online. I see DL on Facebook a lot and I’m not that surprised by the others, but the fact that Rogan is apparently still relevant is surprising to me (and I love stand up comedy so I thought I was pretty up to date on the movers and shakers).

  18. Alex says:

    It is so manipulating to use sex as a threat, however, women for the last hundred of years that has been documented only have had that power