Watching season two of GLOW, you might have felt that itch of “I know that guy,” when you spied Cupcake, the fanboy who devotedly bakes for Britannica. That Guy is character-actor Patrick Renna, who’s appeared on E.R., X-Files and Boy Meets World, but who is definitely best-known as Hamilton ‘Ham’ Porter, the wisecracking ginger from the ’90s kid classic The Sandlot. While that movie was packed with colorful characters, silliness, and hijinks, Renna stole our hearts and the show with one line:
Since then, “You’re killing me, Smalls,” has taken on a life of its own, becoming the perfect quote to express exasperation, to gif, to meme, to wear on a t-shirt. Which brings us to one Sandlot fan who—well—is killing me, Smalls.
Check out Patrick Renna’s tweet:
Said nice shirt to this dude walking by us and he had no idea what we were talking about. Thought I would capture the moment. pic.twitter.com/mrx5mgNzDm— Patrick Renna (@PatrickRenna) July 25, 2018
So, after the pic did he ever figure it out? Did he just go home that night and thing a couple randos took a selfie w him bc they liked his shirt? Did he buy the shirt or was it a gift? I'm having a lot of feelings about this and have a LOT MORE questions. pic.twitter.com/APTnKqtER3— CAITLIN H❄ULE (@marie_cmh) July 26, 2018
Should've told him you were, "The sultan of swat! The colossus of clout!"— Nicole ☀️At Sunrise (@alamanecer) July 26, 2018
BABE RUTH! ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/3JtGOGg1Ys
Image via Netflix