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Verne Burned! Don't Call Me Mini-Me!

6/21/2007 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lesson of the day, courtesy of Verne Troyer -- respect my name!

TMZ spotted the pint-sized star of "Austin Powers" outside Crustacean last night, where very large Celtics player Paul Pierce had the nerve to call Troyer "Mini-Me." Big mistake!

Verne had to cut the 6' 6" Paul down to size, calling him out on his faux-pas, saying, "I could have come up and just said 'Hey, you play for the Celtics, what up?' No, your name is Paul, my name is Verne ... Next time, now you know."

Troyer then gave Pierce a low-five and was on his way.

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1.

BOycott    

PISSED ABOUT PARIS GETTING 1 MILLION FOR INTERVIEW ON TODAY SHOW.?..

LET THEM KNOW

today@msnbc.com

2659 days ago
2.

Is it Just me?    

I think Verne might be a 'little' bit cross.....

2659 days ago
3.

getting tired of crap    

Way to go Verne, you tell em.
By the way don't go near Gummi Bear, he's kinda peckish

2659 days ago
4.

smilesarefree    

Pierce should have picked him up and busted a 3-pointer...

2659 days ago
5.

**SoBeGirL**    

You go Verne! That was great, much respect to him~

2659 days ago
6.

Sarah Silverman SUCKS!    

Verne is a good guy. It must be difficult being a small person. People just automatically disrespect them because of their size.

2659 days ago
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Becca    

hahahahaha

2659 days ago
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Snarksnarksnark    

What a brat. Troyer's only claim to fame is Mini-me. Without Mini-me, he would not have been able to get drunk and piss in someone's house on Surreal Life and he would not get to make the cheesy Geico commercial.

He should be grateful that he was even recognized.

2659 days ago
9.

dude    

Verne lost weight. Did he do Celebrity Fit Club?

2659 days ago
10.

getting tired of crap    

Do you walk up to Sean Connery and say, "Buy you a drink Mr Bond"?
Do you walk up to Harrison Ford and ask, "How they hanging Indy?"?
Do you walk up to Pauly Shore and ask........opps bad example, I can't think of one

Verne has the right to ask to be called by his name.

2659 days ago
11.

Cathy    

Who doesn't love Verne? He's always got a smile on his face. Even when referred to as "Mimi-Me" he's nice about correcting Paul and telling him his real name.

2659 days ago
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Cynic    

I've gotta agree with snarksnarksnark. I saw him on the Surreal Life, and he was the most obnoxious, repulsive little drunk I have ever seen. He needs a good spanking!

2659 days ago
13.

CALLMEJULS    

Verne, dont drink!!!!!!!!!!

2659 days ago
14.

kingofatatlantis    

Comment #4 is right!!! LMAO

2659 days ago
15.

Katie    

Whatever. This guy is a tool. He is nothing without Mini Me.

And oooooh, what a great comeback, Verne! "You play for the Celtics!" - is that supposed to be derogatory? What a freakin' moron.

2659 days ago
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