Weeks ago, Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler went to dinner together, as friends do. They split the bill, as friends do. And then they accidentally took each others’ similar-looking credit cards, as friends do. But when Meyers gave back Poehler’s credit card, she failed to return the favor and continued to spend money with his… as identity thieves do.
Meyers has been documenting this saga, which he dubs Credit Cardgate, on Late Night with Seth Meyers. So far, Poehler has told him she’s bought a boat with his card (false), used his card to pay for a stay at a swanky hotel (apparently true), and sent him a delightful selfie featuring her, a fan of cash, and both cards. The prank had to end sometime, though, which is why Poehler finally returned the card earlier this week.
But Poehler didn’t give up so easily. At a recent benefit for leukemia and lymphoma research, Poehler got up onstage and said she’d like to make a $5,000 donation using Meyers’ card – but in her name. She then asked Meyers to come onstage to okay the donation, which he did. Now he and his credit card are together again. Aww.
Watch Meyers’ telling of the story below: