Cuba Gooding Jr. Introduced Himself as 'Dick McWilly' at a Party, Told a Lady He'd Had Sex with a Leprechaun

Flirting with strangers is nerve-wracking. You don't want your flirts to come across as boring, but walking the tightrope between "intriguing" and "crazy" can be perilous. Even seasoned pros occasionally skew toward the latter. Take Cuba Gooding, Jr., for example. On Monday, he told a lady at a party that his name was Dick McWilly AND that he'd just gotten out of jail AND that he'd had sex with a leprechaun.

A stronger opening might have been "I am Cuba Gooding Jr. and I am famous."

If you ever have the misfortune to tell a person at a party that you've had sex with a leprechaun (maybe it sounded funny in your head?), the best way to mitigate the damage is to cringe and say, "Uh, that was supposed to be a joke. It sounds bad out loud. I'm sorry."

According to Page Six, Cuba Gooding, Jr. took another tactic: he really doubled down on his leprechaun thing.

Cuba Gooding, Jr. reportedly informed the woman (who was, no doubt, laughing quite nervously by this point) that the leprechaun with whom he'd had sex had had sex with an alligator and that the (male) alligator had gotten pregnant. Then Cuba Gooding, Jr. said "No, I'm lying, the alligator wasn't pregnant." (Too late! Too late for the joke bit!)

Page Six writes that at ANOTHER party the same night—this one sponsored by a make-up company—Cuba Gooding Jr. told a fellow guest he was "drinking ant piss." Then he demonstrated how to milk an ant.

Beginning at the end of March, Gooding will appear on Broadway opposite Vanessa Williams in the play "The Trip to Bountiful." He recently compared the show to a sandwich.

[Page Six // Image via Getty]