Patton Oswalt searches for the first 'First!' in Webbys promo

History books are filled with accounts of famous firsts — the first women’s rights convention, the first World War, the first man to walk on the moon. But who was the first Internet user to read a blog post, then scroll down to the comments section and furiously type a simple message: “FIRST”? Comedian, Ratatouille star, and amateur fake historian Patton Oswalt may have just discovered the answer.

An Internet hero in his own right, Oswalt is hosting the 16th Annual Webby Awards next Monday. The following FunnyOrDie video, which dramatizes his quest to discover the first “First,” serves as a promo for his hosting gig — but it’s also pretty great in its own right. Watch for yourself below.

The Webbys will stream live on webbyawards.com at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21. Check them out to see more online shenanigans from Oswalt — as well as appearances from Internet luminaries like Louis C.K., New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg, and Juliette Lewis of “Sh– Girls Say.”

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