A chance encounter between two old friends can lead to a lot of ribbing which is exactly what happened between Spike Lee and Danny Aiello.

The legendary movie director and the legendary actor ran into each other outside the FOX 5 studios on Monday morning.

Lee was leaving the building following his interview on Good Day New York about his new documentary ‘What Is The Triangle Offense’ while Aiello was on his way in to promote his new memoir, ‘I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else.’

“He said to me what I always tell him, ‘I brought you to the dance,” said Aiello. “I said all you did before I came was ‘She’s Got To Have It.”

“I hope the reason I haven’t gotten a book yet isn’t because he did a job on me!” said Lee.

“I saw him downstairs. He forced me to give him a book. He was so cheap he wouldn’t purchase it. I said it’s 26 dollars in Barnes & Noble. He’s treated very well (in the book.) As a matter of fact, I treat him a lot better than I should have treated him,” joked Aiello.

The Oscar nominee received that nomination in 1999 for his role in Lee’s movie ‘Do The Right Thing.’

“Don’t bring that (Oscar) up!” warned Lee. “He’s not over it.”

Aiello lost the award to Hollywood heavyweight Denzel Washington.

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