08/09/2017 4:44 PM AEST | Updated 08/09/2017 4:44 PM AEST

Patrick Stewart And Thomas Middleditch Are Having The Best Instagram Feud

The most unexpected friendship yielding the best results.


Where would we be without celebrity feuds? Martha versus Gwyneth, Iggy versus Azealia, Taylor versus Katy, Taylor versus Kim and Kanye, Taylor versus literally anyone and now Patrick Stewart versus Thomas Middleditch?

Obviously everyone knows Sir Patrick Stewart who truly blessed us all by joining the world of social media. He's adorable and always seems like he's living his best life, and now he's having his very own celebrity feud.

Sure, it's totally just two mates taking the piss out of each other but for some reason Patrick Stewart and 'Silicon Valley' star Thomas Middleditch can't stop taking digs at each other via Instagram.

It all started when Middleditch called out Stewart in a high-pitched video with a face-distorting filter in late August.

P-Stew thinks he's all that? Well NOT ANYMORE. Line in the sand, DRAWN. @sirpatstew

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It took him a few days, but Stewart responded to Middleditch officially setting off 2017's best feud.

That's right, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Professor Charles Xavier himself threw down calling the 'Sillicon Valley' star "Middlebitch". Truly iconic.

Since then, the pair started trading poorly photoshopped images of each other, Stewart taking the road that "Middlebitch" is his pathetic butler while Middleditch keeps making cracks at the expense of the 77-year-old's age.

Sure it might seem like the strangest pairing ever, but Middleditch and Stewart have been mates for a few years. Middleditch has performed in The Improvised Shakespeare Companywhich he told Conan in 2015 Stewart would drop in and perform with him.

So it turns out the two actually go way back! They also interviewed each other last year as part of Variety's 'Actors on Actors' series where they also traded friendly barbs. Thank god for this friendship because it's given us the best fake feud of 2017.

Anything to help ease the pain, Sir Fatrick Poowart.

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