Are you famous? No way. Like, zero chance. From what we understand, though, it’s just the best: stretch limousines, fancy cocktail parties, hanging out with Steven Seagal, etc.

But it can also be very taxing: endless paparazzi, pressure to lose weight, hanging out with Steven Seagal, etc. Do your own research if you’re seriously considering stardom.

While wealth, album sales, championship rings, and box office numbers have traditionally been used to gauge a person’s juice in the entertainment world, the number of social media followers a particular person has is now a pretty strong indicator, as well. For example, the most followed celebrities on Instagram have followers numbering in the hundreds of millions. That’s more than TWICE what Milwaukee Record currently has!

It’s hard to wrap one’s head around what it would take to amass hundreds of millions of followers. What makes these individuals so special and significant? It’s a combination of things, for sure, and it’s different in each individual’s case. However, one thing they all have in common: they’re all six degrees of separation away from Milwaukee’s most special and significant celebrity, Robert George Uecker.

Without further ado, here are the various links between the 10 most-followed celebrities on Instagram and Bob Uecker.

Justin Bieber (211 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in MONSTERS AT WORK with John Ratzenberger

2. John Ratzenberger is in CHEERS with Ted Danson

3. Ted Danson is in CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM with J.B. Smoove

4. J.B. Smoove is in DATE NIGHT with Nick Kroll

5. Nick Kroll is in BIG MOUTH with Kristen Wiig

6. Kristen Wiig is in ZOOLANDER 2 with Justin Bieber

Beyoncé (227 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in HOMEWARD BOUND II: LOST IN SAN FRANCISCO with Sinbad

2. Sinbad is in that one episode of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA with Rob Thomas

3. Rob Thomas is on the all-time classic “SMOOTH” with Carlos Santana

4. Carlos Santana is (fictionally, portrayed by E-40) in “SANTANA DVX” by The Lonely Island

5. The Lonely Island are in POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING with Maya Rudolph

6. Maya Rudolph portrays Beyoncé on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Kim Kardashian West (273 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in MAJOR LEAGUE II with Alison Doody

2. Alison Doody is in INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE with Julian Glover

3. Julian Glover is in GAME OF THRONES with Peter Dinklage

4. Peter Dinklage is in DEATH AT A FUNERAL with Luke Wilson

5. Luke Wilson is in IDIOCRACY with Dax Shepard

6. Dax Shepard is in PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE with Kim Kardashian West

Selena Gomez (283 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in MAJOR LEAGUE: BACK TO THE MINORS with Walton Goggins

2. Walton Goggins is in THEM THAT FOLLOW with Jim Gaffigan

3. Jim Gaffigan is in SUPER TROOPERS with Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter

4. Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter is in SUPER TROOPERS 2 with Brian Cox

5. Brian Cox is in SUCCESSION with Nicholas Braun

6. Nicholas Braun is in PRINCESS PROTECTION PROGRAM with Selena Gomez

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (284 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in FATAL INSTINCT with John Witherspoon

2. John Witherspoon is in THE BOONDOCKS with Regina King

3. Regina King is in THE HARDER THEY FALL with Idris Elba

4. Idris Elba is in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 with Jim Carrey

5. Jim Carrey is in MAN ON THE MOON with Jerry “The King” Lawler

6. Jerry “The King” Lawler is part of USWA/WWF/WWE with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Ariana Grande (285 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in PUPPY DOG PALS with Leslie David Baker

2. Leslie David Baker is in THE OFFICE with Brian Baumgartner

3. Brian Baumgartner is in FOUR CHRISTMASES with Reese Witherspoon

4. Reese Witherspoon is in SING with Matthew McConaughey

5. Matthew McConaughey is in THE BEACH BUM with Jonah Hill

6. Jonah Hill is in DON’T LOOK UP with Ariana Grande

Lionel Messi (293 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in MR. BELVEDERE with Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson (yes, THAT Fergie)

2. Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson is in NINE with Sophia Loren

3. Sophia Loren is in GRUMPIER OLD MEN with Kevin Pollak

4. Kevin Pollak is in GRUMPY OLD MEN with Daryl Hannah

5. Daryl Hannah is in BLADE RUNNER with Rutger Hauer

6. Rutger Hauer is in GOAL II: LIVING THE DREAM with Lionel Messi

Kylie Jenner (293 million followers) and Kendall Jenner (207 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in MAJOR LEAGUE II with Charlie Sheen

2a. Charlie Sheen (as Rick Vaughn) strikes out Pete Vuckovich (as Clu Haywood) in MAJOR LEAGUE with a 101 mph high/inside fastball.

2b. Danny McBride (as Kenny Powers) knocks out Craig Robinson’s eye (as Reg Mackworthy) in EASTBOUND & DOWN with a 101 mph high/inside fastball.

3. Danny McBride is in OBSERVE AND REPORT with Michael Peña

4. Michael Peña is in THE MARTIAN with Benedict Wong

5. Benedict Wong is in SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS with Awkwafina

6. Awkwafina is in OCEAN’S 8 with Kylie and Kendall Jenner

Cristiano Ronaldo (382 million followers)

1. Bob Uecker is in TALL TALES & LEGENDS with Elliott Gould (the “Casey At The Bat” episode)

2. Elliott Gould is in THE KOMINSKY METHOD with Danny DeVito

3. Danny DeVito plays Dr. Larry Arbogast in JUNIOR, a role for which Christopher Lloyd was reportedly considered

3a. Lloyd reportedly turned it down because Hulk Hogan turned down the co-starring role of Dr. Alex Hesse (ultimately played by Arnold Schwarzenegger)

3b. DeVito and Lloyd are also in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST together

4. Christopher Lloyd plays Dr. Emmett Brown in BACK TO THE FUTURE, a role for which Jeff Goldblum was reportedly considered

5. Jeff Goldblum is in INDEPENDENCE DAY with Vivica A. Fox

6. Vivica A. Fox is in GOLDEN SHOES with Cristiano Ronaldo

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