It’s Tuesday, which means that if you haven’t heard about the Pete Davidson/John Krasinski SNL kiss, you aren’t spending enough time on the internet.
(Bless you, by the way. What’s your secret?)
This past weekend marked SNL’s return from winter break. John Krasinki served as the evening’s host, with Machine Gun Kelly performing in the musical guest slot.
During the traditional SNL host monologue, Krasinski and the show’s writers played to America’s universal love for The Office. Krasinski played lovable Jim Halpert on the show, which has seen a popularity resurgence within the past few years, thanks to streaming services.
Look! He even did The Jim!
In the video, Krasinski took questions from the “audience,” aka the SNL cast. Every question was about The Office and they also only called him “Jim.”
Cast member Kenan Thompson’s question was “Kiss Pam.”
Krasinski called out to SNL creator Lorne Michaels for help and Pete Davidson arrived onstage shortly after to explain The Office obsession was due to binge watching the show during quarantine.
Davidson then tells Krasinski he needs to give the audience what they want. He needs to kiss Pam. Luckily, Davidson was there to step in as Pam.
John takes questions from the audience about The Office and…actually just The Office. pic.twitter.com/hhUs0Mcrqz
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) January 31, 2021
There were the people who loved it.
kate mckinnon and aidy bryant, pete davidson and john krasinski. wow a power couple episode.
— mae ☾ (@stqrryfilm) January 31, 2021
I NEVER THOUGHT ID EVER SEE JOHN KRASINSKI AND PETE DAVIDSON KISS ON LIVE TELEVISION
— maddie (@maddiekutza) January 31, 2021
thank you john krasinski pete davidson and colson baker for fixing most of my problems in one night😌 pic.twitter.com/ETiPV3Gznt
— meher (@meherprakash13) January 31, 2021
And those who were disappointed, including many people in the LGBTQ+ community, which criticized SNL for using a same-gender kiss as a comedy stunt.
krasinski and davidson’s stunt kiss? disappointing. smashing your faces together isn’t kissing boys. go full madonna or don’t stunt kiss!!!! commit to the bit
— so….what now? (@Muna_Mire) January 31, 2021
Why is two men kissing considered comedic? @nbcsnl pic.twitter.com/jHOCCYlMlP
— Kory DeSoto (@Korsoto) February 1, 2021
two straight men kissing for comedy has always confused me. homosexuality ain’t a punchline
— padre. (@camjameswav) January 31, 2021
There were also a couple people who weren’t sure what to think of it.
Jim and Pam reunion on #SNL (with Pete Davidson recast as Pam, and frankly, it’s not the weirdest thing to happen lately in the world.)#SaturdayNightLive #TheOffice pic.twitter.com/SM7ZZhsZis
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) January 31, 2021
Me explaining to my future children how covid lockdowns eventually lead to John Krasinski and Pete Davidson kissing on #SNL pic.twitter.com/6c3ZdhbVYu
— Carly Dossick (@DossickCarly) January 31, 2021
Regardless, SNL got a lot of people talking.