John Krasinski kicked off being host of the Jan. 30 episode of Saturday Night Live with a, well, a kiss. In the actor’s opening monologue, members of the cast sitting in the audience heckled
Jim John, asking him why he was in such great shape when The Office‘s Jim Halpert is supposed to be “soft,” and where his wife Pam was. When he responded that his actual wife, fellow actor Emily Blunt, was in the UK, Kenan Thompson asked if Pete Davidson, who was standing next to John, was Pam.
“I think they really need for someone to be Pam,” Pete says. “I think we gotta give them what they want, Jim. Jim, you gotta kiss Pam.”
And, dear reader, to the cheers of “Kiss Pam! Kiss Pam! Kiss Pam!” that’s absolutely what he did. It definitely hit a little different, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Jenna Fischer is at home quivering in Pam Beesly’s sensible heels right this very moment.
See the memorable smooch in the video of John’s monologue above — we won’t judge if you rewatch it more than once.