John Krasinski has been in dozens of movies and directed several others. But for many people, the Newton native will forever be Jim Halpert from “The Office.”
That was the premise of Krasinski’s “Saturday Night Live” opening monologue, as the Newton native was constantly interrupted by cast members in the audience calling him “Jim” and asking him to “Do ‘The Office.'”
“I’ve got a question: Kiss Pam,” Kenan Thompson said. “I need you kiss Pam. That is what I need to see today.”
As Krasinski attempted to fend off the barrage of questions about “The Office,” Pete Davidson joined him on stage to offer an explanation.
“Everyone’s been stuck inside for a year watching the Office nonstop, so Jim and Pam are really real for them,” Davidson said.
While initially acting as Krasinski’s ally, Davidson quickly turned the tables.
“I think they really need for someone to be Pam,” Davidson said. “I think we gotta give them what they want, Jim. Jim, you gotta kiss Pam.”
With that, Krasinski gave his best “Jim face” for the camera, and kissed Davidson for the cheering crowd.