- Saturday Night Live -Pete Davidson Foreshadowed His John Krasinski 'SNL' Kiss Three Years Ago
Sometimes, the payoff is worth it. On Saturday night's new episode of Saturday Night Live, an opening monologue from John Krasinski culminated in a kiss between Krasinski and cast member Pete Davidson. The moment — proceeded by a mock audience Q&A in which the former star of The Office was asked to kiss "Pam" to satisfy quarantined TV watchers — might have seemed random and forced, but it seems it could have actually been the culmination of a three-year-long joke setup at Studio 8H.
Back in 2017, Davidson appeared in a Weekend Update segment, insisting that his appearance in more sketches would alleviate his very public mental health battles. His demand included a faux doctor's note, which requested a) the comedian get more camera time, b) he portray the then-in-the-news Rex Tillerson, and c) he would get to air his rap videos (which his "doctor" heard were "really good"). But the note also included the following plea:
"Please use Pete in more sketches where he gets to kiss the host."
A monologue kiss, plus an actually really good "Stan" rap parody from late 2020? We're still one Rex Tillerson impression away from a true hat trick, but seems Season 46 is helping Davidson check most of his boxes.