It wasn’t quite as ambitious as the socially distant episode of Parks and Recreation, but Krasinski does deserve a hat tip for bringing together the cast of the insanely popular sitcom to recreate one of the bigger episode’s in the show’s history: the two-part “Niagara,” in which Jim and Pam (finally) get married.
The occasion? A wedding between two fans of the show whose engagement at a gas station filmed from a distance was modeled after the moment Jim popped the question to Pam on the show.
Krasinski surprised John and Susan from Maryland, welcomed Jenna Fischer and the wedding party to the call, officiated the nuptials over Zoom, and cut off his tie — just like Jim did — before unveiling an even bigger surprise.
“Because you so elegantly ripped off our show for your proposal, I feel like it’s only fitting that you rip off the wedding too,” Krasinski pronounced before slamming a Bluetooth speaker down on his desk with an emphatic “Let’s rock!”
Steve Carrell, Mindy Kaling, Rainn Wilson, and every other regular cast member from the beloved sitcom filmed clips of themselves dancing to Chris Brown’s “Forever” the same way they danced down the fictional aisle.
That episode, of course, was inspired by a now-classic viral video that’s currently on the cusp of 100 million YouTube views. It was originally posted on July 19, 2009, less than three months before “Niagara” aired.
Eleven years and three kids later, that couple is still together, and in The Office fictional universe so are Jim and Pam, we’re certain.
Here’s hoping that John and Susan have the same kind of luck.