Not everyone gets emotional at weddings, but plenty of people do. If you're one of those, grab some tissues or whatever now because actor John Krasinski, aka Jim Halpert from The Office and the title character on Amazon's Jack Ryan, is here to drain your tear ducts with another episode of Some Good News.
Krasinski's do-it-yourself web show took off like a rocket in April thanks to its combo of genuine fun, humor, and sentimental appeal. With this episode, featuring pretty much the entire cast of The Office, he outdid himself.
Some Good News features uplifting, positive, or touching news items Krasinski culls from links people send him via social media and somehow does this without ever being corny. The actor plays affable news anchor and each week spotlights someone or an event to really dig into and demonstrate that what he says at the end of each show is true—no matter how bad things get, there's always something good in the world somewhere.
He could not have timed the idea any better if he tried, as coronavirus quarantined viewers have flocked to each episode on Sundays when it drops or the following day for the boost. Office fans really cleaned up this time because Krasinski spotlighted a couple—superfans of the sitcom—who had copied his character's proposal to Jenna Fischer's Pam Beesly.
In short order in the video, Krasinski (after an opening skit featuring his actual wife, movie star Emily Blunt) brings on the couple's family and best friends then reveals he's been ordained and can conduct a wedding ceremony.
He follows this by bringing Fischer on screen as well, to the guest fans' delight.
If the ridiculously affable actor conducting the ceremony for such huge fans isn't enough, then he brings the entire cast of The Office—including Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, and B.J. Novak—on the Zoom hangout to recreate their dance moves from the iconic series episode in which Jim Halpert married Pam Beesly (the second video above).
It's about as silly and feelgood as such a moment can be if you're into that kind of thing.
Krasinski seems committed to working on Some Good News for the duration of the coronavirus shutdowns, and he's kept it admirably free of commercialization.
After episodes like this, it'd be kind of shocking if once coronavirus restrictions are lifted everywhere that we don't eventually see some kind of Office reunion for real.