If there’s anything that the world needs now, it’s good, happy news.
On Sunday, Krasinski premiered a brand new YouTube channel called Some Good News, a show dedicated to sharing positive stories during this unprecedented time.
“For years now, I’ve been wondering, why is there not a news show dedicated entirely to good news?” Krasinski said in an opener.
“Well, desperately seeking my fix somewhere else, I reached out to all of you this week, asking — nay, begging — for some good news and boy, did you deliver.”
“After reading those replies and the incredibly heartwarming stories that came with them, I thought, ‘All right. Enough is enough, world. Why not us? Why not now?’ So, ladies and gentlemen, this is your fault, and this is ‘SGN.’ I’m John Krasinski, and if it isn’t clear yet, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.”
However, the show went on with Krasinski, the good news anchor saying: “Without question, we are all going through an incredibly trying time, but through all the anxiety, all the confusion, all the isolation and all the Tiger King, somehow the human spirit found a way to break through and blow us all away.”
Adding to this very clever and poignant idea, the 40-year-old actor enlisted the help of a very special guest for the series debut. His The Office co-star Steve Carell.
Yes, Jim Halpert and Michael Scott together again!
Celebrating the hit TV show’s 15th anniversary, the pair shared some of their favourite memories from the show, with Krasinski even recalling it was his first proper gig.
“I was a waiter when I got that job. I was 23 years old,” he told Carell. “After the pilot, I went back to waiting tables because I was sure nothing was going to happen with it. We all kind of came into it with that vibe. I remember none of us had done anything huge.”
“It’s such a happy surprise that after all these years people are still tuning in and finding it today. It’s pretty cool,” Carell said.
WATCH NEXT: The first instalment of John Krasinki’s Some Good News. Story continues after the video.
The Office, which premiered in 2005 was a springboard for many famous actors including both Carell and Krasinski, Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Rainn Wilson (Blackbird), Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together), Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) to name a few.
And when it came to their favourite memories, they both agreed. It was the memories that came from “things that we shared as a cast”.
“Part of what was so much fun about it was that everybody in the cast was rooting for everybody else. People would step back when it was time for people to shine and celebrate it. When you came in as Dwight that day, it was crazy watching Jim do Dwight. You were a very good impressionist in general, I don’t think people know,” he said.
Krasinski and Carell also addressed rumours that the cast would be reuniting, but they revealed they’d much rather hang out as friends, than do the show again.
“Listen, I know everyone’s talking about a reunion. Hopefully one day we just reunite as people, and just all get to say hi,” Krasinski said.
Krasinski ended the feel-good first episode with an interview with 15-year-old Coco, whom he called his “newest and biggest hero”.
Coco, a cancer survivor, went viral over the weekend when she returned home from her final treatment to her neighbourhood lining the streets in the cars and cheering her on with signs of encouragement.
It’s a must-watch.
People may need some goodness right now. Coco finished her last chemo treatment yesterday. 9 months later and Ewing sarcoma can SUCK IT! Our community threw an impromptu welcome home party for our favorite warrior. Leave a comment below…let her know how radical she is! #COCO pic.twitter.com/DEzpw9UF7c
— matthew lillard (@MatthewLillard) March 25, 2020
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