A dream team has come together to give us what we’ve really wanted during these Olympic games: Side-splitting commentary from “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones and U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon.
If you’ve been following the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, you know that Jones recently arrived in South Korea to showcase her beloved Twitter commentary IRL. You also know that America’s sweetheart Rippon tastefully declined the offer from NBC to commentate for the rest of the games because he wanted to stay in the Olympic Village and cheer on his teammates.
But NBC knew what the people wanted and brought the two together to react on air to Canadian figure skating duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s short dance program, which ended up winning gold Monday night.
"Are they getting in trouble for how sexy they are?"@lesdoggg and @adaripp commentating on @tessavirtue and @scottmoir's short dance is everything we could have ever wanted. AND MORE. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/fmMl0C4Amf pic.twitter.com/ykkNvv7L5p
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 20, 2018
Scott Hamilton surprised Jones by bringing out Rippon.
“Adaaaaaam!” Jones said, adding, “You’re so cute!”
They both agreed that NBC commentator Terry Gannon is “fine.”
They ogled over the skaters’ performance: “That is an outfit right there,” Jones said. “Every outfit she’s put on, I want to wear to the club.”
“Are they getting in trouble for how sexy they are?” Jones asked.
“Sometimes when I watch her, I can feel like my hair growing,” Rippon said.
Jones and Rippon weren’t the only ones spellbound by the gold-winning performance.
“Deadpool” star and Canadian Ryan Reynolds thanked the skaters on Twitter “for agreeing to raise my children as your own.”
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 20, 2018