Celebrating her third consecutive win as Best Actress in a Comedy at the Emmys, Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus sealed the moment with a furious makeout session with former Seinfeld costar Bryan Cranston.
Yet only a short time before, while presenting the Best Actor in a Comedy Emmy, Louis-Dreyfus pretended not to remember Cranston's stint on the classic '90s sitcom. The Breaking Bad star had played Tim Whatley, a dentist who briefly dated Louis-Dreyfus's Elaine. (He was also the guy who converted to Judaism "for the jokes.")
After her win, Louis-Dreyfus admitted that she and Cranston had planned the kiss ahead of time.
"When Bryan and I were talking on the phone about what we were going to do as our presenting bit," she told PEOPLE, "it dawned on me that this would be a nice part three of the joke."
Before going through with the kiss, the pair checked with their spouses, who agreed the bit would be a hit.
"Obviously I might not have won," Louis-Dreyfus said. "That was very stiff competition, so we worked it in such a way so that hopefully the presenting stuff worked on its own."
As for Cranston, when asked by PEOPLE about his hot smooch with Louis Dreyfus he replied, "I think it's not a question of why, more a question of why not." Point taken.
Watch the kiss above, and then relive Cranston's stint on Seinfeld below:
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