On July 3rd, after one half of a very turbulent year, Lin-Manuel Miranda excited fans across the country when he and Disney+ announced they would stream Miranda's hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
And of all there is to love about Hamilton, the internet is of course fixated on one very specific moment—Jonathan Groff's saliva production.
Groff, who played King George III in the original Broadway cast, performs an intense trifecta of songs that play within the American Revolution as the king threatens the American people.
The most popular of these, "You'll Be Back," features very little staging, but instead Groff regally takes up space in his lavish costume, stares with intensity into the audience, and apparently spits a whole heck of a lot.
Groffsauce in the Hamilton's America PBS documentary #HamildocPBS www.youtube.com
no, don't change the subject #Hamilton #JonathanGroff https://t.co/QxP4esScfn— Gian🌸Fuyou Yuuna wa Yuusha de Nai (is not a Hero) (@Gian🌸Fuyou Yuuna wa Yuusha de Nai (is not a Hero))1593785660.0
The internet literally cannot stop talking about the amount of spit that leaves Groff's mouth.
jonathan groff in hamilton https://t.co/vEG0L1LTSV— ayo fuck ellen (@ayo fuck ellen)1593811427.0
The way that I just saw Jonathan Groff’s spit in 4K HD..... #HamiltonFilm #hamifilm https://t.co/hX1ORvJA56— Ariel, The Bisexual Transsexual (@Ariel, The Bisexual Transsexual)1593761242.0
the amount of spit that just left Jonathan Groff’s mouth during “You’ll be back” #Hamilton https://t.co/f1VWU8YU38— Jose (@Jose)1593761089.0
whenever jonathan groff stood on stage i could only think of him spitting #hamilfilm #hamilton https://t.co/NncNUhNUWv— Hailey (@Hailey)1593827203.0
"I spit a lot onstage," Groff said in an interview with Variety in 2019.
"I've always been a spitter … I start sweating. I just get wet when I perform onstage. It is just what happens."
Even Lin and other actors/artists involved with Hamilton made a nod to it on their personal Twitter accounts.
King George's spit drool is truly transgressive in 2020, mercy me #Hamilton— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin-Manuel Miranda)1593818557.0
The answer is "Yes, I would occasionally feel Jonathan Groff's spittle fall on me during performances." And you k… https://t.co/HqUY3SgFBX— Alex Lacamoire (@Alex Lacamoire)1593818674.0
The lyrics "sweet, submissive subject" are particularly spit-inducing for Groff.
The spit was so powerful for Groff, that people are actually idolizing him for it.
POV: me in the front row of hamilton while Jonathan Groff is singing You’ll Be Back https://t.co/IarKzDWbGK— Teddy Siegel (@Teddy Siegel)1593803035.0
Jonathan Groff. He delivered. He is the moment. Iconic forever. That Royal Spit? Ugh, beautiful, sir. #Hamilton https://t.co/EkVGWjqeTp— 𝙤𝙧𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙪𝙨 (@𝙤𝙧𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙪𝙨)1593788184.0
jonathan groff trending because he spit he is so powerful https://t.co/m9lSxBUjuF— serena (@serena)1593763263.0
Jonathan Groff spitting has ruined my day #Hamilton https://t.co/dkQRDkY4BM— Sophie🏹👸🏼🌱 (@Sophie🏹👸🏼🌱)1593803855.0
Honestly I could watch Jonathan Groff as King George spit across the stage all day. 😍#Hamilton https://t.co/RpBtPY8cFp— bella curran (@bella curran)1593764071.0
I’m going to need 2 hrs and 40 mins of Jonathan Groff as King George 💦 in #HamiltonFilm https://t.co/ZD0W9aZThI— Darcy (@Darcy)1593771467.0
Groff said his spitting habit made him "feel self-conscious at first."
In his most recent off-Broadway production of Little Shop Of Horrors, Groff said he could even see the audience reacting to their personal showers.
"I'd never been so close to the audience where I was actually seeing the reaction on people's face while I spat on them!"
jonathan groff hamilton GIF by Official London Theatre Giphy
Hamilton will be available on Disney+ for the foreseeable future for all your Jonathan-Groff-spitting needs.