Well this is awkward.
Actor Kristen Johnston has graced our TVs—and the big screen—for years.
She's had roles in major films like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Ice Age and Bride Wars.
Most of us, however, recognize her for her television roles, especially Sally Solomon from 3rd Rock from the Sun and the infamous Lexi Featherston from the Sex and the City episode "Splat." You know, the one in which she says, "I'm so bored I could die," and then proceeds to fall out the window.
Well, since Kirstie Alley's death on Monday, many tweets have been circulating paying tribute to the late Featherston.
One tiny little thing, though.
That is Kristen Johnston...not Kirstie Alley.
Some users owned up to their mistake.
\u201cToday I learned that Kirstie Alley and Kristen Johnston are not the same person\u201d— madi (@madi) 1670293505
\u201cnot me thinking it was kristen johnston who died lmao\u201d— \ud83d\udc80 (@\ud83d\udc80) 1670314134
\u201c@JerasIkehorn I have to confess, I\u2019m one of those who until yesterday confused Kristen Johnston with Kirstie Alley. I loved Third Rock From The Sun.\u201d— Jeras Ikehorn (@Jeras Ikehorn) 1670293763
\u201ccomforted to know i am one of thousands who only realized that was not kirstie alley falling out the window in satc when others started posting that clip after news of her death came out and all the replies were "that wasn't her"\u201d— Sam (@Sam) 1670351447
The rest, however, were called out.
\u201cGays, this is not Kirstie Alley.\n\nIt\u2019s Kristen Johnston.\u201d— Lee Jordan (@Lee Jordan) 1670318298
\u201cFYI Kristen Johnston and Kristie Alley are two different people! Post your condolences wisely!!!\u201d— ryan (@ryan) 1670290416
\u201cThe important thing is Kristen Johnston is ok\u201d— please be nice to patrick (@please be nice to patrick) 1670292057
Many are also using this oddly-fated resurgence to sing their praises for Johnston.
\u201c@CoryFrizzell Put some respect on Kristen Johnston\u2019s name\u201d— frizzbiz (@frizzbiz) 1670292036
While some have ideas for her future.
\u201cput kristen johnston in the next white lotus season NEOWWW\u201d— \ud835\udc02\ud835\udc1a\ud835\udc26\ud835\udc1e\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc28\ud835\udc27 \u2765 (@\ud835\udc02\ud835\udc1a\ud835\udc26\ud835\udc1e\ud835\udc2b\ud835\udc28\ud835\udc27 \u2765) 1670347772
\u201c@nemanjaYVR For your appreciation: send Kristen Johnston to White Lotus\u201d— nemanja (@nemanja) 1670363259
Johnston herself has even tried to end the confusion.
\u201cOmg you guys I\u2019m not Kirstie Alley!!!!! Stop yelling at me! \ud83d\ude02\u201d— kristen johnston (@kristen johnston) 1603060853
\u201cMy friend Grace just sent me this \ud83d\ude02\u201d— kristen johnston (@kristen johnston) 1603074465
Hi. I’m the actress in this scene. I’m also still alive, as far as I know. Thanks everyone who reached out yesterday, may the actual Kirstie Alley rest in peace. ❤️
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) December 7, 2022
One thing's for sure—we are so glad Johnston is still here to entertain us.
In fact, you can listen to her on the Wonderypodcast Naughty which came out on Monday.
\u201cI never thought I\u2019d voice a 500 year old chain smoking Jewish elf who goes on a road trip to save Xmas but here we are. \nThis insane & hilarious podcast was written by John Hill & David Ludwig, & also features a bunch of other absolute comedy legends! \n\nhttps://t.co/Kb4GcZ0WDt\u201d— kristen johnston (@kristen johnston) 1670276624