And it wasn't just to see the 1D boys rock the SNL stage as they performed their massive hits 'What Makes You Beautiful' and 'One Thing' (which we obvs watched on repeat anyway).
What made us really need to pause the TV was the boys looking totally unrecognisable as they appeared as a Mexican version of themselves - Juan Direction.
Yes sure enough, live on American TV all five of the One Direction boys, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan, donned curly wigs, terrible 70s stripy shirts and fake moustaches for a special Saturday Night Live skit.
And we still fancied them. Worrying?
Appearing on 'The Manuel Ortiz Show', Harry became Carlito, Louis was Pepito, Liam Martito, Zayn Miguelito and Niall just plain old Dick.
Host Sofia Vergara played their mum, while Bridesmaids actress and comedian Kristen Wiig also donned a wig for the occasion.
And the audience *loled* at Louis as he kept his comedy tache and wore it at the end of the show.
The lads drove viewers and Directioners across the world crazy as they took to the famous stage to perform their two mega hits.
And cheeky Zayn made sure the crowd went wild when he poked Harry's dimple during 'One Thing'.