Since the Vice Presidential debate, everyone has been obsessing over the fly that stole the show.
And Joe Biden wasted no time adding the most hilarious merch to his campaign store...
If you're one of the millions of viewers who tuned into the vice presidential debate...You'll probably be aware of the unexpected visitor that decided to make an appearance.
Towards the end of the debate, a giant fly landed on Mike Pence's head...And it stayed there for an excessively long amount of time.
"The Fly" has taken Twitter by storm.And now, Joe Biden has got in on the action...
Last night, Democratic challenger, Kamala Harris, and Trump’s Vice-president, Mike Pence, went head-to-head in the year's first and only vice presidential debate.
via: GettyFollowing the explosive debut presidential debate nearly 2 weeks ago, it was time for the vice nominees to have their say.
The pair debated with a Plexiglass shield between them...
via: GettyA health and safety precaution requested by the Biden-Harris campaign, the Associated Press reported.
However, concerns regarding the distance between the podiums are still rife.
This is INSANE!! Move the damn podiums MUCH further apart! There’s no reason in the world to have @KamalaHarris sta… https://t.co/I7t1tEMl9b— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1602073541.0
Many even believe that, thanks to the virus, the whole debate should be virtual...
What are they thinking. The #VicePresidentialDebate should ABSOLUTELY NOT be in person. They SHOULD & CAN successf… https://t.co/LrzPXmV9db— #RestoreTheVRA (@#RestoreTheVRA)1601760303.0
Anyway, Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today, moderated the debate...
via: GettyWhich was dominated heavily by the coronavirus crisis, the very thing that hospitalized the President just days ago.
via: GettyLet's meet our candidates, and get an insight into what we had to expect from them.
Standing for the Republicans, we have the current vice president, Mike Pence.
via: GettyPence, a socially conservative Christian from the midwest, has been rehearsing for the debate with Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida, playing the role of the Democratic candidate, the Axios website reported.
It was believed that Pence would come in with a swift plan of attack...
via: GettyAnd some of his preparation involved developing ways to strike his female opponent "without opening himself up to criticism that he is acting in a disrespectful or sexist way," according to NBC News.
And, for the Democrats, we have Kamala Harris.
via: GettyHarris, a former criminal prosecutor, and progressive Californian, is widely considered to be a formidable debater.
Harris won rave reviews for her performance in an early Democratic debate when she criticized Biden for his record on race...
via: GettySo, people were expecting a real show.
The California senator had apparently “planned a handful of anti-Trump zingers"...
via: GettyBut, given the President’s ill-health, she toned it down.
Much like the debut presidential debate on September 30th, opinions were seriously divided in the run-up to the debate.On one hand, there's an overwhelming wave of support for Pence.
On July 31, 2019, Tulsi Gabbard destroyed Kamala Harris' presidential dreams. Tonight, Mike Pence will destroy Kam… https://t.co/qHEphy579J— Daniel Turner (@Daniel Turner)1602079782.0
Who’s looking forward to watching @Mike_Pence and @KamalaHarris debate tomorrow? 😂🎉🤯👀— Jenelle Evans (@Jenelle Evans)1601984217.0
Can't wait the #VicePresidentialDebate Definitely, it will be more professional & stunning too 🤭. @Mike_Pence Kick… https://t.co/hjSY22HYnv— Virtual Silver.. (@Virtual Silver..)1601660472.0
But, on the other hand, many were keen to witness Harris' direct and "sweat-inducing" approach to Pence.
Raise your hand if you’re looking forward to watching @KamalaHarris #MakePenceSweat! 🙋🏽♀️🙋🏻♂️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏾♂️🙋🏻🙋🏼♂️… https://t.co/BMsMHIXD5n— Justice Seeker ~ #ConvictAndDisqualify (@Justice Seeker ~ #ConvictAndDisqualify)1602077414.0
ooohhh bring on the #KamalaHarrisVP quotes! #debates— MysteryScienceTheater2020 (@MysteryScienceTheater2020)1601429433.0
Who's ready for things to get NASTY on Wednesday? #KamalaHarrisVP is going to take Pence to school.— 𝗧𝗢𝗡𝗬 𝗦𝗛𝗡𝗔𝗥𝗞 (@𝗧𝗢𝗡𝗬 𝗦𝗛𝗡𝗔𝗥𝗞)1602000560.0
Pence is a puny man who's afraid to debate a fierce woman. #WeakSauceVP vs #KamalaHarrisVP— Persistent Nasty Woman (😷) (@Persistent Nasty Woman (😷))1602035677.0
T minus nine hours and counting until this baddie destroys Pence. #VoteBidenHarris2020 #VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare… https://t.co/hwEJBn56oo— maybe: Stacey (@maybe: Stacey)1602086802.0
But, during the debate, there was a rather unexpected visitor.If you've been on Twitter at any point, you'll know exactly what we're talking about... the fly.
The little insect perched on Pence's head while the pair debated the topic of racial injustice.
Imagine Mike Pence going on Twitter after the debate to see what people thought of his ideas only to see over half… https://t.co/Qgn1WTBRRD— Aero (@Aero)1602125022.0
Within minutes, "the fly" was already trending on Twitter.
Look mom! I’m on TV!! https://t.co/RQv18Ak9SK— FlyOnMikePence (@FlyOnMikePence)1602123641.0
The fly has already won Dancing with the Stars 👑— Ben Yahr (@Ben Yahr)1602125705.0
I’m not saying he’s an alien but I never seen a bug sit so comfortably on anyone since Men In Black.— Keke Palmer (@Keke Palmer)1602123542.0
My thoughts are with #TheFly this morning. I hope he recovers soon! 🙏— Erin 💙 (@Erin 💙)1602144243.0
that fly on Mike Pence's head the second he started talking https://t.co/atRHkT7ceJ— Spencer Althouse (@Spencer Althouse)1602123743.0
The Fly just got a show on Netflix. Jeff Goldblum to voice.— bob saget (@bob saget)1602126341.0
I hope the fly has a good day. He took one for the team last night.— 💙 Koko ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙 (@💙 Koko ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙)1602149107.0
That fly is an American hero.— Gabrielle Union (@Gabrielle Union)1602123476.0
one fly on the cuckoo’s nest— Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@Monica Lewinsky (she/her))1602125458.0
DEBATE PREP https://t.co/1YNwo5Aaz8— Chelsea Peretti (@Chelsea Peretti)1602124644.0
There are already MORE THAN A HUNDRED "Fly on Mike Pence's head" Twitter accounts. https://t.co/KrVmcONHsT— Angus Johnston (@Angus Johnston)1602124265.0
Me watching the debates seeing a fly land on Mike Pence’s hair https://t.co/mspEBbqhSo— Tank.Sinatra (@Tank.Sinatra)1602123996.0
And it seems that no other than Joe Biden decided to get in on the fun too...
Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly. https://t.co/CqHAId0j8t https://t.co/NbkPl0a8HV— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1602124389.0
The Biden campaign was hot off the mark...
Swats away flies and lies. Get yours today: https://t.co/ehsECKfDPO https://t.co/oVLHHmq85c— Team Joe (Text JOE to 30330) (@Team Joe (Text JOE to 30330))1602126865.0
And within a few hours of release, a campaign spokesperson said, almost 35,000 swatters had sold out.
@TeamJoe @JoeBiden Wow! They sold out! @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris https://t.co/F1xSKrtIO2— Blueskydriving 🇺🇸 (@Blueskydriving 🇺🇸)1602136404.0
Etsy sellers are also getting involved, selling various products reading "fly will vote" and "truth over flies," as well as face masks with the iconic image.But, not everyone was happy, with some arguing that the move was "beneath the character of the office."
No matter where you stand on the matter, it's clear the fly has had quite an impact.Because people still can't stop making memes about it.
You can watch the show-stealing moment below.
A fly landed on Mike Pence. https://t.co/yxPNTWne1i https://t.co/E5QLqRoYbf— The New York Times (@The New York Times)1602130315.0