Jim Carrey Amazes Fans by Playing the Fly on Mike Pence’s Head on ‘SNL’ | 22 Words

The viral fly that landed on Mike Pence's head during the Vice Presidential Debate last week is now the star of an SNL skit, played by no other than Jim Carrey.

We all knew this was coming, and the internet has had a lot to say after watching...

Who'd have thought one insect could create such a viral snowstorm?

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As soon as the pesky fly took its spot on Pence's silver head of hair, #FlyGate was quick to start trending on Twitter.

It didn't take long for the memes to come rolling out...

And now, the internet is simply awash with puns and jokes surrounding the unfortunate mishap.

So, it was only a matter of time before SNL caught onto the hype...

That's right... the skit aired over the weekend starring the one and only Jim Carrey as the infamous insect.

Now, the vice-presidential debate was an explosive evening, to say the least.

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Last Wednesday night, Vice President Pence went head-to-head with his Democratic challenger, Kamala Harris, in the year's first and only vice presidential debate.

Plenty of shots were fired...

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In the 90-minute live debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Harris accused Pence and the President of deliberately misleading Americans about the lethality of coronavirus. "They knew, and they covered it up."

However, Pence shot back by accusing the Biden-Harris campaign of copying the White House's pandemic strategy...

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Referring to a blunder that ended Biden's 1987 run for the presidency when he plagiarized a speech.

Page then quizzed Harris on whether she would be taking any government-approved vaccine in the run-up to the election...

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In which Harris responded by stating firmly that she "would not take a jab touted by Mr. Trump without the say-so of medical professionals."

Of course, this didn't sit well with Pence, who heads the White House coronavirus task force.

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He retorted: "The fact that you continue to undermine public confidence in a vaccine if the vaccine emerges during the Trump administration I think is unconscionable."

Putting the pandemic to one side, a whole array of other topics were brushed upon throughout the evening...

Racism in America being one of them. Harris slammed Trump's track record with racism, and reminded viewers that "we are talking about an election in twenty-seven-days where last week, the President of the United States, in front of 70 million Americans, refused to condemn white supremacists."

However, Pence doesn't think our country has any racism issues.

When discussing the highly-publicized murder of Breonna Taylor, Pence stated that he "trusts our justice system", and blamed the grand jury for the injustice surrounding the case.

But, out of all the memorable moments the debate had to offer...

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There was one slightly more ridiculous occasion that has stuck in people's minds.

As mentioned earlier, a fly landed on Pence's head during the debate...

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And viewers were transfixed.

Ridiculously, the fly stayed in its position for around 5 minutes...

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As Pence, clearly oblivious to his visitor, continued with the debate.

Of course, Twitter has been a #FlyGate minefield ever since...

And we have to admit, the reactions and memes have been pretty funny.

Heck, someone even made the fly its very own Twitter account.

We love the internet, sometimes.

And it was only a matter of time before the fly ended up on Saturday Night Live...

And it seems Jim Carrey's portrayal of the insect in question has quite an effect on viewers.

In the new sketch, Carrey – who plays Joe Biden – can be seen teleporting to the VP debate in Utah to help his Kamala Harris (Maya Rudolph) “save the soul of this nation."

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While being transported, he accidentally morphs into the fly.

Not only did he turn into the insect, but he also impersonated Jeff Goldblum...

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The actor transformed into a man-fly hybrid after an experiment went wrong in the '86 flick The Fly.

You can watch the full skit below:

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