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?
via: GettyAs 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...
‘Pretty fly for a white guy’ https://t.co/eqoNYTqF2j— Sanjeev Bhaskar💙 (@Sanjeev Bhaskar💙)1602141622.0
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.
via: GettyLast 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...
via: GettyIn 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...
via: GettyReferring 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...
via: GettyIn 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.
via: GettyHe 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...
"We are talking about an election in 27 days where last week, the President of the United States, in front of 70 mi… https://t.co/cJFrqbyOSp— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1602123683.0
However, Pence doesn't think our country has any racism issues.
"I trust our justice system, a grand jury that refused the evidence" -- Pence says he thinks justice was done in th… https://t.co/t62x4dvRNJ— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1602123447.0
But, out of all the memorable moments the debate had to offer...
via: GettyThere 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...
via: GettyAnd viewers were transfixed.
Ridiculously, the fly stayed in its position for around 5 minutes...
via: GettyAs Pence, clearly oblivious to his visitor, continued with the debate.
Of course, Twitter has been a #FlyGate minefield ever since...
“Bro, I thought i was eating a big pile a garbage. Then I realized I was sitting on a big pile of shit.” #flygate https://t.co/vyklef191m— Luke Mullen (@Luke Mullen)1602130986.0
Coming up after the break, a @CNN exclusive https://t.co/3p4SN7uFws— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1602125104.0
Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly. https://t.co/CqHAId0j8t https://t.co/NbkPl0a8HV— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1602124389.0
The fly on the phone with his friends like “Yasss bitch did you see me on TV??” https://t.co/XYDkXDQj4g— Kwan 🌊 #BLM (@Kwan 🌊 #BLM)1602125077.0
Playing on repeat. #Debates2020 #Pence #flygate credit Adam the Creator on insta https://t.co/zXQb8ijPfb— Kara (Hill) Hall (@Kara (Hill) Hall)1602135121.0
the fly on pence's head https://t.co/GGxkcMNwpb— rebecca jennings (@rebecca jennings)1602123716.0
I feel bad for the fly. That fly needs to get tested. https://t.co/nUe1ddpwpf— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1602123590.0
Heck, someone even made the fly its very own Twitter account.
I finally landed on a pile of shit that I’ve dreamed of!!— FlyOnMikePence (@FlyOnMikePence)1602123766.0
And it was only a matter of time before the fly ended up on Saturday Night Live...
the snl writer’s room when the fly landed on pence’s head https://t.co/UD5liN25yW— leigh 🍁 (@leigh 🍁)1602127211.0
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."
Not only did he turn into the insect, but he also impersonated Jeff Goldblum...
that image of jim carrey as a fly will never leave my brain— dezzi ✧*。 (@dezzi ✧*。)1602397736.0
Jim Carrey as this damn fly omg— Scarlet Bitch (@Scarlet Bitch)1602387757.0
Jim Carrey’s Goldblum Fly is everything I’ve ever wanted. #SNL @nbcsnl— Michael Cammett™ #TeamKong (@Michael Cammett™ #TeamKong)1602387773.0
Jim Carrey playing Joe Biden as the fly on pence’s head, who is also a Jeff Goldblum impersonation is the exact nic… https://t.co/2o3JqWw3OG— ✨Lucina Astér✨ COMMISSIONS OPEN (@✨Lucina Astér✨ COMMISSIONS OPEN)1602427590.0
Jim Carrey as the fly. I’m weak 😂 #snl— 🌲 Jenny 🌲 (@🌲 Jenny 🌲)1602387547.0
Watching Jim Carrey play Joe Biden playing Jeff Goldblum playing a fly sounds like a weird fever dream— Claire, but how Jamie from Outlander says it (@Claire, but how Jamie from Outlander says it)1602437872.0
This fly skit on #SNL is funny. Jim Carrey nails that Jeff Goldblum face. Love the teeth lol.— Bernus Maximus (@Bernus Maximus)1602387793.0
Wooooooo Jim Carrey as the fly 😂😂😂😂😂 #SNL— Hayden Weaver (@Hayden Weaver)1602387624.0