Since last night's Vice Presidential debate, the fly that landed on Pence's head has been given celebrity status.
Once the Marvel community caught wind of it, everyone wanted to know Paul Rudd's whereabouts.
Keep scrolling for the hilarious tweets...
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.Following the explosive debut presidential debate nearly 2 weeks ago, the nominees finally had their say.
Although one uninvited guest just happened to steal the show...Jokes about the fly are popping up all over social media, and it looks like some Marvel fans have figured out who was behind it.
The debate took place with a Plexiglass shield between the candidates...A 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
And it has just been announced that the next Presidential Debate will be a virtual one.
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...Which was dominated heavily by the coronavirus crisis, the very thing that hospitalized the President just days ago.
But, firstly...Let's meet our candidates, and get an insight into what was expected from them.
Standing for the Republicans, we have the current Vice President, Mike Pence.Pence, 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.
Pence had a swift plan of attack...And 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.Harris, 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...So people were expecting a real show.
Axios reported that Harris planned to go in on the attack...And it was anticipated that she would rebuke both Trump and Pence over their response to coronavirus, healthcare, and beyond.
The California senator had apparently “planned a handful of anti-Trump zingers"...But, 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 was an overwhelming wave of support for Pence, but on the other hand, many were keen to witness Harris' direct and "sweat-inducing" approach to Pence.
But aside from Harris and Pence, there was another unexpected star of the debate...
I’m so distracted. #VPDebate https://t.co/hsqKKkM0R0— Katie Couric (@Katie Couric)1602123552.0
the fact that the headline of the night is “fly lands on mike pence’s head” really highlights how useless these debates are— kim possible facts (@kim possible facts)1602131439.0
Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly. https://t.co/CqHAId0j8t https://t.co/NbkPl0a8HV— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1602124389.0
The Fly just got a show on Netflix. Jeff Goldblum to voice.— bob saget (@bob saget)1602126341.0
that fly on Mike Pence's head the second he started talking https://t.co/atRHkT7ceJ— Spencer Althouse (@Spencer Althouse)1602123743.0
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
DEBATE PREP https://t.co/1YNwo5Aaz8— Chelsea Peretti (@Chelsea Peretti)1602124644.0
The fly has already won Dancing with the Stars 👑— Ben Yahr (@Ben Yahr)1602125705.0
Look mom! I’m on TV!! https://t.co/RQv18Ak9SK— FlyOnMikePence (@FlyOnMikePence)1602123641.0
You’re full of shit, Fly sit on your head during the debate @Mike_Pence 😂😂😂— Kat t (@Kat t)1602133118.0
Right now Mike Pence is sitting alone in the dark in his dressing room, silently weeping from his bloody eyes, list… https://t.co/9DVa16DCG3— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report)1602129653.0
Don’t let a fly cover up that Mike Pence didn’t say he would accept the election results.— Joshua Potash (@Joshua Potash)1602131434.0
The fact that a strong woman of color stood onstage at a vice-presidential debate and told a guy like Mike Pence to… https://t.co/yhKnFRiL11— Sulome (@Sulome)1602130450.0
Mike Pence is so full of shit that a fly landed on his head during the debate.— Alex Cole (@Alex Cole)1602134753.0
Pink Eye and The Fly: The Mike Pence Story— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1602128347.0
Mike Pence's fly immediately just became the top Halloween costume... Just kidding there is no Halloween because o… https://t.co/cWQ576RSYy— Brett Meiselas (@Brett Meiselas)1602129421.0
Thank God I made it out of there. It smelled like cheap hair spray and self-loathing. #PenceFly #VPDebate https://t.co/QEYkesGdyB— Pence’s Hair Fly (@Pence’s Hair Fly)1602124106.0
Dear Mike Pence: This is how you handle a fly https://t.co/MatKBQFXSl— MuslimMarine (@MuslimMarine)1602132977.0
i think the real star of tonight’s debate was the fly that mike pence hid in his hair to control him like ratatouil… https://t.co/zdemTjmn2f— Danny Gonzalez (@Danny Gonzalez)1602130814.0
Nicole Wallace wins the debate coverage for pointing out that mike pence didn’t shoo the fly away but rather it got bored of him and left.— FakeJoeBiden (@FakeJoeBiden)1602131662.0
Finishing order . . . 1. Kamala Harris 2. The Fly 3. Mike Pence https://t.co/NNPJ9Ywa9F— Peter J Pellettiere (@Peter J Pellettiere)1602128454.0
A fly landed on Mike Pence. https://t.co/yxPNTWne1i https://t.co/E5QLqRoYbf— The New York Times (@The New York Times)1602130315.0
And once Marvel fans got a whiff of it, they accused Ant-Man of being in on it the whole time...Since the debate ended, hundreds of tweets have surfaced comparing the fly to Antony, (the flying ant used by Scott Lang/Ant-Man) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
People were questioning Rudd's whereabouts, wondering if he had been the one to shrink down and crash the debate...What a world we live in. Here are just a few of the hilarious tweets about it...
Ant-Man stuck that superhero landing on Pence’s head #VPDebate https://t.co/iktvOnUPnK— Alex Lobo needs ☕️ (@Alex Lobo needs ☕️)1602125373.0
Is that Spider-Man or Ant-Man on Pence’s head? #VPDebate— 𝕁𝕆𝔼 (@𝕁𝕆𝔼)1602123558.0
Maybe it's Ant-Man on a secret mission https://t.co/W5Crt6x9d5— The ManDeLorean (@The ManDeLorean)1602123835.0
Tomorrow morning Antman is going to be upset that someone else got credited for his appearance at the #VPDebate https://t.co/f5yBx70r3Y— Eric The Non Evil Twin 😉 (@Eric The Non Evil Twin 😉)1602124103.0
The true MVP of the #VPDebate @Marvel we have found our next superhero. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/tpqC69IL16— Carson Stokebrand (@Carson Stokebrand)1602123754.0
Ant man cameo @MarvelStudios #VPDebate— Lonely Stoner 🖤 (@Lonely Stoner 🖤)1602123719.0
Was that a fly or was it Ant-Man? Has anybody seen Paul Rudd??— Katie Otey (@Katie Otey)1602125479.0
SNL get paul rudd in the ant-man costume to play the fly challenge— kikay (@kikay)1602125025.0