The Viral Fly That Landed on Mike Pence's Head Has Now Landed on a Halloween Wig | 22 Words

The viral fly that landed on Mike Pence's head during the Vice Presidential Debate on Wednesday night has inspired a hilarious Halloween costume...

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.

But, as Halloween fast approaches...

One innovative company has been quick to whip up the Pence Halloween costume to rule all Halloween costumes... The Pence-Fly wig.

Now, the Vice Presidential Debate was an explosive evening, to say the least.

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On 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 I have to admit, the reactions and memes have been pretty funny.

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

I love the internet, sometimes.

But now, someone has taken the meme game one step further...

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By creating a Halloween costume inspired solely off the ridiculous Pence-fly scenario.

Introducing: The "Debate Fly Wig."


The apparel retailer, 3Wishes announced the release of a silver-gray hair piece dubbed the "Debate Fly Wig" on Thursday morning, less than twenty-four-hours after the debate took place.

The silver wig, which is complete with a large, plastic bug stuck onto the side, makes for the perfect Halloween costume...


And is priced at a reasonable $49.95. The description reads: "MAKE YOUR HEAD GREAT AGAIN!  Look fly and steal the spotlight at your next party with this Debate Fly Wig, perfect for when being a fly on the wall just won't do! You'll want to get caught in the crossfire with this special item featuring a deluxe, high-quality silver white wig with an attached, oversized black fly and Flag lapel pin included!  Suit and plexiglass partition not included." You can take a look at the wig here. For more on the vice-presidential debates, keep scrolling to see who actually won...