Imagine you’re a fly. You’re zipping along and see a soft, white surface. You land and look up. You realize you’re at the 2020 vice presidential debate and you’re seated atop the head of Vice President Mike Pence.
This was the reality of one insect at the debate on Wednesday night.
Total time a fly sat on Mike Pence's head: two minutes pic.twitter.com/PtI0rKSi5I
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 8, 2020
More than halfway through the debate between Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, public attention veered off from the responses of the two presidential running mates to zero in on the bug on Pence’s coiffure.
The buzz was plentiful on Twitter, so we’ve done you the favor of rounding up the buzziest of the bunch:
Pence apologizing to Mother right now for getting to 3rd base with the fly
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 8, 2020
I think the fly won this debate
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) October 8, 2020
Live look at the SNL writing room when the fly stopped on Pence's head pic.twitter.com/5AEZGGhXe2
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) October 8, 2020
EWWWWWWWWW that fly has Mike Pence on his stomach. #VPDebate
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 8, 2020
The fly is free and now getting a COVID test
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 8, 2020
Siri, play "Stay Fly" by Three 6 Mafia
— ko “that’s it” bragg. (@keaux_) October 8, 2020
the fly showing up at tonight's debate pic.twitter.com/X5msW8nKhz
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 8, 2020
So, a fun art history fact! Flies are used to represent rot, wasting away, decay, death, melancholia.
A fly hovering over a church official or nobleman indicates disfavor with the king or corruption and dereliction of duty. pic.twitter.com/aLuiKFwWNI
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) October 8, 2020
someone better interview that fly tomorrow.
— melissa radz (@melissaradz) October 8, 2020
That fly is an American hero.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 8, 2020
Even Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden offered a response to the fly:
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.