The breakout star of the Vice Presidential debate was the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head for over 2 minutes
Though the VP debate did not come up short on noteworthy moments between Senator Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, the MVP award undoubtedly must go to the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head for two minutes and thirteen seconds. That fly was committed. It did not waver. It convinced millions of Americans watching that we all maybe had flies that landed on our screens? Oh wait, nope, that’s just an actual fly that landed in the Brylcreem of Mike Pence’s corn husk hair.
The fly stood prominently and proud amid the snowy hue of Pence’s coif, unwavering in its dedication to distracting an entire country of viewers from listening to anything that was actually being said and instead, create endless Twitter content and hilarious memes. Naturally, the internet exploded over the fly. As you do.
Biden’s campaign wasted no time capitalizing on the event, which, honestly — well done, sir. Someone’s social media team showed up to work last night.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) October 8, 2020
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 8, 2020
Honestly, someone on Pence’s team should give that fly some credit. It got everyone to stop talking about his weird, bloody eyeball and astonishing displays of misogyny. Though, to be fair, the content that came out of the bleeding petechial membrane should not go unacknowledged.
— Brian Bee (@Brian_Bee) October 8, 2020
It took almost no time before the fly in question suddenly had several of its own Twitter accounts.
Everyone jealous because I got the best seat for the debate tonight.
— Most Famous Fly (@MikePenceFly) October 8, 2020
It’s hard to look self-righteous when you have a very noticeable insect building a home on top of your head.
You look like so much more of a dumbass when you nod smugly and there's a fly in your hair https://t.co/O2pEYFDzei
— Kristin ChiricoooOooooOoooOoOoo!!! (@lolacoaster) October 8, 2020
Close up of that fly on Pence's head at the debate last night. pic.twitter.com/xkSQHHVvZ4
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) October 8, 2020
SNL is not gonna come up short on material this week, that’s for sure.
SNL writers when the fly landed pic.twitter.com/fQRuxFjBi3
— kenzie (looking 4 comics/visdev work) (@pk_kenzie) October 8, 2020
And, of course, we all know where flies like to gather and why.
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) October 8, 2020
Senator Harris’s niece, Meena, had the perfect response to the entire ordeal.
Kamala handily won that debate. The fly gets second place.
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) October 8, 2020
The Daily Show had a perfect take on The Fly, giving it its own Norman Bates backstory. Which, if you think about it, is perfect for Mike “YES MOTHER” Pence.
And if you’re into extremely silly but exceptionally well-done impression comedy, comedian Vinny Thomas absolutely delivers. Endless giggles and replays abound thanks to this genius video that compares Pence’s lips, eyes, and face to that of a crusty corpse.
Honestly, we all owe that fly for lowering our collective blood pressure and giving us a reason to clown on Mike Pence, who is so deeply evil it’s actually hard to summon a laugh about anything in regard to him.
He’s a man who actively ignored the AIDS crisis in Indiana as governor, and is in the middle of botching his second pandemic as the head of the “Coronavirus Task Force” right now. He thinks members of the LGBTQ+ community should be sterilized. He SIGNED A LAW to enforce pregnant people who suffer miscarriages to hold funerals for their fetuses.
He is cruel, callous, and undeserving of a shred of humanity. And last night, he was brought down by a fly.