If you've been anywhere on the internet in the past week, you've probably heard about the fly that spent a whole two minutes chillin' on Mike Pence's head during the vice presidential debate last Wednesday. And, of course, that little fly became a bit of an internet celebrity before the night was over.
Well that fly made an appearance during SNL's VP debate cold open, where it got a whole backstory of its own. Strap in, y'all, because this is about to be a wiiiiiiild ride.
The first half of the sketch focuses on parodying the debate itself, but it really starts getting juicy when Biden (Jim Carey) decides he has to save Harris (Maya Rudolph) mid-debate with his very convenient, but very experimental teleportation machine.
Biden decides to use the machine anyway and this, naturally, leads us into this beautiful teleportation scene that's definitely not Jim Carrey's face slapped over Jeff Goldblum's in his 1986 movie, TheFly.
And that, my friends, is how our beloved debate fly came to be. But wait, the story is far from over.
The fly version of Joe Biden, which Twitter lovingly dubbed Joe Flyden, perches comfortably on Pence's head and graces us with Jeff Goldblum impressions — including a spin on this iconic Dr. Ian Malcolm line from Jurassic Park.
Flyden goes, like, ~full Goldblum~.
Then, another fly joins the party on Pence's head. It turns out to be none other than the late Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate who died from the coronavirus earlier this year.
Cain, of course, came with a cautionary tale for the people.
And finally, the sketch ends the way we all wish the debate had, tbh.
You can watch the whole sketch for yourself below:
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