Wednesday night things were A LOT calmer as Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris faced off in their first and only debate.
There were plenty of heated moments as they fought over the coronavirus pandemic to the economy, climate change and the Supreme Court.
But one particularly buzz-worthy moment stood out. A fly landed on Pence’s head. For a LONG time…
Pence didn’t notice the visitor in his hair (did his hair care products attract it? Or was it because flies love shit?)
Director Paul Fieg joked that the fly
“landed a three-picture deal from Universal.”
C-SPAN thought the moment viral enough to upload it to YouTube
And even Biden joined in posing with a flyswatter and asking,
“Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.”
Who ever does the Biden’s campaign products and marketing is ON IT as the campaign store almost immediately started selling a flyswatter printed with…
“Truth Over Flies… Biden Harris”
“Vice President Pence, your time is up and there’s a fly on your head.”— Karyne Levy (@karynelevy) October 8, 2020
So who do you think won the debate? pic.twitter.com/r1FW8fmM8f— Stone (@stonecold2050) October 8, 2020
I think the fly just won the debate #VPDebate— ToeKneeArmAss (@ToeKneeArmAss) October 8, 2020
This just in: The fly just got a three picture deal with Universal. pic.twitter.com/89DWVCeNqD— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2020
“You know, Terry, it was really a decision I made on the fly.” pic.twitter.com/dtUxnAhihd— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 8, 2020
Total time a fly sat on Mike Pence’s head: two minutes pic.twitter.com/PtI0rKSi5I— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 8, 2020
That fly was on Mike Pence’s head longer than Bill O’Brien got to coach the Texans this year. pic.twitter.com/Nhxi3dQQ5y— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) October 8, 2020
Tonight, we can all agree that during the debate we were all like—is that fly on my TV/laptop screen or is it actually in Mike Pence’s hair. #flywillvote— Vanessa McGrath (@Vanessa4Philly) October 8, 2020
I sent the fly.— Lana Del Gay 🏳️🌈👻✨ (@McClellandShane) October 8, 2020
I want him to know it was me. pic.twitter.com/J8qlzr8b8j
The moment when you realize you are debating with a piece of shit pic.twitter.com/Yv61Hs0wqk— Stone (@stonecold2050) October 8, 2020
Pence’s Pink Eye & COVID…
The other thing that social media noticed about Pence’s appearance was his left eye.
Various people on social media pointed out that Pence’s eye was red and the normally white parts appeared to have some redness. It was speculated that it might have been from conjunctivitis, or pink eye.
According to research published in the Journal of Medical Virology,
Studies have found that 1.1% of people with Covid-19 developed conjunctivitis, and 3% of those with severe Covid-19 and 0.7% of those with non-severe Covid-19. Eye symptoms in those with Covid-19 have included redness, chemosis (which is swelling of the conjunctiva), and epiphora.
Covid-19 has to be a concern for Pence since so far at least 27 people in Trump’s inner circle have tested positive for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) recently.
But in the scheme of things, who knows with this administration? One thing is for sure. The fly won. Giant fly on SNL cold open pretty much guaranteed.
the snl writer’s room when the fly landed on pence’s head pic.twitter.com/UD5liN25yW— leigh 🍁 (@sincereleigh_me) October 8, 2020
Verified photo of osteopath Dr. Conley, who says, “I’ve examined Mr. Trump by looking at a picture of him I found on the internet. He looks perfectly healthy, although I’m worried about one of the strippers” pic.twitter.com/l3mOeYmLqe— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) October 7, 2020