Updated Oct 11, 2020 - Politics & Policy

"SNL" cold open recreates vice presidential debate's viral fly moment

Jim Carrey as Joe Biden chaneling Jeff Goldblum in "The Fly" on "Saturday Night Live."
Jim Carrey as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chaneling Jeff Goldblum in "The Fly" on "Saturday Night Live." Photo: Will Heath/NBC

The "Saturday Night Live" cold open recreated the viral vice presidential debate moments Sen. Kamala Harris said "I'm speaking" and when the fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence's head, but with a couple of twists.

Details: In the "SNL" reimagination, Beck Bennett's Pence faced two flies: Jim Carrey as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chaneled Jeff Goldblum in the 1980s sci-fi movie "The Fly" to transform into the insect in order to help Maya Rudolph's Harris.

Of note: Actor-comedian Bill Burr made his "SNL" debut as host and musician Jack White paid tribute on the show to music great Eddie Van Halen, who died last week.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details from the show.

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