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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Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force. Pence and second lady Karen Pence tested negative for the virus on Sunday morning, according to the vice president's office.

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Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.

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Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

President Trump's final debate performance exceeded Americans' expectations, but it wasn't enough to shift the dynamics that left him trailing Joe Biden across most measures, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

What they're saying: "Liar" was the word used most by debate watchers to describe Trump's performance, followed by "lies," "strong," "presidential" and "childish." "Presidential" was the word used most to describe Biden's performance, followed by "liar," "weak," "expected" and "honest."