Mike Pence Fly

Mike Pence Fly

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Mike Pence Fly refers to a viral clip of a fly sitting on the United States Vice President Mike Pence's head for two minutes during his debate with vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. The clip prompted memes and reactions on Twitter and other social media.


On October 7th, the United States Vice President Mike Pence participated in a debate with vice presidential nominee for the Democratic Party Kamala Harris. During the debate, a fly landed on Pence's hair, resting there for two minutes before flying away (video shown below).[1][2]


Within minutes after the incident, multiple posts about the fly were made on Twitter. At 10:20 pm EST, Twitter user @eddyburback made one of the earliest uploads of the clip to Twitter,[3] with the video gaining over 115,000 views in one day (shown below).

On October 7th, Twitter[4] user @Seinfeld2000 posted one of the earliest memes referencing the occurrence, replacing the fly with an image of character Barry B. Benson from the 2007 animated film Bee Movie (shown below).

Seinfeld Current Day @Seinfeld2000 10:20 PM · Oct 7, 2020 · TweetDeck

On the same day, presidential candidate Joe Biden made two tweets[5][6] referencing the incident (shown below).

Joe Biden @JoeBiden Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly. joe.link/3nvsFwL 10:33 PM · Oct 7, 2020 · TweetDeck

In the hours following the debate, memes and jokes about the fly maintained significant popularity online, primarily on Twitter.

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Spider-Man @Zekrom69 Replying to @tutweet and @JoeBiden The fly decides which party loses the election. cta es Viere the Rts lon st 10:35 PM · Oct 7, 2020 · Twitter Web App of Lana Del Gay @McClellandShane I sent the fly. Tell Pence. I want him to know it was me. 10:55 PM · Oct 7, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone > Team Joe (Text JOE to 30330) ARE VOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? @TeamJoe Swats away flies and lies. Get yours today: store.joebiden.com/truth-over-fli. DON'T LET THIS DEBATE BUZZ OFF TRUTH over FLIES ARAN BIDEN HARRIS 11:14 PM · Oct 7, 2020 · Twitter Web App >

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