The entire episode ― in which the fly stayed on Pence’s head for about two minutes ― seemed like a scripted moment straight out of Hollywood.
“Well, I really wish we had thought of this on @veephbo,” the actor said on Instagram Wednesday night, alongside a photo of the fly perched atop Pence.
“Who is controlling that fly?” she quipped.
Fans chimed in with comments on her Instagram post, calling the fly a “national treasure” and an “American hero,” while screenwriter and actor Lena Waithe said the fly “felt like a bit.”
“All jokes aside, thoughts and prayers to that fly’s family. It’s got to quarantine for two weeks now,” he said, referencing the coronavirus outbreak in the White House. “We’ve gotta get that fly to Walter Reed.”
Other celebrities also got in on the fun:
Pence apologizing to Mother right now for getting to 3rd base with the fly
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 8, 2020
I’m not saying he’s an alien but I never seen a bug sit so comfortably on anyone since Men In Black.
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) October 8, 2020
THE LORD OF THE FLIES, starring Mike Pence! Coming soon to a streaming platform near you.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 8, 2020
That fly is an American hero.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 8, 2020
While former Attorney General Eric Holder asked the important question:
Who will play the kamikaze fly on SNL?
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) October 8, 2020