Fans want Jeff Goldblum to be ‘The Fly’ on ‘SNL’ after VP debate
It’s a Goldblum opportunity.
The online masses are buzzing about the need for Jeff Goldblum to reprise his role as “The Fly” on “Saturday Night Live” following the viral “bug” mishap during the vice-presidential debate Wednesday night.
The impromptu casting call was sparked after a fly was spotted on Vice President Mike Pence’s hair while he was sparring with democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris, which set Twitter abuzz with insect-related memes and jokes.
“What we all need is Jeff Goldblum to reprise his role as ‘The Fly’ on SNL,” tweeted comedian Natalia Ray-gun. She was referencing the 1986 sci-fi flick “The Fly” in which Goldblum plays an eccentric scientist who accidentally transforms himself into a winged insect-human hybrid.
“If SNL doesn’t get Jeff Goldblum to play the fly in this week’s episode, they’re missing a massive opportunity,” seconded actress Lauren Ash.
Sitcom actor-cum-raunchy comic Bob Saget also chimed in, tweeting: “The Fly just got a show on Netflix. Jeff Goldblum to voice.”
“I think we can all agree the winner of tonight’s #VPDebate was Jeff Goldblum,” quipped satirist Randy Rainbow of the fly fiasco.
Meanwhile, “Glee” actor Darren Criss joked that he hadn’t “loved a fly this much since David Cronenberg [director of ‘The Fly’] turned Jeff Goldblum into one.”
The hilarious requests come amid a tsunami of Twitter jokes about the buggy incident, which even saw the camp of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden tweet “pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly!” Meanwhile, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul joked that the insect was a literal bug sent by “the deep state” to spy on Pence.
The Post has reached out to reps for the “Jurassic Park” star regarding any plans to appear on “SNL.” In the interim, “The Fly” fans can catch the Cronenberg classic on Hulu, Starz, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes and more.
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