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Ben Carson’s Debate Entrance Mocked on Daytime and Late Night TV (Watch)

Ben Carson waits to go onstage and causes a backup before the debate in New Hampshire, Feb. 6, 2016
Ben Carson waits unnecessarily to go onstage before the debate in New Hampshire, Feb. 6, 2016

*So as we all know, Ben Carson didn’t hear his name called during introductions at Saturday’s GOP debate in New Hampshire, causing a three-candidate pileup in the process.

Monday was the first chance that daytime and late night TV got  to mock the moment – and this was after “Saturday Night Live” managed to squeeze it into its “Weekend Update” just hours after it happened.

“The View” picked up the torch on Monday:

Then, “Daily Show” alum Samantha Bee clowned Carson on the premiere of her TBS late night show “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.” She said the debate derailed before it even started, when “43% of Republican candidates failed an important presidential test: Can you walk successfully to a podium – a task routinely mastered by laboratory mice and frightened four-year olds on Toddlers and Tiaras.”

Stephen Colbert contributed his take on CBS’s “The Late Show”:

And Jimmy Kimmel yelled directions at the candidates during a video replay of the entrance pileup on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”:

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