While the real thing was something of a snooze-fest (minus a few sharp exchanges between the candidates and one memorable Big Bird moment), the overdubbed version is something to behold.
It features such gems as:
OBAMA: In horrible weather, I sneeze and I just lose the puppets. And I'm thinking Governor Romney won't do that, OK? And this has got me thinking: I see a purple idiot who speaks German with a big, spunky Irish labradoodle puppy.
LEHRER: Oh, he got me! And I want you to feel bad 'cause I've got funny radiation coming up on my desk and it's too much--
ROMNEY: Oh, come on! I'm not a robot, OK? I wish! Then I could go higher and you could rotate my arm and send me whooshing into space. Can you hear me?
LEHRER: Let's hush, because the sofa bears don't know. Go right off, and I'll defeat 17 bears while you're gone. But first I want you two to turn and look at each other.
There's also singing, hence the title, "Eye of the Sparrow."
Go on, watch. You won't regret it.
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