Watch: Blondie Helps 'Songify' the First Presidential Debate

If you were among the 84 million viewers who tuned in Monday night to watch the surrealist 90-minute interruption-fest/Gender Politics 101 course that was the first presidential debate, chances are you found yourself cringing more than a handful of times. No matter your political orientation, it contained moments that were -- well, let's be diplomatic and say "less than artful."

Luckily, we have the internet. In confusing times like these, the internet promises to make sense out of the nonsensical, or at least round up the funniest tweets about it.

In that same spirit of "maybe if we make fun of this situation it will stop being so deeply terrifying," the Gregory Brothers -- best known for their work Auto-Tuning the news, as well as that earworm of a theme song for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt -- seemingly worked around the clock immediately following the debate to produce the following, truly inspirational ditty.

With a little help from Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein filling in for moderator Lester Holt, it's no surprise that this two-and-a-half-minute song immediately surpasses the actual debate in terms of enjoyability. I'll say that I, for one, have certainly never liked the sound of the name "Sean Hannity" quite as much as I do here. (Or, you know, at all.)

In any event: Give it a watch below. Take some deep breaths with me. Maybe by the time the second debate rolls around (Sunday, Oct. 9), we will all have collectively unclenched our teeth.

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