Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing to become the next energy secretary was proceeding on a mostly serious note Thursday morning.

Then came his exchange with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). Here’s the video:

“Did you enjoy meeting me?” Franken asked.

“I hope you are as much fun on that dais as you were on your couch,” responded Perry, a former Texas governor. The room erupted in laughter.

“May I rephrase that, sir?” Perry added.

“Please. Oh my lord,” responded Franken.

“Well, I think we found our ‘Saturday Night Live’ sound bite,” Perry concluded.