It was an amazingly awkward way to start a debate — with some of the candidates not emerging from backstage when their names were called. And all the while, ABC for some reason kept its cameras trained on the candidates who were stuck in the purgatory between backstage and the mainstage.

Naturally, late night had some thoughts.

Jimmy Kimmel broke it down Monday night, moment by moment.

While Stephen Colbert did his own reenactment at the start of his show.

"Saturday Night Live," to its credit, was first on the scene to make fun of the entrance, including it just a few hours after it happened in its "Weekend Update" segment on Saturday night.