Perry followed up with a series of self-mocking tweets Thursday, saying: “I'm joining @megynkelly live at 3pm ET on FOX News. I hope they don't lose the feed before the third question!”

Apparently, he was remiss in his tweeting as well, since he had to correct his tweet moments later: “Check that-on with @megynkelly at 2pm Eastern. I forgot the time #forgetmenot”

The Texas governor said he planned on eliminating three government agencies in Wednesday night’s debate, but could only name two of the three.

Perry used humor to overcome the gaffe in a media blitz on Thursday, including the afternoon interview with Fox News’s Megyn Kelly.

Perry’s website currently asks supporters what part of the Federal government they would most like to "forget," with a link to a page where they can vote. They can also submit suggestions to new email address