During the first 2020 presidential debate on Tuesday night, Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE often directly turned to the camera to address viewers at home, prompting comparisons to "The Office" character Jim Halpert.

Biden sometimes shared exasperated expressions, smiles or other reactions to President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE. In other instances, he directly addressed viewers at home. 

Social media users immediately drew a line from Biden to Halpert, who is known for looking directly into the camera and shrugging or reacting to shenanigans in the workplace comedy.

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Not everyone drew the same comparisons, but others noticed the camera moments by Biden, sparking praise by names such as Chance the Rapper.