The synchronization is uncanny.
Here's the original viewed side-by side with the mashup:
Starting at about 4:45, the cauldron is lit. Some time before, white doves had been released into the stadium during the opening ceremonies, and many had yet to find their way out of the stadium.
As birds are wont to do, they were drawn to a relatively high perch to check out the scene - little did the birds know they were moments away from being burned alive. Most got away, but a few didn't get away in time.
Whose idea was it to release birds, anyway?
Seriously, how cute is that dog? Adorable.
And here's a gif of Obama dropping the mic at the end - I don't know why I think that's so funny:
I think SNL's current cast is just amazing.
Tom Selleck's moustache really does make other actors more impressive. If you're a Selleck fan like me, check out my previous post about SelleckWaterfallSandwich.