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Teresa Jue
October 15, 2014 AT 01:34 PM EDT

Who knew Nasim Pedrad’s memorable Arianna Huffington impression on Saturday Night Live was thanks to Bill Hader’s eye infection?

Last Tuesday night, Pedrad went on Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about playing Huffington, and explain how Hader’s eye infection prevented him from playing James Carville of Weekend Update for a news-related segment. Cue SNL writer John Mulaney suggesting Huffington as a backup, which ultimately became one of Pedrad’s signature characters. Watch Pedrad bring back a little bit of Huffington below.

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