Ben Carson was in the middle of his confirmation hearing when he just had to make the reference on everyone’s mind

Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

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It’s the Ben Carson-est thing to come from Ben Carson so far.

Everyone’s favorite soft-spoken neurosurgeon-turned Secretary of Housing and Urban Development appointee had a moment during his confirmation hearing that made everyone laugh.

Though the question period between Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Carson was intense, Carson had to interrupt and take a moment to tell Brown that he reminded him of Lieutenant Columbo, fictional Los Angeles detective of “Columbo:”

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The room erupted in laughter after Carson compared the dark-haired senator to the late Peter Falk, who played the titular character during the show’s run from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

Brown wasn’t even mad, saying, “I’ve heard that before.”

Correspondents and journalists everywhere couldn’t help but share the moment on Twitter:

Others were just interested to hear Carson say what was on everyone’s mind:

It’s safe to say that he probably hit the nail on the head with this one:

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