It took “Saturday Night Live’s” Tina Fey to bring a (greatly distorted) version of Sarah Palin’s “I can see Russia” line to the public consciousness, and four years later, rising political comedian John Kerry appended his own punchline: “Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia from watching ‘Rocky IV.'”

Kerry might have thought he was staying on message, but his one-off line sent “Rocky IV” trending up the Twitter charts in an online love-fest of cinematic cheese.

Wait… what’s this about a speech? Oh, John Kerry — the guy trending several slots below “Rocky IV.”