Yesha Callahan

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Joke About Bill Cosby During The Golden Globe Awards

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The biggest joke of the night came from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler during their opening monologue at the 2015 Golden Globes — and of course it was about Bill Cosby and his sexual assault allegations.

Check out the joke below:

“In Into the Woods, Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower for her prince, and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby,” Poehler cracked.

“I don’t know if you saw this on the news today, but Bill Cosby has finally spoken out about the allegations against him,” Fey added. “Cosby admitted to a reporter [doing a Cosby impression] ‘I put the pills in the people! The people didn’t want the pills in them!’”

“That’s not right,” Poehler said. “It’s more like [Cosby impression]: ‘I got the pills in the bathroom and I put them in the people!’”

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Here’s the reaction from the audience:

  1. January 12, 2015 - Reply

    so…. are rape jokes ok now that they’re coming from 2 women? just wondering how some feel about this.

  2. January 12, 2015 - Reply

    They tried it.

  3. January 12, 2015 - Reply

    That was awkward i can’t believe they went there.

  4. January 13, 2015 - Reply

    Tina Fey, in particular, has always struck as a person who is politically liberal, but who holds a lot of negative stereotypes and racist assumptions about black people. It always comes through in her work.

    I guess from the viewpoint of Fey and Poehler, women doing rape jokes is like black comedians using the n-word, they can do it, but others need to steer clear.

    • January 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Anthony

      i suspect you’re spot on about the comparison of rape jokes to the n-word. i think a lot of people play by the same double standards of it’s ok if i do or say one thing insensitive about my own foks but everybody else has to be held to a higher standard b/c they’re not “one of us”. i think that way of thinking hurts the dialogue between afflicted groups & their aggressors b/c it sets up an environment where everybody is just trying to get over on everybody else w/o actually solving the problem w/some middle ground. equality still has a steep uphill climb before it gets here.

  5. January 13, 2015 - Reply

    If Chris Rock or some other black comic attempted that they would be crucified

    • January 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      Say that!!!

    • January 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      Please…
      Hannibal Burress resurrected all of this with a joke and he was black and was not crucified. Actually his joke was almost 2 minutes long. Or did we forget.

      • January 13, 2015 - Reply

        @Tira Masu

        @Tira Masu: Yeah, that’s true Burris did resurrect this. And look at the ish storm it has created. It’s still a slippery slope. Women who are actual rape victims might not think it’s funny. That was were i was coming from.

  6. January 13, 2015 - Reply

    I don’t have a problem with this. It was funny. Amy Poehler is hilarious, and her impression of Cosby was the best. If he’s not going to jail for what he did, he deserves to be shamed.

    • January 13, 2015 - Reply

      @Tira Masu

      “If he’s not going to jail for what he did, he deserves to be shamed.” You can say that again! Love this part of your comment. I disagree that Amy is funny though. They just strike me as women I would not want to be friends with. Mean girls. No coincidence that was the title of her film.

    • January 18, 2015 - Reply

      @Tira Masu

      It’s not really him being shamed though…It’s more like “hey 12+ women who got raped, we know something horrible happened to you but we’re gonna joke about it and laugh anyway.”

  7. January 13, 2015 - Reply

    I find it curious that Amy and Tina did not poke fun at Lena Dunham who admitted in her memoirs to have molested her younger sister. I don’t know, it seems Lena is a Hollywood darling that Amy and Tina never attack. Lena constantly gets a pass. I dismissed Tina a long time ago when she went on the Obama attack in support of Hillary in a way that was blatantly biased. Never found Tina nor Amy funny. Margaret Cho, on the other hand, is hilarious. So is Wanda Sykes. Two women comics who are much more deserving of Tina and Amy’s success, in my opinion.

    • January 13, 2015 - Reply

      @K.C.

      @ K.C. : And she didn’t get the dragging for admitting her creepy stuff with her sister, but she was a kid when all that went down, so she got a pass. But then again Lena Dunham is a white woman.

      • January 13, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        Lena Dunham creeps me out in general. Also despise her show. Anyway, I hate when celebrities (black or white) get protected because of their celeb status. I have worked in the Film/TV industry for a long time. It is mind boggling what people are willing to let them get away with. No one would believe such stories unless they were working in the industry. It really makes you question humanity when you work with over-privileged, bratty, entitled, immoral, mean and just downright out of touch celebrities. However, every once in a while you meet a gem. I worked for one who still to this day remembers my birthday. He doesn’t even have to but does. Impressive.

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