Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Joke About Bill Cosby During Golden Globes Monologue
By John Boone
Well, if Bill Cosby is already joking about the rape allegations made against him...
During their Golden Globes monologue, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler didn’t shy away from taking a dig at Cosby and the still-growing number of women who have come forth and accused him of rape or other sexual assault.
“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.
The audience hooted and hollered as Fey continued, “I don’t know if you saw this on the news today, but Bill Cosby has finally spoken out about the allegations against him. Cosby admitted to a reporter [Cosby impression] ‘I put the pills in the people! The people didn’t want the pills in them!'”
“No, Tina. That’s not right,” Poehler continued. “It’s more like [Cosby impression] ‘I got the pills in the bathroom and I put them in the people!'” Watch the video above to see Amy and Tina's joke play out -- and to see how Jessica Chastain and Lena Dunham react.
Some of the other funniest (and less controversial) jokes from their opening act:
Tina Fey: “Tonight we celebrate all the great television shows we know and love, as well as all the movies that North Korea was OK with.”
Amy Poehler: “The biggest story in Hollywood this year was when North Korea threatened an attack if Sony Pictures released The Interview, forcing us all to pretend we wanted to see it.”
Tina Fey: “Joaquin Phoenix is nominated for Inherent Vice, but obviously he isn’t here tonight because he has said publicly that award shows are total and utter bullsh—oh hey Joaquin! There he is!”
Tina Fey: “Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher look took two hours to put on, including his hair styling and makeup. Just for comparison, it took me three hours today to prepare for my role as human woman.”
Tina Fey: “George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person U.N. commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”