Bill Cosby on Tuesday found himself on trial for allegedly raping more than 40 women. Sort of.
To be fair, it wasn’t exactly a “real” trial, and Cosby wasn’t technically “present” for any of it. It was all part of a sketch on Inside Amy Schumer, in which the titular comedian posed as Cosby’s defense attorney in the Court of Public Opinion.
Schumer‘s opening remarks included her own interpretation of the infamous Cosby Show dance routine, followed by a screening of a brief scene between Dr. Huxtable and his son Theo.
“Did anyone feel raped by that?” Schumer asked the jury. “How about drugged? Me neither. I felt comforted by a familiar father figure. Nostalgia. Laughter. … Last time I checked, good plus good does not equal guilty.”
But it was Schumer’s next move — offering Pudding Pops and ugly sweaters to the jury — that really clinched her victory. “How could the face of such a yummy treat even do anything bad?” she asked. “I mean, how would that even work?”
In conclusion, she said, “This is about us not punishing ourselves for loving great comedy. If convicted, the next time you put on a rerun of The Cosby Show, you might wince a little … and none of us deserve to feel that. We deserve to dance like no one’s watching — and watch like no one’s raping.”
Cosby was so thankful for Schumer’s defense that he sent her a mixed drink… which immediately declined.
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