Maybe you’ve lost count of how many women have accused once beloved TV star Bill Cosby of rape. (30. It’s 30 women.) Maybe you’d rather not think about the incredibly disturbing idea that a man that was an icon of family values and feminism was allegedly drugging and assaulting women on the regular, expecting that very reputation to protect him against their speaking out. Maybe you just want to be able to watch Cosby Show reruns and not think about rape. Amy Schumer gets you. And she’s coming for you.
On the latest episode of Inside Amy Schumer, the comedienne goes all Ally McBeal (no dancing baby, but yes mini-skirt to court) to “defend” Cosby in the only trial he may actually face, the court of public opinion. And through her scathing brand of feminist satire, she sends up the popular defenses offered by Cosby’s tunnel-visioned supporters, one prop and zinger at a time.
“Nostalgia. Happiness. Laughter. Not guilty! Let’s break this down logically: I am a good person. I like this good show (The Cosby Show). Last time I checked, good plus good did not equal guilty.”
Drink it up, friends. Unless of course that drink came courtesy of Cosby.
Kristy Puchko lives in
perpetual fear that ice cream will become self-aware New York City.