Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were some of the first celebrities to go after Bill Cosby and his many allegations of rape, and in their last hurrah as hosts of the Golden Globe Awards, the comediennes once again took aim at him.
In their monologue, Fey and Poehler made fun of the growing number of rape allegations that have surfaced against Cosby. It became one of the night’s most controversial moments, drawing a decidedly mixed reaction from the celebrities in the crowd.
Here is a full transcript of the joke (via Decider.com):
AMY: 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 from Bill Cosby.
TINA: You know, actually, I don’t know if you guys saw this in the news, but Bill Cosby actually has spoken out about the allegations against him. Cosby admitted to a reporter, [in Cosby voice] “I put the pills in the people! The people did not want the pills in them.”
AMY: Oh, Tina, hey! That’s not right. That’s not right. It’s more like [in Cosby voice] “I got the pills in the bathroom and I put ’em in the people.”
TINA: You’re right. It’s like [in Cosby voice] “I put the pills in the hoagie.”
The Bill Cosby jokes didn’t exactly go over well. While Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were met with wild laughter in their other jokes, the Cosby bit was met with only scattered laughs and a lot of silence.
Shots of the audience showed many celebrities looking shocked or stone-faced (except for George Clooney, who apparently thought it was hilarious).
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The Bill Cosby joke at the Golden Globe Awards isn’t the first time that Tina Fey or Amy Poehler have taken aim at the legendary comedian. Back in 2005, they mentioned the allegations during Weekend Update, calling on Kenan Thompson to joke about the reason no one wanted to touch the allegations — Bill Cosby has a lot of sway in Hollywood and can affect whether someone gets work. Apparently that’s not so true anymore.