‘Amy Schumer’ Takes on Cosby Scandal, Finds Him Too Cute To Convict
Across three seasons of Inside Amy Schumer, comedian Amy Schumer has played a horror movie victim, a criminal headed for death row and drunken starlet who's fallen from grace, but on last night's episode, she tackled what is perhaps her scariest role yet: Bill Cosby's defense attorney.
Cosby, who as People reports has been accused of rape by more than 40 women, has yet to stand trial. But in Schumer's fantasy sketch-world, he's close to conviction, and in the clip above, her satirical alter-ego won't let him go down without a fight.
"Let's break this down logically," she pleads with a jury to whom she shows old Cosby Show footage to cast the accused in a positive light. "I am a good person. I like this good show. Last time I checked, good plus good did not equal guilty."
The prosecution motions for repeated objections, but Amy continues to wear her opponent down by playing jurors comforting show tune jingles and feeding them pudding pops, products Cosby once famously endorsed.
"How could the face of such a yummy treat even do anything bad?" she poses.
And to nail down her case, Schumer invites each juror to look under his or her seat, where she's hidden Coogi-esque sweaters that could easily find space in Doctor Huxtable's wardrobe.
"If convicted, the next time you put on a rerun of The Cosby Show, you may wince a little, you might feel a little pang," she argues. "And none of us deserve that...we deserve to dance like no one's watching, and watch like no one's raping."
Watch the clip above for some spot-on satire.