Kenan Thompson Perfectly Reprises His Bill Cosby Role In Hysterical 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch
"Wow, Bill Cosby. On behalf of every one of your fans, it is so disappointing to be meeting you now."
If the real Bill Cosby is anything like Kenan Thompson's Saturday Night Live version of him, the 81-year-old actor loves the prison life. In a recent sketch, Thompson brings his Cosby character out of hiding and gives a comedic prediction on the nature of the new inmate's interactions with fellow prisoners.
Cosby was found guilty on all counts during his April sexual assault retrial. He was sentenced to three to 10 years for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. While we don't know for sure all that's gone down during Cosby's prison days, SNL took a wild guess.
In the skit, we see Seth Meyers' character standing in the middle of his new jail cell as his cellmate sits in a dimly lit corner that makes him unidentifiable. After Meyers exclaims that doing time "friggin sucks," it soon becomes clear to whom he's speaking.
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"Hey! You don't come in here with your filth and your foul, foul filth. You need to get a job!" the fictional Cosby reprimands.
"Wow, Bill Cosby. On behalf of every one of your fans, it is so disappointing to be meeting you now," Meyers replies.
Cosby then explains that he's having an enjoyable time in his luxe cell. The camera then pans to a shelved wall housing his Emmys as well as a neighboring "hoagie tunnel" that he was able to dig in only four days.
"I'm in jail and loving it! No kids with the darnedest things. Limited interactions with Camille. And when I was fighting incarceration, I had no idea that one of the staple foods of the prison system is Jell-O," Thompson continues.
He shows that he doesn't fully understand his guilty verdict, blaming his "love of salty foods" for his being behind bars.
Meyers tries to make him aware that he's damaged lives and that his best bet would be to forget who he thinks he is, and instead own up to what he did.
"Theo," Thompson yells. "That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard!"
Check out the full skit below:
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