More like “My Cousin Rudy”.
On Thursday, former New York mayor and current Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani gave a press conference on the current lawsuits to question the U.S. election results.
At one point, Giuliani caught attention by referencing a scene from the Oscar-winning courtroom comedy “My Cousin Vinny”, which he described as one of his favourite “law movies.”
rudy giuliani, citing that key election law case, "my cousin vinny" pic.twitter.com/OVhxnUIvAB
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 19, 2020
On Thursday’s “Late Night”, host Seth Meyers unloaded on Giuliani and his press conference.
“After a string of embarrassing court losses and bumbling performances in front of exasperated judges, Rudy Giuliani, voted America’s wettest lawyer for three years running, held a marathon performance/performance art piece that was honestly at times so incomprehensible I thought I had to put on the closed captioning,” Meyers laughed. “And even when I did, the closed captioning said, ’Your guess is as good as mine.”
The “My Cousin Vinny” moment quickly began inspiring jokes and memes on Twitter, with some fans imagining star Joe Pesci and Giuliani facing off.
Rudy is now quoting My Cousin Vinny, complete with Joe Pesci imitation.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) November 19, 2020
Giuliani just revealed his defense is steeped in legal techniques used by Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny. pic.twitter.com/rcbvKyD7Bq
— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) November 19, 2020
Joe Pesci confronting Rudy Giuliani after hearing him quote My Cousin Vinny pic.twitter.com/FZl8FJhqbn
— Jeffrey Walizer Jr (@JWalizerJr) November 19, 2020
LOL. Thanks for the reminder that even Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinny is a better lawyer than you. https://t.co/XHKiSKoYR7
— Lizz BidenHarris4TheWinstead (@lizzwinstead) November 19, 2020
My favorite scene in My Cousin Vinny was when Joe Pesci decided to lie down on a hotel bed and reach in his pants to grab his junk in front of a “journalist”. https://t.co/hUVqMPRMeH
— Jason 😷 (@my_good_karma) November 19, 2020