My Cousin Vinny’s Director Had The Perfect Response To Rudy Giuliani
20th November 2020

If you happened to have turned on last night’s press conference in which Rudy Giuliani addressed the nation, then you’ll know that it was… quite a sight. If you missed it, we’ll catch you up.

No one knew exactly what would be addressed at the event, but the hope was that it might put an end to Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election; it’s been widely reported that Joe Biden was the winner of the election, though that hasn’t stopped Trump from pursuing a voter fraud case. But instead of acknowledging Biden’s win, Giuliani spoke about the “fake media,” and leveled accusations that Biden “stole the election” from Trump — and that “the president clearly won by a landslide” (via New York Magazine).

Throughout Giuliani’s speech, as he became more and more agitated, he began sweating a very strange looking brown liquid. Down the side of his face it went, making it harder and harder not to stare at as the evening went on. It would seem that the mysterious brown substance was some sort of hair dye to make the former mayor appear less bald, although the streaks on Rudy Giuliani’s face probably aren’t what you think.

But this wasn’t even the more uncomfortable part of the evening.

Giuliani referenced a well-know scene in a film to try to prove fraudulence

In Giuliani’s attempt to push the narrative of voter fraud, he maintains that the votes being counted were not properly observed. He, and the Trump Administration as a whole, believe that the spectators were too far away to be able to determine if votes were being counted accurately and honestly.

In order to really drive this point home, Giuliani decided to quote a scene from the cult classic film, My Cousin Vinny. There’s a scene in the film in which a witness is asked to say how many fingers Vinny (played by Joe Pesci), the lawyer, is holding up. He stands all the way across the courtroom and holds up two fingers, but the witness incorrectly claims she sees three fingers, due to her bad eyesight and thick rimmed glasses. “We could do like a…did you all watch My Cousin Vinny?” Giuliani asked the crowd. “You know the movie? It’s one of my favorite law movies, ‘cos he comes from Brooklyn. These people were further away than My Cousin Vinny was from the witness. They couldn’t see a thing!” (via Vulture).

The My Cousin Vinny director, Jonathan Lynn, was asked about his thoughts on this bizarrely-timed reference. “I regard Giuliani’s praise of My Cousin Vinny as generous from the man who is currently giving the Comedy Performance of the Year,” Lynn told The Hollywood Reporter. What a perfect response.

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