SNL: Black Jeopardy sketch dings Bill Cosby
The second edition of Black Jeopardy! on Saturday Night Live — the first came when Louis C.K. hosted in March 2014 — featured Elizabeth Banks as a young woman unsure how she even wound up as a contestant on “the only Jeopardy! produced entirely in cash” and a joke at the expense of Bill Cosby.
Starring cast members Kenan Thompson, Jay Pharoah, and Sasheer Zamata, this Black Jeopardy sketch included categories such as “I Don’t Know You!” “What Had Happened Was,” and “Who Try’na.” It was in “Who Try’na” where Cosby was mentioned.
“After everything he did, he try’na act like he don’t owe us an explanation,” read the clue, to which Banks answered, “Who is Bill Cosby?”
Thompson, the show’s host, was quick to say Banks was wrong. “I’m sorry, but no. The answer was Tom Brady,” he said, referencing Deflategate as the crowded laughed.
More than 50 women have come forward with sexual assault allegations against Cosby, who has maintained his innocence.
This is the second time in 2015 SNL has used a Jeopardy! sketch to mock Cosby; during the show’s 40th anniversary special in February, Thompson impersonated Cosby during a video clue about “Potent Potables” for Celebrity Jeopardy.
Watch the full sketch below.