Rudy Giuliani Called Out for Misquoting 'My Cousin Vinny' During Bizarre Election Conspiracy Press Conference
President Donald Trump's bumbling personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, received much unwanted attention in the past few weeks after beclowning himself with Borat and holding a press conference at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping Company (instead of the luxury hotel).
Giuliani held another press conference on Thursday where he continued to repeat the President's lies about widespread voter fraud tipping the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden.
While this press conference was, thankfully, at the correct venue, Giuliani still generated mockery with his attempts to justify Trump's quixotic effort to secure a second term.
One moment stood out in particular.
Giuliani's reenacts a scene from "My Cousin Vinny" and then casually accuses Biden of crimes. Unhinged. pic.twitter.com/3RKJeX8cWs
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 19, 2020
Giuliani was asserting the lie that Republican election observers weren't in close enough proximity to the counting of votes in election facilities to properly monitor the proceedings.
Reenacting a scene from the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny—in which Joe Pesci's character tests the vision of a witness by holding up two fingers—Giuliani said:
"Did you all watch My Cousin Vinny? You know the movie? It's one of my favorite law movies, cause he comes from Brooklyn. And when the nice lady who said she saw, and then he says to her, 'How many fingers do I got up?' [holds up two fingers] and she says, 'Uh, three' cause she was too far away to see it was only two. These people were further away than My Cousin Vinny was from the witness."
People pointed out that this moment in the movie to test the witness' glasses, not to test her distant vision. She also responded that Pesci was holding up four fingers.
😂😂😂 it was just pointed out to me & I completely forgot that the whole point of that exercise in the movie was to show that the lady needed thicker lenses in her glasses & was mistaken about what she saw, not that she was too far away. I can't even... pic.twitter.com/Mz2vcGYLZD
— Girl Jo (@stark_ravin_mad) November 19, 2020
while we are on the topic of counting things accurately, the important thing to note here to rudy is that the old lady in the film says vinny is holding up 4 fingers, not 3 https://t.co/Tb5hHoiO27 pic.twitter.com/HmmOSKt0Zv
— LUNA SHADOWS (@lunaxshadows) November 19, 2020
um the old lady witness's problem in My Cousin Vinny was that she needed new glasses https://t.co/rQl53laHj7
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 19, 2020
I'm pretty sure the old lady in My Cousin Vinny said it was 4 fingers. If Rudy's wrong about his favorite law movie, what else is he wrong about? https://t.co/Cn9egTCbUd
— Chris Wear a Mask (@chrisholly71) November 19, 2020
But mostly, people mocked the absurdity of the entire situation.
Movie skits???? At a press briefing???? YO WHAT??? https://t.co/9mXSzfHdz2
— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) November 19, 2020
'Your honour I cite the case of My Cousin Vinny vs the United States.' https://t.co/KwTdRrrpia
— John Niven HQ (@estellecostanza) November 19, 2020
Rough day for democracy but HUGE day for My Cousin Vinny aficionados https://t.co/TLnqUL0pK9
— Mike Guardabascio (@Guardabascio) November 19, 2020
Who had My Cousin Vinny on their attempted coup bingo card? https://t.co/paYXCK8jAH
— Chip Rolley (@ChipRolley) November 19, 2020
Giuliani: Your Honor, i'd like to cite the precedent of My Cousin Vinny versus the State of Alabama.
Judge: Mr. Giuliani, that's a movie. https://t.co/c3yracVBlK
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 19, 2020
Despite Giuliani's best efforts, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20th.