The actor stands accused of raping multiple women

By Michele Corriston
November 23, 2014 05:05 PM
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Saturday Night Live took on the Bill Cosby scandal this weekend by turning one of his own famous lines against him.

“Hey Bill Cosby, pull your damn pants up,” Weekend Update anchor Michael Che said. “I’ve always wanted to say that.”

A beloved television icon, Cosby, 77, faces mounting accusations that he sexually assaulted young women throughout his career. The controversy resurfaced after comedian Hannibal Buress joked about it last month. The actor has denied the claims through his lawyer, calling them “unsubstantiated, fantastical stories.”

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Che – who weathered a Twitter storm after joking about street harassment online in October – also discussed TV Land canceling reruns of The Cosby Show, which originally aired on NBC, also home to SNL. (The network pulled the plug on a planned Cosby project amid the rape allegations).

“I don’t know how to feel about that because I don’t know Bill Cosby, but Cliff Huxtable practically raised me,” he riffed. “I love that dude, and the only thing he ever tried to sneak while people were asleep is a hoagie. So while I may never forgive Bill Cosby, hopefully someday I can forgive Dr. Huxtable. I mean, I know it’s not the same thing, but I forgave Kramer.”

Michael Richards, who starred as Kramer on NBC’s Seinfeld for nine seasons, hurled racial slurs at hecklers while doing stand-up in 2006.

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