Best Lines From Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
They open Golden Globes with jokes about The Interview, Bill Cosby
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – After welcoming an audience full of "minimally talented spoiled brats," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off tonight's Golden Globes—the last one, they say, that they will host.

  • They made sure to start their opening monologue by noting they were there to honor "all the movies that North Korea was OK with," which set off a number of jabs at The Interview—North Korea's anger over it, of course, "forced us all to pretend we wanted to see it."
  • One of their most timely jokes was about Selma, which, Fey noted, is about the civil rights movement—"which totally worked and now everything is fine!"
  • And Poehler, on Into the Woods, with the requisite Cosby jab: "Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby."
  • But one of their bits, a North Korea joke starring Margaret Cho as a North Korean general that continued later in the show, didn't go over so well. Sample tweet: "This Margaret Cho bit is minstrelsy," wrote Jamil Smith.
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