Tina Fey Asks Mindy Kaling the World's Worst Question

Which is: Would you rather sleep with Trump or Cosby?

Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling
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Tina Fey has never shied away from a Bill Cosby joke. In fact, she and Amy Poehler were some of the first to go there (opens in new tab) when they hosted the Golden Globes. She continued her fearless streak during a Q&A with Mindy Kaling Wednesday night, and things got a little weird.

Us Weekly (opens in new tab) reports the two of them spoke at an "In Conversation" event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, timed to promote Kaling's new book, Why Not Me? Since it was the night of the second GOP presidential debate (opens in new tab), the two of them got to talking about politics.

Kaling said that even though she disagrees with his entire platform, she can't help but admire Donald Trump. "His terms and phrases are amazing," she said. "I love that he's like, 'You're a loser!'" And then things got a little weird. Fey asked if she would "make out with Trump," and Kaling didn't miss a beat. "Yeah, like for a couple hours? Sure!"

Fey didn't stop there. She then started a Would You Rather game, and asked whether she'd sleep with Trump or Bill Cosby. Kaling cringed, but Fey fired back (opens in new tab): "With Bill Cosby you could sleep through it." Yikes. On a less horrifying note, she said she'd sleep with B.J. Novak ("I've done that!"), marry Stephen Colbert, and regrettably kill Michael Fassbender.

As for historical hot dudes (opens in new tab)? Kaling said she'd sleep with Ulysses S. Grant, while Fey would prefer Andrew Jackson. "Robert E. Lee was very handsome," Kaling joked. "I get why they don't talk about it. He was on the wrong side of that." 

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Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.