Michael Cohen's testimony inspires the super relatable "how many times" meme
28 February 2019, 14:00
After his appearance before a congressional committee, Michael Cohen's "how many times" exchange with Rep. Speier has gone viral on Twitter.
Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer and "fixer" for US President Donald Trump, delivered testimony before the House Oversight Committee yesterday (Feb 27). There were many revelations over the course the marathon hearing, but none have inspired more memes than a particularly fascinating exchange between Cohen and Rep. Jackie Speier.
During the Cohen testimony, Speier asked the former lawyer how many times Trump had directed him to threaten other individuals.
When Cohen answered that it had been a number of times, Speier urged him to try and approximate.
"100 times?" she asked. "More," Cohen responds in the video.
"200 times?" asks Speier. Once again, Cohen indicates that it happened "more" times than that.
"Probably," Cohen says, finally.
"how many times have you watched gaga and bradley cooper perform shallow?" pic.twitter.com/I4QHbn43i8— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) February 27, 2019
The glib exchange quickly caught traction on Twitter, inspiring people to meme instances where they'd repeatedly performed tasks or found themselves in amusing situations.
People paired the "how many times" Cohen video with hilarious pop culture references.
How many times are you gonna see Avengers: Endgame in the theaters?pic.twitter.com/5SHAiNVwre— Fandom (@getFANDOM) February 27, 2019
Question: How many times have you watched Twilight?— THE TWILIGHT SAGA (@Twilight) February 28, 2019
"How many times have you read Harry Potter?" pic.twitter.com/28fblN10gD— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) February 28, 2019
Yeah, if somebody asked me how many times I'd watched Beychella, my answer would also be "probably" 500.
Inevitably, the subject turned sports.
How many times have Tottenham Hotspur ruined your week? pic.twitter.com/dtt0F3V3SJ— Tim (@CookPassTim) February 28, 2019
Some also applied the "how many times" Cohen video to their favourite music.
Nobody: “How many times have you listened to the Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack?”— shan 🧚🏽♀️ (@shannbon) February 28, 2019
“How many times have you played the new Carly Rae Jepsen singles today?” pic.twitter.com/6EWFi5phMf— Spencer Dukoff (@SpencerDukoff) February 27, 2019
And just about everything in between.
“How many times do you eat Chipotle in a month?” pic.twitter.com/PgBX7F7Gyb— Mike Saenz (@mikesaenzsays) February 27, 2019
"How many times have you sloppily eaten shredded cheese straight from the bag after midnight?" pic.twitter.com/yax5bg0DFw— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) February 27, 2019
How many times did we die laughing at these memes? 100? More. 200? More. 500? Probably.