If You Missed Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Joke About Obama, We’ll Catch You Up

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It’s about time for witty women to get recognized for their amazing talent, and that’s just what happened when Fleabag took home the Golden Globe for best television series, musical or comedy, at the 2020 ceremony.

During her acceptance speech, Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave a shoutout to former president Barack Obama, saying, “Personally, I would like to also thank Obama for putting us on his list,” referring to when he shared his favorite television shows of 2019. The Fleabag creator added, “As some of you may know, he’s always been on mine.” True Fleabag fans quickly reminisced and joined in on the joke, including R&B singer and actor Beyoncé, who was laughing from the audience. But those who haven’t seen the show may feel a little lost. Here’s a little context for your water-cooler conversations tomorrow.

In season one of the show, Waller-Bridge’s character, Fleabag, masturbates to one of the former president’s speeches while her boyfriend sleeps next to her, hence the uproar when she added that quirky comment during her speech. So yes, Obama has been on her list, and you know what? We can see why.

Also a winner at this year’s show for best actress in a comedy series, Waller-Bridge gave kudos to her series costar Andrew Scott for their amazing on-set chemistry. “He can have chemistry with a pebble,” she said.

Unfortunately for fans, Fleabag season three won’t be happening, but Waller-Bridge is happy with the bittersweet end to season two and doesn’t want to disrupt the story by adding another season. The simple reason for that is because she doesn’t have a new angle for it. We can still cross our fingers in hopes that Waller-Bridge will somehow change her mind, but in the meantime, both seasons are available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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