My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 comedy film about Vincent Gambini (played by Joe Pesci), a lawyer who tries to defend a New York couple accused of murder. Marisa Tomei won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


  • In a Sesame Street sketch, Marissa Tomei reads the story of "The Banana King" to Joey and Davey Monkey. When she shows them an image of the king-turned-monkey, they claim he looks like their cousin Vinny.


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