I really hope this doesn't lead to us finding something creepy in 'Fat Albert' as well.
And you thought wearing a Cosby sweater was cool... (via YouTube)
Whenever a cherished celebrity turns out to be a pervert, the public is always inclined to go through their old work and look for signs that hinted towards their behavior all along. In some instances—such as Roman Polanksi or Woody Allen—you can find some fishy stuff, but it takes a bit of extrapolation to fully make the connection between their art and their personal life (Just kidding, Manhattan is literally about Woody Allen fucking a kid.). A newly unearthed clip from the Cosby Show, however, quite explicitly suggests Cosby's creepy behavior.
The episode, titled "Last Barbeque," aired in 1990. The plot is simple: The women and the men of the Huxtable house get in an argument over the of ethics of hiring a stripper for their brother-in-law's bachelor party. All of a sudden, the fight mysteriously blows over and the couples of the house are affectionate towards each other once again. At the end of the episode, Clair Huxtable expresses her happiness that everyone has "worked things out for themselves." Cosby's character Clif responds with the following:
They haven't worked anything our for themselves. It's my barbecue sauce. [...] Haven't you ever noticed after people have some of my barbecue sauce, after a while, when it kicks in, they get all huggy-buggy?[...] Haven't you ever noticed that after one of my barbecues—and they have the sauce—people want to get right home?
He then offers her some "barbecue sauce":
I got a cup of it up on the night table. I got a cup of it, I said. Left it up there breathing. Why don't you give the chicken to these people and let's go on up and have some sauce?
If it's not creepy enough on its own, keep in mind that it was revealed last week that Cosby had seven prescriptions for Quaaludes. Also keep in mind that almost all of the 30+ women who have come forth against Cosby have stated in their depositions that Cosby would first give them pills, either directly or slipped into their drinks, before assaulting them. Yeah. Ewwwwwww. Why do you have to be so creepy, Bill Cosby? And why do you have to ruin barbecue sauce for everyone? I'm not going to be able to look at a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's without gagging from now on.