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From 1969: Bill Cosby On ‘Spanish Fly’

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I am officially an agnostic regarding the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. It doesn’t sound good, and it’s getting worse by the day, but I still don’t know what to believe. I don’t blame anybody else for making up their minds, but I haven’t yet.


I remember listening to Cosby’s album “It’s True! It’s True!” years ago, but I forgot all about his “Spanish Fly” routine. Alan Scherstuhl at the Village Voice didn’t:

Cosby’s dozen-plus accusers tell similar stories: that, after having a drink with Cosby, they felt drugged and confused as he had his way with them. Curiously, Cosby himself once made such scenarios the center of a stand-up routine…

Here it is. It’s kind of tough to laugh along with him about it now:


The whole thing is just so depressing. I really hope it’s not true.