Remember the ‘Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs’ Album?


Of the many achievements Bill Cosby‘s once-immaculate reputation could boast, the 1972 Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children is one of them. That’s because, instead of doing a typical comedy album, Cosby decided to do a PSA about the perils of drugs and drug use for kids titled Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs.

In April, YouTube user Cool Songs posted a compilation of sound bites from the album, most of which take on a whole new meaning in light of Cosby’s recently released 2005 deposition and the mounting rape allegations launched against him.

Highlights include:

  • “First of all, we’re going to talk about the ‘downers’ and the ‘uppers.’ Do you think it’s fun to have to take a pill…to make yourself, as a lot of people think, better?”
  • “Okay! Now, let’s talk about pill, alright? People take pills to get high, you see. Now some pills are called ‘downers,’ so if we take a downer, it kind of makes us feel sleepy, and we think we feel good.”
  • The whole “downer” experience that follows, which entails Cosby’s voice slowed down and bass-ed up to creepy levels.

Of course, this comes on the heels of new analyses of previous bits by the comedian, like his 1969 stand-up routine about drugging women, and the Cosby Show episode involving a special BBQ sauce. It’s looking a lot like Cosby’s entire catalog of things is about to go under the “Does this sound rapey?” microscope.

Take a listen below, courtesy of Cool Songs:

[h/t the Washington Post]
[Image via Uni Records]

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