Spanish Fly

History of Bill Cosby's Creepy Comedy Bits


This week comedian/sexual predator Bill Cosby went to prison. Even before Hannibal Buress helped call him out in 2014—Cosby peppered his work with a multitude of references to sexual misconduct.

Take his Spanish Fly routine from the 1969 comedy album, “It’s True! It’s True!.” Or his reference to his secret BBQ sauce recipe - that renders women helpless, from an episode of The Cosby Show. Not to mention his monologue where he cites knocking women out - in his 1971 PBS performance, Bill Cosby on Prejudice.

We do a deep dive into the creepy Cosby clues that were always there.

You can also check out my story about it in Vice.