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12687451, Bill Cosby on Phylicia Rashad's marriage "Ahmad messed up that thing"
Posted by CherNic, Tue Dec-30-14 07:19 PM
I think he's losing it


These Bill Cosby Comments About Phylicia Rashad Are Kind of Strange
Iyana Robertson Posted December 30, 2014

Understatement alert: Bill Cosby isn’t having a great year.

As controversy surrounds the comedian in regards to his influx of rape allegations, new bits of information continue to surface. In an interview with NewsOne back in November, which was published yesterday (Dec. 29), things take a bit of a creepy turn. Initially recalling the overarching idea of his classic A Different World series, the conversation turns to his on-screen relationship with Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show.

Leaning in to give a scoop, Cosby discusses Rashad’s then-husband ex-football player and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad. In what can only be described as strange, he says the chemistry between Cliff and Claire Huxtable was ruined by the actress’ pregnancy:

Ahmad Rashad messed up that thing. When he married her I didn’t mind, but then she got pregnant and I didn’t want Cliff and Clair to have another kid. So we had to hide her body, which took me away from — took Cliff away from – touching her and playing with her because I didn’t want the audience to see that. So when that season was over, and she went on and had the child, it was gone. Not the love for her, but it was gone in terms of, now we have to get back to the touchy – I just lost it.

We’re not sure what to make of this. Watch Bill Cosby talk Cliff and Claire Huxtable in the video above.

Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show, dr. cliff huxtable, Clair Huxtable
12687452, yo the vid is creepy as fuck
Posted by thegodcam, Tue Dec-30-14 07:21 PM
12688398, RE: yo the TIMING OF ALL THIS is creepy as fuck
Posted by DanSpeak, Thu Jan-01-15 01:24 PM

Fixed it for you.
12687453, So Bill thinks that Phylicia's *real* husband messed up the chemistry
Posted by vee-lover, Tue Dec-30-14 07:24 PM
On a made-up tv sitcom w/her tv husband by getting his wife pregnant????

Yeah Bill...have a seat...fix you a plate...get summa dem collards on ya plate and Mac & cheese and have a seat
12687781, LOL @ 'when he married her I didnt mind..'
Posted by infin8, Wed Dec-31-14 10:52 AM

there isnt a strong enough cuss word.
12687454, WoW, and this is who Debbie Allen wants to defend?
Posted by Starks dunked on Bulls, Tue Dec-30-14 07:28 PM
12687457, damn Cosby sounding like the molester uncle there
Posted by RobOne4, Tue Dec-30-14 07:32 PM
creepy as fuck. Who volunteers that kind of information in a fun interview? This wasnt about no behind the scenes scandals. Dude was like you guys had great chemistry. Then he turns into a creep.
12687459, what a fucking weirdo.
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Tue Dec-30-14 07:36 PM
12687462, after I saw his 'spanish fly' interview lol
Posted by Cenario, Tue Dec-30-14 07:42 PM
12687463, Strange that he places blame with Ahmad Rashad.
Posted by daryloneal, Tue Dec-30-14 07:44 PM
He really resented him for their relationship.
12687470, Not sure if I believe this story
Posted by ShinobiShaw, Tue Dec-30-14 07:56 PM

12687485, dudes face was like "ah shit, here we go"
Posted by Madvillain 626, Tue Dec-30-14 08:27 PM
lol at that Freudian slip tho, ol creepy ass nigga
12687486, Full creep mode in the video
Posted by Nick Has a Problem...Seriously, Tue Dec-30-14 08:27 PM
12687493, That was so fucking creepy.
Posted by lightworks, Tue Dec-30-14 08:50 PM
12687508, RE: Bill Cosby on Phylicia Rashad's marriage "Ahmad messed up that thing"
Posted by Tiggerific, Tue Dec-30-14 09:16 PM
This isn't even about the scandal. But, this is about just how creepy he comes off in that interview. Cliff is no longer America's favorite dad...he's a frakkin creep!

12687511, did that not create a template for
Posted by sosumi, Tue Dec-30-14 09:22 PM
real life pregnant actors who were not pregnant on their shows...
bunch of tv wives/moms started carrying big boxes and going away and solo trips

but yeah the huxtable cuddling was always creepy because kids did not
want to think about their own parents together much less them
or was that part of the white people need to see black love idea…
yuck either way
12687512, yep that was real creepy
Posted by luminous, Tue Dec-30-14 09:24 PM
especially when he leaned in and started whispering...
12687564, lol he acted like he was about to drop some knowledge
Posted by makaveli, Tue Dec-30-14 11:26 PM
like he had some great inside story that people would be interested in and then things went downhill.
12687520, I'll give this benefit of the doubt
Posted by atruhead, Tue Dec-30-14 09:44 PM
he could mean his respect for her becoming a mother beat out seeing her as his fictional wife

but wording it that her husband messed up their dynamic is wild and I still think he's a rapist. this just would have been less suspicious if there were no allegations
12687531, What in the entire fuck was THAT.
Posted by Brew, Tue Dec-30-14 10:17 PM
Jesus this dood is creepy as hell. How did it take us this long to notice it.
12687534, has anyone gone from lovable to loathed so fast in the history of hollywood
Posted by guru0509, Tue Dec-30-14 10:26 PM
this dude....smh
12687551, so fast? he's been working on being hated for over a decade
Posted by iKilan, Tue Dec-30-14 11:03 PM
12687553, It's been faster than Rocket Ismail riding an actual rocket.
Posted by TheRealBillyOcean, Tue Dec-30-14 11:08 PM
12687561, Yeah man, remember his appearances on Fallon?
Posted by Starks dunked on Bulls, Tue Dec-30-14 11:18 PM
>this dude....smh

It was just a few months ago. He was like a regular on the show and the audience loved him.

I wonder if Fallon has commented on him yet.

12687795, ionno man... I saw him on fallon sounding kinda crazy
Posted by legsdiamond, Wed Dec-31-14 11:03 AM
It took a looooong time for him to get the audience to laugh and even then it was a lite awkward chuckle.
12688088, ya whatever underlying mental issues hes having
Posted by GriftyMcgrift, Wed Dec-31-14 02:36 PM
is making things...odd
12687552, that was a little chilling.
Posted by SoWhat, Tue Dec-30-14 11:05 PM
12687556, Phylicia Rashad is so beautiful mayne
Posted by Madvillain 626, Tue Dec-30-14 11:12 PM
maybe the wrong thread for this but cosby show was before my time so i never watched it

but yeah she cold
12688226, Fam, you are not alone
Posted by illEskoBar221, Wed Dec-31-14 05:38 PM
We alllllllll love her
12687683, eeeeeewwwwww, nigga
Posted by 2.tears.in.a.bucket, Wed Dec-31-14 09:20 AM

creepy ass nigga
12687759, i wonder if chris hansen can get an interview
Posted by LAbeathustla, Wed Dec-31-14 10:35 AM
12687790, Bill Cosby, 1990:
Posted by 8-bit, Wed Dec-31-14 11:00 AM

12687867, ^ BASICALLY
Posted by infin8, Wed Dec-31-14 11:51 AM
12687792, i'm trying to think of an angle where its OK to be mad about the tv chemistry...
Posted by legsdiamond, Wed Dec-31-14 11:01 AM
like agents who get mad at actors who get married or the teen singer who gets prego...

BUT I know that dude is off his rocker so the way he says it screams creep life.
12687833, Bill Cosby is probably suffering from Dementia.
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Wed Dec-31-14 11:29 AM
In that regards he reminds me alot of my dad. The shit that comes out my pops mouth he never would have said a decade ago. Also doesn't seem to have a good take on his present situation.

"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

12687851, i was actually thinking real or not it's prolly his only out at this point
Posted by imcvspl, Wed Dec-31-14 11:40 AM

Big PEMFin H & z's
"I ain't no entertainer, and ain't trying to be one. I am 1 thing, a musician." � Miles

"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."
12687836, Man, that was random as ever. Martin could only grin like "DUDE".
Posted by Case_One, Wed Dec-31-14 11:31 AM

"America, stop turning our Court Houses of Justice into Dens for Justified Murderers."
12687877, Yo I had to turn that off...couldn't take it.
Posted by soulfunk, Wed Dec-31-14 11:59 AM
12687881, i get it
Posted by southphillyman, Wed Dec-31-14 12:02 PM
it's obvious at this point that he was irrationally committed to preserving the image of every character
even if it impeded on the lifestyles/career moves of the actors
can't say it didn't work
cosby show is/was probably the pinnacle of the modern american family ideal
and some people seemingly are having trouble separating bill cosby from cliff huxtable so.......

that being said it seems creepy in light of recent developments
12687899, uhhh he was having this problem himself
Posted by imcvspl, Wed Dec-31-14 12:16 PM
>and some people seemingly are having trouble separating bill
>cosby from cliff huxtable so.......

Big PEMFin H & z's
"I ain't no entertainer, and ain't trying to be one. I am 1 thing, a musician." � Miles

"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."
12687905, that's usually a good thing if you're an actor......
Posted by southphillyman, Wed Dec-31-14 12:23 PM
bale and mcconaughey are two of the best actors right now because of it
12687889, either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Posted by BigJazz, Wed Dec-31-14 12:08 PM
I'm tryna be better off, not better than...
12688106, people dont understand acting or performance
Posted by Binlahab, Wed Dec-31-14 02:52 PM
ill try to summarize it but i doubt it will matter.

he is saying the chemistry he felt as an actor w/ his leading actress in the roles of loving husband and wife on their show...that chemistry was never the same because during and after her pregnancy he felt weird abt touching her

chemistry is something in acting you cant fake its either there or it aint

i get what hes saying and i dont loathe him @ all

does it really matter?

for all my fans who keep my name in their mouth: http://i.imgur.com/v2xNOpS.jpg
12688125, oh jesus fuckin christ
Posted by thegodcam, Wed Dec-31-14 03:07 PM
12688126, There are far, far, far, far, far less creepy ways to say that shit.
Posted by Brew, Wed Dec-31-14 03:08 PM
And one important omission would've been the part about fucking blaming her real life husband for doing normal human marriage things and getting his real life wife pregnant.
12688128, i need to create a pearl clutching machine for hoes like you.
Posted by Binlahab, Wed Dec-31-14 03:11 PM
OH NOEZ! he said something in a way that makes me feel icky!

bitch grow up

does it really matter?

for all my fans who keep my name in their mouth: http://i.imgur.com/v2xNOpS.jpg
12688131, Spoken like a true rapist.
Posted by Brew, Wed Dec-31-14 03:13 PM
12688162, say it again maybe if you repeat it it'll make it true nm
Posted by Binlahab, Wed Dec-31-14 03:46 PM

does it really matter?

for all my fans who keep my name in their mouth: http://i.imgur.com/v2xNOpS.jpg
12688312, ^^^ just wrapped up a Spanish Fly session.
Posted by Brew, Thu Jan-01-15 12:39 AM
12688158, I work with actors for a living. This is dumb & creepy.
Posted by bignick, Wed Dec-31-14 03:43 PM
12688223, c'mon nigga went from zero to junior from players club
Posted by JAESCOTT777, Wed Dec-31-14 05:33 PM
12688328, actually, nvm.
Posted by AFKAP_of_Darkness, Thu Jan-01-15 05:04 AM
it's a brand new year... gotta waste less time getting myself into stupid arguments on OKP, so I'll reserve comment.

(but basically, I agree with Binlahab... this is just decontextualized red meat thrown to the public by a click revenue-hungry media trying to keep the feeding frenzy going)
12688416, RE: actually, nvm.
Posted by Tommy-B, Thu Jan-01-15 02:16 PM
it was still creepy
12688161, If this gives us a Claire rant like the one she gave Elvin, we all win
Posted by Bombastic, Wed Dec-31-14 03:46 PM
12688224, ^^
Posted by JAESCOTT777, Wed Dec-31-14 05:33 PM
12688230, I'm sorry but that nigga did it. He's borderline Dementia now tho.
Posted by deejboram, Wed Dec-31-14 05:46 PM
Like you can see the Dementia/Alzheimers setting in.
12688239, If there were no rape allegations would it still be strange?
Posted by Binladen, Wed Dec-31-14 06:24 PM
12688240, If Ahmad Rashad was a hood nigga he got grounds to fuck Bill up
Posted by ShinobiShaw, Wed Dec-31-14 06:34 PM
So yes this is a violation either way.
12688244, yeah kinda but the allegations certainly make it worse
Posted by makaveli, Wed Dec-31-14 06:50 PM
12688334, It'd still be strange, but the allegations got people adding extras.
Posted by Monkey Genius, Thu Jan-01-15 08:17 AM
12688397, RE: Bill Cosby on Phylicia Rashad's marriage "Ahmad messed up that thing"
Posted by TR808, Thu Jan-01-15 01:22 PM
It wasnt as creepy as I thought it was going to be . maybe I should have watched it before I read the comments....

I'll give him a pass based on what i THINK he meant.

I thought I remember there being complaints about him adding extra touches and kisses and things in as adlibs when they were not in the script... am I wrong about that?