Even before the current sh*tstorm, Bill Cosby had a reputation in the entertainment industry, much of it not good. A friend who works for a music/comedy festival that once booked the Leonard Part 6 star told me he was the most stubborn, impossible-to-please performer she’d ever met. He could also be scary-intense. Check out this account from Dana Kennedy, a former AP reporter who interviewed Cosby while he was filming the final season of The Cosby Show.
“Tell me what you want to ask and we’ll see how it goes,” he told me, speaking slowly and measuring his words. “If it doesn’t go well, I’ll give you a piece of fruit. I’ll give you an apple or pear and you can be on your way.”
Less than a week after the story was published, I received a package at AP’s world headquarters, which was then at 50 Rockefeller Plaza. This was years before 9-11 so of course I opened it without trepidation.
Inside was a sheet of paper with three typed words: “Here’s your apple.” The signature in black ink read “Bill Cosby.” And wrapped in a paper towel was indeed an apple, dried and withered. (Via)
What I want to know is, did Cosby have a designated dead fruit guy, or did he have to go to the nearest Key Foods, look for an apple, buy the apple, wait until it died, package the thing, trek to the post office, and finally mail it? Neither scenario is ideal. I hope later that day, Kennedy purchased another apple and used it as a bong. Cosby would be mortified.