At 74, Bill Cosby has caught the vlogging bug.
Cosby, the comedian and accomplished Movie and television actor most recently known for his mold-breaking role playing the father of five in “The Bill Cosby Show” (a show often-cited as impacting race relations), joined YouTube in June.
Cosby’s first vlog—video blog—titled I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN (BUT I AM GLAD I WAS), promoted his book of the same name. He also used his channel, TheOfficialBillCosby, to share videos of him meeting various musicians at the 2011 Playboy Jazz Festival.
But something happened this December that made Cosby start using YouTube as a platform for expressing his opinions. (He had previously uploaded vlogs to Viddy, another video sharing site.)
On December 5, Cosby uploaded a video titled ‘Call Tim Tebow,” asking his viewers to call the football player and ask him to make sure the day Cosby performs in Denver on the 31st, is a good day.
“And tell Tim, I said don’t worry about what all these people are saying about him, just show him old films of Joe Kapp,” Cosby said.
Since then, he’s been uploading short, personal vlogs onto the channel. Yesterday, he shared three videos, one of which is a 10 second video of himself saying slowly, “I ate myself into this, and I am going to eat myself out of it.”
Redditors, who found the video, have speculated Cosby was talking about a recent health diagnosis, perhaps diabetes. They didn’t seem impressed. Rather, they seemed highly confused.
Another video uploaded yesterday onto the channel has Cosby talking about one of Santa’s helper elves named Stymie, who works as Santa’s Dietitian.
While most of the commenters on YouTube are highly supportive, expressing their love, many YouTubers are equally perplexed.
It could be that Cosby has long talked about diet and has had an interest in food and staying healthy. After all, he wrote a book, called “I Am What I Ate…and I’m Frightened!!!”
Perhaps it was his friendly way of warning us to chill out over the holidays. And maybe, it’s Cosby’s way of having a little fun.