The grossest "Cosby Show" episode: Cliff Huxtable makes a "secret sauce" that makes people "all huggy-buggy"

Vice posted a horrifying episode about how Cosby quells anger over strippers with his secret ingredients

By Erin Keane

Editor in Chief

Published July 10, 2015 9:16PM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Jeff Christensen)
(Reuters/Jeff Christensen)

Mike Pearl at Vice went diving deep in "The Cosby Show" archives and posted a 1990 episode today with a very interesting plot: the women and men of the family are divided over whether there should be a stripper at Martin's bachelor party, but hey, it's not a problem, because after everyone gets a taste of Cliff Huxtable's secret barbecue sauce (seriously), not only have they reconciled their disagreement, they all get super horny.

Cliff, of course, is played by Bill Cosby, currently accused of drugging and/or sexually assaulting upwards of 40 women at this point. So that's awkward. Cliff to his wife Claire:

"Haven't you ever noticed after people have some of my barbecue sauce, after a while, when it kicks in, they get all huggy-buggy?... I'm dead serious. Haven't you ever noticed that after one of my barbecues, and they have the sauce, people want to get right home? Let me tell you something else ... I got a cup of it up on the night table. I got a cup of it, I said ... let's go on up and have some sauce."

They get all huggy-buggy. And they stop arguing about sex work!

Bonus creep right before the credits roll: the kids dive into the sauce.

Watch the episode:

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Erin Keane is Salon's Editor in Chief. Her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," will be published in September 2022.

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