Watch out, Bill Cosby; Alan Thicke is mildly displeased with you.
Alan Thicke, who played small-screen patriarch Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains,” has taken scandal-plagued “The Cosby Show” veteran Bill Cosby to task over the numerous sexual assault accusations that have hovered above the comedian like a Pudding Pop of doom in recent months.
Of course, being a polite Canadian and a gentlemanly composer of top-notch sitcom theme songs, Thicke did so in a way that seems almost quaint — at least compared to the allegations that have been hurled at Cosby.
While Thicke presumably has no firsthand knowledge of Cosby’s alleged acts, he pointed to the multitude of accusers in rendering his verdict.
“When there’s that much conversation. When there’s that much smoke, there must be some fire,” Thicke offered. “I’m sure that Bill must have been a bad boy. I think the issue will be to what degree.”
To date, dozens of women have come forward with accusations of sexual impropriety against Cosby. A common thread among many of the women’s claims is that Cosby drugged them before sexually assaulting them.
Cosby has suffered career blowback in the wake of the allegations, with NBC 86’ing a comedy that it was developing for the comedian as a starring vehicle, and Netflix postponing a special that would have starred Cosby and was intended to premiere over the Thanksgiving holiday.