Here’s a normal conversation you might overhear at the grocery store or the therapist’s office waiting room:
“Do you think Bill Cosby should have an iPhone app?”
“I don’t know, I don’t think about Bill Cosby.”
And yet here we are. From a press release:
The message of Bill Cosby’s timeless rapport with children and families may not have changed, but the medium has. OBKB is his latest creation that brings to on-line media the same special qualities that made The Cosby Show and Fat Albert iconic television favorites the world over. Through your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, Cosby’s inimitable storytelling and priceless interactions with young people—plus Fat Albert’s “Hey! Hey! Hey!”—are now available as a weekly streaming series on demand at your fingertips.
Fans can now download the OBKB mobile app, which also features rare videos, audiobooks, news updates, fan wall, alarm clock and more at Apple’s iTunes for a cost of $1.99. This new series is presented as part of the entertainer’s renewed association with JELL-O, one of America’s most beloved brands. The title “OBKB” is drawn from the “Fat Albert” cartoon character, Mushmouth, saying “OK.”
Haha, sure. THE FUTURE IS NOW. Also, how many audiobooks is this iPhone app really going to have? Bill Cosby is just constantly writing books and recording himself reading them for this application? My favorite part actually came in the next part of the press release, when Cosby said “There are many things I have to say without going through the national networks.” Haaaaaa! Total V for Vendetta over here. Bill Cosby straight smashing the system. For example, based on the pilot posted after the jump, one of the things Bill Cosby has to say without going through the national networks is asking a child questions about the game of tag:
BOOM! Choke on your breakfast, SUITS! Bill Cosby fucking TEARING IT UP. And not just tearing it up on some old television. This guy is tearing it up MOBILE. The sheeple are awake now, and the tower is crumbling. Very cool. Very necessary. Very 2010. Very $1.99.