Did ’30 Rock’ Call Bill Cosby A Rapist In 2009?

“LEMON!”

While Bill Cosby faces new allegations that he drugged and raped a woman when she was only 15-years-old after sneaking her into the Playboy mansion, Crushable stumbled across a third season episode of 30 Rock where it sounds an awful lot like Tracy Jordan calls Bill Cosby a rapist. Which is exactly the kind of subtle, insidery jab Tina Fey would pull without pissing off NBC brass who have backed Cosby until literally three weeks ago. Not to mention, Crushable notes that Hannibal Buress was a writer on 30 Rock, but not for this episode:

What you probably don’t remember from that episode is the part where Tracy Jordan quits TGS during his contract negotiations and Jack Donaghy enlists a Bill Cosby impersonator to convince him to come back. …
Jack Donaghy: I’ve arranged for one of Tracy’s childhood idols to reach out to him.
Tracy Jordan: Hello?
Jack Donaghy: Tracy, this is Jack, I have someone here who wants to speak with you.
Rick: Tracy, this is Bill Cosby…
Liz Lemon: [whispering] Really? This is your strategy?
Jack Donaghy: [whispering and smiling] I heard him do this at a party!
Rick: …I want you to come back to the TGS for the people who like the jokes and the things.
Tracy Jordan: Bill Cosby, you got a lotta nerve gettin’ on the phone wit’ me after what you did to my Aunt Paulette!
Rick: I think you’re confusing me with someone else.
Tracy Jordan: 1971. Cincinnati. She was a cocktail waitress with the droopy eye!
Rick: I’m the guy… with the pudding…
Tracy Jordan: Don’t try to tell me what to do! Heathcliffe Huxtable, wit’ yo’ light-ass kids! Jack! Why would you make me talk to this man?

Now you’re probably wondering, wait, how did 30 Rock made a joke about this back in 2009 when we’re only just talking about Bill Cosby “allegedly” raping people now? And it’s because this shit has been public since 2005, but we suck as a society and everyone just ignored it until it became rife for Internet memes. This is why aliens will never teach us how to make lightsabers. We’d be buttholes with them.

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