Dr. William H. Cosby (Professor of Our Hearts and Souls) has just given the world a great gift and an even greater responsibility. He has bestowed upon us- mere mortals that we are- the task of choosing a great Champion. This Champion will uphold the ideals by which Dr. Cosby has lived his life- ideals of warmth, whimsy, and wool.
Bill Cosby has asked us to choose a sweater. One sweater out of 64. That chosen sweater will become not just a sweater but a beacon. A long-sleeved, scratchy beacon. A beacon of wool.
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for The Cosby Sweater CHALLONGE!
(Sandman Simms represents represents the one sweater that will save us all; Cosby himself represent 63 losers.)
Let us now look at some potential winners from each category:
Here we have Classic Cosby: bold but accessible. A swirling symphony of color and collar the likes of which have changed the landscape of Fall/Winter fashion as we know it. But is that enough to win?
This piece is more reflective and moody, eluding to Cosby’s inner torment and psychic pain. Why are these feet stepping on him? Why are they so brightly colored? Why are some blue and others pink? It is a dark, twisted mystery.
Here we have the literal look of a champion. Or one champion and two losers. Maybe they are triplets? Or maybe it’s one guy, but he’s running so fast that it looks like there’s three of him. Somebody is winning something, and that something could be Best Sweater Ever.
This sweater, as you may have noticed, is not actually a cardigan. The categories may or may not reflect the make and model of each garment, but do reflect the mischievous, puckish nature of the Coz. O, what a merry rogue is he!
This garment, inspired by early Impressionistic art has been dubbed Flying Person Exploding At Night. Always a classic.
This memorable rag comes from the episode of The Cosby Show in which Heathcliff declared his allegiance to House Targaryen.
One cannot make sense of this sweater no matter how one tries. If you stare at it long enough, it stares back.
See if you can spot the combs hidden on this sweater.
Have you found any?
This sweater, of course, was worn in the infamous Christmas episode of The Cosby Show in which Dr. Huxtable finally procured a fit male heir only to die in grisly car crash later. The episode was later written out of Cosby continuity.
A peaceful landscape of birds in flight. Fly away, birds. Fly away into the red and white striped sky.
This is…I’ve got nothing for this.
In this image, Heathcliff succumbs to the strange alien creatures that have affixed themselves to his shoulder and pancreas. Critics would call this scene- known to fans as The Bad Ending- confusing and weird.
Cast your votes for The People’s Sweater now! You have twelve- no wait- eleven hours left in the first round of voting. Choose wisely. Choose well.