Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bill Cosby still has love for the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Erin Cosby courtesy Bill Cosby)
For 50 years, Philadelphian Bill Cosby has been entertaining audiences and serving fans with a resounding support for education and social activism.
Cosby’s signature role was as TV dad Cliff Huxtable on the popular 80s “The Cosby Show,” which awarded him two Golden Globes. He’s been the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, but he’s still going strong. And he still loves Philly.
He recently sat down for a Q&A with ConciergeQ, a travel site that provides “travel answers from those who know,” featuring locals as celebrity experts about their own hometowns.
A few of our favorite sound bites from Mr. Cosby:
• Q: What is your favorite word to describe Philadelphia? A: Hometown.
• Q: What is your favorite sound or noise in Philadelphia? A: The crowd noise in the third turn on the University of Pennsylvania’s track, when a runner from waaaay back begins to overtake the number one runner.
• Q: What is your favorite smell or taste in Philadelphia? A: Soft pretzel with mustard. Orange soda after a couple bites of any protein, of course.
• Q: If Heaven were Philadelphia, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? A: God would say, THIS IS HEAVEN NOT NORRISTOWN. NOT PAOLI. NOT BRYN MAWR AND NOT … God would also say, you WILL eat scrapple.
Read the whole interview here.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Bill Cosby [ConciergeQ]