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Yeah I meant this totally to be funny, to lighten the mood. I figured everyone remembered the light hearted reference. I never dreamed it would carry on as a serious statement.
I kind of find a lot of error with the statement too though. No one should seriously think they should have that much "control" over another human individual.
A thought at having any parental figure like that, would be cause to recoil!!
(but the Mr Cosby character no doubt, said it tongue and cheek, with best intentions for whom ever it was directed at no doubt, rather than some sort of personal fulfillment of ego)