Father's Day's Most Expensive Gag Gift: A $5,000 'Cosby' Sweater That is Actually Bill Cosby's Sweater

The “Cosby Sweater,” the kind of loud, patchy sweater worn by Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show in the late 1980’s that misled millions into adjusting their aerials, may not be the sort of “directional” fashion-do that Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoes and dresses from Sex and the City have become, but that doesn’t mean he can’t auction them off for charity!

Just in time for Father’s Day, Bill Cosby’s daughter has happened upon a pile of the horridly patterned wool topsand and will be putting three of them up for auction on eBay June 2 through 12.

Minimum bids are $5,000, which makes it an expensive gag for June 15, but the proceeds go to a good cause: the California-based Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation, a non-profit that helps fund educational programming for students and teachers.

That’s the sad part: the organization was named in honor of Mr. Cosby’s only son, who was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997 just before he was about to begin work on his Ph.D. So now you have to bid!

You can check out the sweaters here.

Father's Day's Most Expensive Gag Gift: A $5,000 'Cosby' Sweater That is Actually Bill Cosby's Sweater