Even in 1967, Cosby was already a household name in entertainment. He had been in the TV series I Spy
since 1965, and had released numerous comedy albums. He also was a regular guest host of The Tonight Show
and annual specials for NBC.
Still, with the astounding career Cosby has had now spanning six decades, having one hit song is easy to lose amongst all the other honors, as is the title of songwriter: he wrote the song "Hikky-Burr
" with Quincy Jones, which Cosby used as the theme to his 1969 TV show.