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Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Director:

Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr.)

Writer:

Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr.)

Star:

Bill Cosby
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Cast

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Bill Cosby ... Himself
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Storyline

Comedian Bill Cosby brings down the house to an audience in Ontario, Canada in a two-hour show where he pontificates on several subjects, such as drugs, drunkeness, and the follies of dentists, before launching into his primary subject matter, the hilariously pernicious antics of his family, from childbirth to college football to enduring a noisy four-year-old on a transcontinental flight to his son's bizarre hairdos to his wife's marginally restrained reaction to a childrens' squabble over the right to shower to his own father's nicknames to himself and his brother Russell. Written by Michael Daly

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bill Cosby, Himself See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bill Cosby, Jemmin Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Medallion Film Lab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "country western" thing that Bill spoke of happening when discussing people getting drunk was the craze made over the movie "Urban Cowboy", which had come out the year prior. See more »

Goofs

When talking of his son being possibly killed by his sisters, he's referring to the fact he doesn't put the toilet seat down, yet he says they'll kill him if he leaves the seat down and doesn't lift it. See more »

Quotes

Bill Cosby: God has a sense a humor and God said, "Let him have a girl." Plop. Came out. And I had my child there, first born at home, and it does something to you when you're a father. You're home, you know, really home. And the baby was dirty, she'd made a little poo-poo. My wife and I were so happy when the child made the poo-poo. We asked the child...
[in silly voice]
Bill Cosby: "Are you the one who made the poo-poo? C'mon, you made the poo-poo. You can poopy... "
[talks in baby talk]
Bill Cosby: And the baby said...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits show photos of his children. Initially done in silence, later releases of the movie included a song in the background; for VHS recordings was a song called "It Was a Good Idea at the Time", while DVD releases had a song sung by Cosby himself called "Just the Slew of Us" See more »

Alternate Versions

Some video versions of the movie begin and end with the song "It Was a Good Idea At the Time." The version generally shown on television does not. Other prints of the film, such as the one that is on the DVD, begin and end with Bill Cosby singing "Just the Slew of Us," a parody of Grover Washington Jr.'s "Just the Two of us." See more »

Connections

Featured in The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Just the Slew of Us
Performed by Bill Cosby
[DVD release only]
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Wonderfully funny!
3 April 2006 | by Morgan87See all my reviews

Absolutely hilarious, you won't be able to stop laughing. Bill Cosby is a comic genius! I grew up with this movie, and it's one that will live on in my family forever. Brilliant! Whether he is talking about dentists, parenthood, or his own childhood, Mr. Cosby draws us into his stories, and enthralls us with his tales of "brain-damaged people." His stories touch our hearts and remind us of the good times of our own childhood, adolescence, parenthood, and life in general. This is definitely a show that everyone should see, if not own for their own collections. I've shown it to countless people, and not a single one has not liked it. Usually we go around quoting it for a few days. There is so much goodness in Mr. Cosby's humor, and it's something I think that we need more of in the world today.


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