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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.

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Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr.)

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Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr.)

Star:

Bill Cosby
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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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Trivia

Louie C. K. has said in interviews that this is his favorite stand up of all time. One of the reasons is because the camera never shows the audience. 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: My mother said to me: "When your father gets home, he's going to shoot you in the face with a bazooka! And I'm not going to stop him this time, either! You know, he's always wanted to kill you! The day you were born, he said, 'Kill it!' *I* stopped him from killing you for *eleven years*...
[he starts sobbing]
Bill Cosby: ...and this is the thanks I get for saving your life!"
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, one of Bill Cosby's daughters is heard asking, "Daddy, can we go to the school dance?" To which Bill replies, "What? Well, what did you mother say? Well, tell her to don't bother me with that. Now take your sister's clothes off and don't wear 'em anymore. Yes, I know. What? Now what do you want? Where's your mother? Well, don't come to me with that 'cause I'm busy doing things. And get the dog out of here. The dog does not belong... Who took my socks? Did you take my soc... I don't care what they're wearing these days, take the socks off. And you take off my shirt, too. I've never seen a seven-year-old boy wear a size 13 shoe. Oh..." 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

Spoofed in Tosh.0: Pixee Fox (2016) See more »

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Just the Slew of Us
Performed by Bill Cosby
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Great!!!!
27 July 2002 | by MotorheadOnly12See all my reviews

Can't get sick of this stand-up comedy Bill Cosby is one of the most funniest comedians of all time he can make you laugh all the time. Bill Cosby: Himself shows what i mean it was a brilliant show he was great at that show his stories about drunks, dentist, and his family is non-stop laughs i give this a 10 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bill Cosby, Himself See more »

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Bill Cosby, Jemmin Inc. See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Medallion Film Lab)

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1.85 : 1
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