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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

According to Bill Cosby, he improvised the part when his children sing "Dad is great/Gave us the chocolate cake!" See more »

Goofs

When referring to his one kid who just takes whatever it is in the house she wants, and he makes the kid that it belongs to give it up for peace and quiet, he says she's three. However, he throughout the rest of the show says his youngest was four. See more »

Quotes

Bill Cosby: Think about your father. He doesn't know where anything is. You ask him to do something, he messes it up. That's a genius at work! Because he doesn't want to do it! And he knows someone will be coming soon to stop him from doing it!
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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

Referenced in Practical Magic (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Written by Bill Cosby
[theatrical and VHS releases only]
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I don't knoooooow
18 November 2017 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Bill Cosby appears to be in his dotage these days, but 35 years ago he was a master at his craft. Comedy concert movies are never as good to re-watch, when you've already heard the jokes. But this one was still fun, in spite of that. On a first viewing it is hilarious. I'm not sure any of the current accusations go back quite this far, so maybe he wasn't quite a perv then, when this was performed/filmed, in Canada. If you've never seen it, do.


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