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.
Did You Know?
According to Bill Cosby
, he improvised the part when his children sing "Dad is great/Gave us the chocolate cake!" See more
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
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!
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
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
Referenced in Practical Magic
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Written by Bill Cosby
[theatrical and VHS releases only] See more