The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Chet Kincaid (52 episodes, 1969-1971)
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According to 2nd AD Charles Washburn, when Van Peebles. Melvin once directed an episode of the show, his love of using the 'F-' and 'MF-word' left other crew members too afraid to bring their families to visit the set. See more »

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Funny, funny, funny
30 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some people write about this show "failing" because it was only on for a couple of years. My cloudy recollection is that it was doing OK, between 15-20 in the Nielsens, when Cosby went into one of his funks and quit doing the show. Can anyone verify this? Regardless, it was very, very funny. Character-driven, not gag-every-10-seconds-oriented like so many lame-brained sit-coms. The story lines were often imaginative: e.g. Chet Kincaid spending the whole show trying to replace a needle valve for blowing up basketballs; dealing with a potty-mouthed student and his parents; trying to borrow a vehicle for a big date (ends up driving a garbage truck). It often taught good lessons, but with subtlety compared to his '80s show.

The last time I saw it on the air was on Pat Robertson's old Family Channel over a dozen years ago. !?!?! Why have these re-runs completely disappeared?


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