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The Bill Cosby Show 

Chet Kincaid, gym teacher at an inner-city Los Angeles high school, deals with students, principal Mr. Langford and counselor Marsha Peterson. He lives with his mother Rose, brother Brian ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Chet Kincaid, gym teacher at an inner-city Los Angeles high school, deals with students, principal Mr. Langford and counselor Marsha Peterson. He lives with his mother Rose, brother Brian and sister-in-law Verna who focus on his social life. Written by rharlan58

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The network wanted to add a laugh track to the show but Bill Cosby didn't approve. See more »

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Funny, funny, funny
30 September 2005 | by 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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