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Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

 -  Documentary | Comedy  -  20 May 1983 (USA)
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

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"Himself" is one of Mr. Cosbys standup routines with parts about the weekends children going to the dentist and many other normal situations. Written by Wesley Hetrick

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Much of the material from this performance, including the "Come here" bit and the mother speaking to no one in particular, were used in the pilot episode of "The Cosby Show." See more »

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Bill Cosby: The weirdest thing about drugs is that people on it start to laugh, and no one knows what they're laughing at, they just go:
[he starts talking in a high-pitched voice]
Bill Cosby: "Ahh... No, wait a minute... I went over to the... WHOOO!... Ahh... I went over to the Burger King... And so a guy took a piece of meat... and threw it on the grill... I said 'Oh, wow!'... Then he turned it over... It was all brown!... I said 'Far out!'... And then he put it in between two pieces of bread... I said 'Oh, no!'... ...
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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 »


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Just the Slew of Us
Performed by Bill Cosby (as Himself)
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Bill is always a laugh-riot.
1 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the longest time, I was afraid to rate any stand-up comedy performances here for the simple fact that I didn't want my opinions to become less valid based solely upon changing societal views on acceptible comedy. However, Bill Cosby is a classic example of a great comedian, placed alone in his element (a stage), commanding the audience with his natural wit and charm. Let us not forget that Bill is probably one of the funniest men on the planet. I've seen "Bill Cosby: Himself" at least a dozen times, and each time I laugh until it hurts. He never seems to lose the edge, his jokes never seem trite, and you never become immune to Bill's humor. If only every comedian was as funny as he is.


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