Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG  |   |  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.


(as William H. Cosby Jr.)


(as William H. Cosby Jr.)
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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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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 »


Bill Cosby: [referring to the dentist fixing his teeth] I found out something about myself while the dentist was doing that. I found out that if I was ever paralyzed from the knee down, I'd be able to walk with my behind. Because the whole time I kept doing that, I just kept...
[slides down on his chair with his rear]
Bill Cosby: "Can you sit up?"
[sits back up]
Bill Cosby: "I'm sorry. I beg your pardon."
[slides down again]
Bill Cosby: "Sit up."
[sits back up again]
Bill Cosby: "I'm sorry." Now the dentist pulls out a needle. This is to deaden the pain.
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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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Performed by Bill Cosby (as Himself)
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The last days of funny Cosby
31 March 2002 | by (Bristol, CT) – See all my reviews

Even though we learned about Mr. Cosby's infidelity, plus his suffering through the tragic murder of his son, this movie still stands up as comedy gold. His drugs and alcohol bits aren't exactly what you'd expect from him, given he was the sugary sweet Dr. Huxtable post-this concert. And you can't go wrong with "Dentists", "Chocolate Cake," and "Reverse Mohawk", among others. He's not quite the continuity stickler, with interrupting one bit with a lengthier one and then going back to the bit he was supposed to start. Still, whatever he says, these are just funny, hilarious subjects. And the Cos has never been as funny since.

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