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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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Trivia

According to Bill Cosby, he improvised the part when his children sing "Dad is great/Gave us the chocolate cake!" See more »

Quotes

Bill Cosby: [mimicking a mother scolding her child] "Take a stick and knock your brains out!" I always wanted to get some calves' brains, keep 'em in my hand. My mother would hit me in the head, I'd throw 'em on the floor. But knowing my mother, it wouldn't work. She'd say, "Put your brains back in your head! Don't you let your brains fall out of your head! Have you lost your mind?"
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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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Referenced in The Office: Heavy Competition (2009) See more »

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Just the Slew of Us
Performed by Bill Cosby (as Himself)
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If this doesn't make you laugh, you are dead...
29 August 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful and timeless film that shows Bill Cosby doing what he does best--his wonderful stand-up routine (though, oddly, he's sitting during the presentation). I saw it back when it first came out and years later saw it again and the film STILL made me laugh hysterically. The only difference is that now I am joined by my family who also laughs along with it.

Unlike some of Cosby's early routines, he doesn't do the characters he's famous for (such as his routine with his brother, Russell, or Fat Albert or the like). Instead, Cosby just talks...talks about life...fatherhood...kids...or whatever seems to be on his mind. Amazingly, he does this all so effortlessly and without using filthy language or humor that you can't let the kids hear. Of this kind of humor, it just doesn't get any better.

Oh, and since watching this film, I have learned that the best breakfast for my kids IS chocolate cake and have served it to them many times. So there.


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