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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.

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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 »

Quotes

Bill Cosby: [to someone in the audience] Do you have children? How old are they? They're grown now, but how many did you have? Two? Okay, that qualifies. That qualifies, because a person with one child, I don't really call them a parent, because there are too many things left out. If you have just one child, there are too many things left out. For instance, if something's broken in the house, you have one child, you know who did it! See, you don't have to go through "I... I... I...". You know the child did ...
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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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