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Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

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Comedian Bill Cosby brings down the house to an audience in Ontario, Canada in a two-hour show where he pontificates on several subjects, such as drugs, drunkeness, and the follies of dentists, before launching into his primary subject matter, the hilariously pernicious antics of his family, from childbirth to college football to enduring a noisy four-year-old on a transcontinental flight to his son's bizarre hairdos to his wife's marginally restrained reaction to a childrens' squabble over the right to shower to his own father's nicknames to himself and his brother Russell. Written by Michael Daly

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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: My wife grabs a yard stick... holds it like a samurai warrior... and announces that the beatings will now begin... by saying, "I HAVE HAD... ENOUGH OF... THIS!" Now these three brain-damaged people have the nerve to looked surprised!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits show photos of his children. Initially done in silence, later releases of the movie included a song in the background; for VHS recordings was a song called "It Was a Good Idea at the Time", while DVD releases had a song sung by Cosby himself called "Just the Slew of Us" See more »


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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Written by Bill Cosby
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Funny and truthful.
13 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film in the 80's,I was but a teenager who knew nothing about life.The jokes about child rearing were a riot to me.Now,I am 39 years old,married and a father of two.As I watch the film now,I find they are not only funny,but downright truthful as well.I can not only laugh,I can also say to myself,"He's absolutely right".I once heard Bill Cosby joke that HBO had run this movie "way too much",and that they needed to stop it.However,to me personally,it never gets old.I watch at least once a year and it is just as fresh and funny to me now as it was then.I admire Bill Cosby because he is living proof that you don't need vulgarity to be funny.He is truly the last of his kind.


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