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The Bill Cosby Show 

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Chet Kincaid, gym teacher at an inner-city Los Angeles high school, deals with students, principal Mr. Langford, and counselor Marsha Peterson. He lives with his mother Rose, brother Brian,... See full summary »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Bill Cosby ...  Chet Kincaid 52 episodes, 1969-1971
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Chet Kincaid, gym teacher at an inner-city Los Angeles high school, deals with students, principal Mr. Langford, and counselor Marsha Peterson. He lives with his mother Rose, brother Brian, and sister-in-law Verna, who focus on his social life. Written by rharlan58

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Cosby every Sunday! As a man who always gets involved, Bill shapes up as one of the new season's big winners in his own hilarious series! (season 1) See more »

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USA

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English

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14 September 1969 (USA) See more »

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Bill Cosby See more »

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Bill Cosby, Jemmin Inc. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The network wanted to add a laugh track to the show, but Bill Cosby didn't approve. See more »

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Good Show that provided good "role model" images.
24 December 2003 | by ernieswanks_757See all my reviews

As an African-American I really enjoyed "The Bill Cosby Show" primarily because of the image that "Chet Kincaid" portrayed which was a very positive one. The character was well respected in both the School as well as the Community he lived in. He was always giving some advice or helping some youngster with a school or social problem. He was also well respected by his co-workers on the Teaching Staff at the School. He & Joyce Bulifant always seemed to get along together in their exchanges of dialogue together. It was a good feeling for me to see an African-american Actor such as Mr. Cosby play a role that was not that same old "Run of the mill" Stereo-typical Black Man.

This show came at at a time when African-American Actors were trying to get more meaningful roles that would send a much more powerful & positive image to the viewers.

This show was able to accomplish that & for that reason, It should be commended.


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