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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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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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According to Second Assistant Director Charles Washburn, when Melvin Van Peebles once directed an episode of the show, his love of using the "f" and the "mf" words left other crew members too afraid to bring their families to visit the set. See more »

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Funny, funny, funny
30 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Some people write about this show "failing" because it was only on for a couple of years. My cloudy recollection is that it was doing OK, between 15-20 in the Nielsens, when Cosby went into one of his funks and quit doing the show. Can anyone verify this? Regardless, it was very, very funny. Character-driven, not gag-every-10-seconds-oriented like so many lame-brained sit-coms. The story lines were often imaginative: e.g. Chet Kincaid spending the whole show trying to replace a needle valve for blowing up basketballs; dealing with a potty-mouthed student and his parents; trying to borrow a vehicle for a big date (ends up driving a garbage truck). It often taught good lessons, but with subtlety compared to his '80s show.

The last time I saw it on the air was on Pat Robertson's old Family Channel over a dozen years ago. !?!?! Why have these re-runs completely disappeared?


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