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Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

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

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Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr.)

Writer:

Bill Cosby (as William H. Cosby Jr.)

Star:

Bill Cosby
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The "country western" thing that Bill spoke of happening when discussing people getting drunk was the craze made over the movie "Urban Cowboy", which had come out the year prior. See more »

Goofs

When referring to his one kid who just takes whatever it is in the house she wants, and he makes the kid that it belongs to give it up for peace and quiet, he says she's three. However, he throughout the rest of the show says his youngest was four. See more »

Quotes

Bill Cosby: I've got a Ferrari. VROOM! I do 104 from the garage to the front door.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Some video versions of the movie begin and end with the song "It Was a Good Idea At the Time." The version generally shown on television does not. Other prints of the film, such as the one that is on the DVD, begin and end with Bill Cosby singing "Just the Slew of Us," a parody of Grover Washington Jr.'s "Just the Two of us." See more »

Connections

Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode dated 24 May 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Written by Bill Cosby
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Regarding the venue for the film
3 January 2004 | by droddick1See all my reviews

Though the previous comment says that "he performs all over the United States", and the video box says that it was filmed in Toronto, the entire stand-up routine was actually filmed at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The show is hilarious, and is single-handedly responsible for turning me into a Bill Cosby fan.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bill Cosby, Himself See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bill Cosby, Jemmin Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Medallion Film Lab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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