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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bill Cosby, Himself See more »

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Production Co:

Bill Cosby, Jemmin Inc. See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Medallion Film Lab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The audience was never shown throughout the show, even when Bill pointed out someone. See more »

Goofs

When talking of his son being possibly killed by his sisters, he's referring to the fact he doesn't put the toilet seat down, yet he says they'll kill him if he leaves the seat down and doesn't lift it. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bill Cosby: [talking about fathers having gas and blaming it on imaginary animals] Now here comes my mother: "All right, dinner!... Oh, Lord, what happened in here?" "Mom, there's an elephant under Dad's chair." "Did you see it?" "No, but it lifted Dad up about two feet."
[short pause]
Bill Cosby: Thank you all for coming. Good night.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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 »

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Just the Slew of Us
Performed by Bill Cosby
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I don't knoooooow
18 November 2017 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Bill Cosby appears to be in his dotage these days, but 35 years ago he was a master at his craft. Comedy concert movies are never as good to re-watch, when you've already heard the jokes. But this one was still fun, in spite of that. On a first viewing it is hilarious. I'm not sure any of the current accusations go back quite this far, so maybe he wasn't quite a perv then, when this was performed/filmed, in Canada. If you've never seen it, do.


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