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.
Did You Know?
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
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
I've got a Ferrari. VROOM! I do 104 from the garage to the front door.
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
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
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Written by Bill Cosby
[theatrical and VHS releases only] See more