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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.

Director:

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 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

Bill Cosby: [talking about drugs] But the biggest one is the cocaine.
Audience Member: Yow!
Bill Cosby: There they go! There they go! Cocaine, Jack! "You take cocaine, man?" People say, "Yeah." They say, "I'll do a few lines."
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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

Followed by Bill Cosby: Far from Finished (2013) See more »

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Just the Slew of Us
Performed 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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