Bill Cosby, Himself

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Overview

Bill Cosby, one of the most popular and influential standup comics in history, takes center stage in the concert film Bill Cosby, Himself. Featuring routines about parenthood, childhood, and dentists, the film debuts on DVD sporting both a widescreen transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio and a full-screen version for those who wish to relive their experiences of watching the film on cable. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital Mono. The only extra is the ...
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Overview

Bill Cosby, one of the most popular and influential standup comics in history, takes center stage in the concert film Bill Cosby, Himself. Featuring routines about parenthood, childhood, and dentists, the film debuts on DVD sporting both a widescreen transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio and a full-screen version for those who wish to relive their experiences of watching the film on cable. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital Mono. The only extra is the film's original trailer, but this gem of a performance makes the DVD well worth viewing.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Original trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Bill Cosby, Himself is the kind of absorbing viewing experience that reminds audiences that good comedy once grew out of great storytelling, not a constant flow of one-liners or two- to three-minute riffs. With a pace that's notably slow and deliberate by modern standards, Cosby allows himself numerous pregnant pauses in unwinding a variety of family friendly tales, whose building absurdity earns bigger payoffs in the laugh department. Drawn (ostensibly) from his own experiences with whining children and an exasperated spouse, the material seems to lay the groundwork for his hit sitcom, The Cosby Show, which would begin its eight-season run just two years hence. What's most pleasurable about this concert film -- and consistent with Cosby's career-long ideals -- is his ability to seem fresh and insightful without resorting to envelope-pushing vulgarity. There's something almost corny about a 45-year-old man who loves to do dead-on impersonations of children, whether they be his own eating chocolate cake for breakfast, or others' kicking the seat throughout an unending airplane flight. That he gets away with it, and appeals to a broader range of fans than might like to admit it, is a testament to his unique position in the standup landscape, as well as to a proud sense of integrity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2004
  • UPC: 024543106296
  • Original Release: 1981
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,446

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Cosby
Technical Credits
Bill Cosby Director, Screenwriter, Executive Producer, Producer
Joseph Wilcots Cinematographer
Ken Johnson Editor
Steve Livingston Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Full Screen
1. Main Titles
2. The Best Part of Drugs
3. Walking Drunk
4. The Toilet Bowl
5. Dentistry
6. Natural Childbirth
7. Sons and Daughters
8. Siblings
9. Brain Damage
10. Little Jeffrey
11. The Cookie
12. Genius of the House
13. Breakfast
14. The Haircut
15. Wedding Vows
16. Every Night
17. Grandparents
18. End Titles
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Titles
2. The Best Part of Drugs
3. Walking Drunk
4. The Toilet Bowl
5. Dentistry
6. Natural Childbirth
7. Sons and Daughters
8. Siblings
9. Brain Damage
10. Little Jeffrey
11. The Cookie
12. Genius of the House
13. Breakfast
14. The Haircut
15. Wedding Vows
16. Every Night
17. Grandparents
18. End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 -- Full Screen
   Play
   Language Selection
      Spoken Languages: English Stereo
      Spoken Languages: English Mono
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Theatrical Trailer
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Play
   Language Selection
      Spoken Languages: English Stereo
      Spoken Languages: English Mono
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Theatrical Trailer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Unforgettable

    Bill Cosby one of the best!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST!

    This is one of the best stand-up comedy routines I've ever seen! Cosby's humor is so funny party because his humor is rooted in everyday life, and therefore most viewers seem to find themselves laughing as they relate to Cosby's jokes and observations. And of course, who can match Cosby's delivery? This is classic Cosby at his best!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004

    Wonderfully Hillarious!!

    This video is so funny, not only does your stomach hurt from laughing but your face muscles get quite a workout too!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Gotta love this guy!

    Mr. Cosby has quite the genuine sense of humor and it truly works!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bill Cosby Himself, thanks.

    I'm a huge fan of Bill Cosby. I can up watching him every day it was on. I laughed like I had never seen it before everytime. When my daughter surprised me with the set, I was totally(over the moon).I had been tryiny to find this dvd(BIll COsby Himself) for years, when I did I had to get it. I'm also looking for Bill Cosby on the "Go Carts", I'm yet to find that one. I had it on a vinly 33rpm record years ago,I'm yet to find ,If you have it I would love to have. When friends and family come over , that's what we watch. I love a good HOLLER.
    Thank you
    Vernie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Comic greatness in action

    This is one of my favorite comic routines. I have watched this routine over and over and still love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2003

    The best stand-up of all time!

    No matter how many times you watch it, it'll have you on the floor laughing! My favorite by far!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2003

    not enough stars to describe

    Thisll make u laugh so much ur jaw will hurt. its got to be one of the funniest things i have ever seen, this is a must buy video

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2003

    So funny

    As long as I have been old enough I have recited funny parts of this video. Me and my family love this video. It is so funny. Everyone should see it.

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    Posted February 21, 2009

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    Posted January 12, 2010

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