The Bill Cosby Show - Season One

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High school gym teacher Chet Kinkaid (Bill Cosby) strives to lead by example in this release featuring all 26 episodes of The Bill Cosby Show: Season One.
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Overview

High school gym teacher Chet Kinkaid (Bill Cosby) strives to lead by example in this release featuring all 26 episodes of The Bill Cosby Show: Season One.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
It is to Bill Cosby's inestimable credit that the DVD release of The Bill Cosby Show stirs more than fond memories of TV shows past. Nearly 30 years later, it's still a class act; Cosby's recurring themes -- the importance of education, self-respect, and pride -- are timeless. The Bill Cosby Show was a tailor-made vehicle for its star, following his Emmy-winning stint on I Spy and introduced each week by "Hikky Burr," an infectiously funky vamp co-written by Cosby and Quincy Jones. Cosby stars as Chet Kincaid, a high school teacher and athletics coach who invariably becomes involved in the problems of others. By his own estimation, he handles each personal crisis "superbly." Years before revitalizing the sitcom with The Cosby Show, this series challenged the format. At Cosby's insistence, there was no laugh track: a hard-fought victory that, he claims in an interview included in this collection, led NBC to cancel the series after only two years, despite high ratings. As with Cosby's stand-up comedy act, race was not on the agenda. When prejudice does rear its head, in the episode "The Best Hook Shot in the World," Chet is the guilty party, as he assumes that a short student will never make the basketball team. In "The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," he finds himself trapped in an elevator with a Caucasian fellow teacher guest star Henry Fonda and a cleaning woman Elsa Lanchester with a foreign accent. All in the Family would later use a similar scenario to loudly address racism and stereotypes, but here, Chet and the teacher simply play "20 Questions" and discuss their lives and dreams. On the other hand, some memorable episodes featured veteran black actors marginalized by Hollywood. Mantan Moreland Buckingham Brown in the Charlie Chan films and "Moms" Mabley are hilarious as Chet's bickering relatives in "Lover's Quarrel." Rex Ingram The Thief of Bagdad gives a moving performance as a proud, down-on-his-luck man whom Chet helps gets a job as a department store Santa in "A Christmas Ballad." Some episodes are just for laughs. In "A Word from Our Sponsor," Chet auditions for a TV commercial that's Gavin McLeod as his increasingly impatient director. In "Let X Equal a Lousy Weekend," Chet is stumped by a problem when he substitutes for an algebra teacher. But the show is at its best when Chet teaches his students to do the right thing, as in "This Mouth is Rated X," in which he compels his basketball team to stop using profanity cleverly bleep-bleeped on the soundtrack. When Chet states at one point, "Somebody's got to teach the youth of America," it’s clear that Cosby is in a class by himself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • UPC: 826663100198
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  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Presentation: Digi-Pak
  • Time: 11:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,861

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Cosby
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bill Cosby Show: Season One
1. Ringing Phone Booth [3:24]
2. Where's Calvin? [9:55]
3. Mistaken Identity [9:43]
4. A Mile to Go [2:00]
1. Howling Barking Dog [3:10]
2. No Sleep [9:07]
3. Bruno [10:35]
1. A Favor [2:14]
1. Looking Ahead [1:41]
2. Left Out of the Try-Out [11:52]
3. Don't Judge a Boy By His Size [9:10]
4. Told You So [2:18]
1. Punkin [5:18]
2. Dinner Date [11:56]
3. Misunderstandings [5:52]
4. Something Forgotten [2:00]
1. Wager for a Valve [4:04]
2. Three Wishes [9:17]
3. More Red Tape [8:11]
4. Ego Deserved [3:24]
1. Quiz the Coach [3:35]
2. A Problem in Algebra [10:04]
3. Good Luck Wishes [9:35]
4. Lesson Learned [1:38]
Disc #2 -- Bill Cosby Show: Season One
1. Cookies for the Teacher [2:00]
2. Psychology of a Crush [9:43]
3. About the Dinner Date [11:13]
4. No Help Needed [2:08]
1. Coach's New Friend [3:59]
2. Football Tryouts [7:37]
3. The Invitation [11:28]
4. A Proposition [1:53]
1. Coincidence [2:15]
2. A Love Story [9:00]
3. Meet You at My Brother's [11:25]
4. New York Awaits [2:22]
1. An Unexpected Guest [2:08]
2. Three's a Crowd [10:33]
3. Brotherly Love [9:42]
4. Somebody at the Door [2:42]
1. New Temp Job [3:36]
2. Rise and Shine [9:58]
3. Delivering the News [8:43]
4. Sick No More [2:49]
1. Long Time No See [2:42]
2. The Audition [11:24]
3. Next Take [9:22]
4. Pay Day [1:25]
1. Bad News Coming [2:13]
2. The Christmas Tree [9:27]
3. Finding Santa Claus [10:51]
4. "Just Be Good" [2:31]
Disc #3 -- Bill Cosby Show: Season One
1. Calling in Sick [3:50]
2. Mom Knows Best [7:51]
3. Brother's Elixir [10:53]
4. Everybody Is a Doctor [2:29]
1. A Matter of Trust [3:09]
2. Strategy [8:09]
3. First Impressions [11:07]
4. Last Dance [2:22]
1. The Way It Works [3:53]
2. Games to Pass the Time [7:25]
3. Stuck for the Night [10:52]
4. The Decision [2:56]
1. Letting in a Storm [2:09]
2. Always With an Excuse [5:56]
3. Good Nephew, Bad Deed [15:26]
4. Back to Normal [1:31]
1. The New Player [3:28]
2. A Friend Indeed [6:46]
3. Uniforms Don't Make a Team [11:55]
4. Time for Chess [2:56]
1. Leaving the Scene [3:02]
2. Doing the Right Thing [8:35]
3. One Honest Man [11:05]
4. He's Back! [2:23]
Disc #4 -- Bill Cosby Show: Season One
1. The Problem [2:40]
2. How to Ask a Girl Out [9:40]
3. Quick Solution to Rejection [10:45]
4. A New Day [2:01]
1. The Interview [3:17]
2. Dangerous Donna [11:15]
3. Driver That Could [8:15]
4. Second Thoughts [2:19]
1. Keeping a Promise [2:58]
2. Unexpected Surprise [8:57]
3. A Sister In-Law's Truth [10:32]
4. Back to Reality [2:40]
1. Interception [2:54]
2. Proving a Point [8:47]
3. Reverse Psychology [10:26]
4. Learning a Lesson [2:44]
1. Home Town Message [3:03]
2. Street Fighting Lessons [7:16]
3. A Friend in Need [12:50]
4. The Wrong Man [1:58]
1. Winning Streak [1:36]
2. Bad Language [9:37]
3. Keep It Clean [11:35]
4. Typo [2:18]
1. A Kincaid Article [2:30]
2. The Boxing Story [8:56]
3. Rigor Mortis [10:57]
4. Truth Is Truth [2:40]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bill Cosby Show: Season One
   Play All
   Episodes
      Play All
      The Fatal Phone Call
         Play Episode
      Lullaby and Goodnight
         Play Epsiode
      The Best Hook Shot in the World
         Play Episode
      A Girl Named Punkin
         Play Episode
      Rules Is Rules
         Play Episode
      Let X Equal a Lousy Weekend
         Play Episode
   The Bill Cosby Interview
Disc #2 -- Bill Cosby Show: Season One
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   Episodes
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      To Kincaid, With Love
         Play Episode
      The Killer Instinct
         Play Episode
      The Substitute
         Play Epsiode
      Brotherly Love
         Play Episode
      Going the Route
         Play Episode
      A Word From Our Sponsor
         Play Episode
      A Christmas Ballad
         Play Episode
Disc #3 -- Bill Cosby Show: Season One
   Play All
   Episodes
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      Home Remedy
         Play Episode
      Growing, Growing, Grown
         Play Epsiode
      The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
         Play Episode
      Lovers' Quarrel
         Play Episode
      The Worst Crook That Ever Lived
         Play Episode
      The Gumball Incident
         Play Episode
Disc #4 -- Bill Cosby Show: Season One
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   Episodes
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      Goodbye Cruel World
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      Driven to Distraction
         Play Episode
      The Blind Date
         Play Episode
      How You Play the Game
         Play Epsiode
      The Return of Big, Bad, Bubba Bronson
         Play Episode
      This Mouth Is Rated X
         Play Episode
      Really Cool
         Play Episode
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