History Creator / BillCosby

3rd May '18 1:59:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Cosby was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial. A new trial was held in April 2018, in which Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault; each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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Cosby was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial. A new trial was held in April 2018, in which Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault; each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. However, his attorneys have vowed to appeal.
27th Apr '18 6:30:45 PM DrSlide
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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and at least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial. A new trial was held in April 2018, in which Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault; each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and at least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. Out of the more than 50 honorary degrees that he has received from various colleges and universities, over half have been rescinded in light of the allegations made against him. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He blind.

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was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial. A new trial was held in April 2018, in which Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault; each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
26th Apr '18 1:17:37 PM LordGro
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* DownerEnding: This, whether one thinks Cosby is guilty or innocent.
26th Apr '18 1:09:40 PM Vahanisback
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* DownerEnding: This, whether one thinks Cosby is guilty or innocent.
26th Apr '18 11:01:31 AM DrSlide
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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and at least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial; another trial is expected.

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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and at least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial; another mistrial. A new trial is expected.
was held in April 2018, in which Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault; each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
22nd Apr '18 1:23:36 PM DoctorCooper
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* ContractualPurity: In ''Far From Finished'', he talks about a few of the reactions he got when telling people he was getting a special on Comedy Central. One grown man burst into tears and shouted "Mr. Cosby's gonna swear!", apparently having his childhood destroyed by the mere thought of it (even though it's happened before). Another guy was also really hoping and expecting him to swear to a creepy level. He doesn't actually swear in the special, perhaps because of one or both of these reactions.


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* CreatorBacklash: For ''Film/LeonardPart6'', a movie he co-produced and co-wrote but ended up begging audiences not to see. Cosby not only accepted his Razzie for ''Leonard Part 6'', he ''had the studio make him a statuette''.
* CreatorBreakdown: The death of his son seems to have marked the unofficial end of his comedy career, although he had made occasional appearances on stage.
* TheDanza: ''Completely'' inverted. Cosby was ''never'' the Danza, even though a majority of his shows had his name in the title. He was Alexander Scott on ''Series/ISpy'', Chet Kincaid on ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow'', Heathcliff Huxtable on ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Guy Hanks on ''The Cosby Mysteries'' and Hilton Lucas on ''Series/{{Cosby}}''.


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* EditedForSyndication: In the late '80s, Creator/DisneyChannel aired "Himself" many times, but it edited out the more objectionable parts (most notably the "Jesus Christ and Dammit" joke near the end). The album version also eliminated the entire opening sketch on drugs, and hacked up a lot of the other segments (for instance, the "Natural Childbirth" segment fades in on the TitleDrop).


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* LoopingLines: Happens at least twice on the album version of ''Bill Cosby: Himself''. A flubbed line about "brain damage" is re-dubbed, and in the "chocolate cake for breakfast" skit, his accidental reference to being awakened at 4 o'clock in the morning instead of 6 has the correct time of "6 o'clock in the morning" looped in from later.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He had quite a few projects planned for a while that were ready to get started, including a Fat Albert reboot and a new show on Netflix. But then the sexual assault accusations came up and [[OvershadowedByControversy put a very abrupt end to these plans]].
11th Apr '18 10:00:53 PM Twentington
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He had quite a few projects planned for a while that were ready to get started, including a Fat Albert reboot and a new show on Netflix. But then the sexual assault accusations came up and [[OvershadowedByControversy put a very abrupt end to these plans]].
11th Apr '18 10:00:38 PM Twentington
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* LoopingLines: Happens at least twice on the album version of ''Bill Cosby: Himself''. A flubbed line about "brain damage" is re-dubbed, and in the "chocolate cake for breakfast" skit, his accidental reference to being awakened at 4 o'clock in the morning instead of 6 has the correct time of "6 o'clock in the morning" looped in from later.
11th Apr '18 10:00:00 PM Twentington
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* ContractualPurity: In ''Far From Finished'', he talks about a few of the reactions he got when telling people he was getting a special on Comedy Central. One grown man burst into tears and shouted "Mr. Cosby's gonna swear!", apparently having his childhood destroyed by the mere thought of it (even though it's happened before). Another guy was also really hoping and expecting him to swear to a creepy level. He doesn't actually swear in the special, perhaps because of one or both of these reactions.



* CreatorBacklash: For ''Film/LeonardPart6'', a movie he co-produced and co-wrote but ended up begging audiences not to see. Cosby not only accepted his Razzie for ''Leonard Part 6'', he ''had the studio make him a statuette''.
* CreatorBreakdown: The death of his son seems to have marked the unofficial end of his comedy career, although he had made occasional appearances on stage.
* TheDanza: ''Completely'' inverted. Cosby was ''never'' the Danza, even though a majority of his shows had his name in the title. He was Alexander Scott on ''Series/ISpy'', Chet Kincaid on ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow'', Heathcliff Huxtable on ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Guy Hanks on ''The Cosby Mysteries'' and Hilton Lucas on ''Series/{{Cosby}}''.



* EditedForSyndication: In the late '80s, Creator/DisneyChannel aired "Himself" many times, but it edited out the more objectionable parts (most notably the "Jesus Christ and Dammit" joke near the end). The album version also eliminated the entire opening sketch on drugs, and hacked up a lot of the other segments (for instance, the "Natural Childbirth" segment fades in on the TitleDrop).
1st Apr '18 7:39:32 AM Eagal
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* LoopingLines: Happens at least twice on the album version of ''Bill Cosby: Himself''. A flubbed line about "brain damage" is re-dubbed, and in the "chocolate cake for breakfast" skit, his accidental reference to being awakened at 4 o'clock in the morning instead of 6 has the correct time of "6 o'clock in the morning" looped in from later.



* LoopingLines: Happens at least twice on the album version of ''Bill Cosby: Himself''. A flubbed line about "brain damage" is re-dubbed, and in the "chocolate cake for breakfast" skit, his accidental reference to being awakened at 4 o'clock in the morning instead of 6 has the correct time of "6 o'clock in the morning" looped in from later.
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