History Creator / BillCosby

14th Aug '16 3:08:10 PM KingLyger
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* BrickJoke: "Natural Childbirth":

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** He describes childbirth pains in
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** The argument in "To my Brother Russell, Whom I Slept With" begins when Bill tries to claim ownership of part of a small bed. At the routine's end, after their father has forced Bill and Russell to stand up all night as punishment for causing so much noise, Bill tries to claim part of the floor.
12th Aug '16 10:20:25 AM Eagal
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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 2015, when 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, [[LaserGuidedKarma he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind.]]

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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 2015, when 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, [[LaserGuidedKarma he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind.]]
blind.
12th Aug '16 8:56:21 AM Delphi
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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 2015, when 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.

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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 2015, when 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, [[LaserGuidedKarma he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind.
blind.]]
5th Aug '16 12:00:07 PM DrSlide
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** In the "200 M.P.H." routine, he describes his embarrassment at being heckled by the driver of one (a Volkswagen) as he sits by the road in a Rolls-Royce that has quit on him.
--> '''Cosby:''' ''(as the other driver)'' Hundred miles to the gallon, too! If the fan belt breaks, we use a rubber band!
3rd Aug '16 7:39:58 PM Mdumas43073
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Success in the clubs led to an impressive string of hit comedy and music albums, including the now-classic "To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With" and the, er, genesis of the similarly beloved "Noah" routine ("It's ''The Lord'', Noah." [[CassandraTruth "Riiiiiggght!"]]). ''AudioPlay/IStartedOutAsAChild (1964)'' was the first album by Cosby to feature stories about his childhood, which would eventually inspire the ''Fat Albert'' cartoon series in the 1970s. These stand-up albums were followed in 1965 by a groundbreaking role alongside Robert Culp in the SpyFiction {{dramedy}} ''Series/ISpy''. It was the first time a black actor had ever starred in a television drama, and it earned Cosby the first Emmys (three total) a black actor had ever received.

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Success in the clubs led to an impressive string of hit comedy and music albums, including the now-classic "To ''To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With" With'' and the, er, genesis of the similarly beloved "Noah" routine ("It's ''The Lord'', Noah." [[CassandraTruth "Riiiiiggght!"]]). ''AudioPlay/IStartedOutAsAChild (1964)'' Cosby's second album, ''AudioPlay/IStartedOutAsAChild'' (1964), was the first album by Cosby to feature stories about his childhood, which would eventually inspire the ''Fat Albert'' cartoon series in the 1970s. These stand-up albums were followed in 1965 by a groundbreaking role alongside Robert Culp in the SpyFiction {{dramedy}} ''Series/ISpy''. It was the first time a black actor had ever starred in a television drama, and it earned Cosby the first Emmys (three total) a black actor had ever received.
3rd Aug '16 7:38:54 PM Mdumas43073
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'''William Henry "Bill" Cosby''' (born July 12, 1937) is famous for his versatility over his long career; he broke barriers for his fellow African-American entertainers.

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'''William William Henry "Bill" Cosby''' Cosby (born July 12, 1937) is famous for his versatility over his long career; he broke barriers for his fellow African-American entertainers.



Success in the clubs led to an impressive string of hit comedy and music albums, including the now-classic "To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With" and the, er, genesis of the similarly beloved "Noah" routine ("'''It's ''The Lord'', Noah.'''" [[CassandraTruth "Riiiiiggght!"]]). ''AudioPlay/IStartedOutAsAChild (1964)'' was the first album by Cosby to feature stories about his childhood, which would eventually inspire the ''Fat Albert'' cartoon series in the 1970s. These stand-up albums were followed in 1965 by a groundbreaking role alongside Robert Culp in the SpyFiction {{dramedy}} ''Series/ISpy''. It was the first time a black actor had ever starred in a television drama, and it earned Cosby the first Emmys (three total) a black actor had ever received.

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Success in the clubs led to an impressive string of hit comedy and music albums, including the now-classic "To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With" and the, er, genesis of the similarly beloved "Noah" routine ("'''It's ("It's ''The Lord'', Noah.'''" " [[CassandraTruth "Riiiiiggght!"]]). ''AudioPlay/IStartedOutAsAChild (1964)'' was the first album by Cosby to feature stories about his childhood, which would eventually inspire the ''Fat Albert'' cartoon series in the 1970s. These stand-up albums were followed in 1965 by a groundbreaking role alongside Robert Culp in the SpyFiction {{dramedy}} ''Series/ISpy''. It was the first time a black actor had ever starred in a television drama, and it earned Cosby the first Emmys (three total) a black actor had ever received.
3rd Aug '16 10:40:46 AM marston
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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 2015, when at least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]].

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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 2015, when at least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]].
career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind.
21st Jul '16 3:15:49 PM MCanter89
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Born and raised in the UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} projects, Cosby attended Temple University as a phys.ed major but eventually dropped out to become a standup comedian in the mid-1960s. He was an immediate success, in part because his material — in sharp contrast to most of the black comedians of the day — was largely apolitical, based instead around Cosby's friends and foibles growing up and the perils of raising his own family of five. Defending this choice, Cosby once noted: "A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, 'Yeah, that's the way I see it, too.' Okay. He's white. I'm Negro. And we both see things the same way. That must mean that we are alike. Right? So I figure this way I'm doing as much for good race relations as the next guy."

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Born and raised in the UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} projects, Cosby attended Temple University as a phys.ed major but eventually dropped out to become a standup comedian in the mid-1960s. He was an immediate success, in part because his material — – in sharp contrast to most of the black comedians of the day — – was largely apolitical, based instead around Cosby's friends and foibles growing up and the perils of raising his own family of five. Defending this choice, Cosby once noted: "A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, 'Yeah, that's the way I see it, too.' Okay. He's white. I'm Negro. And we both see things the same way. That must mean that we are alike. Right? So I figure this way I'm doing as much for good race relations as the next guy."



Naturally, in 1969, the next step was ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow'' — no, not that one, the one that featured Cosby as Chet Kincaid, high school gym teacher. No, really, it ran two whole seasons. He even sang the theme song.

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Naturally, in 1969, the next step was ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow'' — – no, not that one, the one that featured Cosby as Chet Kincaid, high school gym teacher. No, really, it ran two whole seasons. He even sang the theme song.



At this undisputed high point, he was even starring in hit films with Creator/SidneyPoitier: ''Uptown Saturday Night'' and the sequel ''Let's Do It Again'', made as a rebuttal to the violent, one-dimensional {{Blaxploitation}} films then popular. Somehow, though, while that genre has emerged beloved and even homaged, Cosby's own film career... has not. By the time vanity project ''Film/LeonardPart6'' debuted in 1987, Cosby was reduced to instructing talk show audiences ''not'' to see it, by way of salvaging his big-screen reputation.

Much better received was his 20-odd-year side career as pitchman for Jell-O pudding. Cosby was a fitting spokesman for the product, having mentioned it by name in multiple stand-up routines, perhaps most notably smearing it on the floor as a child to use as booby trap to protect himself against monsters. The standard spot featured Cosby mugging shamelessly while surrounded by cute moppets and — of course — lots and lots of chocolate pudding. Not at all surprisingly, they were instrumental in switching his image from young, hip urban dude to goofy sweater-wearing curmudgeon.

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At this undisputed high point, he was even starring in hit films with Creator/SidneyPoitier: ''Uptown Saturday Night'' and the sequel ''Let's Do It Again'', made as a rebuttal to the violent, one-dimensional {{Blaxploitation}} films then popular. Somehow, though, while that genre has emerged beloved and even homaged, Cosby's own film career... career… has not. By the time vanity project ''Film/LeonardPart6'' debuted in 1987, Cosby was reduced to instructing talk show audiences ''not'' to see it, by way of salvaging his big-screen reputation.

Much better received was his 20-odd-year side career as pitchman for Jell-O pudding. Cosby was a fitting spokesman for the product, having mentioned it by name in multiple stand-up routines, perhaps most notably smearing it on the floor as a child to use as booby trap to protect himself against monsters. The standard spot featured Cosby mugging shamelessly while surrounded by cute moppets and — – of course — – lots and lots of chocolate pudding. Not at all surprisingly, they were instrumental in switching his image from young, hip urban dude to goofy sweater-wearing curmudgeon.



His last fling at prime-time television was the 1996–2000 sitcom... wait for it... ''Cosby'', in which he played a lovable ''elderly'' curmudgeon in a scenario loosely based on the Britcom ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave''. However, the episode most remembered by fans was a fourth-wall ''destroying'' episode in which Cosby's character dreamt that he was Alexander Scott from ''I Spy'' (complete with guest appearance by Robert Culp), and Cosby's wife dreamt that she was a character in ''The Cosby Show''.

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His last fling at prime-time television was the 1996–2000 sitcom... sitcom… wait for it... it… ''Cosby'', in which he played a lovable ''elderly'' curmudgeon in a scenario loosely based on the Britcom ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave''. However, the episode most remembered by fans was a fourth-wall ''destroying'' fourth-wall-''destroying'' episode in which Cosby's character dreamt that he was Alexander Scott from ''I Spy'' (complete with guest appearance by Robert Culp), and Cosby's wife dreamt that she was a character in ''The Cosby Show''.



Cosby's diverse range of material has netted him four Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards for his many albums... and a Razzie, for ''Leonard Part 6''. He has written best-selling books, hosted comedy festivals, and — most recently — campaigned publicly against what he perceives as a lack of ambition and drive within the African-American community. This last role has earned him considerable controversy, mitigated somewhat by sympathy after the murder of his only son, Ennis, in 1997.

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Cosby's diverse range of material has netted him four Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards for his many albums... albums… and a Razzie, for ''Leonard Part 6''. He has written best-selling books, hosted comedy festivals, and — – most recently — – campaigned publicly against what he perceives as a lack of ambition and drive within the African-American community. This last role has earned him considerable controversy, mitigated somewhat by sympathy after the murder of his only son, Ennis, in 1997.



* ''Series/ISpy'' (1965-1968)
* ''The Bill Cosby Show'' (1969-1971)
* ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' (1972-1985, on-and-off production)
* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' (1984-1992)
* ''The Cosby Mysteries'' (1994-1995)
* ''Cosby'' (1996-2000)

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* ''Series/ISpy'' (1965-1968)
(1965–1968)
* ''The Bill Cosby Show'' (1969-1971)
(1969–1971)
* ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'' (1972-1985, (1972–1985, on-and-off production)
* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' (1984-1992)
(1984–1992)
* ''The Cosby Mysteries'' (1994-1995)
(1994–1995)
* ''Cosby'' (1996-2000)
(1996–2000)



* ''Audioplay/IStartedOutAsAChild'' (1964) - Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1965 Grammy Awards
* ''Why Is There Air?'' (1965) - Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1966 Grammy Awards
* ''Wonderfulness'' (1966) - Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1967 Grammy Awards
* ''Revenge'' (1967) - Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1968 Grammy Awards
* ''To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With'' (1968) - Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1969 Grammy Awards
* ''200 [=M.P.H.=]'' (1968)

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* ''Audioplay/IStartedOutAsAChild'' (1964) - – Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1965 Grammy Awards
* ''Why Is There Air?'' (1965) - – Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1966 Grammy Awards
* ''Wonderfulness'' (1966) - – Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1967 Grammy Awards
* ''Revenge'' (1967) - – Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1968 Grammy Awards
* ''To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With'' (1968) - – Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1969 Grammy Awards
* ''200 [=M.M.P.H.=]'' '' (1968)



* ''Sports'' (1969) - Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1970 Grammy Awards

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* ''Sports'' (1969) - – Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1970 Grammy Awards



* ''Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs'' (1971) - Winner, Best Recording for Children, 1972 Grammy Awards

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* ''Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs'' (1971) - – Winner, Best Recording for Children, 1972 Grammy Awards



* ''Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand'' (1986) - Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1987 Grammy Awards

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* ''Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand'' (1986) - – Winner, Best Comedy Album, 1987 Grammy Awards



** Later in the same skit: "I used to think my father was an idiot because the man could not complete a full sentence... Now I understand ... had it've been a grown person, you'd have cursed: 'What the [[ClusterFBomb foul filth foul foul filth filth filth foul foul! And you're filth and foul!]]' But you talk to your child, [[CurseCutShort you censor yourself]], and you say, 'What the... Get your... I'll bust... Get outta my face!'"

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** Later in the same skit: "I used to think my father was an idiot because the man could not complete a full sentence... sentence… Now I understand ... understand … had it've been a grown person, you'd have cursed: 'What the [[ClusterFBomb foul filth foul foul filth filth filth foul foul! And you're filth and foul!]]' But you talk to your child, [[CurseCutShort you censor yourself]], and you say, 'What the... the… Get your... your… I'll bust... bust… Get outta my face!'"



---> I said, "But dear!" ''[imitates Lamaze breathing]'' She said, "YOU SHUT UP!!! ''YOU'' DID THIS TO ME!"

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---> I --->I said, "But dear!" ''[imitates Lamaze breathing]'' She said, "YOU SHUT UP!!! ''YOU'' DID THIS TO ME!"



---> When a mother asks you a question and you try and answer, she tells you to shut up! "Day and night, night and day, work my fingers to the bone, and for what?" "I don't--" "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Shut! UP!]] When I ask you a question, you keep your trap shut! Think I'm talking just so I can hear myself ''talk?!'' '''''[[MortonsFork ANSWER ME]]!!!'''''"

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---> When --->When a mother asks you a question and you try and answer, she tells you to shut up! "Day and night, night and day, work my fingers to the bone, and for what?" "I don't--" "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Shut! UP!]] When I ask you a question, you keep your trap shut! Think I'm talking just so I can hear myself ''talk?!'' '''''[[MortonsFork ANSWER ME]]!!!'''''"



--> "Creator/CarolBurnett described what labor pains feel like. She said, 'Take your bottom lip and pull it over your head.'"
--> "Then my wife stood up. In the stirrups. Grabbed my bottom lip. And said, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis 'I! WANT! MORPHINE!!!]]'"

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--> "Creator/CarolBurnett -->"Creator/CarolBurnett described what labor pains feel like. She said, 'Take your bottom lip and pull it over your head.'"
--> "Then -->"Then my wife stood up. In the stirrups. Grabbed my bottom lip. And said, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis 'I! WANT! MORPHINE!!!]]'"



--> ''And mothers are always more interested in the condition of your underwear than your body if you're ever in an accident. And they tell you that; "I hope for my sake if you're ever in an accident, you have on clean underwear." Well, I thought that's what an accident was! Look; you're driving a truck. Here comes another truck, gonna hit you. Now, whether you hit the truck or not, you're going to have soiled underwear. Because first you say it, then you do it! Now comes your mother to the hospital: "Did he have on clean underwear?" "Yes, we found it in the glove compartment."''
* CoolCar: Played simultaneously for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] ''and'' [[PlayedForDrama drama]] in the titular routine of the album ''200 [=M.P.H.=]'' It's a true story about Cosby's love of sportscars and his ''very'' brief ownership of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cobra#Super_Snake Shelby Cobra Super Snake CSX 3303]]. The car was so powerful that he freaked out while idling in his own driveway, and he decided to return it on the spot after a test drive showed him how hard it was to handle safely.[[note]]Its next owner died from injuries caused by falling into the Pacific Ocean after losing control.[[/note]]

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--> ''And -->''And mothers are always more interested in the condition of your underwear than your body if you're ever in an accident. And they tell you that; "I hope for my sake if you're ever in an accident, you have on clean underwear." Well, I thought that's what an accident was! Look; you're driving a truck. Here comes another truck, gonna hit you. Now, whether you hit the truck or not, you're going to have soiled underwear. Because first you say it, then you do it! Now comes your mother to the hospital: "Did he have on clean underwear?" "Yes, we found it in the glove compartment."''
* CoolCar: Played simultaneously for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] ''and'' [[PlayedForDrama drama]] in the titular routine of the album ''200 [=M.M.P.H.=]'' '' It's a true story about Cosby's love of sportscars and his ''very'' brief ownership of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cobra#Super_Snake Shelby Cobra Super Snake CSX 3303]]. The car was so powerful that he freaked out while idling in his own driveway, and he decided to return it on the spot after a test drive showed him how hard it was to handle safely.[[note]]Its next owner died from injuries caused by falling into the Pacific Ocean after losing control.[[/note]]



--> "I've always heard about people having a 'conniption', but I'd never seen one. You don't wanna see 'em. My wife's face...''split''. The skin and hair split and came off of her face so that there was nothing except a skull. And orange light came out of her hair and it lit all around. And fire shot from her eye sockets and began to burn my stomach."

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--> "I've -->"I've always heard about people having a 'conniption', but I'd never seen one. You don't wanna see 'em. My wife's face...''split''.face…''split''. The skin and hair split and came off of her face so that there was nothing except a skull. And orange light came out of her hair and it lit all around. And fire shot from her eye sockets and began to burn my stomach."



* {{Flanderization}}: The most popular media portrayal of Cosby (thanks to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'') is that of a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} gibbering, crazy old man.]]

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* {{Flanderization}}: The most popular media portrayal of Cosby (thanks to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'') is that of a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} gibbering, crazy old man.]]man]].



-->"[Men] are the geniuses of the house because [[ObfuscatingStupidity only someone as smart as we could fake such stupidity. [...] We are dumb, but we are not so dumb. It takes great skill and work to keep from working]]."

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-->"[Men] are the geniuses of the house because [[ObfuscatingStupidity only someone as smart as we could fake such stupidity. [...] […] We are dumb, but we are not so dumb. It takes great skill and work to keep from working]]."



---> '''Noah's neighbor:''' Listen, what's this thing for, anyway?\\

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---> '''Noah's --->'''Noah's neighbor:''' Listen, what's this thing for, anyway?\\



---> '''God:''' ''Noah?''\\

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---> '''God:''' --->'''God:''' ''Noah?''\\



--> '''Cosby:''' Well, I don't want to let [the guy behind me] know I can't drive, so I say "Come around, idiot, come around!" but he can't hear me because he's busy telling the guy behind ''him'', "Come around, idiot, come around!"

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--> '''Cosby:''' -->'''Cosby:''' Well, I don't want to let [the guy behind me] know I can't drive, so I say "Come around, idiot, come around!" but he can't hear me because he's busy telling the guy behind ''him'', "Come around, idiot, come around!"
17th Jun '16 12:47:39 PM Eagal
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'''William Henry "Bill" Cosby''' (born July 12, 1937) is famous for his raping of over thirty unconscious women, and before that, for versatility over his long career; he broke barriers for his fellow African-American entertainers.

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'''William Henry "Bill" Cosby''' (born July 12, 1937) is famous for his raping of over thirty unconscious women, and before that, for versatility over his long career; he broke barriers for his fellow African-American entertainers.
14th Jun '16 1:13:06 PM LordTelos
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'''William Henry "Bill" Cosby''' (born July 12, 1937) is famous for his versatility over his long career; he broke barriers for his fellow African-American entertainers.

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'''William Henry "Bill" Cosby''' (born July 12, 1937) is famous for his raping of over thirty unconscious women, and before that, for versatility over his long career; he broke barriers for his fellow African-American entertainers.
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