History Creator / BillCosby

23rd Apr '16 11:21:44 PM Twentington
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* LoopingLines: Happens at least twice on the album version of ''Bill Cosby: Himself''. In addition to removing the entire skit on drugs and abridging several others (most notably the "natural childbirth" skit, which fades in on the TitleDrop), 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.



* ManipulativeEditing: The album version of ''Himself'' is seriously chopped down from the actual performance. The entire skit on drugs is removed, and many of the other tracks are abridged. But perhaps the most egreious edits are: at one point, a flubbed line about "brain damage" (see below) is re-dubbed, and in the "chocolate cake for breakfast" skit, his accidental reference to being awakened at 4 AM instead of 6 has the correct time of "6 o'clock in the morning" looped in.
23rd Apr '16 11:09:41 PM Twentington
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* OneHitWonder: In 1967, he had a #4 pop hit with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQmNivXjoo8 Little Ole Man (Uptight Everything's Alright)]]."
23rd Apr '16 11:08:03 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.
23rd Apr '16 11:07:13 PM Twentington
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* BannedEpisode: Thanks to the rape allegations, ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' now gets this treatment on cable networks, including [=TVLand=]. It may become permanent depending on how Cosby's situation plays out. It was not immediately known whether the current [=TVLand=] ban also includes local stations that air the legendary situation comedy, or if other programs starring Cosby are or will be included. However, at least on the Viacom-owned [=TVLand=] (and its related networks), mere references to ''The Cosby Show'' have been removed from the website altogether[[note]] (often, even shows that formerly aired on the network and not currently accessible from the main page can be accessed if one knows how to search the site)[[/note]], and while the complete series is available on DVD, it may be a very long time - possibly never before the 1984-1992 sitcom is aired on TV again.
6th Apr '16 2:44:25 PM 123456789
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* ArsonMurderandJaywalking: During Bill's wife's labor pains. She stands up on the table in the stirrups, grabs Bill's bottom lip, yells at him for morphine, and tells everybody in the delivery room that his parents were never married.
6th Apr '16 8:54:21 AM DrSlide
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* SecretWeapon: Buck Buck, a game about who can get dogpiled longer without falling down. Bill and his friends had crazy endurance, and so did the kids from [[WrongSideOfTheTracks "the rough part of town"]], (to the point of [[NoSell no-selling]] it)... thing is, those kids didn't have Fat Albert.

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* SecretWeapon: Buck Buck, a game about who can get dogpiled longer without falling down. Bill and his friends had crazy endurance, and so did the kids from [[WrongSideOfTheTracks "the rough part of town"]], (to the point of [[NoSell no-selling]] it)... it). The thing is, those kids didn't have Fat Albert.Albert - described by Cosby as weighing 2,000 pounds and causing earthquakes when he ran up.
1st Apr '16 6:06:05 AM DrSlide
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* VocalDissonance: Whenever Cosby does a lower-pitched voice in his stand-up act, since it contrasts with his usual higher-pitched voice. An example is the dentist in the "numb mouth" sketch.

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* VocalDissonance: Whenever Cosby does a lower-pitched voice in his stand-up act, since it contrasts with his usual higher-pitched voice. An example is the dentist He often uses it when describing things his father (or any father in the "numb mouth" sketch.general) might say.
1st Apr '16 6:00:08 AM DrSlide
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** There's also the incident with the wino after they spend all night trying ''not'' to watch ''Frankenstein''.

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** There's also the incident with the wino after they spend all night trying ''not'' to watch ''Frankenstein''.a movie full of horror monsters.
** Which leads into the Frankenstein-monster statue prank described above.


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** Subverted when Bill describes a colossal losing streak of his own. He gets $200 worth of 25-cent chips and hits the roulette table, with the following result:
-->"Covered that table. I mean, ''covered'' the table! Red and black! Even up! I'm going to win ''something'' before I go to sleep! And the guy spun the ball, and it fell on the floor."
25th Mar '16 7:38:40 AM DrSlide
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* CoolCar: Played simultaneously for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] ''and'' [[PlayedForDrama drama]] in the titular story of the album ''200 [=MPH=]'' which, for bonus points, is a true story about his brief ownership of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cobra#Super_Snake Shelby Cobra Super Snake CSX 3303]]. Among other things, he describes it as trying to kill him while he was idling it in his own driveway.[[note]]Its next owner, after Cosby returned it, ''did'' die from injuries caused by falling into the Pacific Ocean after losing control.[[/note]]

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* CoolCar: Played simultaneously for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] ''and'' [[PlayedForDrama drama]] in the titular story routine of the album ''200 [=MPH=]'' which, for bonus points, is [=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]]. Among other things, The car was so powerful that he describes it as trying to kill him freaked out while he was idling it in his own driveway.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, after Cosby returned it, ''did'' die owner died from injuries caused by falling into the Pacific Ocean after losing control.[[/note]]
24th Mar '16 5:44:21 PM nombretomado
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* BannedEpisode: Thanks to the rape allegations, ''TheCosbyShow'' now gets this treatment on cable networks, including [=TVLand=]. It may become permanent depending on how Cosby's situation plays out. It was not immediately known whether the current [=TVLand=] ban also includes local stations that air the legendary situation comedy, or if other programs starring Cosby are or will be included. However, at least on the Viacom-owned [=TVLand=] (and its related networks), mere references to ''The Cosby Show'' have been removed from the website altogether[[note]] (often, even shows that formerly aired on the network and not currently accessible from the main page can be accessed if one knows how to search the site)[[/note]], and while the complete series is available on DVD, it may be a very long time - possibly never before the 1984-1992 sitcom is aired on TV again.

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* BannedEpisode: Thanks to the rape allegations, ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' now gets this treatment on cable networks, including [=TVLand=]. It may become permanent depending on how Cosby's situation plays out. It was not immediately known whether the current [=TVLand=] ban also includes local stations that air the legendary situation comedy, or if other programs starring Cosby are or will be included. However, at least on the Viacom-owned [=TVLand=] (and its related networks), mere references to ''The Cosby Show'' have been removed from the website altogether[[note]] (often, even shows that formerly aired on the network and not currently accessible from the main page can be accessed if one knows how to search the site)[[/note]], and while the complete series is available on DVD, it may be a very long time - possibly never before the 1984-1992 sitcom is aired on TV again.
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