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'''''The Bill Cosby Show''''' ([[Series/TheCosbyShow no, not that one]]) is a live action comedy series that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1969 to 1971. It follows Cosby's adventures as Chet Kincaid, a gym teacher in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

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!!Tropes:
* ColdOpen: The show has a two or three minute cold open before the main credits.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune[=/=]InstrumentalThemeTune: "Hikky-Burr", which had Cosby making various indecipherable vocalizations over a funky instrumental backing by Quincy Jones.
* TheEponymousShow
* LaughTrack: Averted, at Cosby's insistence. In an interview on the Season 1 DVD set, he discusses having to fight ExecutiveMeddling over this.
* PhysicalFitnessPunishment: As a P.E. teacher, Chet would often inflict this on his students.
* WordSaladLyrics: The theme song.
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