''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 HighSchool gym teacher in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

* ChristmasEpisode: "A Christmas Ballad"
* ColdOpen: Each episode has a two- or three-minute opening scene before the main credits.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune[=/=]InstrumentalThemeTune: "Hikky-Burr", which had Cosby making various indecipherable vocalizations over a funky instrumental backing by Quincy Jones.
* ElevatorFailure: "The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore"
* TheEponymousShow
* LaughTrack: Averted, at Cosby's insistence. In an interview on the Season 1 DVD set, he discusses having to fight ExecutiveMeddling over this.
* MissingTheGoodStuff: "The Sesame Street Rumble" involves Chet's attempts to fix his TV set after it goes on the blink just as he and a houseful of guests are preparing to watch a big football game.
* PhysicalFitnessPunishment: As a P.E. teacher, Chet would often inflict this on his students.
* SitComic
* WordSaladLyrics: The theme song.