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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Gordon Wakim

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Posted August 29 2001 - 11:28 AM

I have noticed that a large amount of George Carlin Posted Image material has been released this week including a 5 disc box set. This got me thinking about other comedians. Does anybody know when and if any of the Bill Cosby material will be released on DVD ? I would love to own "Bill Cosby, Himself" on DVD Posted Image

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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Dave Miller

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Posted August 30 2001 - 12:55 AM

Gordon,

I'm w/ you. This is a classic and I want it on DVD too, but the recent HTF chat w/ Fox's Peter Staddon didn't bring very good news about it.

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Clay_H: Hi Peter, congrats on the huge turn-out tonight. I was wondering...if we asked really nicely, do you think we might see "Bill Cosby: Himself" in the near future?

PeterStaddon: Thanks, "Bill Cosby himself" will not be seen on DVD in the near future, I don't think we have even looked at that yet so it would be a way off in the future. Thanks.

Taken from http://www.hometheat.../files/fox3.txt

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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted August 30 2001 - 01:04 AM

That is too bad about Bill Cosby on DVD.
I would love to have "Himself" to put into my player.

What a funny, funny man!


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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   JamesCS

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Posted August 30 2001 - 06:19 AM

I'll second that. Bill Cosby's on-stage comedy material is outstanding and really deserves a treatment on DVD.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Gordon Wakim

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Posted August 31 2001 - 08:18 AM

Thanks for the info from the Fox chat. I am really sorry to hear that no work is being done to release the Cosby material. This is one of the best pieces of comedy I have seen.

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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted March 02 2003 - 09:43 AM

I watched Bill Cosby: Himself this last weekend. Very funny.
While I am glad my TiVo captured it, I would rather have this film on DVD. Any news for this year?
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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted March 02 2003 - 10:13 AM

I just bought this for my g/f for her bday last week.
A $7 vhs copy from media PlayPosted Image

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Bryan Tuck

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Posted March 03 2003 - 12:25 AM

"I said, 'Isn't that the head?'"
He said, 'Yeah.'
'I said, 'Well, go get it!'
He says, 'It's stuck!'
I said, 'Well, get the salad spoons, man!'"

I have this on VHS, too, and even though I practically have the thing memorized, I'd love to have it on DVD, as well.
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted March 03 2003 - 02:31 AM

I love this too, and would love to own it. The first time I saw it, I was surprised when he said asshole, because I never thought of Bill Cosby as one who used profanity at all in his acts. He definitely doesn't need to use it to be funny, because he's funny without it.

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   WilliamG

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Posted March 03 2003 - 09:51 AM

Count me in also as one who would jump in on the DVD ... I remember the original HBO broadcast of Bill Cosby-Himself years ago and thought it was (and still IS) the funniest thing to hit TV.

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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted March 03 2003 - 01:04 PM

It is very, very funny.

Cosby: (paraphrasing)..."for years I thought my name was Jesus Christ or Damn it as this is what my dad always said to us....DAMN-IT, WILL YOU GET IN HERE! JESUS CHRIST!"...

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Marc_E

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Posted March 03 2003 - 03:23 PM

I totally love this performance also. I own the laser disk and would really love to have the DVD.
Marc