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Himself

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The Dentist
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Natural Childbirth
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Brain Damage
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Kill The Boy
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Chocolate Cake For Breakfast
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Same Thing Happens Every Night
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The Grandparents
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Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 45:37

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11.16.10
An audition to be America's dad
1991 | Label: Motown

There's no consensus when it comes to naming The Greatest Comedy Album of All Time, but switch your search to The Most Influential and everybody agrees Bill Cosby's 1982 opus is near the top of the list. Himself is the one today's comedians will tell you they had memorized when they were kids. This is the album (along with the corresponding HBO special) that cemented the already beloved TV and movie star's place in the… read more »

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Download this...it may save your child's life.... 5 stars

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Bill Cosby “Himself,” the soundtrack to the movie of the same name, features such classic Cosby routines as “The Dentist,” “Natural Childbirth,” and “Same Thing Happens Every Night.” Without the visual distraction of Cosby’s mugging — which is either charming or clichéd, depending on your point of view — his total mastery of his art comes into sharper focus. “Himself” chronicles a professional comedian at the top of his game, toying with structure, timing, and tone, holding his audience with absolute confidence. Times have changed, though; it might be hard to get away with the many references to corporal punishment in the 21st century, and mentions of Cosby’s son Ennis can’t help but bring to mind his tragic death, bringing a bittersweet quality to some moments on “Himself.” – Bill Cassel

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