Tuesday, March 13, 2012

hey hey hey remember when

I enjoy being funny. I try. I’ve gotten a few laughs from those around me. Yeah sure, maybe I’m counting eye-rolls too. Reality just does not allow you to be funny all the time and that’s probably good. It could become one of those too much of a good thing problem. One of my longtime funny heroes (wait, what? you don’t have funny heroes?) is Bill Cosby.


Some of you kids will only remember him (75 this year) as the cool dad on “The Cosby Show” sitcom. I didn’t watch sitcoms very much but like most American families we watched his a few times. 

My introduction to Bill Cosby goes back further. It was audio. His comedy albums released in the sixties were hilarious to me. One of my pals in the neighborhood had a couple of his LP albums. We couldn’t get enough of his Fat Albert, Chicken Heart, Go Cart stories. You can find them on youtube today. 

My wife and I were fortunate once to see him live at a big banquet. He is an artist at painting a story’s funny image in your mind. 

This chocolate cake story could of happened to me.





The other day I was enjoying a meal at a rock-n-roll themed restaurant. Listening to the fifties and sixties songs, a personal flashback movie started playing in my head. I heard the following song and while not sure of the title I was sure Bill Cosby was singing it. Back home via the wonderous internet I solved my music searching quest.  The song was titled “Little Ole Man” (released 1967).
 

8 comments:

Secret Agent Woman said...

When I was a kid we had a BillCosby album - some of his stand-up stuff.  The only thing I remember from it was a bit about going to the dentist.

atykesprogress said...

I love Bill Cosby I've listened to a few of his stand up stuff too, he's just makes me laugh it just seems to be done so naturally.

lisleman said...

 thanks for leaving your link.  I'll admit I didn't recognize the name but then you didn't use "flour in the hair".  Glad you are back on the blog trail.

lisleman said...

 I saw the dentist in the youtube list.  I'd probably remember once I start listening to it.  thanks

lisleman said...

 yes it's almost like he dropped by for a visit.  thanks

Mrs4444 said...

My dad used his appreciation for Bill Cosby as proof that he was not racist. Please....

lisleman said...

 Yes that's not really embracing the civil rights movement.  I imagine a real hardcore racist would not even enjoy his comedy but then some of these extreme people probably don't enjoy much of anything.  I agree with others that entertainers like Cosby were important in getting the bridge between the races started.   thanks

Dawn Rutt said...

I grew up listening to a lot of those. The chocolate cake one still comes up into our family conversations!
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